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Baltimore County retailers and salons to reopen today

Posted at 9:21 AM, May 21, 2020
and last updated 2020-05-22 07:23:26-04

TOWSON, Md. — Baltimore County will allow retail stores and hair salons to reopen beginning today at 9 a.m., with limitations.

Under Baltimore County's new rules, retailers can only have 10 people including staff members inside a store at one time. Hair salons and barbershops can take customers by appointment only and will also have to abide by the 10 person rule. Tanning, nail, and tattoo salons still must remain closed.

As for religious services, County Executive Johnny Olszewski says indoor and outdoor gatherings will also be limited to gatherings of 10 at a time. However, drive in services where worshipers remain in their vehicles may exceed that number.

Masks are still required to be worn inside any public store.

RELATED: See what your county is doing as Maryland begins phase one of reopening

The announcement comes a week after Governor Larry Hogan implemented phase one of Maryland's re-opening plan, for which some counties followed and others continue to delay.

To see Baltimore County's interpretive guidance on stores that can open or must remain closed, click here.