Frederick Announces Resumption of Additional Businesses/Activities

Frederick County to lift restrictions on hair salons/barbershops, large retail, and indoor worship with limitations.

Seal_of_Frederick_County,_MarylandFrederick County Executive Jan Gardner today announced an expanded list of businesses and activities that will be permitted to open beginning at 5 p.m. on Friday, May 29. With the signing of Executive Order 02-2020, Frederick County has fully implemented the initial portion of Stage 1 of the Governor’s “Roadmap to Recovery” plan.

As of 5 p.m. on May 29, the following will be authorized in Frederick County, with limitations:

  • All retail establishments – Retail businesses may open at 50% capacity.
  • Hair salons and barbershops – Operations may resume at 50% capacity, by appointment only. Additional cleaning and sanitation are required. Morning hours must be established exclusively for seniors and other vulnerable residents at least one day each week.
  • Indoor worship – Indoor worship facilities may open at 50% capacity. No more than 250 people may be present. Worship leaders are encouraged to implement the recommendations of the Governor’s Faith-Based Task Force.

For all three categories, safety requirements include face coverings for employees and customers and physical distancing of 6 feet.

“Our success depends on everyone doing their part,” Executive Gardner said. “By wearing masks and physically distancing ourselves, we are protecting our community. Let’s show our love for all of Frederick County.”

County Executive Gardner is challenging community leaders and others to join her campaign called #LoveFrederick. The public is encouraged to share how they are protecting their friends, neighbors, employees, and others with social media posts tagged with #LoveFrederick.

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