Maryland Imposes Stricter COVID-19 Guidelines

Saying coronavirus cases are at a record high because business and residents are not fully following safety protocols, Maryland Governor Larry Hogan is instituting tougher restrictions on gatherings in the state starting today at 5pm.

Capacity at restaurants and bars must now be reduced from 75 to 50 percent.  Montgomery County has instituted new restrictions limiting gatherings to 25 people or fewer and reducing capacity for restaurants and shops from 50 percent to 25 percent.  No changes have been announced in Prince George’s County.  Governor Hogan says the rate of coronavirus cases is at its highest since June.