Baltimore City Allows Gyms, Restaurant Dining Rooms, Places of Worship, Casinos, Museums, and Malls to Reopen

| June 19, 2020 | 0 Comments

Baltimore City Mayor Bernard C. “Jack” Young announced today that the City is following Maryland’s Stage Two ‘Roadmap to Recovery’ from the COVID-19 pandemic as of 5pm toady. This allows businesses, attractions, and places of worship to reopen at 50 percent.

Baltimore City is one week behind the State of Maryland on some aspects of Stage Two, while on schedule with other aspects.

With today’s announcement, the businesses that can now open at 50 percent capacity include: restaurants, bars, casinos, malls, gyms, personal services, bowling alleys, bingo halls, museums, and cultural institutions. Essential retail have remained open during the pandemic and retail stores were opened at 50 percent capacity last week.

Attractions that can reopen include the Maryland Zoo and National Aquarium.

Offices can open at 50 percent capacity, but Mayor Young encouraged teleworking.

Today’s announcement also allows outdoor sports to return at 100 percent capacity without spectators, indoor sports to return at 50 percent capacity, pools to open at 50 percent capacity, libraries to open at 50 percent capacity, places of worship to hold services at 50 percent capacity, and daycare centers to now have 15 people per classroom.

Baltimore City Recreation and Parks has not yet made any announcements on City pools.

“Loosening restrictions does not mean that the threat of infection is gone,” said Mayor Young, who also reiterated that masks must be worn in public.

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