Maryland Governor Closes All Nonessential Businesses and Other Establishments March 23, 2020

Maryland Governor Larry Hogan issued an order to take effect at 5:00 p.m. on March 23, 2020, that will close all nonessential businesses, organizations and establishments in the state, in addition to businesses closed by previous executive orders. This follows previous orders, statewide actions and recommendations. The order excludes “Essential Critical Infrastructure” businesses as defined by the federal government, which include businesses in the following sectors: chemical, commercial facilities, communications, critical manufacturing, dams, defense industrial base, emergency services, energy, financial services, food and agriculture, government facilities, healthcare and public health, information technology, nuclear reactors, materials, and waste, transportation, and water and wastewater.

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