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Governor Hogan Lifts Restrictions on Indoor and Outdoor Venues and Dining Beginning May 15

Effective Saturday, May 15, indoor & outdoor venues and indoor & outdoor dining may resume normal operations with all remaining capacity restrictions lifted. The indoor mask mandate will expire after the state achieves 70% of Maryland adults vaccinated, hopefully attainable by Memorial Day weekend.
  • INDOOR AND OUTDOOR VENUES may resume normal operations. All remaining capacity restrictions will be lifted on all indoor entertainment venues and conventions, and all outdoor entertainment, art, and sports venues, including all ticketed events.
  • INDOOR AND OUTDOOR DINING: Restaurants and bars may resume normal operations, as all remaining capacity and distancing restrictions and all other limits will be lifted on indoor and outdoor dining.
  • INDOOR MASK MANDATE TO EXPIRE AFTER THE STATE ACHIEVES 70% OF MARYLAND ADULTS VACCINATED. The indoor mask mandate will be lifted as soon as 70% of Maryland adults receive at least one dose of a COVID-19 vaccine, the national goal set by President Biden. On Tuesday, Maryland surpassed the milestone of vaccinating more than 65% of adults.

With approval from the FDA and CDC, COVID-19 vaccine eligibility for Marylanders age 12 to 15 is ready to open on May 13. Eleven of the state’s mass vaccination sites and hundreds of pharmacy locations will be ready to administer the Pfizer vaccine. Marylanders can search for providers vaccinating adolescents at
Maryland Department of Labor to Begin Process of Reinstating Work Search Requirements

To further accelerate the state’s economic recovery and with every business in Maryland fully reopened, Governor Hogan has directed the Maryland Department of Labor to work in collaboration with the federal administration to begin the process of reinstating work search requirements to connect more job seekers with good opportunities. The requirements are scheduled to be reinstated by late June.

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