BALTIMORE (WJZ) — Maryland Gov. Larry Hogan Wednesday announced the state will move into phase one of its coronavirus recovery plan, allowing some businesses to reopen.
The state’s stay-at-home order will be lifted at 5 p.m. Friday and replaced by safer-at-home guidance encouraging people to remain home as much as possible, especially those who are older or more vulnerable to the virus.
Hogan has released guidance for businesses to follow amid the reopening process.
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Last week, the governor loosened some restrictions allowing for some low-risk outdoor activities.
Currently, people are still being asked to wear masks inside grocery, liquor and big box stores, banks or anywhere else they cannot practice social distancing.
But bars, restaurants and gyms remain closed as well as indoor malls and entertainment venues.
WHAT’S ALLOWED TO REOPEN:
ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT:
Art galleries will be able to reopen.
All manufacturing operations can resume with safety precautions in place.
Churches and other religious facilities are allowed to hold worship services. While outdoor services are recommended, indoor services are allowed at up to 50 percent capacity and with appropriate physical distancing and mask requirements.
All retail stores will be able to reopen at 5 p.m. Friday. with proper safety precautions, including physical distancing and mask requirements. Curbside delivery and pickup are still recommended.
Some personal services including salons and barbershops can reopen at 50 percent capacity with safety guidelines in place. Appointments will be required.
Pet groomers, animal adoption shelters and car washes can also reopen.
Bars and restaurants, gyms, movie theaters and other large entertainment venues are not included in the first reopening phase.
VIA CBS BALTIMORE MAY 13, 2020