The Carroll County Board of Commissioners today voted unanimously to begin Stage One of the “Maryland Strong: Roadmap to Recovery.” The decision follows Governor Larry Hogan’s announcement that some parts of the state could move into the first stage of recovery.
As previously reported on Conduit Street, Governor Hogan yesterday announced that effective Friday, May 15 at 5:00 PM, the stay-at-home order will be lifted and manufacturing, retail, worship services, and some personal services will be allowed to resume with limitations. Governor Hogan emphasized the importance of local control and decision making in moving forward with the first stage of Maryland’s coronavirus recovery plan.
“We want to thank our residents, who took the restrictions very seriously, and as a result, have helped the county successfully flatten and lengthen the curve, allowing us to move into Stage One of the governor’s plan,” said Commissioner President Stephen Wantz. “If we continue to take the threat of spreading the virus seriously, move slowly, and maintain precautions, I am hopeful we will move on to Stage Two sooner than later.”
According to a press release:
The commissioners praised Governor Hogan for his strong leadership during the COVID-19 crisis and his direction for Maryland to take early, aggressive, and unprecedented actions to contain and slow the spread of COVID-19. The commissioners also thanked Carroll County residents for their sacrifices in staying home, practicing physical distancing and following the guidance of local health officials.
These are unprecedented times and COVID-19 is a rapidly changing situation. In taking this measure, the county is following the lead of the state leadership as well as state and local health officials. As this situation evolves, the county will continue to evaluate and assess its operations and make changes as needed.
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