Maryland Government Covid-19 Updates

This page provides updates on emergency orders and information about COVID-19 in the State of Maryland.

STATE OF MARYLAND (Governor Larry Hogan)

Maryland Strong: Roadmap to Recovery –  Three-stage approach to reopening businesses, services, and gatherings

Current Official Orders:

2021
(May 12) – Regulating Certain Businesses and Facilities, Generally Requiring Face Coverings
(May 12) – Alternative Alcohol Services
(April 28) – Regulating Certain Businesses and Facilities, Generally Requiring Face Coverings
(March 9) – Regulating Certain Businesses and Facilities, Requiring Face Coverings
(March 9) – Health Care Matters
(March 9) – Extending Certain Licenses, Permits, and Registrations
(February 23) – Regulating Certain Businesses and Facilities, Requiring Face Coverings
(January 28) – Regulating Certain Businesses and Facilities, Requiring Face Coverings
2020
(December 18) – Exempting Santa and Affiliates from Travel Orders
(December 18) – Amending and Restating The October 16 Order, Temporarily Prohibiting Evictions and Certain Repossessions
(December 17) – Authorizing Quarantine And/Or Testing of Travelers
(December 10) – Unemployment Insurance Contributions
(November 17) – Implementing Alternative Correctional Detention and Supervision
(November 17) – Establishing Alternate Care Sites and Authorizing Regulation of Patient Care Space
(November 17) –  Regulating Certain Businesses And Facilities, Requiring Face Coverings
(November 10) – Allowing Reopening of Certain Businesses and Facilities
(October 16) – Evictions, Reposessions, and Foreclosures
(October 16) – Gatherings 
(September 1) – Allowing Reopening of Certain Businesses and Facilities
(June 30) – Amended Utility Shutoffs and Late Fees
(June 19) – Extending Certain Licenses, Permits, and Registrations
(June 11) – Authorizing Suspension Of Alcoholic Beverage License Fees
(June 10) – Allowing Reopening Of Certain Businesses And Facilities, Subject To Local Regulation
(June 3) – Allowing Reopening Of Certain Businesses And Facilities, Subject To Local Regulation 
(May 29) – Amended Utility Shutoffs and Late Fees 
(May 29) – Alternate Alcoholic Services
(May 27) – Gatherings, Reopening of Certain Businesses and Facilities
(May 19) – Authorizing COVID-19 Testing by Licensed Pharmacists
(May 13) – Gatherings, Reopening of Certain Businesses and Facilities 
(May 13) – Alternate Processes for Marriage Applications and Ceremonies
(May 6) – Renewal of State of Emergency; June 2 Primary
(May 6) – Amended Stay at Home Order; Gatherings; Expanded Outdoor Recreation
(April 29) – Amended Authorizing Actions for Nursing Homes
(April 29) – Prohibiting Garnishment of CARES Recovery Rebates
(April 29) – Amended Utilities and Late Fees 
(April 20) – Establishing Alternate Care Sites
(April 18) – Correctional Detention and Supervision
(April 15) – Masks and Physical Distancing
(April 15) – Pharmacy Matters
(April 15) – Shareholder Meetings 
(April 10) – Remote Witnessing and Electronic Signing
(April 5) – Authorizing Actions for Nursing Homes – Superseded by Order dated April 29
(April 5) – Delegating Authority to Health Officials
(April 3) – Evictions and Mortgages
(April 1) – Health Care Designation for Disabilities Services Providers
(April 1) – Authorizing Telehealth
(March 31) – Tax Deadlines and Oaths of Office 
(March 30) – Gatherings, Stay at Home Order   – Superseded by Order dated May 6
(March 30) – Municipal Elections
(March 30) – Maryland Children’s Health Program Contributions
(March 30) – Remote Notarizations 
(March 25) – Child Care for Essential Personnel
(March 23) – Closure of Non-Essential Businesses Emergency Order
(March 23) – Emergency Order to Prohibit Price Gouging
(March 23) – Emergency Order to Fast-Track Process for Tests
(March 20) – Authorizing Reimbursement for Telehealth – Superseded by Order dated April 1
(March 19) – Emergency Order for Flexibility for Emergency Medical Personnel
(March 19) – Delivery and Carry-Out of Alcohol
(March 18)  – Lifting Restrictions on Delivery Trucks
(March 16) – Various Healthcare Matters
(March 16) – Prohibition on Utility Shutoffs – Superseded by Order dated April 29
(March 16) – Prohibition on Evictions – Superseded by Order dated April 3
(March 15) – Closing Casinos, Racetracks and Simulcast Betting Facilities
(March 13) – Childcare – Expanded Access
(March 12) – Licenses and Permits
(March 12) – National Guard Activation
(March 12) – Port – Closure to Passenger Vessels
(March 12) – State Employees – Elevated Level II

For more information: COVID-19 Pandemic: Orders and Guidance

Executive Proclamations: 

2021
(February 19) – Renewal of State of Emergency
(January 21) – Renewal of State of Emergency
2020
(December 23) – Renewal of State of Emergency
(November 25) – Renewal of State of Emergency
(October 30) – Renewal of State of Emergency
(October 6) – Renewal of State of Emergency
(September 8) – Renewal of State of Emergency
(August 10) – Renewal of State of Emergency, November 3 General Election
(July 31) – Renewal of State of Emergency
(July 1) – Renewal of State of Emergency
(June 3) – Renewal of State of Emergency
(May 6) – Renewal of State of Emergency; June 2 Primary
(May 1) – Healthcare Heroes Day
(April 10) – Easter Bunny an Essential Worker
(April 10) – Renewal of State of Emergency; Ratifying Plan for June 2 Primary Election
(April 3) – Moment of Prayer and Reflection at Noon April 5
(March 17) – Election
(March 5) – State of Emergency 

LEGISLATIVE BRANCH:

Overview of Additional Federal COVID-19
Economic Assistance for Maryland
(February 22, 2021) – Senate Vaccine Oversight Workgroup
(March 1, 2021) – Covid 19 Data Dashboards
(January 13, 2021) – Joint Covid 19 Response Legislative Workgroup Meeting
Senate  – Reopening Guidelines
House – Reopening Guidelines

(*This page was last updated 5/12/2021.)