I want to begin by saying thank you.
Thank you for your prayers, your well wishes, and your support over the last few weeks.
Maryland’s working families – and our economy – are facing one of the toughest tests any of us can remember. The COVID-19 crisis has tested all of us – regardless of our age, our gender, our race, or our faith.
I must say this though, I couldn’t be prouder of Marylanders right now.
We’re all in this together. We’re all doing what we must.
The actions we’ve taken WILL save thousands of lives and WILL ensure our economy is in a position to come back strong.
While confirmed cases are still on the rise, we must work hard to prevent the virus from spreading.
Each and every one of us has a chance right now to do something to help our neighbors. Every single Marylander can be a hero just by staying home and by practicing social distancing. This will not only keep you and your family safe, but it could also save the lives of thousands of others.
Truly supporting our healthcare professionals and first responders right now means only leaving the house when absolutely necessary to pick up essentials like food or medications. But it also means we can stay connected over the phone – or through video chat – and we can take walks outdoors to enjoy the fresh air as long as we’re maintaining a safe distance from others.
The actions we’ve asked you to take will keep everyone safer – and all of us stronger in the long run.
I know our best days are in the future. But we are going to need to depend on each other, to look out for each other, and to take care of each other because we are all in this together.
Maryland will be better and stronger – and we’ll make sure of it.
Working together, we changed Maryland for the better – with a stronger economy, more jobs, lower taxes, fees and tolls – and more opportunity for everyone.
By working together now, I know we can overcome the challenges we face today.
Please stay at home. Please stay safe.