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Md. Dept. of Commerce Update: 6/4/20
July 29, 2021

Good Morning!
Yesterday afternoon Governor Hogan announced that Maryland is now moving into Stage Two. Below is information and links to help you do this. Nancy

Non-essential businesses may open, including: manufacturing, construction, large and small retail shops, specialty vendors, wholesalers, warehouses, and offices including information technology firms, legal offices, accounting, banking and financial institutions, insurance agencies, design studios, advertising and architectural firms, and media production companies. Read the governor’s order here.  Also attached.
Additionally, real estate offices, travel agencies, auto dealer showrooms, bank branches and various other offices may all safely reopen with public health and safety guidance recommendations in place. This guidance includes: 

  • Wearing face coverings whenever face-to-face interaction takes place. 
  • Conducting temperature checks for workers and other personnel. 
  • Limiting the proximity of employees by rotating employee hours.
  • Instituting split schedules, shifts, or shorter work weeks.
  • Staggering start, break, or shift times. 

Employees who can telework should continue to do so whenever possible.

Additional Personal Services that may open: Including nail salons, massage therapists, tanning salons, and tattoo parlors may resume operations at up to 50% capacity, by appointment only, and with appropriate health and safety guidelines.

Links to best practices for general businesses and your specific business industry.

Bars and Restaurants required to remain closed, except as permitted in attached executive order, paragraph III.f

FAQs regarding face coverings (en español)

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