COVID-19 Business Restrictions
Governor Larry Hogan announced the end of the COVID-19 state of emergency in Maryland. There is no longer any statewide mask order in effect for any settings, including schools, camps, and child care facilities.
The Maryland Department of Health has issued a face covering recommendation for all non-vaccinated individuals over the age of 2 years.
Private businesses and workplaces are free to put in place their own policies or guidance.
When a local jurisdiction’s community transmission level is considered substantial or high, the CDC recommends that fully vaccinated individuals:
- Wear a mask indoors in public spaces to reduce the risk of being infected with the Delta variant and possibly spreading it to others.
- Everyday activities should be limited to reduce spread and protect the health care system.
- Practice everyday preventative actions, including: washing your hands often, maintain six feet of physical distance, avoid crowds and poorly ventilated areas, cover coughs and sneezes, frequently disinfect commonly-touched surfaces.
- If you’ve had close contact with someone who has COVID-19, you should get tested 3-5 days after your exposure, even if you don’t have symptoms. You should also wear a mask indoors in public for 14 days following exposure or until your test result is negative. You should isolate for 10 days if your test result is positive.
- Businesses and other workplaces may set their own policies to protect public health as they deem appropriate.
Regardless of community transmission level, the CDC recommends that unvaccinated individuals wear a face covering in indoor settings and situations where physical distancing cannot be maintained. Track the latest County-level data from the CDC here.