ANNAPOLIS, Md. (WJZ) — Maryland restaurants and bars will now be able to stay open longer as a coronavirus restriction is lifted Monday.
Gov. Larry Hogan issued an emergency order last week to allow bars and restaurants to stay open past 10 p.m.READ MORE: 'We Cannot Accept This': Teens Shot In Baltimore Thursday Still In Hospital, One In Grave Condition; Police Following Leads
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“With our data trends showing continued improvement, the holiday surges behind us, and the increasing speed of vaccinations, we are now able to take this step,” Hogan said in a statement. “Marylanders must continue to remain cautious and vigilant in order to keep ourselves, our families, and our communities safe and healthy.”READ MORE: WATCH LIVE: Baltimore Mayor Brandon Scott To Hold COVID-19 News Conference
This comes as coronavirus hospitalizations and the positivity rate have been trending downward.
Baltimore County is also allowing youth sports to resume in the county.MORE NEWS: President Joe Biden To Visit Emergent BioSolutions' Baltimore Lab Making Johnson & Johnson's COVID-19 Vaccine Next Week, White House Confirms