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Summary of Relevant COVID19 Executive Orders, Proclamations, Etc. for Maryland

We have prepared for you a summary of some of Governor Hogan's COVID closure orders, proclamations and interpretative guidance from MD. This may be updated as more orders are issued.

For a printable or downloadable version:
Summary of Relevant COVID19 Executive Orders, Proclamations, Etc. for Maryland

 

DATE

ACTION

March 5, 2020

Proclamation – Declaration of State of Emergency and Existence of Catastrophic Health Emergency

March 12, 2020

Executive Order – Prohibiting Large Gatherings, Closing Senior Centers

  • Social, community, spiritual, religious, recreational, leisure, and sporting events (“large gatherings and events”) of more than 250 people prohibited
  • Law enforcement shall execute and enforce the order; willful violation is a misdemeanor subject 1 year in prison and/or $5000 fine

Superseded by March 16 Executive Order

March 16, 2020

Executive Order – Prohibiting Large Gatherings, Closing Senior Centers

  • Large gatherings and events of more than 50 people prohibited
  • Closed to the public: fitness centers; theaters; bingo halls
  • Restaurants and bars closed to public but may offer carryout, drive through or delivery
  • Law enforcement shall execute and enforce the order; willful violation is a misdemeanor subject 1 year in prison and/or $5000 fine

Superseded by March 19 Executive Order

March 17, 2020

Proclamation – Renewing Declaration of Statement of Emergency and Existence of Catastrophic Health Emergency

  • Postpones primary election to June 2, 2020

Information on requesting absentee ballot to vote by mail

Deadlines for receipt of request ballot:

For Primary:

  • May 26, 2020 if you want to receive your ballot by mail or fax
  • May 29, 2020 if you want to download your ballot from the State's website

For 2020 General Election

  • October 27, 2020 if you want to receive your ballot by mail or fax
  • October 30 if you want to download your ballot from the State's website

March 19, 2020

Executive Order – Amending Large Gatherings

  • Large gatherings and events of more than 10 people prohibited
  • Facilities closed in prior order remain closed
  • Malls closed, but stores in enclosed mall that are accessible from outside may remain open
  • Other recreational establishments closed, including bowling alleys, pool halls, amusement parks, skating rinks, etc.
  • Law enforcement shall execute and enforce the order; willful violation is a misdemeanor subject 1 year in prison and/or $5000 fine

Superseded by March 23 Executive Order

March 23, 2020

Executive Order – Amending Large Gatherings

  • Large gatherings and events of more than 10 people prohibited
  • Facilities closed in prior order remain closed
  • Non-essential businesses closed; restaurants may continue take-out and delivery
  • Additional establishments closed: tattoo parlors; tanning salons; beauty, nail and hair salons
  • Law enforcement shall execute and enforce the order; willful violation is a misdemeanor subject 1 year in prison and/or $5000 fine

Superseded by March 30 Executive Order

See additional Interpretative Guidance:

COVID19-04 – Businesses that May Remain Open

COVID19-05 – Additional Businesses That May Remain Open, Guidance for Retail

COVID19-06 – Additional Businesses, Staff Access for Non-Essential Businesses

March 30, 2020

Executive Order - Stay at Home

  • Large gatherings and events of more than 10 people prohibited
  • Facilities closed in prior order remain closed
  • All persons must stay in homes except: participation in essential activities; travel to/from essential activities
  • “Essential activities” includes obtaining food (including for pets); obtaining supplies for safety and sanitation, maintenance of home; engaging in activities essential for health and safety (including for pets); caring for pets for others in another location; engaging in outdoor exercise (subject to 10 person limit)
  • Non-essential businesses closed to the public but can have minimal staff on site for necessary operations (e.g., facilitating remote operations, performing essential administrative functions)
  • “Non-essential businesses” are those other than business defined as essential at: https://www.cisa.gov/identifying-critical-infrastructure-during-covid-19
  • Law enforcement shall execute and enforce the order; willful violation is a misdemeanor subject 1 year in prison and/or $5000 fine

See additional Interpretative Guidance:

COVID19-08 – Suggested documentation for employers to provide to employees permitted to travel to/from work

                                                      

Copies of all Proclamations, Orders and Interpretative Guidance available at: https://governor.maryland.gov/covid-19-pandemic-orders-and-guidance/