• Where can I find this state’s “stay at home” or “shelter in place” order?
  • Does the state’s order provide any specific exemptions concerning aviation activities?     No  
  • Is there any interpretive guidance available concerning aviation activities?    No
  • Who can I contact to request clarification or additional guidance?
Maryland Department of Transportation In-State:  410-865-1142
  • Additional notes:   Yes
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On July 29, Gov. Hogan announced the expansion of the statewide masking order that has been in effect since April 18. Starting July 31 at 5 p.m., face coverings are required in outdoor public areas, whenever it is not possible to maintain physical distancing. Read the order at .pdf. Cloth face coverings can be made from household items and include wearing a scarf or bandanna that covers the nose and mouth. The CDC has detailed guidance and instructions regarding homemade cloth face coverings available at 3

MDH issued a public health advisory for out-of-state travel. Under the advisory, Marylanders are strongly advised against traveling to states with positivity rates of 10% or higher. Anyone traveling from these states should get tested and self-quarantine while awaiting results. The public health advisory applies to personal, family, or business travel of any kind. Marylanders are advised to postpone or cancel travel to these areas until their positivity rates decline. Read the travel advisory at:


  • What other resources should I consult before deciding to fly? Check with local governments (counties, cities, etc.) for any additional restrictions.
Additional recommendations:
  • Pilots are reminded to carefully check all NOTAMs before flight and be alert for ATC service reductions due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
  • Pilots should also contact the Airport Manager prior to departure/arrival to confirm availability of services. 
  • AOPA cannot provide legal advice or legal opinions on State restrictions.  Members are encouraged to contact the AOPA Pilot Information Center at (800) USA-AOPA for the names of AOPA Legal Services Plan Panel Attorneys licensed to practice in your state.   
  • AOPA recommends following all guidance provided by the CDC and state and local officials.   Stay up to date on the latest COVID-19 impacts to General Aviation at this AOPA web page

Posted by AOPA Announcements on Apr 23, 2020 9:04 AM EDT