In a Monday morning press conference, Maryland Governor Larry Hogan announced further actions to slow the spread of the novel coronavirus (COVID-19).
The Governor has forced all non-essential businesses in the state to close, effective at 5 PM on Monday. Employees may still work from home. The only businesses to stay open include law enforcement, health care, food services, grocery stores, transportation and other sectors covered under federal guidance released on Thursday. You can find a full list of businesses considered essential and the Governor’s full directive by CLICKING HERE.
He stressed they will not issue a stay at home order at this time, but urged Marylanders to follow social distancing directives, including limiting gatherings to 10 people.
Maryland’s Governor is following similar measures put in place by Governors in California, New York, New Jersey and a myriad of other states, including nearby Delaware.