Executive Order

April 22, 2020 | Grace Mottley

Hogan Issues Executive Order Allowing Salons to Serve Essential Workers

Gov. Larry Hogan issued an executive order allowing salons and barbershops to open in order to serve essential workers on Monday, April 20. The order aims to serve essential workers, including “military personnel, first responders and other essential workers required to maintain certain, well-documented grooming standards as part of their profession, or where ungroomed hair […]

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April 15, 2020 | Deirdre Byrne

Hogan: Starting Saturday, All Marylanders Need to Wear Face Masks, Coverings

Gov. Larry Hogan signed an executive order requiring Marylanders (over the age of 9) to wear face masks and coverings when inside of retail establishments and while using public transportation. Hogan announced at a press conference Wednesday that the order will be in effect 7 a.m. on Saturday. The order also requires retail establishments—food establishments, […]

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April 10, 2020 | Maryam Shahzad

Hogan: Easter Weekend ‘Will be the Worst Possible Time’ to Congregate

This Easter weekend will be one of the most dangerous times ever to get together during the COVID-19 pandemic, Gov. Larry Hogan said at a press conference Friday.  “This will be the worst possible time for people to be violating executive orders and to be congregating together,” Hogan said.   “Literally you are taking your own […]

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April 6, 2020 | Grace Mottley

Hogan Releases New Directives for Nursing Homes

Gov. Larry Hogan issued an emergency order on Sunday aimed at protecting residents and staff from contracting COVID-19 at nursing home facilities throughout the state. Multiple nursing homes in Montgomery County have residents or staff which have tested positive for COVID-19, according to a press release from Montgomery County. Residents or staff have confirmed cases […]

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March 30, 2020 | Maryam Shahzad

Maryland Man Arrested for Hosting 60 People at Bonfire

Gov. Larry Hogan is not messing around. In what could be seen as a stern message to every resident of the state of Maryland, a Charles County man was arrested and charged with failure to comply with an emergency order after he hosted 60 people for a bonfire Friday night.  This is the second time […]

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March 16, 2020 | Deirdre Byrne

Hogan Orders Maryland Bars, Restaurants, Movie Theaters, Gyms to Close 5 P.M. Monday

Gov. Larry Hogan announced an executive order Monday to close all bars, restaurants, movie theaters, and gyms in the state of Maryland starting  5 p.m. on Monday. The closures are out of concern for the coronavirus pandemic. The executive order will be strictly enforced by law enforcement, Hogan said. Drive-thru, carryout, and delivery will continue, Hogan […]

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July 22, 2019 | Douglas Tallman

Elrich Signs Order on Immigration

County Executive Marc Elrich signed an executive order Monday that spells out the county’s rules in dealing with immigrants. For example, county employees cannot ask residents their immigration status. And a county employee cannot investigate an immigration case unless provided a court order.  

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May 13, 2019 | Deirdre Byrne

Richard Montgomery, Churchill Students Named Presidential Scholars

Two Montgomery County Public Schools seniors were recognized among 161 students as U.S. Presidential Scholars. Both Garyk Brixi of Winston Churchill High School and Addele Hargenrader of Richard Montgomery High School were selected by the White House Commission on Presidential Scholars for their successes based on academics, the arts, transcripts, community service, leadership, essays, leadership, […]

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December 19, 2018 | Deirdre Byrne

Trump Executive Order Gives Federal Employees Day Off on Christmas Eve

President Donald Trump signed an executive order excusing federal government employees from work on Christmas Eve. However, executive departments still have the authority to determine if certain agencies should remain open for national security and defense purposes. The order states, “All executive departments and agencies of the Federal Government shall be closed and their employees […]

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November 27, 2018 | Deirdre Byrne

Hogan Signs Executive Order to Create Emergency Redistricting Commission

Governor Larry Hogan is calling on Marylanders to apply for an emergency redistricting commission to redraw the legislative lines in District 6. The commission comes in response to a federal judge ordering the district to be redrawn. Yesterday, Hogan signed an executive order, calling for a nonpartisan Emergency Commission on Sixth Congressional District Gerrymandering. “This […]

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