Governor Hogan Announces Actions to Slow Spread of COVID-19

Queen Anne’s County plans to follow the Governor’s actions, effective November 11, 2020 at 5:00 pm. Highlights of Governor Hogans Announcement include:

  • 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 in the State of Maryland are permitted to be open for seated and distanced service only, with strict capacity restrictions.
  • PUBLIC HEALTH ADVISORY TO LIMIT INDOOR GATHERINGS TO 25 OR LESS. 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.

Restrictions effective November 20, 2020 at 5:00pm include:

  • ALL BARS, RESTAURANTS, AND VENUES SERVING FOOD AND ALCOHOL MUST CLOSE BETWEEN 10PM AND 6AM, except for the purposes of carryout and delivery. Maryland has taken this action based on increasing reports that compliance with public health protocols drops dramatically late at night.
  • CAPACITY AT RETAIL ESTABLISHMENTS WILL BE REDUCED TO 50%, bringing them in line with indoor dining and personal services businesses, as well as bingo halls, bowling alleys, pool halls, roller and ice skating rinks, fitness centers, and social clubs.

Face coverings in all indoor public spaces and outdoor spaces where social distancing is not possible is still required

More information on Governor Hogans November 10th announcement can be found here.

More information on Governor Hogans November 17th announcement can be found here.