Governor Larry Hogan held a press conference today and announced the beginning of Stage One of the "Maryland Strong: Roadmap To Recovery," including lifting the Stay-At-Home Order this Friday, May 15th at 5:00 PM, and Maryland will move to a Safer-At-Home public health advisory.
Under this advisory:
Retail Stores Can Open At 50% Capacity
Manufacturing May Resume Operations In A Safe Manner
Some Personal Services Including Barber Shops & Hair Salons Can Open At 50% Capacity Or Less By Appointment Only
Churches And Other Houses Of Worship Can Open With Indoor Services At 50% Capacity Or Less And Outdoor Services Strongly Encouraged
As Governor Hogan's Communications Director Mike Ricci tweeted, "The Governor did not announce any changes with regards to bars and restaurants today."
Ricci also tweeted the Governor's statement about a reopening plan for childcare to be released early next week by Superintendent Dr. Karen Salmon and the State Department of Education.
All businesses are encouraged to take the "Maryland Strong: Back To Business Pledge" at open.maryland.gov/backtobusiness.
The Governor also encouraged people who are able to telework to continue to do so, and said people should continue to: social distance, wear masks in public and on public transporatation, and avoid gatherings of 10 or more people.
Governor Hogan also said, "If Stage One activities are able to resume without a spike in hospitalizations, ICU cases, or significant outbreaks of community transmission, Maryland will then be in a position to move into Stage Two of the recovery plan."
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