ANNAPOLIS, Md. (WJZ) — Maryland Gov. Larry Hogan implored residents to take the actions needed to help prevent the spread of coronavirus as the state saw more than 2,000 new cases for the second day this month.

“This is not the flu. It’s not fake news. It’s not going to magically disappear just because we’re all tired of it and we want our normal lives back,” Hogan said during a press conference Tuesday. “We are in a war right now and the virus is winning.”


The governor said that Marylanders must take personal responsibility for their own actions to make the necessary sacrifices to limit our interactions. He said that might sometimes mean not seeing our own family members to protect them and ourselves.

Hogan also spoke about how the virus is rampant not only in urban areas but now in rural areas, too.

“Now we’re seeing problems everywhere, but our absolute worst are in those rural areas, particularly in Allegheny and Garrett county but in other places on the [Eastern] shore, as well,” he said. “It doesn’t matter where you live, or what demographic group you happen to fall into — this virus doesn’t care doesn’t recognize county borders or state borders. It’s coming for all of us. And we’ve all got to be as vigilant as possible to stop it.”

To help manage the COVID spread, Hogan announced that effective Friday, Nov. 20, bars, restaurants and other establishments will have to close at 10 p.m.

Indoor capacity will also be decreased to 50% at retail businesses, organizations, religious institutions, personal services, bingo halls, bowling alleys, pool halls, skating rinks, fitness centers and social clubs.

A new order will also restrict visitation at hospitals and nursing homes and fans will not be allowed at public stadiums.

I want to remind Marylanders that we remain in a state of emergency,” Hogan said. 

For the latest information on coronavirus go to the Maryland Health Department’s website or call 211. You can find all of WJZ’s coverage on coronavirus in Maryland here.

Comments (18)
  1. Alrighty Then says:

    The “cure” is worse than the disease.

  2. A J says:

    The only thing we’ve underestimated is just how brain dead stupid these people can be. By now, we would have thought that reality (and facts) would have sunk home. Their refusal to accept the election results and then claim fraud without evidence is pathetic and sad. These are the die-hard “supporters” Trump has – conspiracy idiots and fools.If they want respect, then stop showing the entire world just how stupid they really are. Stop fabricating false claims. Stop supporting stupid conspiracies. Stop trying to create unrest and dissent. Start sticking to the FACTS. Get a grip on reality and stop engaging in some of the worst behavior this country has ever seen.

    1. H Rennerfeldt says:

      Followers of the Biden Crime Family [Based only on FACTS] speaks volumes as to whom the true pathetic fools are . . .

    2. Rock N' Roll Sushi and Noodle Bar says:

      ummm…Maryland is democratic very few republicans.

    3. Earl says:

      You best listen to the news out of Georgia and Michigan. The results are phony. Live with it.

    4. Dave says:

      Conspiracy theories like the Russia hoax???

  3. H Rennerfeldt says:

    It is still viewed as being NO MORE dangerous than the Flu.
    Which is probably why the CDC NEVER declared it as a
    PANDEMIC ! ! ! ! !
    Get with it America – We are being PLAYED ! ! !

  4. M. Eugene says:

    According to Gov. Hogan,
    “It doesn’t matter where you live, or what demographic group you happen to fall into — this virus doesn’t care doesn’t recognize county borders or state borders. It’s coming for all of us. And we’ve all got to be as vigilant as possible to stop it.”

    Apparently the virus does recognize the following:
    – six foot distances,
    – the difference between “mostly peaceful” riots… um, I mean protests, and church gatherings,
    – the immune systems of homeless populations in major metropolitan areas,
    – one-way aisles in grocery stores,
    – masks that can’t filter a fart but somehow are able to filter an invisible virus that has never been isolated and is somewhere between .003 and .05 microns in size,
    – the streets of San Francisco,
    – California Gov. Gavin Newsom.

    Yep! That’s one, smart virus you got there, Governor.

  5. Plum Crazy says:

    Aren’t most restaurants already closing by 10pm anyway? So what difference will this new order make? A lot of show with no real change.

  6. steve polon says:

    The test does not test for an infectious disease because there is no virus. Biggest scam ever to take down everybody except the few at the top! David icke dot com people.

  7. Turdsandwich says:

    Remember, the Wuhan Flu is only contagious if you stand at a bar. If you sit down, you’re fine.

  8. Daniel Stuntley says:

    No it isn’t fake, but it has been horribly exploited. Covid-19 is real. It can be deadly. Is it as deadly as is being advertised, probably not. The left is using it as a crow bar to further their agenda.

  9. Stacey says:

    Hogan the “FAKE” Republican governor.

  10. johnnybkay says:

    More propaganda to keep alive the fake coronavirus “pandemic”.

    Just amazing, isn’t it, that cases of flu are down 90-95% in countries with high COVID-19 rates. . .

    And does anyone REALLY know someone who died or became severely ill from COVID-19?

    Sure, lots of wealthy celebrities — actors, athletes, TV news reporters, politicians — claim to have it, claim to be deathly ill, and put on a great show of “self-quarantining” to be role models of compliance.

    They tell us in great detail how terribly sick they are. Chris Cuomo is the exemplar here — “It was like somebody was beating me like a piñata! It was freaky what I lived through last night, and it may happen again tonight!” — with Brooke Baldwin a close second — “I went to hell and back! It took a full two-week beating on my body!”

    But does anyone know somebody personally who died or became severely ill from COVID-19? I mean a real person, not someone paid to put on a performance, or a 90 year-old with multiple co-morbidity factors?

    I have spoken with many acquaintances in many states in the USA — California, Florida, Massachusetts, New York, Pennsylvania, Texas, Louisiana — none of us know anyone who died or became severely ill from COVID-19.

    If the ICUs were really filled with dying COVID-19 patients, if hospitals had so many dead COVID-19 patients that they needed to rent cold-storage trucks to use as temporary morgues (they’re playing that again in El Paso), wouldn’t we all know personally at least a few people?

    We have been lied to every step of the way.

    The starting point for knowing the truth about anything is to believe the opposite of what the government and the corporate media tell us.

  11. David says:

    The disinformation started when media and politicians began blaming Trump. The truth of the matter is we dont live in a dictatorship where one man rules by decree. The federal government,, thanks to the 10th amendment to the constitution, can only offer assistance, suggestions and expertise. The responsibility has always been the we the people of States and their governors, Had governors acted sooner and taken ownership to begin with things may have turned out differently.

  12. Matt Goode says:

    I can’t imagine why so many people across America are pretending to be sick and die. Over 1,000 fakers a day? I bet all those people claiming to be dead are really getting paid by George Soros or the Obama deep state.

    And not just the in the USA. Somehow, Democrats are getting another 5,000-6,000 people per day in over a hundred countries to pretend to die of this fake virus. They know no shame.

  13. Tom Dockery says:

    If people are dying because they refused to stop smoking in 1964,it’s not my problem.No one feels sorry for me because I didn’t throw my mother out into the street and move to a place where I could buy a home 45 years ago,so why should I feel sorry for them?

  14. chrissfarmer says:

    Over a quarter of a million people are dead from it, COVID is not a hoax. Trump has done a TERRIBLE job handling it and now he wants to delay the vaccine to make Biden look bad? We are talking people’s lives here! A real leader cares about the people not his over inflated bruised ego.

    Biden won the election, get over it. Trump claims millions of fraudulent votes and yet he can’t show any proof & his lawsuits are tossed out in state after state, even states w/ GOP leadership? Now that is a hoax, people!

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