COVID-19 Prompts Maryland Governor To Close More Businesses

All nonessential businesses in Maryland will close today by 5 p.m. by order Governor Larry Hogan.  During an announcement from the statehouse in Annapolis, the state’s chief executive said the closures includes all businesses not designated as critical infrastructure sectors by the federal government.

Grocery stores, restaurants, convenience stores, and liquor stores can continue to stay open. Dine-in businesses are still not allowed.  While Hogan strongly urged residents to stay home if they have no essential reason to leave, he said no order to shelter-in-place or stay-at-home has been issued.  Police will enforce bans on gatherings of 10 or more people.

Hogan also announced sweeping financial initiatives for small businesses and the unemployed in the state.