Gov. Larry Hogan issues a “Stay-At-Home” order

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HAGERSTOWN, Md. (WDVM) — Maryland Governor Larry Hogan signed an executive order issuing a Stay-At-Home order that will go into effect at 8 p.m.

According to Hogan, no Maryland resident should be leaving their home unless:

  • They are considered an essential worker and going to work
  • They are obtaining food at a grocery store or carryout restaurants
  • They are seeking medicine
  • They are seeking urgent medical attention

Hogan stated that any Maryland resident that knowingly and willingly violates the restrictions of the directive will be found guilty of a misdemeanor.

Maryland now has a total of 1413 confirmed positive COVID-19 cases. According to Hogan, the number of positive cases in Maryland has increased 397% and the number of deaths has tripled in just one week.

Marylanders are advised to follow these steps to limit the spread of COVID-19:

  • Wash your hands often with soap and water
  • Cover your mouth and nose while sneezing or coughing
  • Avoid touching your eyes, nose, and mouth
  • Avoid contact with sick people
  • If you are sick, stay home and call your health care provider
  • Practice social distancing — keep distance between yourself and others and avoid crowds

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