Governor Hogan Orders Closure of Non-Essential Businesses in Maryland

During a press conference Monday morning, Maryland Governor Larry Hogan issued an executive order to close all non-essential businesses in Maryland indefinitely, going into effect at 5:00 p.m. Essential businesses include grocery stores, gas stations, and pharmacies. Restaurants may continue to offer carryout and delivery services. For details regarding essential and non-essential businesses in the state of Maryland, click here. Additional information about business closures due to COVID-19 can be found here.


While a shelter-in-place order has not been put in place, Governor Hogan is expecting Marylanders to continue practicing safe social distancing by not gathering in large groups and staying at home whenever possible. On Sunday afternoon the Town of Ocean City announced the closure of its beach and boardwalk through April 15th or until the public health threat has passed.

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