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Maryland’s neighboring states impose coronavirus restrictions, however they range – WBAL TV Baltimore

I-TEAM LEAD INVESTIGATIVE REPORTER JAYNE MILLER HAS BEEN KEEPING TRACK. SHE’S LIVE IN SOUTHEAST BALTIMORE TONIGHT. JAYNE? BY THE TIME GOVERNOR LARRY HOGAN SPOKE TODAY HE WAS THE THIRD GOVERNOR IN THE REGION TO IMPOSE NEW RESTRICTIONS NOW IN PLACE UP AND DOWN THE 95 CORRIDOR. NEW TRAVEL RESTRICTIONS ARE GOING INTO PLACE IN PENNSYLVANIA. TRAVELERS TO THE STATE WILL HAVE TO GET A NEGATIVE CORONAVIRUS TEST OR QUARANTINE. THE NEW RESTRICTION DOES NOT APPLY TO COMMUTER >> THIS DOES NOT APPLY TO PEOPLE WHO COMMUTE TO AND FROM ANOTHER STATE FOR WORK OR MEDICAL TREATMENT. THE PENNSYLVANIA HEALTH SECRETARY ALSO ISSUED A NEW ORDER REQUIRING MASKS INDOORS AND OUTDOORS. THAT WAS DELAWARE GOVERNOR JOHN ANNOUNCING NEW RESTRICTIONS. INDOOR DINING CAPACITY IN DELAWARE REDUCED FROM 60% TO 3 AND A 10-PERSON LIMIT ON INDOOR GATHERINGS IN HOMES. STARTING THIS PAST SUNDAY, VIRGINIA LIMITED INDOOR AND OUTDOOR GATHERINGS TO 25 PEOPLE. AND ORDERED A 10:00 STOP TO ON SITE CONSUMPTION OF ALCOHOL IN RESTAURANTS AND BARS. IN MARYLAND SOME COUNTIES AND THE CITY HAD ALREADY TIGHTENED RESTRICTIONS, BUT ONE COUNTY EXECUTIVE QUESTIONED WHETHER THEY WILL BE ENOUGH TO TAMP DOWN THE SURGE. STEUART PITTMAN IN ANNE ARUNDEL COUNTY CITED THE RISE IN HOSPITALIZATIONS. >> THE MOST LIKELY SCENARIOS SHOW OUR HOSPITALIZATION RATES ARE GOING TO INCREASE IN THE RANGE OF 10 TO 15 FOLD FROM WHERE THEY ARE NOW. REPORTER: THE ANNE ARUNDEL EXECUTIVE AND HEALTH COMMISSIONER BOTH SPOKE OF THE DIFFICULTY OF ENFORCING RESTRICTIONS. THE COMMISSIONER SAID FEMALE STAFF ARE FACING MORE HOSTILITY THAN THEY HAVE SEEN BEFORE REPO

Maryland’s neighboring states impose coronavirus restrictions, but they vary

Updated: 6:22 PM EST Nov 17, 2020

New coronavirus restrictions imposed by state officials in Maryland’s neighboring states vary and are inconsistent from state to state.|| Coronavirus updates | Maryland’s latest numbers | Where to get tested ||No matter where you go in the Mid-Atlantic region, you will now find new restrictions. The governors all share the same concern about an alarming rise in coronavirus cases, but the new restrictions are not consistent.An hour before Maryland Gov. Larry Hogan’s Tuesday afternoon news conference to announce new restrictions, Pennsylvania Health Secretary Rachel Levine painted an alarming picture based on projections.”Pennsylvania will run out of ICU beds in December,” Levine said.The secretary issued a new order requiring masks indoors and outdoors. Pennsylvania will also require travelers to have a negative coronavirus test or quarantine. The rule does not apply to commuters.”This does not apply to people who commute to and from another state for work or medical treatment,” Levine said.Also Tuesday afternoon, Delaware reduced indoor dining capacity from 60% to 30% and put a 10-person limit on indoor gatherings in homes.”We are clearly seeing a surge,” Delaware Gov. John Carney said.In Virginia, authorities began limiting indoor and outdoor gatherings to 25 people starting Sunday. They also ordered a 10 p.m. stop of on-site consumption of alcohol in restaurants and bars.In Maryland, counties and Baltimore City have already tightened restrictions, but one county executive questioned whether the action will be enough to tamp down the surge. Anne Arundel County Executive Steuart Pittman cited the rise in hospitalizations.”The most likely scenarios show our hospitalization rates are going to increase in the range of 10- to 15-fold from where they are now,” Pittman said.Pittman and Levine both spoke of the difficulty of enforcing restrictions. Levine said female staff are facing more hostility than they have seen before.The city of Frederick is expected to address coronavirus restrictions Wednesday.

New coronavirus restrictions imposed by state officials in Maryland’s neighboring states vary and are inconsistent from state to state.

|| Coronavirus updates | Maryland’s latest numbers | Where to get tested ||

No matter where you go in the Mid-Atlantic region, you will now find new restrictions. The governors all share the same concern about an alarming rise in coronavirus cases, but the new restrictions are not consistent.

An hour before Maryland Gov. Larry Hogan’s Tuesday afternoon news conference to announce new restrictions, Pennsylvania Health Secretary Rachel Levine painted an alarming picture based on projections.

“Pennsylvania will run out of ICU beds in December,” Levine said.

The secretary issued a new order requiring masks indoors and outdoors. Pennsylvania will also require travelers to have a negative coronavirus test or quarantine. The rule does not apply to commuters.

“This does not apply to people who commute to and from another state for work or medical treatment,” Levine said.

Also Tuesday afternoon, Delaware reduced indoor dining capacity from 60% to 30% and put a 10-person limit on indoor gatherings in homes.

“We are clearly seeing a surge,” Delaware Gov. John Carney said.

In Virginia, authorities began limiting indoor and outdoor gatherings to 25 people starting Sunday. They also ordered a 10 p.m. stop of on-site consumption of alcohol in restaurants and bars.

In Maryland, counties and Baltimore City have already tightened restrictions, but one county executive questioned whether the action will be enough to tamp down the surge. Anne Arundel County Executive Steuart Pittman cited the rise in hospitalizations.

“The most likely scenarios show our hospitalization rates are going to increase in the range of 10- to 15-fold from where they are now,” Pittman said.

Pittman and Levine both spoke of the difficulty of enforcing restrictions. Levine said female staff are facing more hostility than they have seen before.

The city of Frederick is expected to address coronavirus restrictions Wednesday.

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