Maryland Strong: Roadmap to Recovery
Maryland took early, aggressive, and unprecedented actions to contain and slow the spread of COVID-19. Thanks to these efforts, and the incredible sacrifices of Marylanders who stayed home and practiced physical distancing, we have successfully flattened and lengthened the curve.
The “Maryland Strong: Roadmap to Recovery” has been developed based on the recovery plans issued by the federal government, the National Governors Association, and premier institutions like Johns Hopkins and the American Enterprise Institute; shaped by the expert advice of the scientists and public health officials on Maryland’s Coronavirus Response Team; and tailored to our situation here in Maryland. The result is a responsible, gradual, safe path forward for our state.
Update: June 10, 2020
With key statewide health metrics continuing to trend in a positive direction, Governor Larry Hogan today announced additional safe and phased reopenings through Stage Two of the ‘Maryland Strong: Roadmap to Recovery.’
Effective this Friday, June 12 at 5:00 p.m., indoor dining will be able to resume at restaurants across the state at 50% capacity with distancing and strict public health requirements. Also effective this Friday at 5:00, outdoor amusements and rides, miniature golf, and go-kart tracks may resume with appropriate health and safety protocols. Capacity restrictions at outdoor pools will increase to 50%.
Effective one week later, beginning next Friday, June 19 at 5:00, indoor gyms and other studio fitness activities may begin to safely reopen at 50% capacity with strict health, distancing, and sanitization measures. Casinos, arcades, and malls will also be able to begin resuming operations with strict safety protocols.
Reopening Status in Maryland’s Jurisdictions
This map is updated regularly with the most recently available data. The details provided here are non-exhaustive; Marylanders are advised to seek full details regarding permitted activities and reopenings from their local governments and county leaders.
FIND REOPENING AND RECOVERY RESOURCES FROM LOCAL GOVERNMENTS:
Allegany | Anne Arundel | Baltimore City | Baltimore County | Calvert | Caroline | Carroll | Cecil | Charles | Dorchester | Frederick | Garrett | Harford | Howard | Kent | Montgomery | Prince George’s | Queen Anne’s | Somerset | St. Mary’s | Talbot | Washington | Wicomico | Worcester
4 BUILDING BLOCKS TO RECOVERY
EXPANDED TESTING CAPACITY
Maryland has now reached the goal of conducting 10,000 tests in a day, and has completed more than 300,000 COVID-19 tests statewide. With the state’s expanded testing and tracing capacity, Maryland now has the ability to take a closer and more accurate look at positivity rates—another important indicator of the recovery and a key metric being used by the CDC and other states to track the containment progress of COVID-19.
INCREASED HOSPITAL SURGE CAPACITY
On March 16, Governor Hogan directed the Maryland Department of Health to develop a plan to immediately increase the state’s hospital capacity by an additional 6,000 beds. Thanks to the quick response and close collaboration between multiple state agencies, federal partners, and Maryland’s health care systems, the state remained ahead of schedule in its hospital surge efforts, and continues to partner with out world-class health care systems.
RAMPING UP SUPPLY OF PPE
In Maryland, a multi-agency task force has been working around the clock to ramp up our supply of personal protective equipment (PPE), with large deliveries of N95, KN95, and surgical masks; beds and bed packages; face shields; gloves; and other critical resources coming into the state’s warehouses on a daily basis.
ROBUST CONTACT TRACING OPERATION
At the start of the crisis, the state had a total of 250 case investigators working at local health departments. On April 22, Governor Hogan announced a contract with the National Opinion Research Center (NORC), the nation’s oldest and largest university-based research firm, to hire and train additional case investigators. Maryland is on track to have more than 1,400 case investigators statewide. Local health officials, with support from the state, will have the capacity to track 1,000 cases and 10,000 contacts on a daily basis.