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Governor Hogan Announces Lifting of Capacity Limits

Governor Hogan Announces Lifting of Capacity Limits; Quarantine Requirements Lifted on Out-of-State Travel; Masking & Distancing Remain in Effect
With significant improvements in all of Maryland’s key data metrics, Governor Hogan announced yesterday several changes to further ease current COVID-19 restrictions.

The following changes will take place effective Friday, March 12, 2021 at 5pm:

Restaurants/Food Service Establishments:
  • Capacity limits lifted on outdoor & indoor dining at restaurants and food service establishments
  • Seated and distanced service ONLY – bar crowding not permitted
  • Must continue to maintain 6-ft. table arrangement distancing
  • Indoor booths may now be adjacent as long as there is a physical barrier (i.e. Plexiglass shield) separating them
  • Table size limit is now 10 people
Other Businesses & Establishments:
  • Capacity limits lifted on retail, religious facilities, fitness centers, casinos, personal services, indoor recreational establishments
  • Large outdoor & indoor venues may expand to 50% capacity
  • Includes conference and wedding venues, concert venues, conventions, theaters, racing facilities, and other outdoor sporting & entertainment venues
  • Medical adult day care centers may reopen with facilities able to set restrictions and safety measures
Travel-Related Changes:
  • Lifting quarantine requirements and other restrictions on out-of-state travel
  • Testing stronger encouraged for out-of-state travelers
Masking, physical distancing, and other safety measures remain in place.
Read the Full Press Release

Read the Executive Order

General Directives Regarding Certain Businesses & Facilities

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