Gov. Hogan issues two additional emergency orders

ANNAPOLIS, Md. – Governor Larry Hogan issued two additional COVID-19 emergency orders on Friday.

The first extends his order prohibiting electric, gas, water, sewage, phone, cable TV, and internet service provider companies from shutting off any residential customer’s service or charging any late fees. This order will now be in effect through July 1st.

The second expands services by state-licensed manufacturers of alcohol, including breweries, wineries, and distilleries. The order allows the service of alcoholic beverages in outdoor seating areas, consistent with the same Department of Health directives for restaurants and bars, and also allows third-party shipment to consumers by common carriers such as FedEx or UPS.

Hogan also announced that Maryland’s positivity rate has dropped to 12% statewide. The state has now conducted 328,516 COVID-19 tests, including 11,719 tests over the last 24 hours.

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