Governor Hogan Announces Closure of All Non-Essential Businesses

Governor Hogan announced earlier today the closure of all non-essential businesses in Maryland. This order, which takes effect at 5 p.m. today, does not include essential or critical industries as defined by the federal government: health care, law enforcement, emergency workers, food, energy, water, transportation, public works, communications, government, critical manufacturing, financial services, chemicals and defense.

Further guidance can be found in the documents below.

Gatherings THIRD AMENDED – 3.23.20 (003) 
CISA-Guidance-on-Essential-Critical-Infrastructure-Workers-1-20-508c (003)
Essential Services – OLC-Interpretive-Guidance-COVID19-04 (002) (005)

A Baltimore Sun article provides coverage of the Governor’s press Conference. Detailed information on Maryland’s response to COVID-19 can be found on the Governor’s website.

Additional information can be found in the Governor’s Press Release.

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