Washington, District of Columbia 2021-06-15 12:18:35 –
Maryland Governor Larry Hogan says the state of emergency declared more than a year ago to fight COVID-19 is about to end.
Hogan said on Tuesday that emergency restrictions and all sorts of obligations would end on July 1.
According to Hogan, face coverings are not required under state law, such as in summer camps, schools and day care facilities. Companies and workplaces can set their own face-covering policies.
“Today we are announcing the end of the COVID-19 State of Emergency in Maryland,” Hogan said. “We finally reached the light at the end of that long tunnel.”
Hogan said there will be a 45-day dissolution period starting July 1, during which certain regulations will be relaxed.
According to Hogan, drivers will need to renew their expired licenses by August 15.
According to Hogan, the eviction moratorium for peasants has been extended until August 15.
“It’s not a mission accomplishment. The battle isn’t over. We’re moving from an emergency to an ongoing operation,” Hogan said.
Hogan cites higher vaccination rates and lower COVID-19 cases and hospitalizations as reasons for taking a major step towards returning to normal.
About 6.5 million Marylanders have been vaccinated as of Tuesday, and the state is one of the lowest new case rates in the country, Hogan said.
However, the threat of COVID-19 is not over, he encouraged vaccination.
“End of the state of emergency is an important step in recovery from COVID-19, but it does not mean that the virus and its variants no longer pose a threat. It is safe if vaccinated. Vaccine If you are not vaccinated, you will continue to be at risk. At this time, there is no reason not to be vaccinated. The vaccine is safe, effective and readily available everywhere. “
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