Howard County Executive Calvin Ball announced a State of Emergency for Howard County in his press conference about the first confirmed case of Coronavirus in Howard County. Here are the things he announced:

The Mall in Columbia to close for at least 7 days. This includes all businesses with the exception of restaurants with external access.

The shops at Savage Mill and our movie theaters (Regal Snowden Square and AMC Columbia) to close effective midnight tonight for at least 7 days.

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Here is the full press conference on Facebook:

I am sure a press release with additional details will come out soon. When it does I will update this post.

UPDATE: See the full press release here

Scott E