As we continue to deal with the ongoing coronavirus pandemic, I hope you and your family are safe and healthy. This week, Governor Hogan announced that the statewide stay-at-home order will be lifted at 5:00 p.m. on Friday, May 15. While Maryland residents will no longer be required to stay at home, I strongly encourage all Marylanders to limit outside exposure and stay home as much as possible.
Although the statewide stay-at-home order will be lifted, face coverings will still be required in businesses and gatherings of more than 10 individuals are prohibited. The Governor's announcement allows retail stores to reopen at 50% capacity. However, curbside pickup and delivery services are still recommended.
In Prince George's County, County Executive Angela Alsobrooks announced that she is extending the stay-at-home order in the County until June 1. Prince George's County continues to see high levels of infection and hospitalization, and we must do all that we can to protect our fellow citizens. I strongly support County Executive Alsobrooks' decision.
Our state still has a long way to go to defeat this virus. It is up to us to do our part to protect our neighbors and stop the spread of the coronavirus. I strongly encourage Maryland families to continue staying at home except for essential travel.
Steny H. Hoyer