Mask Mandate Update
On May 15 Maryland lifted the statewide mask mandate, in addition to all capacity and distancing restrictions. This is what we have been waiting for and working toward. We finally do clearly see the light at the end of that tunnel.
It has now been over one year and two months since we first began taking unprecedented actions to bring our entire public health arsenal to bear against this invisible enemy. Together we summoned every once of our strength and every resource at our disposal to defeat this threat.
Our long, hard-fought battle against the worst global pandemic in more than a century is finally nearing an end. As we reflect on the hard work and the many sacrifices that it has taken to finally reach this point, I want to say thank you. You have shown the rest of the country what it means to be Maryland Strong.
Larry Hogan, Governor
...And we called it right last month, didn't we!
Maybe we can, those who've been vaccinated or have recovered from the virus are now a majority of the population. However he did it, President Donald Trump managed to have Operation Warp Speed deliver the vaccines so rapidly no one can doubt it's been great for America and rapidly for the World.
Wouldn't it be great if our Republican Governor Hogan was able to remove the mask mandate in order for folks to enjoy a normal Memorial Day holiday? We'll see.
Oh, BTW, don't assume that if that happens we'll share in that freedom here in the Workers Paradise of Montgomery County. Control surpasses optimism, too many Union, Left, and Equity sign offs to think about that right now.
But maybe...hope springs eternal!