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Governor Hogan Begins Recovery Phase 1


On May 13, Governor Larry Hogan announced the beginning of Stage One of the “Maryland Strong: Roadmap to Recovery,” which includes moving from a “Stay at Home” order to a “Safer at Home” public health advisory and the gradual reopenings of retail, manufacturing, houses of worship, and some personal services. Stage One is being implemented with a flexible, community-based approach that empowers individual jurisdictions to make decisions regarding the timing of reopenings. Phase One began Friday, May 15.

“As we begin Stage One of our recovery, I want to assure every Marylander who may feel uneasy, and anyone who is concerned that we are moving either too quickly or too slowly, that each and every decision we make is both fact-based and science-based and made only after extensive consultation with our expert Coronavirus Recovery Team,” said Governor Hogan. “We are continually monitoring this crisis, we remain focused on the clusters, outbreaks, and hotspots, and I can assure you that we remain ready to quickly and decisively respond to any changes in the facts on the ground, and that we will continue to attack this virus with every single tool at our disposal.” For more information on Phase One and guidance on its implementation, click on button below, and to watch Governor Hogan’s press conference, follow this link.

Through collective efforts, Maryland’s business community is playing a critical role in protecting our citizens and preventing another surge of COVID-19 infections. Leaders across Maryland’s business community have assisted in developing best practices to help businesses across the state as we enter this new era in business. For more information, please see: open.maryland.gov/backtobusiness.

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