Local County Government Covid-19 Updates

As of Friday, March 12th at 5 p.m., Maryland’s eight largest jurisdictions will be adjusting their COVID-19 restrictions in the following manners:

ANNE ARUNDEL COUNTY (County Executive Steuart Pittman)

County Executive Steuart Pittman will partially align with the Governor’s eased COVID-19 restrictions:

  • Capacity limits will be lifted for outdoor and indoor dining at restaurants and bars, retail businesses, religious facilities, fitness centers, casinos, personal services, and indoor recreational establishments;
  • Large outdoor and indoor venues may operate at 50% capacity
    • This includes: (1) theater, concert, convention, and wedding venues; and (2) racing, outdoor entertainment, and sporting facilities;
  • Medical adult daycare centers may reopen in accordance with this order;
  • Quarantine requirements and other out-of-state travel restrictions will be lifted;
  • Statewide masking order remains in effect and telework is still strongly encouraged.

In addition, County Executive Pittman will retain the County’s social gathering limits at 10 persons indoors and 25 persons outdoors.

For the latest Executive Order from Anne Arundel County, click here.


 

BALTIMORE CITY (Mayor Brandon M. Scott)

Effective Friday, March 26, 2021 at 6:00 a.m., Mayor Brandon Scott will ease the following COVID-19 restrictions:

  • Gatherings: Gatherings will need to comply with any relevant capacity based upon the space in which they are located.
  • Religious Facilities: Increased to 50 percent of maximum occupancy.
  • Retail Establishments and Malls: Increased to 50 percent of maximum occupancy.
  • Indoor Recreational Establishments: All indoor recreation sites, except hookah/cigar lounges, will be allowed to operate at 50 percent capacity. Hookah and cigar lounges are allowed to operate their retail spaces at 50 percent capacity, but no smoking is allowed on site.
  • Outdoor Recreational Establishments: Limited to 50 percent of maximum occupancy.
  • Fitness Centers: Increased to 50 percent of maximum occupancy. Fitness classes are allowed — 10 person limit or 25 percent capacity, whichever is greater. Social distancing and masks required.
  • Casinos: Increased to 50 percent of maximum occupancy. Dining areas allowed to remain open, following the requirements of food service establishments.
  • Libraries: Increased to 50 percent maximum occupancy.
  • Museums, Zoos, Aquariums: Increased to 50 percent of maximum occupancy
  • Foodservice Establishments: Outdoor dining can resume at 75 percent capacity. If space is tented, the tent needs to be open on all sides. Indoor dining can resume at 50 percent capacity. Bars without food licenses are also allowed to operate — 75 percent outdoors, 50 percent indoors.
    • All food service establishments must continue to keep a log of contact information for patrons and staff for contact tracing purposes.
  • Personal Services: Increased to 50 percent of maximum occupancy.
    • Staff must wear face coverings at all times while indoors.
    • Services must be provided on an appointment-only basis, and a log must be kept of names of customers, staff providing services, and other residents who enter the shop.
  • Theaters and Outdoor Entertainment Venues: Live streaming of performances is allowed. Exemption for mask order on performers for live and live-streamed performances with appropriate mitigation barriers in place.
    • Indoor theaters are limited to the lesser of 50 percent occupancy or 100 persons.
    • Outdoor entertainment venues are limited to the lesser of 75 percent occupancy or 250 persons.

For Baltimore City’s latest press release, click here


BALTIMORE COUNTY (County Executive Johnny Olszewski)

County Executive Johnny Olszewski will fully align with the Governor’s lifted COVID-19 restrictions:

  • Capacity limits will be lifted for outdoor and indoor dining at restaurants and bars, retail businesses, religious facilities, fitness centers, casinos, personal services, and indoor recreational establishments;
  • Large outdoor and indoor venues may operate at 50% capacity
    • This includes: (1) theater, concert, convention, and wedding venues; and (2) racing, outdoor entertainment, and sporting facilities;
  • Medical adult daycare centers may reopen in accordance with this order;
  • Quarantine requirements and other out-of-state travel restrictions will be lifted;
  • Statewide masking order remains in effect and telework is still strongly encouraged.

For the Baltimore County’s latest press release, click here.

For the latest updates from Baltimore County, click here.


 

FREDERICK COUNTY (County Executive Jan Gardner)

County Executive Jan Gardner will partially abide by the most recently lifted COVID-19 restrictions:

  • Capacity limits will be lifted for outdoor and indoor dining at restaurants and bars, retail businesses, religious facilities, fitness centers, casinos, personal services, and indoor recreational establishments;
  • Large outdoor and indoor venues may operate at 50% capacity
    • This includes: (1) theater, concert, convention, and wedding venues; and (2) racing, outdoor entertainment, and sporting facilities;
  • Medical adult daycare centers may reopen in accordance with this order;
  • Quarantine requirements and other out-of-state travel restrictions will be lifted;
  • Statewide masking order remains in effect and telework is still strongly encouraged.

In addition, County Executive Gardner will: (1) limit indoor and outdoor gatherings (i.e., parties, cookouts, fundraisers, etc.) to 25 persons; (2) restrict gyms, fitness centers, aquatic centers, and self-defense schools to 25 percent (%) maximum occupancy; and (3) restrict wedding venues to 50 percent (%) maximum occupancy.


HARFORD COUNTY (County Executive Barry Glassman)

County Executive Barry Glassman will fully align with the Governor’s lifted restrictions:

  • Capacity limits will be lifted for outdoor and indoor dining at restaurants and bars, retail businesses, religious facilities, fitness centers, casinos, personal services, and indoor recreational establishments;
  • Large outdoor and indoor venues may operate at 50% capacity
    • This includes: (1) theater, concert, convention, and wedding venues; and (2) racing, outdoor entertainment, and sporting facilities;
  • Medical adult daycare centers may reopen in accordance with this order;
  • Quarantine requirements and other out-of-state travel restrictions will be lifted;
  • Statewide masking order remains in effect and telework is still strongly encouraged.

Click here for Harford County’s latest press release. 


 

HOWARD COUNTY (County Executive Calvin Ball)

County Executive Calvin Ball will fully abide by the most recent COVID-19 restrictions:

  • Capacity limits will be lifted for outdoor and indoor dining at restaurants and bars, retail businesses, religious facilities, fitness centers, casinos, personal services, and indoor recreational establishments;
  • Large outdoor and indoor venues may operate at 50% capacity
    • This includes: (1) theater, concert, convention, and wedding venues; and (2) racing, outdoor entertainment, and sporting facilities;
  • Medical adult daycare centers may reopen in accordance with this order;
  • Quarantine requirements and other out-of-state travel restrictions will be lifted;
  • Statewide masking order remains in effect and telework is still strongly encouraged.

For more updates on Howard County restrictions, click here.


MONTGOMERY COUNTY (County Executive Marc Elrich)

County Executive Marc Elrich announced that Montgomery County will maintain their current restrictions for now, but he will propose the following measures to the Board of Health Regulation (BOHR) next week:

Upon approval, the County Executive will:

  • Remove all local restrictions on child care facilities and therefore require them to follow state requirements;
  • Change maximum capacity to align with fire or other occupancy permit;
  • Increase outdoor gatherings to a maximum of 50 persons;
  • Increase indoor gatherings to a maximum of 25 persons;
  • Remove the one person per 200 square feet of space limits;
  • Remove the alcohol limits, buffet service restrictions, and outdoor structure requirements for food service facilities;
  • Permit food courts in malls to operate in the same manner as other food service facilities;
  • Increase capacity for religious facilities to 50 percent (%).

On March 26, 2021, the County Executive will:

  • Permit arts and entertainment facilities to open at 25% capacity
  • Increase the capacity limits for indoor dining at food service facilities, fitness centers, bowling alleys, escape rooms, museums and art galleries, personal services facilities, pools, retail establishments, and recreation centers from 25% to 50% maximum capacity

For the latest article concerning Montgomery County’s restrictions, click here.

 


 

PRINCE GEORGE’S COUNTY (County Executive Angela Alsobrooks)

County Executive Angela Alsobrooks will partially align with the Governor’s latest lifted restrictions:

  • Capacity limits will be lifted for outdoor and indoor dining at restaurants and bars, retail businesses, religious facilities, fitness centers, casinos, personal services, and indoor recreational establishments;
  • Large outdoor and indoor venues may operate at 50% capacity
    • This includes: (1) theater, concert, convention, and wedding venues; and (2) racing, outdoor entertainment, and sporting facilities;
  • Medical adult daycare centers may reopen in accordance with this order;
  • Quarantine requirements and other out-of-state travel restrictions will be lifted;
  • Statewide masking order remains in effect and telework is still strongly encouraged;

In addition, County Executive Alsobrooks will retain the County’s social gathering limits at 20 persons indoors and 50 persons outdoors.

Click here for the latest press release from Prince George’s County.


OTHER JURISDICTIONS

The following jurisdictions have complied with Governor Hogan’s most recent statewide COVID-19 restrictions:

 

For more information on the latest updates of Maryland’s Roadmap to Recovery, click here.

(*This page was last updated 3/22/2021.)