Maryland Gov Larry Hogan will lift the state’s stay at home order on Friday at 5 p.m.
The order allows retail stores to open at up to 50 percent capacity, with manufacturers allowed to resume operations.
Barbershops and beauty salons can open up at up to 50 percent capacity and by appointment only.
Religious services can be held. While outdoor services are encouraged, indoor worship should be limited to half of the building’s capacity. Restaurants remain takeout-only.
Delaware currently restricts barbershops and salons to essential workers under recent revisions, with retail stores, other than big boxes, offering only curbside pickup.
Delaware never put a stop to manufacturing and construction activity under Gov. John Carney’s executive order.
Hogan cited a flattening of the curve in hospitalizations and deaths as reasons for moving toward reopening.
Hogan and Carney have been under pressure to lift the stay at home order. Both governors have secured hundreds of thousands of testing kits that can better monitor cases and possible outbreaks.
Delaware, Maryland and Virginia areas of the Delmarva Peninsula are dealing with COVID-19 outbreaks in areas around poultry processing plants.
Click here for further details from Gov. Hogan’s website.