Safety & Vaccine Resources
Specific closures and restrictions remain in effect to keep Marylanders safe. Learn more about them here.
Face Coverings & Contact Tracing
Face coverings are required for all people in Maryland over the age of five when on public transportation; indoors at any public location; outdoors when unable to maintain six feet apart; obtaining healthcare services; and engaged in any work area where human interaction is likely or food is prepared or packaged. Governor’s orders provide certain exceptions, including for medical conditions.
Safety Best Practices
Business owners are urged to adhere to best practices that ensure the safety of your workers and customers alike. Through our collective efforts, Maryland’s business community will play a critical role in protecting our citizens and preventing another surge of COVID-19 infections.
It is critical that businesses follow social distancing guidelines and effective cleaning and disinfection. We encourage all employers to find alternative ways to allow employees to continue working, like teleworking; and other methods to provide services, such as remote-assistance and off-site delivery services.
In addition to the "Best Practices," below, please also review the most up to date orders from Governor Hogan, which are required to be followed and enforceable by law. Ongoing mitigation guidance, as well as prevention and support resources are available on the CDC’s website.
Follow these best practices for general businesses and your specific business industry.
The “Back to Business” Pledge
Maryland’s business community plays a critical role in protecting our citizens during the COVID-19 pandemic. Governor Hogan is encouraging Maryland business owners to take the Maryland Strong Back to Business Pledge, and display a signed pledge in their place of business. Responsible business owners are encouraged to take the pledge to:
- Create an environment that allows for physical distancing between individuals (6 feet is recommended) to the extent possible.
- Ensure their place of business is routinely cleaned and encourage our employees to frequently wash their hands.
- Provide flexibility to their employees, provide training and education and clearly communicate policies and procedures.
- Reduce and disinfect as many ‘high touch surfaces’ as possible
- Additionally follow guidance provided by the CDC, the Maryland Department of Health and their own industry.
To learn more about the phases of vaccine distribution, visit the COVID Link website.