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McKay Introducing Legislation to Define Essential Businesses

December 20th, 2021 by WCBC Radio

At the height of the Coronavirus pandemic in 2020, Maryland Governor Larry Hogan released an executive order that called for the closure of  “nonessential businesses” in an attempt to slow the spread of COVID-19. What exactly constitutes an “essential business” continues to be subject to much debate.  While  movie theaters, gyms, nail salons, barbershops, tattoo parlors, churches and many retail stores were shutdown-  there was a consensus at the time that grocery stores, banks, auto repair shops, liquor stores, and gas stations would remain open. Delegate Mike Mckay says he is planning on introducing legislation in the upcoming session to expand the definition of essential businesses…