New Actions in Maryland: Malls Must Close, Gatherings Limited to 10 People

Maryland Governor Larry Hogan announced a new series of measures to prevent the spread of the coronavirus during a Thursday morning press conference outside of the state house in Annapolis.

The Governor announced he will sign an executive order which will limit all gatherings in the state to 10 people. He’s also forcing the closure of all shopping malls effective at 5 p.m. today.

Following a similar measure in Delaware, the Governor is allowing carryout and delivery of alcohol from bars, restaurants, distilleries, breweries and wineries.

Governor Hogan is speaking with the Board of Regents of the University of Maryland System, requesting that they cancel in-person instruction for the remainder of the semester. That includes Salisbury University and University of Maryland Eastern Shore.