Maryland Gov. Larry Hogan issued a stay-at-home order for his state that went into effect at 8 p.m. ET on Monday night. Violating the order carries a penalty of up to a year in jail or a fine not to exceed $5,000.
Hogan said it was “one of the last tools in our arsenal,” telling CNN’s John Berman that “we've reached the point where we believe it's necessary to further get people off the streets so we can continue to save thousands of lives.”
The Republican governor said the federal government and every individual states are aware they need more supplies and coronavirus testing — and coordination is key.
“Without the tests, we really are flying blind,” he says.
Dr. Anthony Fauci has predicted up to 200,000 deaths from coronavirus. Hogan said he's been listening to both Fauci and Dr. Deborah Birx.
“I think Dr. Birx and Dr. Fauci are the ones telling us the truth about the numbers,” he says. “If you just think about it for a moment, 200,000 deaths would be…twice as many deaths as we lost in the Vietnam War and the Korean War added together. And we're talking about over a very short period of time. So it's just devastating.”