Starting today at 5pm, various restrictions will be lifted from Maryland businesses. According to Governor Hogan, “We tried to find that balanced position that tried to get people back to work and tried to worry about those small business owners and how do we keep them and help them survive…but also how to keep some mitigation steps in place that can keep people safe.”
- Capacity limits on indoor and outdoor dining across the state will be lifted. Nonetheless, patrons must remain seated and socially distanced while dining.
- Capacity limits will similarly be lifted from retail establishments, indoor recreation establishments (e.g., social clubs), personal services establishments (e.g., salons and barber shops), gyms, gaming facilities, and racing facilities.
- Under the new rules, occupancy shall not exceed 50% at convention/banquet facilities, as well as indoor and outdoor venues such as concert halls and sporting arenas.
- All medical adult day care centers may reopen.
- Quarantine requirements and restrictions on out-of-state travel will be lifted. Nonetheless, the Maryland Department of Health’s travel advisory will remain in place and residents returning to Maryland from out-of-state travel are encouraged to get tested for COVID-19 upon their return home.
Despite these eased restrictions, all of Maryland’s mask requirements will remain in effect.
If you have any questions about Maryland’s COVID-19 restrictions, or any area of employment law, contact Thatcher Law Firm at 301-441-1400.
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