Governor Hogan Lifts Outdoor Mask Mandate and Ends Restrictions on Outdoor Dining
On Wednesday, April 28, Governor Hogan announced the following:
Effective immediately, masks and face coverings are no longer required outdoors in Maryland. Lifting the outdoor masking order is in line with new CDC guidance. Face coverings are still required for all Marylanders at all large ticketed venues as well as indoors at all public and private businesses and when using public transportation. Marylanders who are not yet vaccinated are strongly encouraged to continue wearing masks, especially when physical distancing is not possible.
Effective May 1, standing service may resume outdoors at bars and restaurants and all restrictions related to outdoor dining capacity and distancing will be lifted. Seated service and physical distancing requirements will remain in place indoors at bars and restaurants.
Beginning May 1, all eligible Marylanders can immediately book an appointment to receive a COVID-19 vaccine by visiting covidvax.maryland.gov or by calling Maryland’s COVID-19 Vaccination Support Center at 1-855-MD-GOVAX (1-855-634-6829).
Aligning with Governor Hogan’s announcement, Ocean City has lifted mask requirements on Boardwalk and in outdoor public places.
Read Governor Hogan’s 4/28 Press Release
Read Ocean City’s 4/29 Press Release