One year ago today, on March 5, 2020, Maryland’s Public Health Laboratory in Baltimore reported the first three positive cases of the novel coronavirus in the state. The infected people were from Montgomery County and had contracted the virus while traveling overseas. “We have been actively preparing for this situation over the last several weeks across all levels of government,” Gov. Hogan said. “I encourage all Marylanders not to panic, but to take this seriously and to stay informed as we continue to provide updates.” The cases grew quickly from thereand by mid-March, Hogan had ordered restaurants and bars, gyms and movie theaters to close. The rest is a sad, strange and breathtakingly tragic story.
How did this change your life? Specifically, do you recall what you were doing, or what you were planning to do, when everything came to a halt?
I do, and I wrote about it in my Friday column in The Baltimore Sun. This link takes you to it.
PHOTO GALLERY: Life interrupted: Baltimore during the coronavirus