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Posted on: September 3, 2020

Queen Anne’s County Enters Stage 3 of the Roadmap to Recovery

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Queen Anne’s County plans to follow the Governor’s re-opening plan for stage 3 in the Roadmap to Recovery. Previous local orders pertaining to youth contact sports and limits on gatherings will be rescinded on Friday, September, 4 at 5:00 pm.

Highlights of Governor Hogans Stage 3 Announcement include:

  • Venues for movies and live performances may open at 50% capacity, or 100 people if indoors and 250 people outdoors, whichever is less.
  • Retail stores may expand operations from 50% to 75% capacity.
  • Religious facilities may increase capacity from 50% to 75%.
  • Face coverings in all indoor public spaces and outdoor spaces where social distancing is not possible is still required.

A direct link to the most recent executive order can be found here: https://governor.maryland.gov/wp-content/uploads/2020/09/Gatherings-12th-AMENDED-9.1.20.pdf

Queen Anne’s County will continue with capacity restrictions to Matapeake Beach and the beaches located in our nature preserves. Current capacity restrictions include:

Ferry Point Nature Preserve – 120 people

Terrapin Nature Preserve – 420 people

Matapeake Beach – 175 people

Queen Anne’s County will continue COVID-19 testing operations. Any person that is engaging in higher risk activities is recommended to get tested prior to participation and every two weeks as a preventative method. Visit qahealth.org for our current testing schedule.

For more information on Governor Hogans Roadmap to Recovery and current executive orders visit governor.maryland.gov.

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