Mar 10, 2021 - Health

Maryland to ease coronavirus capacity limits this week

Maryland Gov. Larry Hogan (R) speaking in a news conference in Annapolis, Mayland, in April 2020.
Maryland Gov. Larry Hogan (R) speaking at a news conference in Annapolis, Mayland, in April 2020. Photo: Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images

Maryland will lift capacity limits on certain businesses starting this Friday per Gov. Larry Hogan (R)'s latest order issued Tuesday.

Why it matters: Restaurants, bars and other businesses will no longer be required to reduce capacity, though customers must social distance and the state's mask mandate will remain in effect. Large outdoor and indoor venues, like conference halls, will still have to limit capacity.

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