Under the order, masks will be required at all businesses, commercial office buildings and locations that have public areas, including houses of worship, casinos, gyms and personal service establishments. It goes beyond Hogan’s previous order, which required masks inside grocery stores, pharmacies, retail stores, restaurants and when using public transportation.
Hmm, an expansion of the mask rule will be taking effect soon. I guess I haven't gotten a public haircut, I haven't gone to church (still under the emergency ruling by the local bishop), certainly haven't gone to a casino, and run around for my exercise not a closed gym. I don't think my routine changes at all with this new mask requirement. I've been wearing a mask to work already. So I guess it was technically legal for my boss to keep the area mask free. Since masks were already in wide use in Maryland, I'm not sure if this additional mask order would help at all.Hogan said contact-tracing data indicates that gatherings of family and friends have been a large source of recent infections: In the past six weeks, 44 percent of the people were at family gatherings and 23 percent had attended a house party.