Local County Government Covid-19 Updates

 

ANNE ARUNDEL COUNTY (County Executive Steuart Pittman)

Effective April 27th, County Executive Steuart Pittman lifted outdoor mask wearing mandates and will lift all outdoor dining capacity and distancing on Saturday, May 1st.

For County Executive Pittman’s latest Executive Order, click here.


 

BALTIMORE CITY (Mayor Brandon M. Scott)

As of Wednesday April 28th, Mayor Brandon Scott is currently reviewing the latest Center for Disease Control (CDC) guidance to relax outdoor mask wearing mandates. Given that 3 out of 4 Baltimore residents are unvaccinated, Scott will make a final decision on the matter in the upcoming days.

For the official statement, click here


BALTIMORE COUNTY (County Executive Johnny Olszewski)

Effective April 27th, County Executive Johnny Olszewski lifted outdoor mask wearing mandates and will lift all outdoor dining capacity and distancing on Saturday, May 1st.

Click here for Baltimore County’s official press release.


 

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)

Effective April 27th, County Executive Barry Glassman lifted outdoor mask wearing mandates and relax outdoor dining capacity and distancing restrictions on Saturday, May 1st.

For Harford County’s press release, click here.


 

HOWARD COUNTY (County Executive Calvin Ball)

County Executive Calvin Ball announced that he will open 50+ senior centers to limited in-person services on Friday, April 30th. Howard County’s decision to lift outdoor mask wearing mandates is currently pending.

For the full press release, click here.


MONTGOMERY COUNTY (County Executive Marc Elrich)

On April 27th ,The Montgomery County Council voted unanimously to approve an amended Board of Health regulation to allow a further phased reopening tied to COVID-19 vaccinations. Using metrics based on the percentage of county residents that have received at least one vaccine dose, the following restrictions will be lifted*:

At 50 percent of the population receiving at least one dose of COVID-19 vaccine:

  • gathering limits increase to 50 people indoors and 100 people outdoors.
  • businesses limited to 25 percent capacity (including theatres) move to 50 percent capacity and may sell food and drink for consumption while seated.
  • camps can move to the gathering limits of 50 indoors and 100 outdoors.
  • escape rooms can allow 10 people per game.
  • museums and galleries may reopen touch exhibits.
  • malls may reopen pedestrian concourses and return tables and chairs inside.
  • sports move to 50 people indoors and 100 outdoors with a similar number of spectators.

At 60 percent of the population receiving at least one dose of COVID-19 vaccine:

  • gathering limits increase to 250 people indoors and no limit outdoors.
  • most businesses move to 75 percent capacity.
  • camps can increase to gathering limits of 250 people indoors with no capacity limit outdoors and may permit campers from outside of Washington, D.C., Maryland or Virginia.
  • convention and banquet facilities are limited to 50 percent of the facility’s maximum capacity per State restrictions.
  • cigar and hookah bars may permit smoking outdoors.
  • food service establishments may move to 75 percent of maximum capacity.
  • religious facilities may move to 75 percent of maximum capacity.
  • sports may increase capacity for participants and spectators to 250 people indoors and no limit outdoors and may engage in play with teams from outside Washington, D.C., Maryland or Virginia.

*Currently, 51.2% of eligible persons in Montgomery County have received at least one vaccine dose.

Click here for the Montgomery County Council’s official press release.

 


 

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.


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

(*This page was last updated 4/29/2021.)