Tim Walters Wiki – Biography
Tim Walters, the organizer for Reopen Maryland, delivered the news in a series of social media posts but said he “won’t work with public health officials trying to track and limit the spread of the pandemic,” according to the Capital Gazette.
Walters is a “US Navy veteran and former Republican candidate for Maryland’s House of Delegates.
He is the co-founder of Reopen Maryland, a group that “protested the state’s stay-at-home order and has pressured Republican Gov. Larry Hogan to ease restrictions amid the ongoing coronavirus pandemic.
In a push to ‘reopen the state’s economy,” the group “organized rallies in Annapolis and across the state.”
Hogan has gradually lifted restrictions in the state, allowing gyms, casinos, and malls to reopen last week, but people in Maryland are still required to wear face coverings in retail spaces and on public transportation.”
Tim Walters Age
Tim Walters is 53 years old.
Tim Walters has Tested Positive for COVID-19
Tim Walters, the co-founder of a group protesting for the State of Maryland to reopen amidst Coronavirus, has tested positive for COVID-19.
Walters, 53, the organizer for Reopen Maryland, delivered the news in a series of social media posts but said he “won’t work with public health officials trying to track and limit the spread of the pandemic,” according to the Capital Gazette.
In the Facebook videos, which he began posting on June 22, Walters said, “I was diagnosed yesterday at the ER with COVID-19 and here I am months after not wearing a mask at rallies, churches and so on and so it’s funny how capricious this thing is.”
Walters discussed the diagnosis via Facebook Live on June 25.
He said in the video it was “day 15 of my house arrest, which apparently hasn’t worked because this is day two of me having COVID.
“I did have a hard day yesterday … I crashed later in the day, I had to go to the emergency room. I thought I was having a stroke … turns out I have COVID. I’m not feeling quite myself today.”
He asked people to pray for him during the next two weeks in quarantine and said his wife and son were getting tested.
“As you can see, I’m not dying! It’s uncomfortable. I would make it akin to having the flu. I will be doing a video journal … so we can help educate people,” he says.
A co-founder of ReOpen Maryland who attended rallies and church services without a mask has tested positive for COVID-19.
Republican Tim Walters said he’s one of ~2.5M Americans afflicted. But he won’t cooperate with health officials to track it.https://t.co/21X7d6Atn2
— New York Daily News (@NYDailyNews) June 26, 2020
Hogan said in a statement on Facebook on June 26, “as Marylanders have gathered to peacefully protest in recent weeks, I want to reiterate to those participating in these events that it’s still important to continue to take all precautions to reduce the risks of spreading the coronavirus.
“Our health experts are strongly encouraging anyone who attended a demonstration or mass gathering to immediately get tested for coronavirus, and they are also advised to avoid contact with vulnerable populations.”
Walters has Not Changed His Views on Wearing Masks in Public
In an interview with The Daily Record, Walters reiterated that contracting the virus had not caused him to change his views on wearing masks in public, claiming there was “too much proof that masks don’t work.”
‘Masks are an absolutely great tool for people that want to use them… if you think that you’re sick and you have to go out you should be, out of respect, in a mask.
One of the founders of ReOpen Maryland, a movement that pressured that state's governor to end his stay-at-home order, says he has COVID-19. https://t.co/Eu93H25b7p
— NBC News (@NBCNews) June 28, 2020
‘I don’t care if you wear a mask or not. I’m not here to advocate for that. I think the government’s role is to educate us so we can make those informed decisions.’
Walters said he sees his dissent as a fight for personal liberties not for himself but for his children and grandchildren.
‘We have to decide as a nation if this fear is worth our liberties because once we lose them, we don’t get them back.’
Reopen Maryland expressed their support for Walters on Facebook in a post on June 28, which read, “We stand with our cofounder Tim Walters, who has been unfairly and inaccurately attacked by the media, singled out by the governor, and targeted along with his family on social media, over his recent COVID-19 diagnosis.”