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Anne Arundel County starts aligning COVID restrictions Maryland's

Anne Arundel County
Posted at 12:59 PM, Feb 25, 2021
and last updated 2021-02-25 12:59:22-05

ANNAPOLIS, Md. — Anne Arundel County Executive Steuart Pittman on Thursday said the county would start aligning its COVID restrictions with the state of Maryland's.

Now, establishments that were previously limited to 25 percent can open at 50 percent capacity.

Social gatherings are still capped at 10 people indoors and 25 outdoors.

As of Thursday the seven day average case rate in Anne Arundel County was 13.6 cases per 100,000 residents, the lowest since October 31 last year.

Here is a breakdown of how the restrictions look with changes in effect.

  • Religious Facilities – Outdoor services gathering limit increased to a maximum of 250 persons, provided the Facility requires strict adherence to the Mandatory Health and Safety Protocols.
  • Foodservice Establishments – contact tracing provisions are recommended but no longer required.
  • Organized sports – for Indoor Facilities, there is no longer a limit on participants and coaches in an activity area. Indoor facilities must still maintain a total occupancy less than 50% of the facility’s maximum capacity and masks must be worn at all times except for participants on the field of play. Contact tracing provisions are recommended but no longer required.
  • Fitness Centers – there is no longer a square footage restriction, but Fitness Centers must still maintain a total occupancy less than 50% of the facility’s maximum capacity and masks must be worn at all times. Contact tracing provisions are recommended but no longer required.
  • Organized outdoor events with designated event organizers are now permitted with no more than 100 persons.
  • Indoor theaters (including movie theaters) - Total allowed occupancy is increased to the lesser of 100 persons or 50% of maximum capacity.
  • Outdoor Entertainment Venues - Total allowed occupancy is increased to the lesser of 250 persons or 50% of maximum capacity.
  • Pool Hall and Billiard Halls - Total allowed occupancy is increased to 50% of maximum capacity.
  • Live Call Bingo - Total allowed occupancy is increased to 50% of maximum capacity.
  • Roller rinks, indoor ice rinks, bowling alleys, live call bingo and electronic bingo facilities that sell or serve food or beverages - contact tracing provisions are recommended but no longer required.
  • All Outdoor Sporting Venues - Total allowed occupancy is increased to the lesser of 250 persons or 50% of maximum capacity.
  • Cigar and hookah lounges and adult entertainment venues - total allowed occupancy is increased 50% of maximum capacity.