News Release

As jursidictions begin reopenning, let's follow advice from public health experts

Response to May 13th announcement from Governor Hogan

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."

Support us

Your donation supports Maryland PIRG's work to stand up for consumers on the issues that matter, especially when powerful interests are blocking progress.

Consumer Alerts

Join our network and stay up to date on our campaigns, get important consumer updates, and take action on critical issues.
Optional Member Code



Maryland PIRG is part of The Public Interest Network, which operates and supports organizations committed to a shared vision of a better world and a strategic approach to getting things done.