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Baltimore: On May 13, Governor Hogan announced plans to lift the statewide stay at home order and ease state restrictions on retail, manufacturing, houses of worship, and some personal services. His announcement gives individual jurisdictions power to make decisions regarding the timing of reopening locally.
Maryland PIRG Director Emily Scarr made the following statement in response:
"We may have met the bare minimum to shift to phase one of the plan for reopening, but the reality will differ in different parts of the state, and it is the Governor and his world class advisory panel that are best able to guide all quarters of the state to safety. The biggest barrier to safely reopening is the federal failure to drive a wartime effort to produce the tests, PPE and other tools we need."
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