ANNAPOLIS, Md. (WJZ) — Maryland will lift quarantining requirements for residents who travel out-of-state starting Friday, Gov. Larry Hogan announced Tuesday.
Hogan announced he would lift more covid-19 restrictions starting Friday, March 12 at 5 p.m., including all capacity restrictions on dining (both indoor and outdoor), retail, personal services, religious buildings, indoor recreation, fitness centers and casinos.
Large indoor and outdoor venues — used for weddings, concerts, conventions, theaters, racing or sports — will remain at 50% capacity.
However masks are required and social distancing should be maintained.
UPDATES FROM GOV. HOGAN’S NEWS CONFERENCE:
- Maryland Lifts COVID Capacity Limits On Restaurant Dining, Retail And Other Businesses, Masks Still Required
- Maryland’s Statewide Mask Mandate To Remain In Effect As COVID-19 Restrictions Loosen, Gov. Larry Hogan Says
- Graduations, Proms Should Be Allowed ‘As Long As We Follow All Health Advice,’ Gov. Hogan Says
- Mass COVID-19 Vaccination Site In Hagerstown To Open March 25, One Week Ahead Of Schedule
- COVID-19 Latest: Oriole Park Can Host Fans At 50% Capacity, Gov. Hogan Announces
- COVID-19 Latest: Adult Day Care Centers To Reopen With Safety Measures In Place, Gov. Hogan Says
Previously, residents who traveled out-of-state were required to quarantine for 10 days when they returned or have a negative coronavirus test.
Gov. Hogan said testing was still strongly encouraged, but no longer required.
WATCH: Gov. Hogan’s Full News Conference: