Executive order closes public places, restricts prohibiting essential utilities to residents

Executive order closes public places, restricts prohibiting essential utilities to residents

*An executive order has been made to shut down all bars, restaurants, gyms and movie theaters, effectively starting at 5 p.m. Monday. Drive through and carry out services will be allowed to continue.
*Following CDC guidelines, settings of 50 of more individuals will be prohibited across the state, including social and recreational events.
*Essential services such as grocery stores, banks and gas stations will be allowed to remain open.
*The executive order prohibits utilities, such as electric, gas, water, sewer, cable, internet and phone lines, to be cut off nor incur late fees.
*Evictions have been prohibited.
*250 State Troopers have been made ready for deployment.
*Closed health facilities are being asked to reopen and state will increase the capacity of beds to 6,000.
*Practitioners with out-of-state licenses will be allowed to practice in Maryland.
*1,000 Maryland National Guard members have been fully activated, while 1200 are on enhanced readiness.
*Maryland State Superintendent of Schools Karen Salmon has applied for a Federal waiver to provide three meals a day plus a snack to those who need it. Statewide, 138 centers already up and operating.

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