ANNAPOLIS – Stage three of the state’s reopening plan begins Friday with indoor theaters and outdoor venues opening to the general public at 50% capacity, Governor Larry Hogan said.
“As we move into this third and final stage of our recovery, I want to sincerely thank our doctors, nurses, and public health officials, our small business community, and, most importantly, the people of Maryland who have pulled together over the last five months to respond to this unprecedented challenge with incredible courage and perseverance,” said Governor Hogan.
Today I announced that, based on the state’s improving health metrics, Maryland will begin to move into Stage Three of the #MarylandStrong Roadmap to Recovery this Friday at 5 p.m.
Details: https://t.co/Cx4XpI5hp1 pic.twitter.com/B1ayJNUdKZ— Governor Larry Hogan (@GovLarryHogan) September 1, 2020
Hogan cited the state’s improving health metrics as the main reason the state is graduating to Stage Three of the ‘Maryland Strong: Roadmap to Recovery.
“It is thanks to all of you that we have crushed the curve and saved lives, and that our state response to this global pandemic continues to serve as an example for the rest of the nation,” Hogan said.
Stage Three will be implemented in multiple phases with a flexible, community-based approach that empowers individual jurisdictions to make decisions regarding the timing of reopenings.
Capacity for retail establishments and religious facilities may increase from 50 to 75 percent.