BALTIMORE (WJZ) — This time final 12 months, Maryland, together with the remainder of the nation, shut down to forestall the unfold of COVID-19.
For the primary time since then, Gov. Larry Hogan introduced Tuesday the elimination of the state’s capability restrictions at locations like eating places and retail retailers.
It’s a hopeful signal towards restoration for companies throughout the state.
“It’s actually thrilling as a result of which means everyone seems to be doing what they’re imagined to be doing,” Shannon Maddox, Supervisor at Mt. Washington Tavern, mentioned. “We’re transferring ahead.”
Bars and eating places will nonetheless be restricted to distanced and seated service solely.
The ultimate choice shall be left to native jurisdictions.
“Actually we’re thrilled that issues really feel like they’re getting again to regular,” Angela Tandy, Proprietor of Sassanova, mentioned.
Gov. Hogan mentioned the masks mandate continues to be in impact.
Bar and restaurant employees mentioned with St. Patrick’s Day weekend across the nook and the climate warming up, they’re trying ahead to extra diners to assist make up for the lack of gross sales.