Baltimore City Places New COVID-19-Related Restrictions on Restaurants, Bars, Gyms, and Churches

| November 9, 2020 | 0 Comments

Baltimore City Mayor Bernard C. “Jack” Young announced on Friday that new COVID-19-related restrictions will begin on Thursday, November 12th at 5pm as a result of the rising number of cases around the city, state, and country.

Capacity at many businesses and venues that were previously allowed to open at 50 percent capacity have been knocked back down to 25 percent. This includes restaurants, retail businesses, gyms, casinos, malls, personal service business, churches and places of worship, theaters, and outdoor entertainment venues.

Bars that do not serve food are not allowed to open, and restaurants must close for indoor dining service at 10pm.

Indoor and outdoor gatherings at public and private facilities or private homes are limited to 10 people.

“I am instituting these restrictions for the public health and to save lives,” said Mayor Young.

As of Friday, Baltimore City had 18,816 COVID-19 cases, 148 residents hospitalized, and 471 deaths due to the pandemic. As of Sunday, the State of Maryland had 153,996 COVID-19 cases, 665 hospitalizations, and 4,063 deaths.

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