Governor Hogan has directed the Maryland Department of Health (MDH) to issue a public health advisory for out-of-state travel. Under this advisory, Marylanders are strongly advised against traveling to states with positivity rates of 10% or higher. Anyone traveling from these states should get tested and self-quarantine while awaiting results.
This public health advisory—which takes effect immediately—applies to personal, family, or business travel of any kind. Marylanders are advised to postpone or cancel travel to these areas until their positivity rates decline.
Additionally, and of note to hotels with out-of-state guests, the travel advisory includes the following language:
“We encourage out-of-state visitors to be tested within 72 hours prior to arrival and to cancel
travel if they receive a positive result. Visitors waiting for their test results should stay at
home between the time of their test and their arrival in Maryland or to self-quarantine at
Essential workers, as previously referenced in the Governor’s Office of Legal Counsel’s
COVID-19-04 Interpretative Guidance, are exempt from the quarantine recommendation if
they are returning or traveling to Maryland to perform essential work, as well as employee
commuters who leave/enter the state on a daily basis and have work-based COVID-19
Click here to Read the travel advisory.