Maryland Gov. Larry Hogan announced that the state will reopen Friday.
Prince George's and Montgomery counties will not be reopening yet.
Recreational outdoor activities will be allowed to resume Thursday morning.
The disparity is due to a variety of factors, including higher rates of poverty and lack of access to nutrition, one professor said.
Maryland Gov. Larry Hogan wore a mask from Route One Apparel at a press conference last month.
The legislation would have allowed graduate student workers to unionize legally.
Gov. Larry Hogan said his wife, the country's first Korean American first lady, championed the operation.
Protesters in Maryland joined others in state capitals such as Austin, Texas, and Carson City, Nevada.
The University of Maryland School of Nursing in Baltimore is accelerating their program so students can join the workforce.
Maryland counties had already announced similar orders requiring face-coverings.