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Olszewski issues Executive Order capping food delivery app fees in Baltimore County

NOTTINGHAM, MD—In an effort to support Baltimore County restaurant industry during the COVID-19 pandemic, County Executive Johnny Olszewski on Tuesday issued an Executive Order capping the fees that third-party food delivery apps can charge local restaurants. As restaurants have had to shift their business models to respond to pandemic-related restrictions on dining, many have looked to third-party delivery apps to …


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Governor Hogan renews COVID-19 State of Emergency declaration

ANNAPOLIS, MD—Governor Larry Hogan on Friday continued to call for vigilance in the fight against COVID-19 as he issued an order renewing the current state of emergency in Maryland. “While Maryland’s positivity and case rates remain lower than most states in America, we are closely monitoring increases in some of our key health metrics as well as rising numbers in …


Maryland stadiums, outdoor venues allowed to reopen at 10% capacity

ANNAPOLIS, MD—Governor Larry Hogan and Maryland Secretary of Health Robert Neall on Friday issued orders updating safe capacity limits for outdoor sporting and entertainment venues, while maintaining face covering requirements and strict public health protocols. “With our key health metrics low and stable, we are taking steps to allow more spectators, including fans of the Baltimore Ravens and the Washington …

Governor Hogan announces expanded capacity for indoor dining, celebrates Maryland Restaurant Week [VIDEO]

ANNAPOLIS, MD—Governor Larry Hogan on Friday marked the beginning of the state’s first-ever Maryland Restaurant Week by announcing expanded capacity for indoor dining. Effective Monday, September 21 at 5:00 p.m., capacity for indoor operations at restaurants may increase from 50 to 75 percent, with appropriate distancing, and following strict public health requirements consistent with the CDC, FDA, and the National …

Application period opens for $16 million in Maryland Eviction Prevention Partnership grants

ANNAPOLIS, MD—Governor Larry Hogan on Wednesday announced that Maryland’s 24 local jurisdictions can begin applying for $16 million in Maryland Eviction Prevention Partnership grants, which will help support local rental assistance programs across the state. “Maryland was one of the first states in the nation to implement a moratorium on evictions for tenants affected by the COVID-19 pandemic, and we …

Governor Hogan issues emergency order to prohibit blanket school closures

ANNAPOLIS, MD—Governor Larry Hogan on Monday issued an amended emergency order ensuring that local schools and school systems retain the primary authority to initially determine when to safely reopen their facilities for in-person instruction based on public health guidance. Under an order issued April 5, local health departments continue to have the authority to close any individual facility deemed to …

Governor Hogan extends prohibition on utility shut-offs through September 1

NOTTINGHAM, MD—On Friday, Governor Larry Hogan signed a new Executive Order meant to help residents as they continue to deal with the effects of the COVID-19 pandemic. This new order extends the emergency order prohibiting utility providers from shutting off or charging late fees for residential services, including electricity, water, phone, and internet, through September 1st. The full order can …

Governor Hogan signs Executive Order extending prohibition on utility shut-offs

NOTTINGHAM, MD—On Tuesday morning, Governor Larry Hogan signed a new Executive Order meant to help residents as they continue to deal with the effects of the COVID-19 pandemic. This new order extends the emergency order prohibiting utility providers from shutting off or charging late fees for residential services, including electricity, water, phone, and internet, through August 1st. The full order …