You’re on deck, CPAs.

Gov. Larry Hogan has announced that Maryland’s COVID-19 vaccine rollout will enter Phase 2 — which includes CPAs and workers in other financial services — beginning on March 23.

Phase 2 will be rolled out in waves, as follows:

  • Phase 2A will begin on March 23 and will be open to all Marylanders age 60 and older.
  • Phase 2B will begin on March 30 and will be open to Marylanders age 16 and older who have underlying medical conditions that increase the risk for severe COVID-19 illness.
  • Phase 2C will begin on April 13 and will include Marylanders age 55 and older, as well as essential workers in critical industries.

Because they are considered “essential workers in critical industries,” CPAs will be eligible to receive the vaccine on April 13 — as will accounting staff and all employees in public accounting firms. The MACPA has prepared a customizable template letter that Maryland firms can download for employment and eligibility verification

The vaccine will be made available to all Marylanders age 16 and older beginning on April 27, when the state’s rollout reaches Phase 3.

“We have built the infrastructure capacity and we are being promised the supply to be able to vaccinate every Marylander in the next couple months,” Hogan said. “I can assure you that our entire team will not rest until every single Marylander who wants a vaccine has received a vaccine.”

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