Gov. Larry Hogan’s biggest mistake in his decision to lift many coronavirus restrictions statewide is not so much in the details — although lifting capacity limits on restaurants and allowing people to gather indoors unmasked seems particularly risky when less than 10% of the state’s population has been fully vaccinated — but in his failure to consult or even inform local governments first. The governor’s executive order, for the first time, specifically renders null and void existing local restrictions — made based on the particular COVID conditions within a jurisdiction — as of 5 p.m. Friday.
Hogan’s COVID order: incautious, uncoordinated, unwise
March 11, 2021