On June 19, Governor Hogan permitted limited outdoor visitation, communal dining, and small group activities at nursing homes with proper precautions in place.
On June 10, Hogan extended stage two and allowed more places and businesses to reopen with capacity restrictions, including indoor dining.
Below you can find what the state is allowing to reopen under stage two of Maryland's Roadmap to Recovery.
The final decision however, is at the discretion of each county or jurisdiction. Below you can also find a list of those deciding to follow the state's lead.
Harford County will continue reopening safely to the extent permitted by Gov. Hogan and will follow the additional steps allowed in Stage Two on the
Howard County will continue to align with Governor Hogan’s reopening plan.
Anne Arundel County Executive Pittman announced that Anne Arundel County will implement additional Stage 2 reopenings on Friday, June 12 at 5:00 p.m., in line with Governor Larry Hogan’s latest executive order. Outdoor amusements and rides, including miniature golf and go-kart tracks, may also resume under state guidance. Anne Arundel intends to follow state reopenings for indoor fitness facilities, casinos, arcades and malls on June 19 as well.
Frederick County Executive Gardner announced that Governor Hogan’s list of businesses and activities that can resume effective 5 p.m. on Friday, June 12, will go into effect in Frederick County. An announcement will be made next week concerning whether Frederick County will fully advance the next phase of Governor Hogan’s plan for businesses and activities that could resume as of June 19.
Queen Anne’s County announces they will be following the latest guidance from the state of Maryland announced during Governor Hogan’s press conference on the next phase of stage two of the Roadmap to Recovery.
Montgomery County will officially enter Phase 2 of reopening on June 19 at 5 p.m.
Baltimore County announced they will continue to align with Governor Hogan’s reopening plan.
Baltimore City has begun stage two effective June 19 at 5 p.m.
On Friday, June 5 at 5 p.m., the state of Maryland will move into Phase 2 of the Roadmap to Recovery plan.
Here's a look at the counties that are moving forward with the phase.
Anne Arundel County:
Anne Arundel County will begin Stage 2 reopening on Friday, June 5 at 5 p.m.
Retailers, nail salons, tattoo and massage parlors can reopen under proper safety protocols
Churches, synagogues, mosques and other houses of worship can increase indoor attendance to 50% capacity with masks and 6-feet social distancing
Other non-essential businesses that weren't specifically ordered to stay closed by the Governor’s order can open.
Face coverings and social distance protocols are required for all customers and employees.
Restaurants are open for delivery, carryout, curbside pickup, or outdoor seating if they have it.
- Retail Businesses – open for retail, with a max of up to 50% capacity.
- Barbershops and hair salons – by appointment only, with up to 5 people allowed inside per 1,000 square feet, for hair services only. All other services and salons not specifically named in the order are to remained closed. After providing services to each customer, appropriate cleaning will need to take place per CDC and Maryland Department of Health guidelines.
- Faith-based gatherings – faith-based organizations of up to 50 people can worship in tented outdoor services. Fees for tent permits will be waived for exempt religious institutions during COVID restrictions, and Fire and Building inspections will be available within 48 hours of application. As a condition of the permit, congregants will be required to practice social distancing and wear face coverings. Virtual worship is still strongly encouraged at this time.
- The Baltimore Farmers’ Market & Bazaar produced by Baltimore’s Office of Promotion & the Arts will open for its 43rd season on Sunday, June 14 at 7 a.m. with restrictions. It will open as a food resource only, and a limited number of people will be allowed to shop at any one time.
- Childcare – childcare can open with limits of up to 10 people per room.
- Restaurants – as previously announced, restaurants can serve customers through outdoor seating. Restaurant licensees who would like to add outdoor seating can apply through the City’s e-permit website [secure-web.cisco.com].
- Summer camps – camps will be allowed to reopen, with limited capacity of up to 10 people per room for indoor activities and up to 50 people for outdoor activities. Baltimore City Recreation and Parks will offer a new BMORE Summer Fun experience – residents can register online [secure-web.cisco.com].
- Enoch Pratt Free Library – beginning on June 15, Pratt library branches will begin offering Sidewalk Service, a contact-free way for customers to pick up books, DVDs, CDs, and other library materials. Branches offering this service can be found here [secure-web.cisco.com].
- Construction sites – construction sites can reopen with appropriate safeguards in place.
- Hotels and accommodations – hotels and accommodations can reopen with appropriate safeguards in place.
The Carroll County Board of Commissioners endorsed Governor Larry Hogan’s new Executive Order to begin Stage Two of the ‘Maryland Strong: Roadmap to Recovery,’ beginning at 5:00 p.m. on Friday, June 5, 2020.
The commissioners also directed the County Administrator to develop a plan to reopen county facilities as soon as possible, on a limited basis to start. Initially this plan will include meetings by appointment only and require best practices on physical distancing and other protective measures. More information will be provided as soon as it becomes available.
County Executive Alan McCarthy said the county will "wholeheartedly" follow the state in beginning Stage Two effective 5:00 p.m. Friday, June 5. All county parks, courts, and playgrounds will also open.
On June 4, the Board of Charles County Commissioners voted unanimously to move forward with reopening non-essential businesses, including additional personal services, in accordance with Stage Two of Governor Hogan’s executive order that becomes effective at 5 p.m. on Friday, June 5.
County Executive Barry Glassman issued the following statement in response to yesterday’s announcement by Gov. Hogan:
“Harford County will continue reopening safely to the extent permitted by Gov. Hogan and will follow his move entering into Stage Two effective 5 p.m. Friday, June 5."
Everyone is encouraged to continue social distancing and wearing face masks inside public places. While some employees can return to work, the governor has urged those who can telework to continue doing so.
Harford Transit will start accepting new applications for on-demand service Monday, June 8th.
The Calvert County Board of County Commissioners announced that Calvert County will follow Gov. Larry Hogan’s action to begin Stage Two recovery, effective Friday, June 5 at 5 p.m.
Frederick County will implement Stage 2 of the Governor’s Roadmap to Recovery plan, effective on Friday, June 5 at 5pm.
The County remains in Phase One
The Town of Ocean City is continuing to follow the actions of Maryland Gov. Larry Hogan and the Maryland Strong: Roadmap to Recovery. To safely welcome visitors this summer, Ocean City is asking everyone to follow the town’s rules and guidelines, as an inherent risk of exposure to COVID-19 exists in any place where people are present.
Prince George's County:
Prince George’s County Executive Angela Alsobrooks announced on Thursday that the County will remain in a modified phase one despite the Governor’s statewide move to phase two on Friday.
Prince George’s has experienced some of the highest infection, hospitalization and death rates in the state since this pandemic began, which requires the County to take a targeted and measured approach to reopening. However, the County’s metrics are trending in a positive direction and Prince George’s could potentially begin a modified phase two on June 15, 2020.
The decision will be made in consultation with the Chief Health Officer who continues to monitor the County’s health data, including continued downward trends in the number of COVID-19 deaths and hospitalizations.
Queen Anne's County:
Queen Anne’s County begins Phase Two of the Maryland Roadmap to Recovery and announces businesses that are allowed to re-open Friday, June 5th at 5pm. The businesses include nail salons, esthetician services, tanning salons and tattoo parlors. They will need to adjust procedures, train staff and sign the Queen Anne’s County Back to Business Pledge by filling out these forms.
Read Governor Hogan’s entire Phase Two Executive order below, which lists businesses allowed to reopen.
We will continue to update the status on each county as more announcements are made.