Governor Hogan Issues Stay-At-Home Directive
03/30/2020 10:51 AM
This morning Gov. Larry Hogan issued a "stay-at-home" order for Maryland residents after coronavirus cases increased nearly 400% in the past week.
Hogan's order goes into effect at 8 p.m. tonight and requires that Marylanders only leave their homes for an essential job or an essential reason. Those who violate the order could face up to a year in prison, $5,000 in fines or both.

Curbside pickup at non-essential businesses is no longer allowed. Delivery may be allowed as long as it adheres to guidelines set forth by the DCD, MDH, and OSHA.

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Currently, there is not a state-issued "Letter of Clearance" or similar document for employees of essential businesses to carry. However, it is recommended that employers draft and print their own letters containing:

  • The name and address of the employee
  • The name and address of the business
  • The nature of the employee’s work
  • Reasons why the employee’s work fits the definition of essential
  • The signature and contact info of the employer
  • It is recommended that employees carry such a letter on their person when traveling to-from work. 
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