Maryland decide quickly blocks county’s ban on indoor eating
By Michael Brice-Saddler, Ovetta Wiggins and Gregory S. Schneider
A Maryland decide quickly blocked a county order Wednesday that aimed to ban indoor eating, providing a uncommon victory for plaintiffs difficult coronavirus restrictions within the Washington area.
The ruling by Anne Arundel County Circuit Court docket Decide William Mulford got here after 4 restaurant homeowners sued County Govt Steuart Pittman (D) over his order limiting restaurant service to takeout and supply. They argued that eating places will not be driving the unfold of the virus and that the restrictions would have a devastating financial impact on employees and their households.
Mulford agreed to their request, granting a brief restraining order that enables them to renew on-site eating with restrictions in place.