Press Release

March 5, 2020
Cardin, Van Hollen Statement on Maryland Cases of Novel Coronavirus

WASHINGTON – U.S. Senator Ben Cardin and Chris Van Hollen (both D-Md.), released the following joint statement on the announcement that three individuals in Maryland have tested positive for the novel coronavirus (COVID-19).

“We are closely monitoring the newly announced cases of novel coronavirus in Maryland, and we stand ready to support the state in any way we can. The state has been preparing for this possibility, and federal resources are already on the way to help. The first tranche of funding through the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) was announced today, and Congress just passed an emergency bipartisan supplemental package to provide more funds for our state and local governments. Marylanders should continue to follow the advice of the CDC and the Maryland Department of Health and take the standard precautions, like hand washing and staying home when you are feeling sick.”