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Business Closures, Restrictions, and Enforcement

The Role of Local Jurisdictions 

Businesses should still continue to check with their local and county governments for specific limitations and reopening regulations in their area.

State-Level Restrictions

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 and bars may resume normal operations, as all remaining capacity and distancing restrictions and all other limits will be lifted on indoor and outdoor dining. Please see Maryland Department of Health’s Advisory pertaining to Indoor Food service, Retail, and Personal Service Establishments.
  • 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.