Maryland Blogger: Expanded Maryland Masking Order

Expanded Maryland Masking Order

Expanded Maryland Masking Order


Effective this Friday, July 31 at 5 p.m., we are expanding the current statewide masking order requiring the wearing of masks or face coverings in the public spaces of all businesses across the state. Face coverings will also be required at outdoor public areas whenever it is not possible to maintain physical distancing.

This expansion of the masking order is an action that is fact-based, apolitical, and solidly grounded in science. While it can be an inconvenience, especially in the heat, the science and the data are very clear: wearing masks is the single best mitigation strategy we have to fight this virus. It is the best way to keep you and your family safe, to keep people out of the hospital, and to keep Maryland open for business. If you do nothing else, wearing a mask alone would help us significantly slow the spread of this virus and continue on our road to health and economic recovery.

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Comment balloon 10 commentsRoy Kelley • July 30 2020 06:46PM


I am not sure I want to let go of my mask when this is over, quite the fashion statement.

Posted by Nick Vandekar, 610-203-4543, Tredyffrin Easttown Realtor, Philly Main Line (Long & Foster Real Estate Inc 610-225-7400) 15 days ago

It is always interesting to see what other states are doing.  We should all use a common-sense approach.

Posted by Sheri Sperry - MCNE®, (928) 274-7355 ~ YOUR Solutions REALTOR® (Coldwell Banker Realty) 15 days ago

Roy, that is what Colorado's policy is on mask-wearing too.   Luckily we are not one of the hot states though!

Posted by Joan Cox, Denver Real Estate - Selling One Home at a Time (House to Home, Inc. - Denver Real Estate - 720-231-6373) 15 days ago


There are loads of medically scientific proofs both ways.  We minimize our mask time by having lists when we go to the market, and play the game of how fast we can get in and out...Otherwise we are mask free, and it includes exercises in our state,,,cannot go swimming with a mask...A

Posted by Ron and Alexandra Seigel, Luxury Real Estate Branding, Marketing & Strategy (Napa Consultants) 15 days ago

That's pretty much what is going on here in Californa as well.  

Posted by Myrl Jeffcoat, Greater Sacramento Real Estate Agent (GreatWest Realty) 15 days ago

Hi Roy... sounds similar to what lots of states are doing. The problem is that they keep saying "here's what works." And then somehow it never quite works the way they say it does. I no longer trust anyone's word on any of this.

Posted by Nina Hollander, Your Charlotte/Ballantyne/Waxhaw/Fort Mill Realtor (Coldwell Banker Realty) 15 days ago

Hello Roy - I like your state's slogan, Masks on, Maryland.  

Posted by Michael Jacobs, Los Angeles Pasadena 818.516.4393 15 days ago

Morning Roy.

We are basically under the same order, just not that restrictive.

Posted by James Dray, Exceptional Agents, Outstanding Results (Fathom Realty) 14 days ago

Hi Roy Kelley - I hope everyone stays safe.

Posted by Grant Schneider, Your Coach Helping You Create Successful Outcomes (Performance Development Strategies) 14 days ago


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