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TODAY: Mayor Young lifts limits on outdoor mass, gatherings

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Posted at 12:18 PM, Jun 26, 2020
and last updated 2020-06-26 12:20:25-04

BALTIMORE — Mayor Bernard C. “Jack” Young will be lifting limits on mass, outdoor gatherings in Baltimore City starting at 5 p.m today.

Additionally, clarification has been provided for hotel ballrooms, banquet rooms, meeting halls, and other private indoor gathering spaces that are able to re-open at 50% capacity under phase two.

“I want to thank our residents, business community, and nonprofit community for their patience and their commitment to the public health of Baltimore City. We have seen tremendous progress in our city with respect to our numbers, due in great part to the risk reduction efforts by our city and residents,” Mayor Young said. “This lifting of restrictions on mass gatherings is low-risk if individuals continue to practice social distancing and other mitigation tactics, like wearing a face covering, but not without risk. Residents who choose to go out should still continue to do so safely,” said Young.

Baltimore City is still in phase two of reopening and activities that require city permits, as well as conventions, are not yet allowed.

Residents are reminded that all Maryland residents are required to wear face coverings inside any retail establishments, including grocery stores and pharmacies, or when taking any form of public transportation, per Governor Hogan’s Executive Order.