As result of the state’s rapid pace of COVID-19 vaccinations and substantial declines in key health metrics, Governor Hogan today announced the lifting of all capacity restrictions on outdoor entertainment, art, and sports venues and indoor entertainment venues and conventions, and all remaining restrictions on indoor and outdoor dining as of Saturday, May 15.
The governor also announced that the state’s indoor mask mandate will be lifted as soon as 70% of adults receive at least one dose of a COVID-19 vaccine. President Biden has set a national goal of vaccinating 70% of adults by Independence Day.
EFFECTIVE SATURDAY, MAY 15:
INDOOR AND OUTDOOR VENUES. Indoor and outdoor venues may resume normal operations, all remaining capacity restrictions will be lifted on all indoor entertainment venues and conventions, and all outdoor entertainment, art, and sports venues, including all ticketed events.
INDOOR AND OUTDOOR DINING. Restaurants may resume normal operations, as all remaining capacity and distancing restrictions and all other limits will be lifted on indoor and outdoor dining.
CRUISE TERMINAL. The cruise terminal in Baltimore City will be reopening. The CDC is working directly with cruise ports and industry representatives to prepare for a safe return to business.
INDOOR MASK MANDATE TO EXPIRE AFTER THE STATE ACHIEVES 70% OF MARYLAND ADULTS VACCINATED.
The governor announced that the state’s indoor mask mandate will be lifted as soon as 70% of Maryland adults receive at least one dose of a COVID-19 vaccine. Yesterday, the state officially surpassed the milestone of vaccinating more than 65% of adults.