Maryland Gov. Larry Hogan has issued a stay at home order.
Hogan, while ordering the closing of non-essential businesses, restaurants, and bars, had stopped short of issuing the order that was earlier announced by Delaware Gov. John Carney.
On Sunday, Carney issued amended the state’s emergency order to require 14-day quarantines for those visiting the state.
Officials in Maryland and Delaware have strongly advised those with second homes on the Delaware coast or Ocean City, MD to stay at their primary residence.
JUST IN: Maryland Gov. Larry Hogan has put the state under a stay-at-home order as coronavirus cases surpass 1,400.
It goes into effect at 8PM MONDAY NIGHT.
People should only leave homes for essential reasons like buying food or seeking medical care.https://t.co/GmEEW24E1O
— Shomari Stone (@shomaristone) March 30, 2020
The Delaware order allows police to make a limited number of traffic stops for vehicles with out of state plates.
Hogan has generally received high marks for his handling of the coronavirus crisis and said he will follow medical advice in his administration’s decision-making.
Further details on the order are expected later today.