Announced today:

Today, after a careful review of health data related to COVID-19, and in consultation with Baltimore’s Health Commissioner, Mayor Bernard C. “Jack” Young has signed an Executive Order suspending indoor dining at bars and restaurants in Baltimore City. Under the Mayor’s order, restaurants and bars are permitted to continue with outdoor dining that’s socially distanced, along with offering carryout and delivery services. The Mayor’s order takes effect Friday, July 24, at 5:00 p.m.

Health Commissioner Dr. Letitia Dzirasa also issued a Health Order mandating the usage of cloth face coverings in Baltimore City. Under the Health Commissioner’s Health Order, all City residents over age 2, need to wear face coverings whenever they are in public and maintaining a social distance of at least six feet is not possible. City residents are not required to wear face coverings while seated outdoors at a food service establishment.

The Health Commissioner’s Health Order mandating face coverings goes into effect Friday at 5:00 p.m.

Here is an image of the announcement:

The big question is which county in Maryland will be next to take this action:

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