This week, AFT-Maryland sent a letter to Governor Hogan, Baltimore City Mayor Bernard C. “Jack” Young, Baltimore County Executive John Olszeski Jr., and the Maryland General Assembly COVID-19 Workgroup, listing important needs for public worker safety as the state begins to reopen.
Key points from the letter include:
* Gov. Hogan’s COVID-19 Recovery Team must include voices from state and local public health workers, public school teachers and paraprofessionals, and non-healthcare related essential public employees.
* The state, counties, and local municipalities must incorporate more aggressive benchmarks for testing and contact tracing.
* Maryland Occupational Safety and Health (MOSH) must establish enforceable temporary emergency workplace infectious disease standards.