The office of Maryland’s attorney general issued guidance to local leaders Thursday about the need for potential new coronavirus rules following Gov. Larry Hogan’s executive order this week that loosened restrictions and included different language for local orders. In a letter addressed to Maryland Senate President Bill Ferguson, General Assembly counsel Sandra Benson Brantley, a member of Attorney General Brian Frosh’s legal team, confirmed that local orders based on past state emergency orders will be null and void as of 5 p.m. Friday but said counties have their own ability to issue stricter guidance — though how it’s done will depend upon the action.
Maryland AG’s office confirms that Hogan’s executive order repeals local control but says counties can still have stricter COVID measures
March 12, 2021