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Posted on: March 30, 2020

Press Release: Under Governor’s New Executive Order, City Issues Guidelines for Residents


Mayor Gavin Buckley


Public Information Office

160 Duke of Gloucester Street

Annapolis, Maryland 21401



Media Contact: Mitchelle Stephenson, 410-972-7724 or                  

Under Governor’s New Executive Order,
City Issues Guidelines for Residents

ANNAPOLIS, MD  (March 30, 2020) - Today, Gov. Larry Hogan issued an Executive Order prohibiting large gatherings and events and further closing all non-essential businesses and requiring all persons to stay-at-home in order to limit the spread of the COVID-19 virus. 

The City urges full compliance with the Governor’s Order. All residents and visitors should stay at home except for employees of essential businesses or those engaged in essential activities. The stay-at-home order goes into effect at 8 p.m. on Monday, March 30, 2020. 

Examples of essential businesses can be found here:

Non-essential businesses can only remain open in minimal operation. Products must be delivered to customers and no curbside pick up is allowed.

Examples of essential activities include: obtaining necessary supplies for your household, obtaining necessary medical or mental health care, caring for or transporting someone who needs help completing an essential activity, receiving meals or educational information from an educational institution.

Besides requiring people to stay at home, this order implements new restrictions on outdoor activities. While outdoor exercise activities, like walking, hiking, biking, and running are still permitted, participants are now required to maintain social distancing guidelines while engaging in them. Gatherings remain limited to no more than 10 people.

Please call the Annapolis Call Center at 410-260-2211 with any questions or concerns about the Order. To be an effective tool in the fight to slow the spread of COVID-19 everyone must comply with the spirit of this order, not seek ways around it.

If you see a possible violation of the Governor’s Order, it is important to alert authorities who may not be monitoring social media to identify non-compliance. Please call the Annapolis Call Center at 410-260-2211 if you have non-emergency questions. 

“We need all residents and businesses in the City to comply with these orders,” said Mayor Gavin Buckley. “The sooner we can beat this virus, the sooner we can get everyone back to work.” 

The City of Annapolis has ordered all non-essential staff to telework or take administrative leave effective March 31. 

Link to Order 20-03-30-01 -

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