Frequently Asked Questions about the Baltimore COVID-19 Executive Orders

What are the new Executive Orders for Baltimore City?

On January 20th, 2021,  Mayor Brandon Scott signed an executive order affecting many different businesses in Baltimore City. This executive order will go into effect on January 22nd at 6:00 am.

On November 6th, Health Commissioner Dr. Letitia Dzirasa issued a new health order, now requiring face covering to be worn in all public spaces. The Health order went into effect on November 6th at 5:00 pm. 

Restaurants are now required to keep a log of contact information for patrons, for contact tracing purposes. An example form can be downloaded here.  

 

January 22nd Executive Order Summary Gatherings  Indoor Gatherings at Public and Private facilities will be limited to no more than 10 persons Outdoor gatherings at public and private facilities will be limited to no more than 25 persons. Sports gathering

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January 22nd Executive Order Summary

Gatherings

  • Indoor Gatherings at Public and Private facilities will be limited to no more than 10 persons
  • Outdoor gatherings at public and private facilities will be limited to no more than 25 persons.
  • Sports gatherings at facilities managed by Rec and Parks are prohibited

Religious Facilities

  • Limited to 25% of maximum occupancy

Indoor Recreational Establishments

  • All indoor recreation sites except adult entertainment and hooah/cigar lounges will be allowed to reopen at 25% capacity

Outdoor Recreational Establishments

  • Limited to 25% of maximum occupancy

Fitness Centers

  • Limited to 25% of maximum occupancy
  • Fitness classes are allowed- 10 person limit- social distancing and masks required

Casinos

  • Limited to 25% of maximum occupancy
  • Dining areas allowed to reopen, following the requirements of foodservice establishments

Foodservice Establishments

  • Outdoor dining can resume at 50% capacity. If space is tented, the tent needs to be open on all sides.
  • Indoor dining can resume at 25% capacity, but patrons are only allowed to stay for one hour.
  • Bars without food licenses will also be allowed to reopen- 50% outdoors, 25% indoors, 1-hour time limit (includes breweries)
  • 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 25% 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

Libraries

  • May continue to operate with curbside pickup service

Museums Zoos, Aquariums

  • Limited to 25% of maximum occupancy

Theaters and Outdoor Entertainment Venues

  • Live streaming of performance is allowed.