Governor Hogan Lifts All Restrictions on Indoor and Outdoor Venues & Dining

Statewide Indoor Mask Mandate To Be Lifted After 70% of Adults Receive Vaccine

As a result of the state’s rapid pace of COVID-19 vaccinations and subsequent declines in key health metrics, Governor Larry Hogan announced the lifting of all capacity restrictions on outdoor entertainment, art, and sports venues and indoor entertainment venues and conventions, and all remaining restrictions on indoor and outdoor dining, as of Saturday, May 15.

The governor also announced that the state’s indoor mask mandate will be lifted as soon as 70% of adults receive at least one dose of a COVID-19 vaccine.

“Here in Maryland, our plan is to get everything back to normal by Memorial Day,” said Governor Hogan. “We are making amazing progress toward that goal. But once again, the fastest way to get rid of our damn masks and to put this pandemic behind us once and for all is for every single eligible Marylander to get vaccinated as quickly as possible.”
EFFECTIVE SATURDAY, MAY 15:

  • INDOOR AND OUTDOOR VENUES. Indoor and outdoor venues may resume normal operations. All remaining capacity restrictions will be lifted on all indoor entertainment venues and conventions, and all outdoor entertainment, art, and sports venues, including all ticketed events.

  • INDOOR AND OUTDOOR DINING. Restaurants and bars may resume normal operations, as all remaining capacity and distancing restrictions and all other limits will be lifted on indoor and outdoor dining.

  • CRUISE TERMINAL. The cruise terminal in Baltimore City will be reopening. The CDC is working directly with cruise ports and industry representatives to prepare for a safe return to business.


VACCINES ARE IMPORTANT - HAVE YOUR RECEIVED YOURS YET?

64.5% of Maryland adults have received at least one dose of a COVID-19 vaccine. The state is outpacing the national rate (58%), and is already more than 92% of the way toward meeting the national goal of 70% of adults receiving at least one dose by July 4. Maryland's goal is to reach 70% by Memorial Day.

IMPORTANT!! The state’s indoor mask mandate will be lifted as soon as 70% of adults receive at least one dose of a COVID-19 vaccine.

VACCINATIONS FOR ADOLESCENTS NOW AVAILABLE
With approval from the FDA and CDC, COVID-19 vaccine eligibility for Marylanders age 12 to 15 is now ready. Eleven of the state’s mass vaccination sites and hundreds of pharmacy locations will be ready to administer the Pfizer vaccine—which was granted FDA approval earlier this week—to adolescents right away.
WORK SEARCH REQUIREMENTS TO BE REINSTATED NEXT MONTH. 
To further accelerate the state’s economic recovery and with every business in Maryland fully reopened, Governor Hogan has directed the Maryland Department of Labor to work in collaboration with the federal administration to begin the process of reinstating work search requirements to connect more job seekers with good opportunities. The requirements are scheduled to be reinstated by late June.
During the interim, the best way to contact my office is to email, Susan.Krebs@house.state.md.us
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