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Maryland Lifts COVID Mask Mandate

May 14th, 2021 by WCBC Radio

Maryland is lifting its mask mandate. That announcement came Friday from Governor Larry Hogan. Masks will still be required in schools, on public transit and in the healthcare industry. The CDC announced Thursday that vaccinated people could go anywhere, indoors and outdoors, without a mask. Hogan said people who are not vaccinated should get vaccinated immediately and should wear a mask. Individual businesses can still require masks and local jurisdictions can also keep stricter restrictions. Hogan has announced last Wednesday that he would lift all capacity restrictions at businesses around the state beginning this weekend but said the indoor mask mandate would remain until 70% of the adult population received at least one dose of the vaccine. However, he changed his mind following the CDC announcement. As of Friday, 65.4% of the state’s adult population received on dose of a vaccine. More than 2.5 million people are fully vaccinated.