BALTIMORE (WJZ) — Some good news as Maryland begins to emerge from more than a year of pandemic-related restrictions: all the mask-wearing, social distancing and lockdowns apparently have worked.
Maryland was ranked second of all states in fighting Covid-19 and keeping residents safe, according to a study released Friday from Sykes, a provider of multichannel demand generation and customer engagement services for Global 2000 companies.READ MORE: Unemployed Workers Union Holds Protest Over Gov. Hogan's Decision To End Additional Federal Benefits
Only Hawaii was ranked higher.READ MORE: Small Plane Crashes Into Fence At Lee Airport
The study examined factors like weekly test positivity rates, hospital admissions, vaccine distribution. Maryland was among the earliest states to adopt a mask mandate as of April 18, 2020, and the study lauded Maryland’s firm policies, such as a stay-at-home order, as being effective. Even as infection rates have slowed, Maryland kept its mandate in place until this week.MORE NEWS: Five Vehicle Accident Leaves Seven Injured, Including Volunteer Firefighter