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VERIFY: Yes, Maryland's governor extended the utility shut off moratorium to August 1

Information is coming at us fast in this pandemic, but our VERIFY team is here to help you fact-check information and keep you updated when things change.

WASHINGTON — On Monday, June 29th, we were asked to VERIFY - has Maryland Governor Larry Hogan extended the utility shut off moratorium?

When we contacted the Governor’s office, the order was in effect until July 1st.

But just today Governor Hogan announced on Twitter he amended and reinstated his May 29th executive order. 

That order prohibits utility providers from shutting off or charging late fees for residential service, including electricity, water, phone and internet through August first.

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So, we can Verify, yes, Hogan has extended the utility shut off moratorium through August first.

The novel coronavirus (COVID-19) remains present around the country, as well as here in the DMV. Things like masks and social distancing are still important, but our counties and communities have begun to reopen.

This blog details the latest updates on our Road to Recovery in D.C., Maryland, and Virginia. Check-in each day for what’s new, where each part of the DMV is at in its phased reopening plan and what direction the coronavirus trend is headed.

Have a question? Text it to us at 202-895-5599.

Updates on coronavirus cases come from health departments between 9 a.m. and 10 a.m. every day.

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