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Mayor Young: Baltimore City will remain under stay-at-home order

Posted at 3:40 PM, May 14, 2020
and last updated 2020-05-14 18:32:28-04

BALTIMORE — Baltimore City will remain under a stay at home order despite Gov. Hogan announcing that he would lift Maryland’s stay at home order.

Mayor Jack Young made the announcement Thursday afternoon during a press conference.

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He said when the city would reopen ”will be guided by the data and science.”

Mayor Young’s Stay At Home order will extend the requirement that residents remain in their homes unless performing essential jobs or tasks.

He was joined by Dr. Letitia Dzirasa, Health Commissioner, Baltimore City Health Department and Dr. Sonja Brookins Santelises, CEO of Baltimore City Public Schools.

Officials say testing is not where it needs to be.

Dzirasa said the city would need to have about 2,700 to 2,800 tests per day to reopen. Currently the city is testing 571 a day.

As part of the review process for reopening, Mayor Young announced the following criteria would be taken into account, developed in close consultation with the Baltimore City Health Department and Dr. Dzirasa:

  • Sustained decrease of community deaths
  • Sustained decrease in new COVID-19 cases in the community
  • Adequate community testing for symptomatic individuals and frontline/essential workers
  • Sustained, robust contact tracing system in place

With the stay at home order remaining in effect, the following activities statuses remain for all residents:


  • Going to the grocery store
  • Going to the pharmacy
  • Travel for health treatment for yourself, a family member, or a pet
  • Traveling to work (essential personnel)


  • Travel to work (non-essential personnel) – individuals may travel to their non-essential business to maintain property and conduct minimal operations
  • Travel for certain preventive and screening health-related services for yourself, a family member or a pet. Residents are encouraged to use their best judgment in scheduling preventive health care appointments
  • Outdoor exercise – individual outdoor exercise while practicing social distancing is permitted, however group fitness classes are unallowable
  • In-person religious services – in-person religious services may only be offered in parking areas with attendees remaining inside their appropriately spaced vehicles
  • Restaurants and bars – carry out and delivery service is allowed. In-facility service is not allowed


  • Gatherings larger than 10 persons
  • Programming at Senior Centers
  • Fitness Centers
  • Theaters
  • Enclosed Malls
  • Recreational Establishments