“We’re feeling really desperate”: Groups raise concerns over Hogan’s COVID-19 restrictions

OCEAN CITY, Md. – Maryland Governor Larry Hogan is now under fire from those in the hospitality industry who say the state’s COVID restrictions are unfair.

In a letter signed by Eastern Shore organizations like the Ocean City Hotel-Motel-Restaurant Association as well as area chambers of commerce, they say restaurants have been unfairly targeted as contact tracing lacks concrete evidence.

They add they desperately need protection from civil liability for COVID-19 related claims by customers and employees.

“We really have gotten to the point where we are no longer seeing a light at the end of the tunnel,” said Ocean City Hotel-Motel Restaurant Association Director Susan Jones.

“We’re feeling really desperate,” said Jones.

The letter also urges the Department of Commerce to continue developing programs that will directly assist the hospitality industry.

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