May 13, 2020

Special Briefing Recap from Governor Hogan: May 13, 2020

*Post updated May 15, 2020*

Governor Larry Hogan gave a special briefing today outlining Maryland’s progress toward reopening, in accordance with the State’s Maryland Strong: Roadmap to Recovery plan. See below for key takeaways, or view the full governor’s briefing here

Jump to county-by-county guidance on reopening

Update on Maryland cases as of May 13, 2020:

  • 34,812 confirmed cases
  • 6,404 hospitalized to date
  • 1,694 confirmed deaths

Notes on the Roadmap to Recovery plan

  • Informed by White House, NGA guidelines
  • Draws upon AEI and Johns Hopkins’ recommendations
  • Input from public health and business experts

Progress toward reopening

  • Maryland has achieved the 14-day trend of plateauing and decreasing numbers of hospitalizations and deaths.
  • At 5 p.m. Friday, 
    • Retail stores in Maryland may reopen with up to 50% capacity 
    • Manufacturing may resume operations
    • Personal services (barber shops and hair salons) may reopen at up to 50% capacity and by appointment only. 
    • Pet groomers, animal adoption shelters, car washes and art galleries will also be able to begin reopening.
    • Churches and houses of worship may begin to safely hold religious services. 
      • Outside services are strongly encouraged, but inside services may be permitted at 50% capacity or less with appropriate safety protocols.
  • Businesses are encouraged to take the “Maryland Strong: Back to Business Pledge” to assure customers that they are adhering to best practices and strict safety guidelines.
  • All Marylanders, especially older and more vulnerable populations, are advised to continue staying home as much as possible.
  • Employers should continue to encourage telework and everyone should continue wearing masks in indoor public areas, retail stores and on transit.
  • Reopening is county-by-county:
    • Prince George’s and Montgomery counties have indicated they are not ready to move into Stage One while others feel strongly that they are able to do so safely.
    • Seven jurisdictions between the Washington, D.C., suburbs and the Baltimore region make up 87% of the coronavirus cases in the state. 
    • A big concern is the lack of testing to have a better idea of the spread of the virus in the community. Officials have been speaking daily about the need to coordinate their re-openings.

County-By-County Guidance:

Helpful Links:

Watch the Governor’s full address on Youtube, or reach out to us with questions or concerns directly at 410-321-8200.

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