Governor Larry Hogan Lifts Mask Mandate, Effective Tomorrow (5/15/21)
Following the surprise announcement by the CDC, the state of Maryland will now also be lifting the mask mandate.
Per Maryland Governor Larry Hogan:
Effective tomorrow, Saturday, May 15th, the indoor mask mandate will be lifted in the state of Maryland.
In line with CDC guidance, the only exceptions will be public transportation, health care settings, and schools.
Businesses will still be able to set their own policies in regards to masking.
Data update per Governor Hogan’s deputy communications director, Kata D. Hall:
-Case rate per 100K has dropped 68% over the past 4 weeks (lowest since last July)
-Hospitalizations below 700 (680) for first time since November
-Reporting second lowest daily positivity rate on record (1.91%) today
Earlier today, Montgomery County Councilmember Andrew Friedson announced that Montgomery County will enter the final phase of reopening in two weeks.