Governor Hogan Issues Stay-at-Home Directive for Maryland

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.

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