Gov. Larry Hogan’s March 9 COVID-19 Press Conference

COVID-19 updates

At 3:30 p.m. on March 9, Governor Larry Hogan held a press conference to discuss COVID-19 updates. Citing continuous drops in coronavirus transmission rates, positivity rates and hospitalizations, he announced that Maryland will be lifting a variety of restrictions on businesses, venues and activities.

They include:

  • Removing capacity limits for indoor and outdoor dining at restaurants and bars with seated service
  • Removing capacity limits for retail stores, religious facilities, fitness centers, casinos, personal services (such as nail salons and hairdressers), and indoor recreational establishments
  • Large outdoor and indoor venues have expanded to a 50% capacity limit (theaters, concerts, conventions, conferences, wedding venues, outdoor entertainment and sporting facilities)
  • Medical adult daycare centers may reopen with facilities that are able to set restrictions
  • Out-of-state travel restrictions have been lifted, though testing is still encouraged upon return
  • Businesses that are able to are encouraged to continue teleworking
  • Mask wearing is still in full effect

The updates are effective March 12 at 5 p.m.

Additionally, Gov. Hogan announced that the Western Maryland mass vaccination site in Hagerstown will open one week early on March 25.

Also see:

COVID-19: GBC Coverage and Response

Coverage of GBC Member companies’ philanthropic responses to COVID-19

News Coverage of GBC COVID-19 Events