Governor Hogan Lifts Outdoor Mask Mandate, Ends Restrictions on Outdoor Dining
ANNAPOLIS, MD—With consistent improvements in key statewide health metrics and a fast pace of vaccinations, Governor Larry Hogan today lifted the outdoor mask mandate in Maryland and all restrictions for outdoor dining. The governor also announced that the state has entered a new phase of its vaccination campaign, moving to direct scheduling at mass vaccination sites and continuing to expand points of distribution.
“As our vaccinations continue to expand and our health metrics continue to improve, we expect to be able to take additional actions in the weeks ahead and to return to a sense of normalcy,” said Governor Hogan. “However, I want to stress once again that the fastest way to put this pandemic behind us once and for all is for every single eligible Marylander to get vaccinated as soon as possible.”
EFFECTIVE SATURDAY, MAY 1:
MASS VACCINATION SITES. Twelve mass vaccination sites are open and fully operational across the state. The 13th and final site is opening in Howard County this Friday, April 30, at the Mall in Columbia and is anticipating a record opening day of 1,000 vaccinations.
VACCINE EQUITY TASK FORCE. The Maryland Vaccine Equity Task Force has now completed 232 missions and is adding dozens of clinics each week, including a new clinic opening Friday, April 30, at Morgan State University.
NO ARM LEFT BEHIND. Individuals in need of additional assistance to get vaccinated—including homebound patients and those in need of transportation—can call Maryland’s COVID-19 Vaccination Support Center at 1-855-MD-GOVAX (1-855-634-6829). The call center is available seven days a week from 7 a.m. to 10 p.m.