Local Government – COVID-19 Resource Page

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

On Wednesday, May 13, 2020, Governor Hogan announced the beginning of Stage One in the ‘Maryland Strong: Roadmap to Recovery,’ which included transitioning the stay-at-home order to a safer-at-home public health advisory. Please see the summary below on how Maryland’s local jurisdictions are enforcing this transition:


ANNE ARUNDEL COUNTY (County Executive Steuart Pittman)

County Executive Pittman Announces a Reopening Workgroup – May 18, 2020
Beginning June 1, 2020, the maximum occupancy for retail businesses in Anne Arundel County will be based on the square footage of the building. (May 22, 2020)
  • Beauty salons and barbershops will be allowed to host one customer per 100 square feet;
  • Other “non-essential” retail businesses will be allowed to have one customer per 150 square feet of the establishment
For more information on additional Phase One measures in Anne Arundel County, click here.


BALTIMORE CITY (Mayor Bernard “Jack” Young)

Mayor Jack Young addressed these modifications to the Governor’s order:
          • Bars and restaurants will remain open for pickup and delivery only;
          • Barbershops and salons will reopen for essential workers;
          • In-person religious services may only be offered outside with attendees in their respective vehicles;
          • Fitness centers, theaters, and enclosed malls will remain closed.
For Mayor Jack Young’s Official Stay at Home Order, click here. (May 15, 2020)
For more information on Baltimore City, click here
Baltimore City Council
The City Council will be meeting virtually to further prevent the need for gatherings. Members of the public can call in to listen live at (443) 984-1696 (Access code: 0245337) and/or stream it live using the following link: http://charmtvbaltimore.com/watch-live. The meeting will be live on CharmTV (Channel 25) as normal.


BALTIMORE COUNTY (County Executive Johnny Olszewski)

County Executive Johnny Olszewski will expand Baltimore County’s reopening plan with these actions on Friday, May 22nd at 9am:
  • Retail stores may reopen for in-store retail with a maximum capacity of 10 (including staff); curbside pickup and delivery are strongly encouraged;
  • Barbershops and hair salons may reopen with a maximum capacity of 10 (including staff); may operate by appointment only;
  • Religious institutions may hold drive-in services;
  • Shopping malls will remain closed.
For more information on Baltimore County’s plans, click here


FREDERICK COUNTY (County Executive Jan Gardner)

County Executive Jan Gardner adopted Governor Hogan’s order with these modifications:
          • Retail stores will open for curbside pickup only;
          • Religious services and salons will remain closed
For more information for Frederick County’s executive order, click here.


HARFORD COUNTY (County Executive Barry Glassman)

County Executive Barry Glassman announced that Harford County will Reopen in accordance with the State’s order:
  • Retail stores, barbershops, salons, and in-person religious services will reopen at 50% capacity;
  • Bars and restaurants will remain open for pickup and delivery only; and
  • Fitness centers will remain closed.
For more information on Harford County’s plans, click here


HOWARD COUNTY (County Executive Calvin Ball)

While introducing the HoCo RISE initiative, County Executive Calvin Ball adopts the State’s order with these modifications:
          • Manufacturing will reopen;
          • Retail stores, bars, and restaurants will reopen with pickup and delivery services only;
          • Barbershops and salons will reopen by appointment only (one customer at a time);
          • In-person religious services are limited to no more than 10 people; and
          • Fitness centers will remain closed.
For more information on Howard County’s plans, click here


MONTGOMERY COUNTY (County Executive Marc Elrich)

Despite the State’s order, County Executive Marc Elrich issued a local stay-at-home order that went into effect on Friday, May 15th at 5 p.m. until further notice.
Montgomery County’s Department of Health and Human Services Issues a “What’s Open” Guidance
For  more information on Montgomery County’s new stay-at-home order, click here


PRINCE GEORGE’S COUNTY (County Executive Angela Alsobrooks)

County Executive Angela Alsobrooks extended Prince George’s County’s stay-at-home order through June 1stgiven the overwhelming number of coronavirus cases in the County.

For more information on Prince George’s County’s executive order, click here.

County Executive Orders & Updates
Face Coverings Required in Grocery Stores in Prince George’s County – Effective April 15, 2020


Reopening According to Governor Hogan’s Order
Will Extend the Stay at Home Order
To Be Determined
  • Allegany County
  • Dorchester County
  • Kent County
  • Somerset County
  • Worcester County

(*This page was last updated 05/27/2020.)