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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