Hogan orders masks in all public places, starting Friday

ANNAPOLIS — Governor Larry Hogan announced Wednesday, based on the state’s data-driven approach, the expansion of the statewide masking order and a public health advisory for all out-of-state travel. The governor also unveiled contact tracing data showing that family gatherings are the most common high-risk gathering and working outside the home is the most common […]

General Election: It won’t be ‘As normal as possible’

Disregarding advice presented by local and national election experts. Ignoring voting rights advocates. Flouting the recommendations of health care professionals and the Centers for Disease Control. Reversing the trajectory established through new laws making it easier for Marylanders to vote. Placing an unrealistic and unachievable burden on our 24 local boards of elections. Increasing the […]

$600,000 for historic preservation projects

CROWNSVILLE — The Hogan administration last week announced that 10 projects were recently awarded funds by the Maryland Historical Trust (MHT) through the Historic Preservation Capital Grant Program, which assists brick-and-mortar historic preservation projects across Maryland. MHT, an agency of the Maryland Department of Planning, received more than 40 applications for projects competing for $600,000 […]

Town Square, June 17, 2020

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Hogan lifts more restrictions, restaurants can open inside

ANNAPOLIS — Maryland restaurants can resume indoor dining starting this Friday, and residents can return to gyms and fitness venues, casinos, malls and arcades one week later, on June 19, Gov. Lawrence J. Hogan Jr. (R) announced on Wednesday. State Superintendent of Schools Karen B. Salmon gave county school districts the go-ahead to convene small-group […]

Hogan: Stage Two of recovery plan

ANNAPOLIS — Governor Larry Hogan on Wednesday announced that Maryland will begin to move into Stage Two of the ‘Maryland Strong: Roadmap to Recovery,’ on Friday at 5 p.m. with a safe and gradual reopening of workplaces and businesses, along with additional personal services. This comes after the state’s positivity rate dropped to single digits, […]

Hogan: Restaurants open Friday at 5 p.m.

ANNAPOLIS — Maryland Governor Larry Hogan announced at a press conference Wednesday that restaurants, civic groups and some outdoor activities will be allowed to resume at 5 p.m. on Friday. The move came in response to progress in the state’s step-by-step reopening process amid the COVID-19 pandemic. “Over the past two weeks, we have been […]

DoCo Health Department shares details on Safer at Home advisory

CAMBRIDGE — A statement from the Dorchester County Health Department last week provided guidance on Governor Larry Hogan’s Safer at Home plan. The move aims to move Maryland forward in the fight against the COVID-19 pandemic. The statement follows:As of May 15, the Stay at Home order was replaced by a Safer at Home public […]

Hogan, faith leaders discuss safe public worship

ANNAPOLIS — The Governor’s Office of Community Initiatives convened a workgroup of faith-based leaders across the state representing a broad array of faiths and denominations to discuss the Governor’s vision for reopening the economy based on the criteria outlined in his plan, “Maryland Strong: Roadmap to Recovery.” The Faith-Based Workgroup provided a report with recommendations […]

Hogan lifts Stay-at-Home order as of Friday at 5 p.m.

ANNAPOLIS — Governor Larry Hogan lifted his isolation order in a live broadcast on Wednesday afternoon. The move came during the live broadcast of an update regarding Stage One of his “Maryland Strong: Roadmap to Recovery.” “We will be lifting the Stay at Home order” as of Friday at 5 p.m. and moving to a […]