Pfizer’s vaccine is set to make its way to 24 Maryland hospitals.
The governor did not announce new coronavirus restrictions.
"It is absolutely critical that we continue to fight this virus with everything we got.”
Prior to this amendment, the bill only applied to future ROTC graduates who die between commissioning and their first assignment.
State hospitalization metrics rival those in April — and the first batch of vaccines could come this month.
State officials are hoping to bring on several thousand new hospital workers in the coming weeks.
If the agreement is approved, the state will pay $250 million to settle outstanding financial claims.
At a press conference, Gov. Larry Hogan denied any flaws with the tests.
The announcement comes as the state reaches a 6.88 percent seven-day positivity rate.
The announcement comes as the state sees a spike in COVID-19 cases.