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Police department issues 'final warning' to Maryland residents and orders them to wear pants while checking their mailboxes

Daily Mail logo Daily Mail 4/16/2020 Lauren Edmonds For Dailymail.com

a screenshot of a cell phone: Authorities in Taneytown, Maryland, reminded some of their 7,000 residents to wear pants when checking their mailboxes

Authorities in Taneytown, Maryland, reminded some of their 7,000 residents to wear pants when checking their mailboxes
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A police department in Maryland gave a 'final warning' to residents about wearing pants while checking the mail during the coronavirus outbreak. 

The Taneytown Police Department shared the odd message in a Facebook post on Tuesdaym suggesting some of the town's 7,000 residents may have gotten too comfortable while being ordered to stay at home.

'Please remember to put pants on before leaving the house to check your mailbox. You know who you are. This is your final warning,' they wrote. 

It's unclear who authorities are referring to or how long the alleged mailbox indiscretion has been happening. 

This comes as millions of Americans have transitioned to working remotely and business casual clothes - especially pants - have lost its appeal. 

According to USA Today, shirts have become a more important piece of clothing than pants.

'We’re seeing increased sales in tops, but not bottoms,' said Dan Bartlett, Walmart’s executive vice president of corporate affairs. 

Some of the reasons for this include less person-to-person meetings and more time on teleconference calls with video apps like Zoom. 

But social media users found the whole thing hilarious and decided to lean into the fun.  

'It's been thirty some days inside! They don't fit anymore!' one woman wrote, alluding to the state's shutdown.

Another wrote: 'Just to verify, this is only for checking the mail, correct? We can continue going to the supermarket, mowing the lawn, and cleaning our gutters without any pants on... right?'

'Hey, earlier you said we need to wear a mask. And NOW you’re telling me pants as well? Where will it end?!?' an exasperated man wrote.  

Other people were focused less on missing trousers and more on proper safety precautions. 

'As long as they wear a face mask, live and let live,' one person wrote. 

The Facebook post has amassed over 7,100 shared and some 2,800 comments since it was shared.

Photo gallery by USA Today

Over the past several days, the Taneytown Police Department has urged people to stay indoors by using lyrics to 'Baby Shark', encouraging people to wash their hands using a Bitmoji and a Tiger King meme.

Maryland Gov. Larry Hogan ordered the state's COVID-19 lockdown on March 5 and it was recently renewed again on April 10. 

The state has more than 10,000 confirmed cases and a death toll of 342.   

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