Coronavirus Latest: Maryland Gov. Larry Hogan Orders All Non-Essential Businesses To Close Monday, But Not A ‘Lockdown’

Coronavirus Latest: Maryland Gov. Larry Hogan Orders All Non-Essential Businesses To Close Monday, But Not A ‘Lockdown’

Per Governor Hogan's ongoing press conference, all non-essential businesses must close by 5pm today. Essential businesses/services include health care, law enforcement, emergency workers, food, energy, water, transportation, public works, communications, government, critical manufacturing, financial services, chemicals and defense. Anyone out of work for this reason can apply for unemployment benefits online or over the phone.

This is not, he said, a shelter in place order -- people can still go out, though gatherings of 10+ people are still forbidden. He said there will be a bunch of small business loans available.

He also said there is a drive-through testing center opening at FedEx field in Landover, with more drive-throughs at the VEIP sites expected to come online when more tests are available.

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