In case you missed it, an article in Politico spotlights Governor Hogan’s bipartisan initiative to fill the testing gap in America. Under Governor Hogan’s leadership, “ten states — five led by the GOP, five by Democrats” — have come “together to buy millions of rapid-response coronavirus tests.”
This effort to stimulate the market for rapid tests will be vital for protecting “long-term care facilities, allow[ing] reopened schools to isolate sick kids before they reach the classroom or aid[ing] the gradual return of workers to office settings.”
Meanwhile, in Maryland, the seven-day COVID-19 positivity rate has hit record lows, while ICU levels and deaths continue to decline. In another key benchmark for Governor Hogan’s gradual and evidence-based approach, every county in the state now records a positivity rate below 5%.