Governor Hogan Announces Maryland Re-opening
Governor Hogan has announced that effective at 5:00 p.m. on Friday, May 15, the stay-at-home order will be lifted and replaced by a “Safer at Home” advisory and certain businesses may reopen. Guidelines will be announced for reopening of retail stores, manufacturing, and some personal services, including hair salons, barbershops, and pet grooming – many of which are tenants in AOBA member buildings. The Advisory establishes certain immediate restrictions such as limiting retail establishments to 50% capacity. Churches and houses of worship may begin to hold outdoor services or indoor services with lower than 50% capacity and must follow physical distancing guidelines.
What this means for Montgomery and Prince George’s Counties: The Governor empowered local leaders to make decisions for their jurisdiction, so Montgomery and Prince George's County regulations remain in effect. Neither jurisdiction is prepared to reopen businesses.