Safety Best Practices
As the state gets back to business, 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.
Follow these best practices for general businesses and your specific business industry. Note: Spanish translations appear in parenthesis.
- Entertainment and Recreational Attractions (Entretenimiento Y Atracciones Recreativas)
- Gyms, Martial Arts and Dance Studios (Gimnasios, Centros De Artes Marciales Y Estudios De Baile)
- General Best Practices (Mejores Prácticas Para Negocios En General)
- Accommodations (Alojamiento/Hospedaje)
- Construction and Development (Construcción y Desarrollo)
- Manufacturing (Producción e Industrias)
- Marinas (Puertos Deportivos)
- Performances and Theaters
- Personal Services (Servicios Personales)
- Professional Services (Profesionales Y Servicios Financieros)
- Restaurants and Bars (Restaurantes Y Bares) | MDH Order | Signage Template | Food Safety FAQs
- Retail (Venta Minorista)
Recreation, Youth Programs, and Sporting Events Directives
For additional questions, please refer to this FAQ on outdoor youth camps, sports programs, and other youth programs.
- Youth Sports Best Practices (Deportes Juveniles)
- View the latest Amended Directive and Order Regarding Community, Recreational, Leisure, Cultural and Sporting Gathering and Events from the Maryland Department of Health.
- View the latest directive and order regarding swimming pools from the Maryland Department of Health.
- View the latest Amended Directive and Order Regarding Youth Camp Programs from the Maryland Department of Health.
All businesses are encouraged to review FAQs regarding face coverings (en español) and contact tracing, and consult with resources available through the CDC. Ongoing mitigation guidance, as well as prevention and support resources are available on the CDC’s website. All Executive Orders still in effect must be complied with. See most up to date orders. Please see here for most up to date Maryland Department of Health Orders.
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Maryland Strong: Roadmap to Recovery
The “Maryland Strong: Roadmap to Recovery” has been developed based on the recovery plans issued by the federal government, the National Governors Association, and premier institutions like Johns Hopkins and the American Enterprise Institute; shaped by the expert advice of the scientists and public health officials on Maryland’s Coronavirus Response Team; and tailored to our situation here in Maryland. The result is a responsible, gradual, safe path forward for our state.
Update: May 27, 2020
Governor Larry Hogan announced that due to successful Stage One reopenings across the state and improvements in key data and metrics, the State of Maryland can now safely move forward with the completion of Stage One of the ‘Maryland Strong: Roadmap to Recovery,’ which includes the resumption of outdoor dining and outdoor activities such as youth sports and youth day camps, and the reopening of outdoor pools and drive-in movie theaters.
Update: May 13, 2020
Governor Larry Hogan today announced the beginning of Stage One of the ‘Maryland Strong: Roadmap to Recovery,’ which includes moving from a Stay at Home order to a Safer at Home public health advisory and the gradual reopenings of retail, manufacturing, houses of worship, and some personal services.