County to enforce social distancing at construction sites

After Maryland Gov. Larry Hogan announced a new measure empowering local health departments to take action against construction crews not following social distancing guidance, Montgomery County officials say they are developing a plan to vet potential complaints.

Montgomery County Health Officer Dr. Travis Gayles said the county’s health department “will take appropriate actions” if workers on any site are found to be violating orders that prohibit gatherings of people.

Hogan’s executive order, issued Tuesday, allows local health departments to act if construction sites and work by other “essential businesses” are not following social distancing guidelines and anti-crowding prohibitions to prevent the spread of the coronavirus.

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