Statewide Utility Shutoff Moratorium Extended to July 1

water-2825771_1920 - pixabay - 6.4.20The executive order extends the moratorium against the terminating resident’s utilities or charging them late fees to July 1, 2020. 

The order helps protect individuals who have lost work or income due to the coronavirus pandemic from experiencing shutoffs of critical utilities.

As reported by The Baltimore Fishbowl:

The order stops electric, gas, water, sewage, phone, cable TV and internet service providers from shutting off services at residences or charging households a late fee for lack of payment.

It adds that terminating utility services for Marylanders who are not able to pay “would have serious public health, welfare, and safety consequences.”

For more information:

Hogan extends moratorium on utility shutoffs, late fees through July 1 (Baltimore Fishbowl)

Executive order prohibiting termination of residential services and late fees (Governor’s Office)