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Statewide Restrictions Go Into Effect at 5PM

November 11th, 2020 by WCBC Radio

Maryland will reduce indoor operations for bars and restaurants from 75% to 50% in response to rising coronavirus cases and increased hospitalizations. That announcement coming Tuesday from Governor Larry Hogan. The new limits will take effect Wednesday at 5 p.m. State health officials also have issued a public health advisory effective immediately to strongly discourage indoor gatherings of 25 people or more; and directed state government to return to a period of mandatory telework across state agencies except for essential services. Hogan has directed the state health department to issue an expanded public health advisory for out-of-state travel. New guidance for nursing homes and assisted living facilities also has been issued by state officials. Staff should minimize contact with large gatherings and work with their management on communicating early about infection control issues at their facilities. Residents should get tested for the coronavirus before they visit, under the guidance. The governor says the COVID numbers have reached a critical point for the state…