Date: March 23, 2020
Re: Order of the Governor of the State of Maryland, Number 20-03-23-01, dated March 23, 2020,
Amending and Restating the Order of March 19, 2020, Prohibiting Large Gatherings and
Events and Closing Senior Centers, and Additionally Closing All Non-Essential Businesses
and Other Establishments
At this time, the Office of Legal Counsel recommends that the Administration interpret the abovereferenced
Order as follows:
1. Not a Shelter-in-Place Order. The Order is not a shelter-in-place order. However, all
Marylanders are urged to remain home, and employers are urged to promote work-from-home
arrangements to the greatest extent possible.
2. Businesses, Organizations, and Facilities That May Remain Open. The following is a nonexhaustive
list of businesses, organizations, and facilities that are included in the federal critical
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