15 April 2020 – Governor orders face masks to be used on public transport and in retail and food establishments

Type of Intervention: Executive Order, Regulation
Sectors Involved: Supply Chains, Transportation, Food Services
Level of Jurisdiction: MD
Lead People/Agency: Governor Hogan

Overview: Governor of Maryland issues executive order requiring use of face coverings from April 18 for all riders and operators on public transport, and while inside the enclosed area of any retail establishment or foodservice establishment.
Full details here: https://governor.maryland.gov/wp-content/uploads/2020/04/Masks-and-Physical-Distancing-4.15.20.pdf

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Type of Justification: Scientific Evidence (e.g. academic paper, report), Perception of an increased threat
Evidence/Justification: “The currently known and available scientific evidence and best practices support
limitations on large gatherings and physical distancing to prevent exposures and
transmissions, and reduce the threat to especially vulnerable populations,
including older individuals and those with chronic health conditions”