Local Government – COVID-19 Resource Page

This page provides updates on local government orders and mandates related to COVID-19.

ANNE ARUNDEL COUNTY (County Executive Steuart Pittman)

County Executive Steuart Pittman announced that Anne Arundel County will remain in Stage Two citing an increase in their COVID-19 case rate. The following restrictions will remain in place:
  • Restaurants are open for outdoor dining and indoor dining at 50% capacity
    • Indoor dining areas must close by 10 p.m.
  • Retail, construction, wholesale, warehouse, office, financial, and auto dealership businesses are open at 50% capacity;
  • Barbershops, hair salons, tattoo parlors, tanning salons, massage parlors, and nail services are open at 50% capacity (by appointment only)
  • Religious institutions, fitness centers, and bowling alleys are open at 50% indoor capacity;
  • Movie theaters, indoor mall dining, and senior centers will remain closed;
  • Indoor social gatherings with over 25 people and outdoor social gatherings of more than 50 people are prohibited.
For more information on Anne Arundel County’s press release, click here.  
Click here for County Executive Steuart Pittman’s latest executive order.

 

BALTIMORE CITY (Mayor Bernard “Jack” Young)

Effective September 8th at 5:00 p.m., Mayor Jack Young will implement the entirety of Stage Two in Maryland’s Roadmap to Recovery with these measures:
  • Retail stores, malls, casinos, restaurants, and indoor recreation establishments may operate at 50% capacity (previously at 25% capacity)
  • Movie theaters will be reopened at 25% capacity;
  • Religious facilities may hold services at 25% capacity (virtual worship is encouraged);
  • Indoor gatherings are capped at 25 people (if no occupancy code) or 25% capacity (with occupancy code).
 Click here for news on Baltimore City’s reopening plans.
For Mayor Jack Young’s press conference, click here.

BALTIMORE COUNTY (County Executive Johnny Olszewski)

County Executive Johnny Olszewski announced his plan to fully align with Phase Three of Maryland’s Roadmap to Recovery:
  • Indoor dining at food service establishments will remain limited at 50% capacity;
  • Indoor movie theaters and live performance venues may reopen at 50% capacity, or 100 people per auditorium, whichever is less;
  • Outdoor movie and live performance venues may reopen at 50% capacity or up to 250 people, whichever is less;
  • Retail and religious facilities may increase their capacity from 50% to 75%.
For more information on Baltimore County’s plans, click here.  

 

FREDERICK COUNTY (County Executive Jan Gardner)

County Executive Jan Gardner announced that Frederick County will usher in Phase Three of Governor Hogan’s Roadmap to Recovery by implementing the following:
  • Indoor dining at food service establishments will remain limited at 50% capacity;
  • Indoor movie theaters and live performance venues may reopen at 50% capacity, or 100 people per auditorium, whichever is less;
  • Outdoor movie and live performance venues may reopen at 50% capacity or up to 250 people, whichever is less;
  • Retail and religious facilities may increase their capacity from 50% to 75 %.
 For more information on Frederick County’s press release, click here.  

HARFORD COUNTY (County Executive Barry Glassman)

County Executive Barry Glassman announced that Harford County will follow Governor Hogan’s Phase Three plan by allowing:
  • Indoor dining at food service establishments to remain limited at 50% capacity;
  • Indoor movie theaters and live performance venues to reopen at 50% capacity, or 100 people per auditorium, whichever is less;
  • Outdoor movie and live performance venues to reopen at 50% capacity or up to 250 people, whichever is less;
  • Retail and religious facilities to increase their capacity from 50% to 75%.
For more information on Harford County’s recent update, click here.

 

HOWARD COUNTY (County Executive Calvin Ball)

County Executive Calvin Ball announced that Howard County would fully align with the Governor’s Phase Three plan which includes the following:
  • Indoor dining at food service establishments will remain limited at 50% capacity;
  • Indoor movie theaters and live performance venues may reopen at 50% capacity, or 100 people per auditorium, whichever is less;
  • Outdoor movie and live performance venues may reopen at 50% capacity or up to 250 people, whichever is less;
  • Retail and religious facilities may increase their capacity from 50% to 75%.
For more information on Howard County’s recent COVID-19 updates, click here.

MONTGOMERY COUNTY (County Executive Marc Elrich)

Montgomery County will continue implementing their Stage Two guidelines with the following measures:
  • Restaurants are open for outdoor and limited indoor seating (50% maximum capacity)
    • Indoor and outdoor venues may now include live performances as part of the dining experience;
  • Bowling alleys are open at 50% capacity;
  • Indoor and outdoor gatherings are limited to 50 people or 1 person/family unit per 200 square feet, whichever is lower;
  • Gyms, fitness centers, retail establishments, and museums are open to 1 person per 200 square feet of public space;
  • Religious facilities are open to 1 person/family unit per 200 square feet of service space;
  • Hair salons, barbers, tattoo parlors, and other personal grooming facilities are limited to 1 person per 200 square feet of service delivery space (by appointment only);
  • Live performance facilities and theaters will remain closed.
Montgomery County’s adoption of the Governor’s Stage Three plans are to be determined.
For more information on Montgomery County’s reopening status, click here.
Click here for Montgomery County’s latest press release.

 

PRINCE GEORGE’S COUNTY (County Executive Angela Alsobrooks)

County Executive Angela Alsobrooks announced that Prince George’s County will remain in Stage Two by continuing the following measures:
  • Retail stores are open with a maximum capacity of 50% or 1 person per 100 square feet of sales space, whichever is less;
  • Barbershops, hair salons, and other personal grooming services are open for 1 customer per 200 square feet (by appointment only);
  • Restaurants are open for outside and indoor seating (at 50% capacity)
    • No more than 6 people per table, no more than 50 people in the outdoor seating area, and employees must follow the CDC’s guidelines;
  • Gyms and fitness centers are open at a limited capacity of 50% or 1 person per 200 square feet of fitness space, whichever is less;
  • Bowling alleys, bingo halls, outdoor swimming pools, and tour boats, and other recreational facilities are open at 50% capacity;
  • Religious facilities are open at 50% capacity for indoor services and up to 250 people for outdoor services.
Plans for Prince George’s County to enter Stage Three of Maryland’s Roadmap to Recovery is to be determined.
For more information on Prince George’s County’s executive order, click here.  

OTHER JURISDICTIONS

The following jurisdictions have reopened in compliance with Phase Three of Governor Hogan’s Reopening Plan (September 4th): 
  • Allegeny County
  • Calvert County
  • Caroline County
  • Carroll County
  • Cecil County
  • Charles County
  • Dorchester County
  • Garrett County
  • Kent County
  • Queen Anne’s County
  • Mary’s County
  • Somerset County
  • Talbot County
  • Washington County
  • Wicomico County
  • Worchester County
For more information on Governor Hogan’s latest executive order (September 1st), click here.

 

(*This page was last updated 09/08/2020.)