Here’s Everything That Will Be Allowed to Reopen in Maryland

As Maryland Governor Larry Hogan has announced the end of the emergency stay at home order and the beginning of stage one of the “Roadmap to Recovery,” there is a long list of businesses and activities that will be allowed to resume.

Retail and personal services will be allowed to resume with up to 50% capacity, with strong recommendations of curbside and delivery services.

Among these retail services are book stores, clothing and shoe stores, florists, furniture stores, jewelers, lawn and garden stores, pawn shops, sporting goods stores and tobacco/vape shops.

Personal services like barber shops and hair salons will be allowed to reopen at up to 50% capacity and by appointment only.

Pet groomers, animal adoption shelters, car washes and art galleries can also reopen.

Churches and houses of worship can begin holding services, with outdoor services strongly recommended. Inside services are allowed with no more than 50% capacity.

All of this is subject to applicable local orders. This means if a local jurisdiction decides not to join the state in beginning stage one of reopening, they can choose to keep restrictions in place.

The stay at home order will be lifted, transitioning to a “safer at home” public health advisory. Stage one of reopening begins at 5 p.m. on Friday, May 15.