Maryland Governor Larry Hogan has issued a stay-at-home directive effective Monday, March 30th at 8 p.m. in an effort to fight the spread of COVID-19. During his live update Monday morning, Governor Hogan stated that "in two weeks time, the DC, Maryland, and Virginia areas could look like New York and the tri-state area."
What the stay-at-home directive means:
- No resident should be leaving their home unless for an essential reason, such as obtaining food or medicine, or seeking urgent medical care.
- Essential businesses are permitted to remain open, but must make necessary changes to scale down staffing needs and limit person-to-person interaction.
- No one should be traveling outside the state, unless absolutely necessary. Those that have traveled recently should self-quarantine for 14 days.
- Remote forms of communication should be used to limit person-to-person contact.
- Non-essential appointments of any kind should be rescheduled.
- Public transportation should not be used, except by essential personnel or if absolutely necessary.
- Anyone who knowingly and willfully violates this order will be guilty of a misdemeanor.
All Marylanders will be receiving a public safety advisory text message, in order to reach and inform as many residents as possible of the stay-at-home directive.