Maryland governor: Restaurants open Friday at 5 p.m.

ANNAPOLIS, Md. — Maryland Gov. Larry Hogan announced at a press conference Wednesday that restaurants, civic groups and some outdoor activities will be allowed to resume at 5 p.m. on Friday. The move came in response to progress in the state’s step-by-step reopening process amid the COVID-19 pandemic. “Over the past two weeks, we have […]

Salisbury mayor departing for U.S. Army deployment

SALISBURY, Md. — Salisbury Mayor Jake Day is leaving next week for an overseas deployment with the U.S. Army that will take him to the Horn of Africa as part of Operation Enduring Freedom. Mr. Day, a captain with the Maryland Army National Guard, will be away for up to 10 months. He will leave […]

Maryland governor lifts Stay-at-Home order

ANNAPOLIS, Md. — Gov. Larry Hogan lifted his isolation order in a live broadcast on Wednesday afternoon. The move came during the live broadcast of an update regarding Stage One of his “Maryland Strong: Roadmap to Recovery.” “We will be lifting the Stay at Home order” as of Friday at 5 p.m. and moving to […]

Outdoor activities allowed, schools closed for remainder of year in Maryland

ANNAPOLIS, Md. — Marylanders will get some relief from quarantine, starting at 7 a.m. Thursday. Gov. Larry Hogan announced Wednesday afternoon that because of progress made in the battle against COVID-19, some outdoor activities will be allowed. These include fishing, boating, golf, tennis and camping. Parks and beaches will also be open for walking and […]

National Folk Festival postponed until 2021

SALISBURY, Md. — The National Folk Festival, which was set for Sept. 11-13 in Salisbury, has been postponed until 2021 due to concerns over the coronavirus. In a joint statement from Salisbury Mayor Jake Day and Lora Bottinelli, executive director of the National Council for the Traditional Arts., the producers of the event, they wrote […]

Dorchester County has second COVID-19 death

CAMBRIDGE, Md. — Dorchester County has suffered its second loss to COVID-19. The number of confirmed cases in the county climbed by three from Tuesday morning to 31. The number of Dorchester patients hospitalized during the pandemic is three, with 17 having been released from isolation. The breakdown of cases by age range and gender […]

Maryland Gov. Hogan acquires 500,000 test kits from South Korea

ANNAPOLIS — Maryland Gov. Larry Hogan announced Monday afternoon the receipt over the weekend of 500,000 COVID-19 test kits from South Korea. The delivery means the state now has more kits than the top four other states combined. Gov. Hogan said, “We’ve been doing everything in our power” as his administration searched for weeks in […]

Dorchester County extends local State of Emergency

CAMBRIDGE — Members of the Dorchester County Council voted unanimously Tuesday to extend by 30 days the declaration of the local State of Emergency and Executive Order that was issued March 23. The original declaration was “to provide the County Council the necessary powers and resources to combat the threat the Coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak has […]

Gov. Hogan orders masks worn in Maryland stores, mass transit

ANNAPOLIS, Md — On Wednesday afternoon, Maryland Gov. Larry Hogan signed an executive order requiring the use of masks or face coverings while shopping in any retail establishment. This includes, he said, “grocery stores, pharmacies and convenience stores, or when riding on any form of public transportation.” Workers in the stores are also required to […]

Hogan: Easter Bunny is essential employee in Maryland

ANNAPOLIS, Md. — Finally, some good news about COVID-19. In a press conference on Friday, flanked by state and national flags and senior Maryland officials, Gov. Larry Hogan declared the Easter Bunny as an essential worker. “He therefore will be able to proceed with his hopping across the state delivering Easter baskets to Maryland children,” […]