Maryland Gov. Larry Hogan (R) signed an emergency order Tuesday prolonging the prohibition of utility cutoff and residential late fees until Aug. 1 to help Marylanders struggling amid the coronavirus pandemic.
On March 5, Hogan declared a state of emergency due to the presence of the coronavirus with renewals on March 17, April 10, May 6 and June 3.
The utility and residential late fees order would have terminated July 1 had the governor not acted, CBS News’ Baltimore affiliate reported.
The utilities affected by the order are electricity, water, sewage, disposal, telegraph, gas, phone and internet.