Governor Larry Hogan – Official Website of the Governor of Maryland

Annapolis, MDGovernor Larry Hogan today encouraged everyone in Maryland to celebrate the state’s frontline medical workers by issuing an official proclamation designating February 7-13, 2022 as Healthcare Hero Appreciation Week in Maryland.

“Even as we transition from a 30-day state of emergency, our public health response continues, as does the tireless work of our healthcare heroes,” Governor Hogan said. “Whether it’s our doctors, nurses and paramedics, or the clinical staff at our testing and vaccination sites, we owe a deep debt of gratitude to our frontline medical workers. I call on everyone in the Maryland to take the time next week to do something to show your support and appreciation for our healthcare heroes.

Maryland continues to report substantial declines in key health metrics. Hospitalizations for COVID-19 have now fallen below 1,400, for an overall decline of 60% since the peak last month. The COVID-19 positivity rate has fallen below 7%, for an overall drop of 77% since the peak last month. Maryland also continues to report the lowest case rate of any state.

As part of this week of appreciation, the governor’s office will collect stories to salute Maryland’s healthcare heroes. Visit to submit the story of a healthcare hero you know.

Read the proclamation.


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