BALTIMORE (WJZ) — Some excellent news as Maryland begins to emerge from greater than a yr of pandemic-related restrictions: all of the mask-wearing, social distancing and lockdowns apparently have labored.
Maryland was ranked second of all states in preventing Covid-19 and conserving residents secure, in response to a examine launched Friday from Sykes, a supplier of multichannel demand technology and buyer engagement providers for World 2000 corporations.
Solely Hawaii was ranked larger.
The examine examined components like weekly check positivity charges, hospital admissions, vaccine distribution. Maryland was among the many earliest states to undertake a masks mandate as of April 18, 2020, and the examine lauded Maryland’s agency insurance policies, comparable to a stay-at-home order, as being efficient. At the same time as an infection charges have slowed, Maryland saved its mandate in place till this week.