Effective on Saturday, the indoor mask mandate will be lifted in Maryland, Governor Hogan announced on Friday.
This is in line with CDC guidance.
The Governor says the only exceptions will be public transportation, health care settings and schools. If you are unvaccinated, wearing a mask is strongly recommended in most situations.
If you are fully vaccinated, the Governor says you can safely resume activities without wearing a mask indoors or outdoors.
Businesses and workplaces are allowed to set their own policies with respect to wearing a mask.
Governor Hogan reiterated that there are more than 3,000 points of vaccine distribution across the state and if you have not gotten the shot, you should do so as soon as possible.
“Today is the day that so many of us have been waiting for and working toward,” said Governor Hogan. “We finally do clearly see the light at the end of that tunnel. Our long, hard-fought battle against the worst global pandemic in more than a century is finally nearing an end. As we reflect on the hard work and the many sacrifices that it has taken to finally reach this point, we say thank you to the countless Marylanders who helped us get here.”