Leadership During Crisis: A Conversation with Maryland Governor Larry Hogan
Maryland Governor Larry Hogan joined Washington Post Live to discuss his state’s fight against covid-19, how he is approaching Maryland’s lockdown exit strategy, and his pivotal role as the chair of the National Governors Association.
Highlights
When asked whether he was concerned the federal government would try to seize the 500,000 tests Maryland procured from South Korea, Gov. Larry Hogan said it was a ‘little bit of a concern.” Hogan says the Maryland National Guard and state police were present when the plane landed, and that both agencies are still guarding the test at an undisclosed location. ‘It was like Fort Knox to us because it’s going to save the lives of thousands of our citizens.’
  • Apr 30
Maryland Gov. Larry Hogan is opening a testing site at the Purdue facility in Salisbury after 262 workers at the poultry processing plant tested positive for covid-19. “We have thousands of tests out there now at Purdue Stadium in Salisbury...we’re concerned about the workers and spreading this into the community, and about our poultry farmers and what it does to our economy.’
  • Apr 30
Maryland announced Wednesday that it will test all nursing home residents and staff members for the coronavirus. Gov. Larry Hogan said the new testing program will prioritize nursing homes experiencing outbreaks or facilities where there’s a potential for a cluster to form. ‘We’ve taken further steps to now not wait until someone is showing signs or symptoms, but we’re testing every single staff member and every single patient.’
  • Apr 30
In a lightning round, Maryland Gov. Larry Hogan talks about whether the state’s beaches will reopen this summer, the results of Maryland’s first election since the coronavirus pandemic began and whether he’s picked a candidate to support in the 2020 presidential race.
  • Apr 30
Governor Larry Hogan
(R-Md.)
Governor Lawrence J. Hogan, Jr. was sworn in as the 62nd governor of the State of Maryland on January 21, 2015. In 2018, he was overwhelmingly re-elected to a second four-year term, receiving the most votes of any Maryland gubernatorial candidate and becoming only the second Republican governor to be re-elected in the 242 year history of the state. In his first inaugural address, Governor Hogan reminded citizens of Maryland’s history as a state of middle temperament and pledged to advance the best ideas, regardless of which side of the political aisle they come from. He is recognized nationally as a strong, independent leader who consistently delivers real results and achieves common sense, bipartisan solutions.
Interviewed by Robert Costa
The Washington Post
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