Governor Larry Hogan
While states across the country and in our region are experiencing spikes and outbreaks, Maryland’s key COVID-19 health metrics continue to decline. However, we are closely monitoring some concerning trends, including increasing infection rates among young people. The positivity rate among Marylanders under the age of 35 is now 84% higher than Marylanders 35 and older.
An increasing number of COVID-19 cases have been connected to non-compliance with public health requirements, particularly in bars and restaurants. Bars and restaurants are open for seated service only with physical distancing and capacity restrictions. Standing and congregating in bar areas is strictly prohibited. In order to keep outperforming the nation and continue on our road to recovery, all Marylanders, regardless of age, must continue practicing physical distancing, wearing masks, and avoiding crowds and close gatherings.