RELEASE: Mayor Bernard C. “Jack” Young Signs Executive Order Extending Stay At Home Requirement

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Bernard C. “Jack” Young


City of Baltimore

250 City Hall • Baltimore, Maryland 21202 • 410-396-3835



May 15, 2020

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Mayor Bernard C. “Jack” Young Signs Executive Order Extending Stay At Home Requirement

Mayor Young’s order requires residents to stay at home unless completing essential jobs or tasks

BALTIMORE, MD.  — Today, Mayor Bernard C. “Jack” Young signed an executive order requiring residents to stay at home unless they are completing essential jobs or tasks. Mayor Young issued the following statement:

“I have signed an executive order to keep the stay at home order in place for all residents – while we are continuing to flatten the curve, the data does not support reopening at this time,” Mayor Young said. “I will continue to consult with our public health experts, and will be working with all of our agencies to ensure that we are doing everything we can to slow the spread.

The Executive Order signed by Mayor Young will remain in place until the City has sufficient testing and there is a steady decrease in the number of confirmed cases.

With the stay at home order remaining in effect, the following activities statuses remain for all residents:

  • Unaffected
    • Going to the grocery store
    • Going to the pharmacy
    • Travel for health treatment for yourself, a family member, or a pet
    • Traveling to work (essential personnel)
  • Modified
    • Travel to work (non-essential personnel) – individuals may travel to their non-essential business to maintain property and conduct minimal operations.
    • Travel for certain preventive and screening health-related services for yourself, a family member or a pet. Residents are encouraged to use their best judgment in scheduling preventive health care appointments.
    • Outdoor exercise – individual outdoor exercise while practicing social distancing is permitted, however group fitness classes are unallowable.
    • In-person religious services – in-person religious services may only be offered in parking areas with attendees remaining inside their appropriately spaced vehicles.
    • Restaurants and bars – carry out and delivery service is allowed. In-facility service is not allowed.
  • Suspended
    • Gatherings larger than 10 persons
    • Programming at Senior Centers
    • Fitness Centers
    • Theaters
    • Enclosed Malls
    • Recreational Establishments
    • Non-essential retail establishments

“I am calling on all of our residents to continue adhering to this stay at home order – by doing so, we are saving the lives of our loved ones, our friends, and our neighbors,” Mayor Young said

The executive order can be viewed here.