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 Steuart Pittman will continue to follow the Governor’s plan by allowing the following:
Effective June 12th at 5 p.m.
·      Restaurants and bars may reopen for indoor dining at 50% capacity 
o   Must follow the Maryland Department of Health guidance for appropriate distancing and health measures;  
·      Outdoor amusements, attractions, miniature golf, and go-karting facilities may reopen
o   Must follow Maryland’s guidance for entertainment and recreational attractions;
·      Outdoor pools may increase to 50% capacity;
·      School systems may begin to bring small groups of students and staff into school buildings
o   All nonpublic special education schools may reopen to serve students with disabilities 
o   Prioritization for vulnerable population in summer instruction is encouraged;
·      All childcare providers may reopen (maximum of 15 people per room)
·      Graduation ceremonies and outdoor high school sports practice/training to be permitted. 
Effective June 19th at 5 p.m.
·     Indoor fitness centers, fitness/dance studios, and martial arts facilities may reopen at 50% capacity with social distancing and strict public health measures; 
·     Casinos, arcades, and enclosed malls may reopen.  
For more information on Anne Arundel County’s press release, click here.

 

BALTIMORE CITY (Mayor Bernard “Jack” Young)

~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.
~On June 8th, Mayor Jack Young implemented Baltimore City’s Phase One plan:
·     Non-essential retail stores may provide curbside and delivery services;
·     Barbershops and hair salons may reopen for hair services only (by appointment)
o  Up to 5 people are allowed inside per 1,000 square feet;
·     Restaurants may continue to serve customers through outdoor seating facilities;
·     Religious organizations may conduct tented outdoor services (tent permit fees waived for religious institutions)
o  50-person maximum; virtual services are encouraged;
·     The Baltimore Farmers’ Market & Bazaar produced by Baltimore’s Office of Promotion & the Arts reopened on Sunday, June 14 at 7am with restrictions.
o  Will open as a food resource only, and a limited number of people will be allowed to shop at any one time;
·     Childcare facilities may reopen (limited to 10 people per room);
·     Summer camps may reopen
o  Limited to 10 people per room (indoors) and up to 50 people for outdoor activities;
·     Enoch Pratt Library branches will begin offering sidewalk services for book, DVD, CD, and other library material pickups on June 15th;
·     Construction sites may reopen with appropriate safeguards.
Baltimore City’s Phase Two plans are to be determined and the local stay-at-home order is still in effect.
For more information on Baltimore City’s stay-at-home order (June 8th), click here.
Click here for more information on Baltimore City’s reopening plans.

BALTIMORE COUNTY (County Executive Johnny Olszewski)

~Baltimore County’s Stage One Executive Order – May 29, 2020
~County Executive Johnny Olszewski accepted these additions to the Governor’s Phase Two plan:
Effective June 12th at 5 p.m.
·      Restaurants and bars may reopen for indoor dining at 50% capacity 
o   Must follow the Maryland Department of Health guidance for appropriate distancing and health measures;  
·      Outdoor amusements, attractions, miniature golf, and go-karting facilities may reopen
o   Must follow Maryland’s guidance for entertainment and recreational attractions;
·      Outdoor pools may increase to 50% capacity;
·      School systems may begin to bring small groups of students and staff into school buildings
o   All nonpublic special education schools may reopen to serve students with disabilities 
o   Prioritization for vulnerable population in summer instruction is encouraged;
·      All childcare providers may reopen (maximum of 15 people per room)
·      Graduation ceremonies and outdoor high school sports practice/training to be permitted. 
Effective June 19th at 5 p.m.
·     Indoor fitness centers, fitness/dance studios, and martial arts facilities may reopen at 50% capacity with social distancing and strict public health measures; 
·     Casinos, arcades, and enclosed malls may reopen.  
For more information on Baltimore County’s press release, click here.  

 

FREDERICK COUNTY (County Executive Jan Gardner)

County Executive Jan Gardner adopted Governor Hogan’s order with these modifications:
          • County Executive Jan Gardner announced that Frederick County will usher in the Governor’s Stage Two additions by implementing the following:
            Effective June 12th at 5 p.m.
            ·     Restaurants and bars may reopen for indoor dining at 50% capacity 
            o   Must follow the Maryland Department of Health guidance for appropriate distancing and health measures;  
            ·     Outdoor amusements, attractions, miniature golf, and go-karting facilities may reopen
            o   Must follow Maryland’s guidance for entertainment and recreational attractions;
            ·     Outdoor pools may increase to 50% capacity;
            ·     School systems may begin to bring small groups of students and staff into school buildings
            o   All nonpublic special education schools may reopen to serve students with disabilities 
            o   Prioritization for vulnerable population in summer instruction is encouraged;
            ·     All childcare providers may reopen (maximum of 15 people per room)
            ·     Graduation ceremonies and outdoor high school sports practice/training to be permitted. 
             Frederick County’s adoption of the Governor’s June 19th reopening plan is to be determined.
            For more information on Frederick County’s plan, click here

HARFORD COUNTY (County Executive Barry Glassman)

County Executive Barry Glassman announced that Harford County will continue to follow Governor Hogan’s Phase Two plan by allowing:
Effective June 12th at 5 p.m.
·      Restaurants and bars to reopen for indoor dining at 50% capacity 
o   Must follow the Maryland Department of Health guidance for appropriate distancing and health measures;  
·      Outdoor amusements, attractions, miniature golf, and go-karting facilities to reopen
o   Must follow Maryland’s guidance for entertainment and recreational attractions;
·      Outdoor pools to increase to 50% capacity;
·      School systems may begin to bring small groups of students and staff into school buildings
o   All nonpublic special education schools may reopen to serve students with disabilities 
o   Prioritization for vulnerable population in summer instruction is encouraged;
·      All childcare providers may reopen (maximum of 15 people per room)
·      Graduation ceremonies and outdoor high school sports practice/training to be permitted. 
Effective June 19th at 5 p.m.
·     Indoor fitness centers, fitness/dance studios, and martial arts facilities may reopen at 50% capacity with social distancing and strict public health measures; 
·     Casinos, arcades, and enclosed malls may reopen.  
For more information on Harford County’s press release, click here

 

HOWARD COUNTY (County Executive Calvin Ball)

County Executive Calvin Ball announced that Howard County will continue to align with the Governor’s Phase Two plan which includes the following:
Effective June 12th at 5 p.m.
·      Restaurants and bars may reopen for indoor dining at 50% capacity 
o   Must follow the Maryland Department of Health guidance for appropriate distancing and health measures;  
·      Outdoor amusements, attractions, miniature golf, and go-karting facilities may reopen
o   Must follow Maryland’s guidance for entertainment and recreational attractions;
·      Outdoor pools may increase to 50% capacity.
 Effective June 19th at 5 p.m.
·     Indoor fitness centers, fitness/dance studios, and martial arts facilities may reopen at 50% capacity with social distancing and strict public health measures; 
·     Casinos, arcades, and enclosed malls may reopen.  
For more information on Howard County’s reopening plan, click here

MONTGOMERY COUNTY (County Executive Marc Elrich)

Between June 15-19th, County Executive Marc Elrich will initiate the following phase two plans pending COVID-19 data benchmarks:
·      Retail stores may reopen for in-store services 
o  Limited to one customer per 200 square feet of sales space;
·      Restaurants may reopen for outdoor and indoor dining at 50% capacity; 
·      Barbershops and hair salons may allow all personal serviced by appointment only 
o  Limited to one customer per 200 square feet of service delivery space; 
·      Religious facilities may reopen for limited indoor and/or outdoor services (virtual and drive-in services are recommended) 
o  One family unit per 200 square feet of service space;
·      Fitness centers and indoor physical activities may reopen 
o  Limited to one patron per 200 square feet of fitness space;
·      Office spaces and multi-tenant commercial buildings may reopen to non-essential personnel with social distancing requirements (teleworking is highly recommended);
·      Outdoor community pools (lap swimming only) and all parks (includes outdoor fitness classes) may reopen 
·      Ride On bus service routes will expand routes;
·      Concerts, theaters, senior centers, libraries, recreation facilities and shopping malls remain closed. 
For more information on Montgomery County’s reopening plan, click here.
Click here for County Executive Elrich’s press release.

 

PRINCE GEORGE’S COUNTY (County Executive Angela Alsobrooks)

Effective June 15th at 5 p.m., County Executive Angela Alsobrooks will implement a modified phase two reopening plan which includes the following:
·     Retail stores may reopen for in-store services
o  Maximum of 5 people per 1,000 square feet, not to exceed 50% capacity;
·     Barbershops and hair salons may operate by appointment only at 50% capacity
o  Employees and clients must wear PPE and use of the waiting area is prohibited;
·     Nail salons may reopen by appointment only (digital payment is encouraged)
o  Limited to one customer per 200 square feet;
·     Restaurants may reopen for indoor seating at 50% capacity
o  Maximum of 6 people per table and table must be 6 feet apart
·     Religious facilities may reopen at 25% capacity
o  Digital, outdoor, drive-in services, and/or outdoor services of 250 people or less are recommended;
·     Childcare facilities may reopen for essential employees and employees returning to work during phase two
o  Staggered drop offs and pickups, PPE usage, and daily symptom checks for employees are required;
·     Outdoor community pools, automated car washes, outdoor youth activities (maximum of 10 people), and all parks may reopen.
·     Fitness centers, indoor pools, tattoo parlors, amusement parks, enclosed shopping malls, casinos, spa/massage parlors, and County Government building will remain closed.
For more information on Prince George’s County’s press release, click here.  

OTHER JURISDICTIONS

The following jurisdictions have reopened in compliance with the latest Phase Two additions of Governor Hogan’s Reopening Plan (June 12th):
·     Allegany County
·     Calvert County
·     Caroline County
·     Carroll County
·     Cecil County
·     Charles County
·     Dorchester County
·     Garrett County
·     Kent County
·     Queen Anne’s County
·     St. Mary’s County
·     Somerset County
·     Talbot County
·     Washington County
·     Wicomico County
·     Worchester County
 For more information on Governor Hogan’s latest executive order (June 10th), click here.
Click here to view Maryland’s Back to Business guidance.

 

(*This page was last updated 06/15/2020.)