Maryland to Reopen Limited Outdoor Dining, Camps and Pools

Maryland Gov. Larry Hogan announced that the state will be taking steps to reopen more businesses such as outdoor dining, outdoor pools and youth camps.

“Over the past two weeks, we have been encouraged by the successful Stage One reopenings all across the state and by the improvements in important data and metrics statewid,” Hogan said.

“All of this progress allows us to now safely move forward with the completion of Stage One of our recovery plan”

Starting Friday May 29th at 5 p.m., restaurants and social organizations such as American Legions, VFW’s, and Elks Clubs will be permitted to begin safely reopening for outdoor dining, following strict public health requirements consistent with the CDC, FDA, and the National Restaurant Association.

Also effective at 5 p.m, on Friday, many other outdoor activities such as youth sports activities and outdoor activities at youth day camps may resume with safety measures in place for staff and participants.

Hogsn added that outdoor pools can reopen with strict safety guidelines

Drive-in movie theaters will also be permitted to safely reopen.

“Our Coronavirus Recovery Team will be continuing to watch all of the data very closely, and if these encouraging trends continue into next week, we would then be in a position to begin entering Stage Two of our recovery by allowing other non-essential businesses to begin reopening,” Hogan said.

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