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On Monday, Maryland Gov. Larry Hogan ordered all nonessential businesses closed by 5 p.m. ET to help stop the spread of the coronavirus. Massachusetts issued a similar order to go into effect at noon ET on Tuesday. Steve Ruark/AP hide caption
On Monday, Maryland Gov. Larry Hogan ordered all nonessential businesses closed by 5 p.m. ET to help stop the spread of the coronavirus. Massachusetts issued a similar order to go into effect at noon ET on Tuesday.
Governors in Maryland and Massachusetts issued executive orders on Monday ordering nonessential businesses in their states closed as the race to halt the spread of the deadly coronavirus intensifies.
Meanwhile Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis announced a drive-through testing facility will open in The Villages, a sprawling mega-retirement community in the central part of the state.
In Maryland, Gov. Larry Hogan issued a new executive order effective at 5 p.m. ET., which he referred to as "immediate, additional mitigation and social distancing actions."
Today I issued an emergency order requiring all businesses and organizations that do not provide #COVID19 essential services to close their physical workplaces and facilities to workers, customers and the public.— Charlie Baker (@MassGovernor) March 23, 2020
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2000 people expected to be tested this week. People can drive through in cars or in golf carts, the preferred mode for many retirees in the Villages. DeSantis note golf courses there are still open, but says retirees are practicing social distancing--each in their own golf cart. https://t.co/f4qIWCGfwj— Greg Allen (@gallennpr) March 23, 2020
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Oklahoma Gov. Kevin Stitt announced he is extending his order to close nonessential businesses to all 77 counties.… https://t.co/8yBCNOPog6
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