Gov. Larry Hogan will be introducing emergency legislation that will allow him to transfer resources from the state’s rainy day fund and put that money toward Maryland’s response to the coronavirus.
Hogan said Wednesday that he will also submit a $10 million emergency appropriation request as part of a supplemental budget later this week based on the Maryland Department of Health’s contingency planning.
“Given the rapidly evolving nature of this threat to public health, it is critical that we have the flexibility to immediately access these resources,” Hogan said in a prepared statement. “I want to continue to assure Marylanders that our state is taking every precaution when it comes to the coronavirus.”