EFFECTIVE TODAY (11/11/20) AT 5:00 PM:
INDOOR DINING CAPACITY REDUCED TO 50%. The Governor issued an emergency order reducing indoor operations for bars and restaurants from 75% to 50%. Bars and restaurants are permitted to be open for seated and distanced service only, with strict capacity restrictions. Read the order.
PUBLIC HEALTH ADVISORY ISSUED LIMITING INDOOR GATHERINGS TO 25 PEOPLE OR FEWER: With contact tracing data showing an uptick in cases resulting from family gatherings and house parties, state health officials have issued a public health advisory strongly discouraging indoor gatherings of 25 people or more. Read the health advisory.
EXPANDED OUT-OF-STATE TRAVEL ADVISORY: Marylanders are strongly advised against traveling to any state with a positivity rate above 10% or any state with average case rates above 20 per 100K. Anyone traveling from these states should get tested and self-quarantine while awaiting results. Marylanders are advised to postpone or cancel travel to these areas until their positivity and/or case rates decline. Read the travel advisory
GOVERNMENT OFFICES TO RETURN TO MANDATORY TELEWORKING: Governor Hogan has directed the Maryland Department of Budget and Management to immediately execute a period of mandatory telework across state agencies, except for essential direct public-facing services and other essential personnel. State officials strongly encourage all businesses to take immediate steps to expand telework.
Additional Orders Issued Yesterday: