Hogan announces $100M to boost hospital staffing, testing

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ANNAPOLIS, Md. (AP) — Amid a surge in coronavirus hospitalizations in Maryland, Gov. Larry Hogan is announcing $100 million in emergency funding to ramp up hospital and nursing home staffing and boost testing.

The plan announced Tuesday includes $50 million to stabilize staffing and another $50 million to expand availability of COVID-19 testing, treatment and vaccines at hospitals and nursing homes. He says the state will also provide $30 million for schools to purchase testing resources. Hogan, who is working from home after testing positive for coronavirus himself a day earlier, made the announcement via video.

He says he’s only experiencing cold-like symptoms, something he attributes to getting vaccinated.


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