MARYLAND – Governor Larry Hogan has announced a stay-at-home order for all residents in Maryland in an effort to slow the spread of the Coronavirus.

Governor Hogan made the announcement during a press conference on Monday morning. The order does not restrict people from leaving their homes for essential activities, such as grocery shopping, visiting a doctor, or picking up a prescription. The order also allows essential workers to report to and from work.

The order goes into effect on Monday at 8 p.m.

As of Monday morning, Maryland had 1,413 confirmed cases of the virus. There have been 15 deaths in the state.