Maryland Blogger: Maryland Approves Business Reopenings

Maryland Approves Business Reopenings

Maryland Approves Business Reopenings


Maryland is entering the third and final stage of its coronavirus recovery plan. All Maryland businesses will be able to open this Friday at 5 p.m., pending their county's move into Stage 3.

Movie theaters and live entertainment venues can reopen at 50 percent capacity. These businesses can only host 100 people for indoor events or 250 patrons for outdoor gatherings, however.

Retail stores and houses of worship can now operate at a 75 percent capacity. They were previously capped at half their usual crowd size.

"I want to remind the people of Maryland that moving into Stage 3 does not mean that this crisis is behind us," Gov. Hogan said. "We must remain vigilant so we can keep Maryland open for business."

Though businesses now have the state's permission to reopen, counties will handle most of the effort. Jurisdictions can still remain in Stage 2, Hogan said, but he stressed that they now have permission to further reopen if they see fit. If a district chooses to stay put in Stage 2, its businesses must follow the local orders. Gaithersburg Patch


We will be watching for Montgomery County announcements.



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Comment balloon 11 commentsRoy Kelley • September 02 2020 01:24PM


Hello Roy - while parts of California are beginning to reopen, I'm in Los Angeles County where businesses and people continue to wait.   Good luck to Maryland.  

Posted by Michael Jacobs, Los Angeles Pasadena 818.516.4393 about 2 months ago


Glad to hear you are in stage 3, and we are still waiting to get there.  Wishing you a great day. A

Posted by Ron and Alexandra Seigel, Luxury Real Estate Branding, Marketing & Strategy (Napa Consultants) about 2 months ago

Thanks so much for stopping by. It is always good to hear from you.

Posted by Roy Kelley (Realty Group Referrals) about 2 months ago

Hello Roy, glad to hear about stage 3 on opening but still not sure if this is still to some.  I still see to many out there with out mask and with our numbers still hitting over a 1000 deaths daily, not a fan.


Posted by Will Hamm, "Where There's a Will, There's a Way!" (Hamm Homes) about 2 months ago

"Today's announcement that the State is moving to Phase 3 on Friday has again taken us by surprise," said Montgomery County Executive Marc Elrich.  "Although I want to see our community open as quickly as possible, we also must proceed with care. We will continue to follow the data and science in Montgomery County, as we have done every day throughout the pandemic. We are averaging about 70 cases per day, and yesterday we had 97 cases – those numbers are concerning because they’re higher than they were a few weeks ago. Because we did not receive advance notice of the Governor’s decision, we need time to review the Governor’s orders to determine the best way forward. We will do this over the next few days to determine the best way to move forward for our residents and businesses while protecting the public health."

Posted by Roy Kelley (Realty Group Referrals) about 2 months ago

Posted by Roy Kelley (Realty Group Referrals) about 2 months ago

We are continuing to open some businesses here in Sacramento as well.  More folks are wearing masks in public.  I am hopeful that will assist in our ability to continue opening businesses in the near future.

Posted by Myrl Jeffcoat, Greater Sacramento Real Estate Agent (GreatWest Realty) about 2 months ago

Hi Roy - this is certainly good news that more businesses are reopening.

Posted by Grant Schneider, Your Coach Helping You Create Successful Outcomes (Performance Development Strategies) about 2 months ago

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Posted by Roy Kelley (Realty Group Referrals) about 2 months ago

I love hearing reports like this with more and more openings and I am anxious for everything to once again be open.

Posted by Brian England, MBA, GRI, REALTOR® Real Estate in East Valley AZ (Vacasa) about 2 months ago

Your feedback is always welcome and is very much appreciated.

Posted by Roy Kelley (Realty Group Referrals) about 2 months ago