ANNAPOLIS, Md. (WJZ) — “A number of” optimistic fast COVID-19 assessments had been reported on the Maryland State Home campus in Annapolis Tuesday, Senate President Invoice Ferguson mentioned at first of the morning’s Senate session.
Ferguson mentioned they’re awaiting the extra dependable PCR check outcomes, which they hope to have by later Tuesday night. As soon as these outcomes are in, leaders will make selections about any potential adjustments.
Contact tracing of those that examined optimistic has been performed, he added.
The fast assessments, whereas much less dependable, are used as a part of a “surveillance” technique on the State Home, Ferguson mentioned. When somebody assessments adverse, they’ll then take a PCR check.
“Only a reminder that that is what we deliberate for,” Ferguson advised lawmakers. “From the very outset, this was about danger mitigation. The entire plans and operations that we put collectively had been constructed round the potential of the challenges of making an attempt to legislate within the midst of a pandemic, and so we are going to proceed to err on the aspect of well being and warning.”
When the Common Meeting session began last month, there have been various adjustments in place as a consequence of COVID-19, together with glass limitations between lawmakers and limits on the variety of individuals allowed in numerous components of the constructing.