Maryland’s acting health secretary said the state will wait until after Friday to evaluate the impact of recent reopening decisions that lifted pandemic capacity limits on most businesses statewide, saying he wanted a full two weeks of data since the March 12 opening. “We wanted to give at least two weeks before we jumped to any conclusions,” Dennis Schrader, acting health secretary, told state lawmakers this week. State analysts noted that Maryland’s test positivity rate has been climbing, and as of Monday was 30 percent higher than 2½ weeks earlier.
Maryland officials say they’re waiting to evaluate effects of lifting restrictions
March 25, 2021