Hogan extends order prohibiting utility shutoffs, ok's breweries etc. for outdoor seating

Posted at 12:21 PM, May 29, 2020
and last updated 2020-05-29 12:23:35-04

ANNAPOLIS, Md. — Governor Larry Hogan on Friday issued two new COVID-19 related emergency orders.

The first extends a ban on utility shutoffs.

Under the order, gas & electric, water, sewage, phone, cable TV, and internet service provider companies cannot shutoff service, or charge any residential late fees.

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The newest order is will remains in effect through July 1.

A second order allows state-licensed breweries, wineries, and distilleries to serve customers in outdoor settings, much like restaurants and bars can beginning Friday evening.

Those establishments can also use delivery services such as FedEx or UPS to deliver products to customers.

Earlier this week, Hogan expanded phase one of Maryland's reopening.