A number of jurisdictions have announced rollbacks to reopening due to rising COVID-19 numbers in Maryland. Here are the ones I am aware of:

Statewide: New Directives Reduce Indoor Dining Capacity to 50%, Restore Mandatory Teleworking for State Government Employees Public Health Advisories Limit Indoor Gatherings to 25 or Less, Expand Warnings on Out-of-State Travel (LEARN MORE)

Anne Arundel County: New social gathering limits of 10 people indoors and 25 people outdoors starting on Friday, and suspend youth athletics beginning on Monday. Maximum capacity for indoor dining operations in bars and restaurants will also be reduced from 50 percent to 25 percent beginning on Friday, November 20. (LEARN MORE)

Baltimore City: Masks are now required in all outdoor spaces, regardless of social distancing, and inside any business or establishment; and Baltimore is moving back to Phase 1, which means 25% capacity inside businesses and restaurants. Indoor dining will close at 11 p.m. rather than the previously stated 10 p.m. and taverns, that normally operate on more alcohol than food sales, can sell prepackaged goods to go. (LEARN MORE)

Baltimore County: All social gatherings not associated with operating or patronizing a business establishment or otherwise subject to existing state orders will be limited to 10 people indoors and 25 people outdoors. Bars and restaurants will be required to close at 12:00 a.m. (LEARN MORE)

Frederick County: All indoor and outdoor venues are limited to 25% capacity or 25 people, whichever is less. Wedding venues will be included in the capacity limits beginning November 30. Indoor dining at restaurants will stay at 50% capacity and retail stores will stay at 75% capacity as laid out in Gov. Larry Hogan’s statewide order. (LEARN MORE)

Harford County: All county facilities will be closed to the public. All indoor parks & recreation facilities and programming will be suspended. Organized outdoor activities on county fields, including tournaments, are also suspended. (LEARN MORE)

Montgomery County: Reduce capacity limits for restaurants, retail outlets and personal services businesses to 25% — down from 50% previously. The reduced capacity limits also apply to religious facilities. In addition, public gatherings are limited to 25 people — down from 50 before. Capacity limits are now set at 25% for fitness centers, indoor restaurant dining, retail businesses and religious facilities. At personal services establishments, such as hair salons, barbershops, massage parlors and nail salons, capacity is capped at 25% or 25 people, whichever is fewer. (LEARN MORE)

Prince George’s County: All indoor public businesses or establishments that are already open under the County’s phase 2 of reopening, with the exception of essential businesses and retail stores, must reduce capacity limits to a maximum of 25% capacity. Restaurants will be limited to 25% capacity indoors and 50% capacity outdoors. Essential businesses (grocery stores, specialty food stores, big box stores) and retail stores may operate at 50% capacity but with all safety protocols (LEARN MORE)

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I will continue to watch for future updates as they are announced.

Scott E

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