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COVID Latest: Maryland Lifts Quarantine Restrictions On Out-Of-State Travel, Testing Strongly Encouraged

ANNAPOLIS, Md. (WJZ) -- Maryland will lift quarantining requirements for residents who travel out-of-state starting Friday, Gov. Larry Hogan announced Tuesday.

Hogan announced he would lift more covid-19 restrictions starting Friday, March 12 at 5 p.m., including all capacity restrictions on dining (both indoor and outdoor), retail, personal services, religious buildings, indoor recreation, fitness centers and casinos.

Large indoor and outdoor venues -- used for weddings, concerts, conventions, theaters, racing or sports -- will remain at 50% capacity.

However masks are required and social distancing should be maintained.


Previously, residents who traveled out-of-state were required to quarantine for 10 days when they returned or have a negative coronavirus test.

Gov. Hogan said testing was still strongly encouraged, but no longer required.

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For the latest information on coronavirus go to the Maryland Health Department's website or call 211. You can find all of WJZ's coverage on coronavirus in Maryland here.

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