Hogan announces $100M to boost hospital staffing, testing
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.