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.

Best Practices

Follow these best practices for general businesses and your specific business industry. Note: Spanish translations appear in parenthesis.

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 Camps

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.

Signage for Businesses

Signage for Buildings

Additional Resources

Maryland Department of Health Business Resources

U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Business Resources

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.

Read the Maryland Strong: Roadmap to Recovery here.

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.

Read the full news release.

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.