GOVERNOR HOGAN ANNOUNCED THATTHE TRUMP ADMINISTRATION HASDESIGNATED THE GREATERBALTIMORE WASHINGTON CORRIDOR━ INCLUDING 12 MARYLANDJURISDICTION━AS PRIORITYAREAS WHICH DEMAND URGENTFEDERAL ATTENTION.
ANDPREPARING FOR THE WORS━GOVERNOR HOGAN TOURED AMAKESHIFT MEDICAL FACILITYTODAY AT THE BALTIMORECONVENTION CENTER.
WMAR 2NETHE TRANSFORMATION.(HAGER S━UP) :13“Thegovernor knew it was a tallorde━converting what amountsto a vast empty space into astat━o━th━art fieldhospital in just two weekstime” (TRACK) IN A BID TOCREATE THE CAPACITY FORSI━THOUSAND MORE HOSPITALBEDS IN MARYLAND, GOVERNORLARRY HOGAN TURNED TO THEBALTIMORE CONVENTION CENTER TOADD A FEW HUNDRED OF THEM&(NAT UP) (TRACK) AND TODAY THEFIELD HOSPITAL IS READYPLAY ITS ROLE DURING A SURGEIN CORONAVIRUS CASES.(SOT━Gov.
Larry Hogan/(R)Maryland clip8/30:54“Thisfacility will be a place wherecoronavirus patients who nolonger require hospitalizationcan complete their care andfully recover.
By providinganother 250 beds here, thisfield hospital expands thecapacity of Baltimore Cityhealthcare facilities, reducesthe time that patients have toremain in our hospitals and,in turn, will free up thatcritical capacity” (TRACK) TOHELP REDUCE THE LOAD ON THOSPITALS, THE GOVERNOR ALSOHAS CREATED SPECIAL TEAMS OFDOCTORS AND NURSES TO DEPLOYTO NURSING HOMES AND LONGTERMRESIDENTIAL FACILITIES ASNEEDED.
(SOT) clip9/40:47“Today, we are launchingstatewide strike teamscomposed of members of theNational Guard,representatives of local andstate health departments, theMaryland Institute forEmergency Medical Systems &hospital systems to bringtriage emergency care,supplies and equipment tooverburdened nursing homes”(TRACK) FOR ALL OF THE STATEEFFORTS, HEALTH EXPERTS SAYTHE EXPANSIVE SOCIDISTANCING IS HAVING THEBIGGEST IMPACT ON KEEPING THESTAT━19 CASES FROMOVERLOADING ITS HEALTHCARESYSTEM.
(SOT━Tom Inglesby/Johns Hopkins Bloomberg Centerfor Health Securityclip11/51:16“One model thatthe White House uses has opeak occurring about 10 daysfrom now and other models havethe peak coming a bit later,but models are only bestestimates and models donnecessarily take into accounthow seriously Maryland has putsocial distancing measures inplace so we do hope our peakday will be sooner” (TRACK)SOON ENOUGH, ITNEVER HAVE TO USE THESEMAKESHIFT FACILITIES.
(HAGERS━UP) 2:08“At the BaltimoreConvention Center, Jeff Hager,WMAR 2 News”GOVERNOR HOGAN ALSO ANNO