“There’s no constitutional right to walk around without a mask," Gov. Larry Hogan (R-MD) said during a press conference.
Hogan made the claim while discussing COVID-19 related restrictions in the state.
“It's sort of like saying I have a constitutional right to drive drunk. I have a constitutional right to not wear a seat belt, or to yell fire in a crowded movie theater, or to not follow the speed limit," Hogan said.
Hogan also said that just before Thanksgiving “additional State Troopers will be assigned in every single county” to focus on those violating COVID restrictions. “These high-visibility compliance units will be detailed to popular downtown areas, main street areas.”
“State Troopers will support local authorities with compliance checks with a focus on educating the public on existing orders, protocols, and priorities to prevent super-spreading events, and to insist on enforcement compliance when actions are necessary.”