Gov. Hogan issues hiring freeze in Maryland

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(WDVM) — Maryland Gov. Larry Hogan issued an immediate budget freeze along with a hiring freeze effective immediately in Maryland on Friday.

According to The Maryland Department of Health, there are a total of 6,968 confirmed positive cases of COVID-19 and 171 deaths.

Officials say all unemployed Marylanders who file for unemployment will receive the help that they need.

“There is nothing more important to me than getting our economy and people back on their feet.”

Hogan encourages all Maryland residents who are able to cast a vote by mail participate in the June 2nd primary through mail to limit the spread of COVID-19.

“It is currently unsafe to hold church services and host family gatherings.”

Marylanders are advised to follow these steps to limit the spread of COVID-19:

  • Wash your hands often with soap and water
  • Cover your mouth and nose while sneezing or coughing
  • Avoid touching your eyes, nose, and mouth
  • Avoid contact with sick people
  • If you are sick, stay home and call your health care provider
  • Practice social distancing — keep distance between yourself and others and avoid crowds

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