Here are some of the most significant and recent developments as the region responds to the pandemic of the novel coronavirus, which causes the disease covid-19:
• Maryland Gov. Larry Hogan (R), Virginia Gov. Ralph Northam (D) and D.C. Mayor Muriel Bowser (D) each issued mandatory stay-at-home orders that prohibit residents from leaving home, except for trips considered essential, such as venturing out for food and medicine.
• Maryland opened three virus testing sites for people at high risk at vehicle emission testing locations. The state opened a fourth virus testing site in the parking lot of FedEx Field in Prince George’s County.
• Three people within Maryland’s state prison system have tested positive for covid-19, officials said. A corrections spokesman said the total includes one inmate and two “non-correctional contract employees.”