ANNAPOLIS, Md. — Police in Maryland have arrested 14 people and issued more than 600 warnings for violating Gov. Larry Hogan's executive orders on the coronavirus pandemic.
Those violations went to 12 houses of worship, 313 businesses, 51 private homes and 308 open public spaces.
As of Tuesday, police throughout the state made 14,905 checks to see if people were complying with the executive orders, said Hogan's spokesperson Mike Ricci on Twitter.
Police issued a total of 665 warnings for violating the orders.
1. Enforcement update: As of today, police in Maryland have made 14,905 compliance checks and have made 14 arrests and issued 665 warnings for violating the Governor’s Executive Orders.— Mike Ricci (@riccimike) April 7, 2020
Maryland State Police recently issued a statement urging houses of worship and religious leaders to enforce the law as it applies to holding services or religious events.
As law enforcement officers are working throughout MD to educate citizens about the Executive Order by @GovLarryHogan & to enforce the law when needed, the @mdsp is urging the faith community to be informed & to voluntarily comply w/the order as it applies to holding services. pic.twitter.com/dXPvUH0X0T— MD State Police (@MDSP) April 3, 2020