Virginia, Maryland governors issue stay-at-home orders

by Daniel Payne · Mar 30th, 2020 2:36 pm

The governors of Maryland and Virginia issued stay-at-home orders to their residents on Monday, codifying into law the order to shelter in place in an effort to halt the spread of coronavirus in both states.

Virginia Gov. Ralph Northam's order, which forbids all nonessential departures from the home and reiterates a ban on any gatherings of 10 or more individuals, will last until June 10. The order from Maryland Gov. Larry Hogan is open-ended.

Violating either state's order can come with a misdemeanor charge. Residents of both states are still permitted to engage in outdoor activities such as exercise and hiking.


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