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