ANNAPOLIS, MD -- Maryland Governor Larry Hogan announced he is moving the state into Stage Two starting this Friday effective Friday, June 5 at 5 p.m.
Maryland is currently under phase one of Governor Hogan's reopening plan and a safer at home guidance is in effect. Under phase one, some businesses have reopened at limited capacity and restrict safety measures are in place.
As with Stage One, Stage Two will be left for individual jurisdictions to make decisions regarding the timing of reopenings.
“Just because Marylanders can return to the office, doesn’t mean they should. And employees who can telework should continue to teleworking whenever possible,” Hogan said.
To begin Stage Two, Governor Hogan announced that he will be lifting the order requiring the closure of non-essential businesses. The list of open businesses in Maryland will include manufacturing, construction, large and small retail shops, speciality vendors, wholesalers, warehouses, and offices including information technology firms, legal offices, accounting, banking and financial institutions, insurance agencies, design studios, advertising and architectural firms, and media production companies.