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Maryland Gov. ["Mag-lev"] Hogan lifts stay-at-home order, allows limited retail to resume
Maryland's stay-at-home order will be lifted at 5 p.m. Friday [15 May], Gov. Larry Hogan announced Wednesday, citing a slight two-week decline in hospitalizations statewide due to the coronavirus pandemic.

The Republican governor is replacing the order with a "Safer at Home" advisory that will not be enforced by the rule of law. It allows manufacturing, retail, haircuts and worship services to resume with limitations.
Even so, citing a decline in hospitalizations, Hogan said he believes there is sufficient data to support gradual resumption of some activities that have been banned or curtailed for weeks.

On April 30, 1,711 Marylanders were hospitalized due to COVID-19. As of Wednesday, that number had dipped to 1,550.
Hogan made the announcement standing alone at a lectern in the State House. He was not joined by any of his medical advisers who often appear at his news conferences, such as Deputy Secretary Fran Phillips of the state health department, Dr. Tom Inglesby from Johns Hopkins University or Dr. David Marcozzi of the University of Maryland Medical System -- who all variously have been featured at earlier announcements.

Hogan's order gives local governments the option to retain stricter measures.

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by Cat on Thu May 14th, 2020 at 01:40:44 PM EST
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