Reopening Guidelines in Anne Arundel County
Yesterday, Governor Hogan announced that he has given the authority of Stage 1 reopening timing to Maryland's county executives.
The following actions will go
into effect in Anne Arundel County at 5:00 p.m. on Friday, May 15, in accordance with the Governor's executive order:
- Retail businesses as defined in section III b) of the state executive order will be allowed to reopen - but for curbside pickup only. Customers are not permitted inside the establishment and employees must follow physical distancing guidelines.
- Carwashes: Only automatic carwashes are allowed to open at this time.
- Animal shelters are allowed to open in accordance with the state executive order.
- Pet groomers are allowed to open for pet drop-off or pick-up only.
- Beauty salons and barber shops as described in section III d) of the state executive order are allowed to open under the April 20 interpretive guidance (by appointment only with a maximum of one customer in the premises at one time) but customers are no longer required to be “essential” personnel.
- Manufacturing businesses and facilities within the county are allowed to open.
- Religious Facilities are not allowed to open. Gatherings of more than 10 people are not permitted.
- Face coverings are still required for customers and employees in any retail businesses (including those already permitted to be open prior to 5/15) and residents are encouraged to wear them whenever interaction with others is possible.
The county’s actions have been guided by a series of 12 public health metrics established by Anne Arundel Health Officer Dr. Nilesh Kalyanaraman to safeguard residents’ health during the COVID-19 crisis. The county executive and health officer will monitor and evaluate these metrics and take additional actions when the data suggests it is safe to do so.