ANNAPOLIS, MD (AP) – Maryland Gov. Larry Hogan is urging state residents to stay home for the holidays to help stop the spread of COVID-19. The governor also announced a new $180 million relief package to help businesses and people affected by the pandemic. Hogan is issuing an emergency order limiting travel to essential purposes only. The state’s health department is issuing an advisory to limit gatherings in households from 25 to 10 people. In addition to the new relief package, Hogan says he’ll propose another larger one when the legislature returns next month for the annual legislative session.

GOV. LARRY HOGAN