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Maryland Enters Stage Two of Reopening Plan, Lifting Restrictions for Nonessential Businesses, Subject to Local Orders

On June 3, 2020, Maryland Governor Larry Hogan announced that effective Friday, June 5, 2020, at 5:00 p.m., the state would begin stage two of the its three-stage recovery plan. Maryland began stage one three weeks ago, when Governor Hogan lifted the stay-at-home order that had been in place since March 30, 2020.

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Maryland Governor Announces State Will Complete Stage One of Reopening Plan, Subject to Local Orders

On May 27, 2020, Maryland Governor Larry Hogan announced that effective May 29, 2020, at 5:00 p.m., the state would move forward with the completion of stage one of its three-stage recovery plan. Maryland began stage one of the recovery plan two weeks ago, when Governor Hogan lifted the stay-at-home order that had been in place since March 30, 2020, and permitted certain businesses to reopen with limitations.

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Philadelphia Begins Re-Opening Process for Restaurants, Lifts Stay at Home Order

s of May 26, 2020, Philadelphia Mayor Jim Kenney amended his earlier business closure and stay-at-home orders and will now permit up to 10 people to line up to order at restaurants and food establishments. Dine-in service is still prohibited, and face coverings and social distancing guidelines are required.

The amendment follows Gov. Tom Wolf’s announced plans last week to move all Pennsylvania counties, including the five-county Philadelphia region, to the yellow phase of reopening and lift stay-at-home orders by June 5.

To read the full text of this post by Duane Morris partner Brad Molotsky, please visit the Duane Morris Project Development/Infrastructure/P3 Blog.

“Reopen Massachusetts” Permits Construction, Manufacturing and Places of Worship to Reopen

On May 18th, the Governor of Massachusetts released Reopening Massachusetts, which provides for a 4-phased strategy to reopen businesses and activities in Massachusetts. The Administration also released a new “Safer At Home” Advisory, which instructs residents to stay at home unless engaging in these newly opened activities. Starting May 18, 2020, Massachusetts will begin Phase 1 of reopening, and workplaces that are permitted to open are required to follow new safety protocols and guidance.

To read the full text of this post by Duane Morris partner Brad Molotsky, please visit the Duane Morris Project Development/Infrastructure/P3 Blog.

Many Maryland Counties and Cities to Retain Restrictions Despite Governor Lifting the Stay-at-Home Order

When Maryland Governor Larry Hogan announced that he would lift the statewide stay-at-home order and launch the state’s three-stage recovery plan at 5:00 p.m. on May 15, 2020, he expressly gave local governments the authority to take a more restrictive approach. Many Maryland counties have since announced that they will retain some or all of the statewide restrictions, and several will remain under local stay-at-home orders.

The current reopening plan for each Maryland county, along with Baltimore City and Ocean City, is set forth in this Alert. To read the full text, please visit the firm website.

Wisconsin Supreme Court Declares Safer at Home Order Invalid and Unenforceable – Now What?

The Wisconsin Supreme Court overturned the state’s stay-at-home order on May 13, concluding that Secretary of Health Services Andrea Palm overstepped her statutory authority when she issued the Safer at Home Order on April 16, 2020. The lawsuit, filed by the Wisconsin Legislature, challenged the validity of the Safer at Home Order on technical grounds, arguing that, because Secretary Palm did not comply with the statutory rulemaking procedures, it was unlawful. The Court agreed and struck down the order, which, among other things, prohibited nonessential travel and shuttered nonessential businesses through May 26, 2020.

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Maryland Governor to Lift Stay-at-Home Order; Limited Businesses Permitted to Reopen, Subject to Local Orders

On May 13, 2020, Maryland Governor Larry Hogan announced that effective Friday, May 15, 2020, at 5:00 p.m., he will lift the stay-at-home order that has been in place in the state since March 30, 2020, and will permit certain businesses to reopen with limitations. The announcement marks the launch of stage one of the state’s three-stage recovery plan that Governor Hogan announced on April 24, 2020.

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Pennsylvania Plan Allows Reopening of Construction, Vehicle Dealerships and Real Estate Industry

While Governor Wolf extended the “Stay at Home” order until June 4, 2020, by amendment to his earlier order, he also updated guidance on opening businesses in Pennsylvania. Pennsylvania is employing a regional and industry-specific approach to reopening “non-life-sustaining” businesses.

To read the full text of this post by Duane Morris partner Brad Molotsky, please visit the Duane Morris Project Development/Infrastructure/P3 Blog.