MD, VA to Fine, Jail for Breaking Social Distance Rules

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Maryland Gov. Larry Hogan announces a "stay-at-home" directive during a news conference on Monday, March 30, 2020, in Annapolis, Md. Hogan said no Maryland resident should be leaving home unless it is for an essential job or for an essential reason such as obtaining food, medicine or urgent medical attention. The order was set to go into effect at 8 p.m. Monday.(AP Photo/Brian Witte)
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Maryland Gov. Larry Hogan announces a “stay-at-home” directive during a news conference on Monday, March 30, 2020, in Annapolis, Md. Hogan said no Maryland resident should be leaving home unless it is for an essential job or for an essential reason such as obtaining food, medicine or urgent medical attention. The order was set to go into effect at 8 p.m. Monday.(AP Photo/Brian Witte)

One week after ordering non-essential businesses closed, leaders in Maryland, Virginia, and Washington, DC issued a shelter-in-place order to residents. Maryland has restricted non-essential travelers and will fine violators d$5000 and a possible one year prison sentence.

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