The new Phase 1 restrictions go into effect on Friday, March 26at 6:00am
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New Baltimore City Executive Order Phase 1 Restrictions



March 26th Executive Order Summary

These restrictions went into effect on Friday, March 26th at 6:00am. 

Health Indicator Assessment Period

  • Will decrease from every four weeks to a reevaluation every two weeks


  • Gatherings will need to comply with any relevant capacity based upon the space in which they're located.

Religious Facilities

  • Limited to 50% of maximum occupancy

Retail Establishments and Malls

  • Limited to 50% of maximum occupancy

Indoor Recreational Establishments

  • All indoor recreation sites except hooah/cigar lounges will be allowed to reopen at 50% capacity.
  • Hookah and cigar lounges may operate retail areas at 50% capacity, but no smoking is allowed on site. 

Outdoor Recreational Establishments

  • Limited to 50% of maximum occupancy

Organized Amateur Sports

  • Allowed with certain guidelines in place

    Fitness Centers

    • Limited to 50% of maximum occupancy
    • Fitness classes are allowed- 10 person limit or 25% capacity, whichever is greater- social distancing and masks required. 


    • Limited to 50% of maximum occupancy
    • Dining areas allowed to reopen, following the requirements of foodservice establishments


    • Allowed to reopen at 50% capacity

    Museums Zoos, Aquariums

    • Limited to 50% of maximum occupancy

    Foodservice Establishments

    • Outdoor dining can resume at 75% capacity. If space is tented, the tent needs to be open on all sides.
    • Indoor dining can resume at 50% capacity
    • Bars without food licenses will also be allowed to reopen- 75% outdoors, 50% indoors.
    • Removal of one-hour time limit for foodservice establishments
    • Carry-out, delivery, and drive-through service may continue.
    • All food service establishments must keep a log of contact information for patrons and staff for contact tracing purposes.

    Personal Services

    • Limited to 50% of maximum occupancy
    • Staff must wear face-covering at all times while indoors
    • Services must be provided on an appointment-only basis, and a log must be kept of names of customers, staff providing services, and other residents who enter the shop

    Theaters and Outdoor Entertainment Venues

    • Live streaming of performance is allowed.
    • Exemption on mask order on performers forlive and live-streamed performance with appropriate barriers in place. 
    • Indoor theaters are limited to the lesser of 50% occupancy or 100 persons. 
    • Outdoor entertainment venues are limited to the lesser of 75% occupancy of 250 persons.