State Moves to Phase 3 Reopening, County Decisions Mixed

md mapCounty decisions on reopening phases remain mixed as the State moves toward Phase Three of the Roadmap to Recovery plan. While many feel their numbers are good enough to move forward with the State’s plan, others say there are still too many cases of coronavirus in their counties to safely enter the next phase.

Governor Hogan announced on Tuesday (9/1) that with improved COVID-19 health metrics across the state, Maryland was ready to begin Phase Three of the Maryland Strong: Roadmap to Recovery plan, which goes into effect on Friday, September 4, at 5 PM. Phase Three would allow for the reopening of indoor theaters for up to 100 people, outdoor venues could reopen for up to 250 people, and retail and religious establishments may increase capacity from 50% to 75%.

Ultimately, counties still have the authority to make their own decisions on reopening, and some don’t feel they meet the requirements to safely reopen.

Below is a list of reopening decisions by county, which will be updated as more information becomes available.

Stay tuned to Conduit Street for the latest coverage on reopening by county.