NCIA’s Response to Governor Hogan’s “Safer at Home Policy”

As I’m sure you have heard, Maryland Gov. Larry Hogan is lifting the statewide stay-at-home order that has been in place for more than six weeks, replacing it with a “safer at home” policy that relaxes some of the restrictions tonight at 5 p.m.

However, most of the limits on social and business interactions will remain in place as coronavirus deaths and cases continue to climb.

When it comes to NCIA, it is important to know that community-based outings and activities are NOT permitted. No fast food outings, no trips to the park, no grocery shopping, etc. Once we have an NCIA Return to Services Plan, staff will receive direction on how to reenter the community.

Similar to how each county is empowered to decide whether it is safe enough to lift the stay-at-home order in their area — and several have already declared it is not – NCIA is waiting for the appropriate time to relax these restrictions to keep our employees and individuals as safe as possible.

“While we are taking a positive step forward, it does not mean that we are safe or that this crisis is over. All Marylanders, particularly those older and more vulnerable populations, are advised to continue staying home as much as possible. Each and every one of us has an obligation to continue to exercise responsibility for ourselves, for our families, for our coworkers, and for our fellow Marylanders, so that as a community, together we can begin to safely get back to work and get back to our daily lives.”

Read the full order from Governor Hogan here: https://governor.maryland.gov/wp-content/uploads/2020/05/Gatherings-SIXTH-AMENDED-5.13.20.pdf