Maryland Will Lift Stay-at-Home Order Friday Evening
On Wednesday, May 13th, Maryland Governor, Larry Hogan, announced that Maryland’s stay-at-home order will be lifted on Friday, May 15th at 5pm.
This begins what is being called a “Safer-at-Home” public health advisory.
“This crisis has tested all of us in nearly every way imaginable, but it has also revealed the true character of Marylanders. It has shown our ability to overcome any challenge and our capacity to show remarkable courage in the face of grave threats and overwhelming obstacles,” said Hogan.
What Does “Safer-at-Home” Mean for Businesses?
- Retail stores in Maryland may open to 50% capacity. Curbside pickup/delivery is strongly encouraged. Physical distancing and wearing masks is also strongly encouraged.
- All manufacturing may resume operations, with guidelines that encourage multiple shifts.
- Some personal services, including barbershops and hair salons may open up to 50% capacity, by appointment only, with health, safety, and mitigation measures in place.
- Pet groomers, animal adoption shelters, car washes, art galleries, and other activities can begin reopening.
- Churches and houses of worship may begin to safely hold religious services. Outdoor services are strongly encouraged. Indoor services are permitted with 50% capacity or less, with appropriate distancing, masking, and safety protocols strongly advised.
- Dine-in restaurants, gyms and theaters will remain closed.
Businesses reopening are strongly encouraged to take the Maryland Strong Back To Business Pledge to assure customers they are adhering to best practices and strict safety guidelines to keep their customers safe.
To see Maryland’s full Roadmap To Recovery, click here.
Governor Hogan encouraged us with these closing words, “We’re showing America, and the world, the power of compassion, generosity and strength. We still have miles to go on this road, but we are all in it together and if we stay strong, Maryland strong, we will get through this.”