As a result of our state’s improving health metrics, nearly all of our counties have entered Stage Three of our ‘Maryland Strong: Roadmap to Recovery.’ With the additional safe and phased reopenings that took effect this evening, all businesses in Maryland can now safely reopen.
While I hope everyone has the opportunity to enjoy time with family and friends this holiday weekend, I want to remind Marylanders that moving into Stage Three does not mean this crisis is behind us. We cannot afford to let our guard down. We must continue to remain vigilant so we can keep Maryland open for business.
Once again, I’d like to thank the people of Maryland who have pulled together over the last five months to respond to this unprecedented challenge with incredible courage and perseverance. 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.