Md. schools to remain closed through May 15th, Gov. Hogan working on recovery plans for state

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ANNAPOLIS, Md. – Maryland School Superintendent Dr. Karen Salmon announced on Friday that schools in the state will remain closed through May 15th.

Salmon says that officials will be using this time to examine all options and continue developing a long-term plan for recovery. She says that they are working through a number of scenarios depending on when students and educators can reenter school buildings, and officials are exploring the option of expanding summer school programs to recover lost instructional time.

In addition to the school announcement, Governor Larry Hogan spoke on plans for recovery and reopening of the state. While he did not provide details, he said that he will provide an update on the progress early next week, and later in the week will introduce the “Maryland Strong: Roadmap to Recovery”.

He also reminded citizens that beginning tomorrow morning, masks and face coverings will be required inside retail establishments and on public transportation.

Hogan also announced that $8 million has been provided to 410 small businesses, helping more than 9,000 Marylanders keep their jobs. In addition, through the Paycheck Protection Program, $3.8 billion in loans has been approved to assist nearly 12,000 Maryland businesses.

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