On Tuesday, November 10, 2020, Governor Hogan introduced a new Executive Order updating the guidelines for the COVID-19 response. This order reduces restaurant/bar capacity to 50%. Masks are still required indoors and when social distancing is not possible.
Baltimore City and Montgomery County each introduced local orders regarding COVID-19. Each order includes guidelines specific to their jurisdictions.
Baltimore City: Reduces restaurant/bar capacity to 25% and closes all “bars” that do not offer food for indoor service.
Montgomery County: Reduces restaurant/bar capacity to 25% and mandates that service ends at 10 pm.
To review Governor Hogan’s Executive Order, in full, please follow this link. Click these links for the full orders from Baltimore City and Montgomery County. We will monitor any other local and county developments.
Please check with your favorite local distilleries for their updated COVID-19 policies. Stay safe and spread positivity while supporting your favorite local distillers. In the words of Governor Hogan, “wear the damn mask.”
UPDATE | November 13, 2020
On Thursday, November 12, 2020, the governments of Anne Arundel County and Frederick County issued executive orders and guidance specific to their jurisdictions.
Anne Arundel County: Indoor capacity to 25%, outdoor to 75% of indoor capacity, alcohol sales end at 10:00 pm.
Frederick County: 25% capacity or 25 people, whichever is less—both indoor and outdoor. This goes into effect at 5:00 pm on Friday, November 13 and applies to bars; nightclubs; breweries; distilleries; wine tasting rooms; event venues including but not limited to civic service clubs, private clubs, indoor agro-tourism enterprise activities; fairgrounds; farm-based alcoholic beverage tasting rooms; farm brewery tasting rooms; rodeos; auction houses; and social and private gatherings. Applies to weddings as of November 30.