With the decline in metrics along with the high vaccination pace, Governor Larry Hogan announced effective immediately, the state’s outdoor mask mandate is lifted.
MARYLAND, USA — Effectively immediately, masks are no longer required outdoors in Maryland, Gov. Larry Hogan said.
According to the governor, more than 4.5 million vaccines have been administered across the state and 85% of Marylanders age 65 and older are either fully or partially vaccinated.
During his weekly COVID-19 news briefing, Hogan said that Maryland has the lowest transmission rate in the country. Hogan said they were able to lift the mask mandate outdoors in part due to the decline in metrics along with he said was a high vaccination pace.
Face masks and coverings are still required indoors as indoor dining restrictions are to remain in the state.
To watch the governor’s news briefing in full, click the video below:
Hogan added that if you are not yet vaccinated, public health officials still “strongly recommend” it,…