text of reopening montgomery

Phase 2 of Reopening on Friday June 19 at 5 p.m.

Activity PHASE 1 PHASE 2 PHASE 3
Car Washes Open for external cleaning only with
requirements
Open for internal and external cleaning
with requirements
Open for internal and external cleaning
with requirements
Childcare Essential Personnel Child Care (EPCC)
programs Expanded to Include
dependents of phase 1 opening
employees
Maryland State Department of
Education  allows all child care
programs to reopen with recommended
health and safety precautions and social
distancing measures
Maryland State Department of
Education  allows all child care 
programs to reopen with recommended health and safety
precautions and social distancing
measures
Concerts & Theaters Closed Closed Limited opening with requirements
 *Not permitted until Governor Hogan
lifts restriction
Construction Open with requirements Open with requirements Open with requirements
Farms Open; "Pick your own" open with
requirements
Open; "Pick your own" open with
requirements
Open; "Pick your own" open with
requirements
Gyms, Fitness Centers, & Other Indoor
Physical Activities
Closed Open with requirements; 1 patron per
200 sq. ft. of fitness space 
Open with requirements; 1 patron per
100 sq. ft. of fitness space 
*Not permitted until Governor Hogan
lifts restriction
Hospital Physicians’ offices and other health care
facilities, including hospitals, are
available to care for your medical
needs. Contact the local facility or office
for more information.
Physicians’ offices and other health care
facilities, including hospitals, are
available to care for your medical
needs. Contact the local facility or office
for more information.
Physicians’ offices and other health care
facilities, including hospitals, are
available to care for your medical
needs. Contact the local facility or office
for more information.
Hotels Open with requirements Open with requirements Open with requirements
Houses of Worship Virtual or drive-In Virtual, drive-in, and limited indoor and
outdoor services with requirements; 1
congregant/family per 200 sq. ft. of
service space
Virtual, drive-in, and limited indoor and
outdoor services with requirements; 1
congregant/family per 100 sq. ft. of
service space
Indoor and Outdoor Gatherings Limited to 10 persons Limited to a maximum of 50 or 1
person/family unit per 200 sq. ft.,
whichever is lower
Limited to a maximum consistent with
state guidelines, 1 person/family unit
per 100 sq. ft., whichever is lower
*Not permitted until Governor Hogan
lifts restriction
Indoor and Outdoor Pools
(Public & Private)
Closed Open with capacity restrictions Open with requirements
Libraries Closed Closed No Contact Exchange of Materials
Manufacturing Open with requirements Open with requirements Open with requirements
Office Spaces & Multi-tenant
Commercial Buildings
Closed for nonessential personnel;
Telework strongly encouraged where
applicable
Limited use for nonessential personnel
with requirements;  Telework strongly
encouraged where applicable
Expanded use for nonessential
personnel with requirements;  Telework
strongly encouraged where applicable
Outdoor Day Camps Open for 10 or fewer participants with
requirements 
Expanded opening with requirements  Open with requirements 
Outdoor Youth Sports Limited access for low-contact
sports with requirements
Expanded access for low-contact sports
with requirements
Permitted with requirements 
Parks & Playgrounds Parks open for personal fitness;
Playgrounds closed; Only low-contact
sports allowed
Parks open for personal fitness &
fitness classes with requirements;
Playgrounds open with requirements;
Only low-contact sports allowed
Open with requirements
Recreation Facilities Closed Closed Limited opening with requirements 
Restaurants Limited to outdoor/patio seating Outdoor/patio seating & limited indoor
dining with requirements; 50% capacity
maximum indoors 
Outdoor/patio seating & expanded
indoor dining with requirements;
75% capacity maximum indoors 
Retail Curbside only Curbside and limited in-store; 1 patron
per 200 sq. ft. of sales space
Curbside and expanded in-store;  
1 patron per 100 sq. ft. of sales space
Ride On Service Expanded schedule; Expanded routes Expanded schedule; Expanded routes Expanded schedule; Expanded routes
Salons/Barbers/Personal Services Hair Salons and barbers by
appointment and for hair only; 1 patron
per 200 sq. ft. of service delivery space
All personal services allowed by
appointment only; 1 patron per 200 sq.
ft. of service delivery space
All personal services allowed by
appointment only; 1 patron per 100 sq.
ft. of service delivery space

All of the above is dependent upon Montgomery County-specific COVID-19 data meeting reopening criteria


Business Reopening Requirements

Montgomery County’s business community is a key partner in ensuring the safety and well-being of its employees and County residents during the COVID-19 pandemic. All businesses, as a condition of reopening, are required to abide by the following rules. These rules shall be posted in a visible location to alert the public  and ensure compliance.

  • Employees and customers will be required to maintain physical distance (greater than 6’), wherever possible. We will utilize markings and signage to guide our employees and customers.
  • Employees and customers are required to wear face coverings while in our business.
  • All employees will receive training based on CDC COVID-19 guidance appropriate to our business sector before reopening.
  • Our business will use CDC- and EPA-approved disinfectants to clean our spaces daily. We will also use disinfectants to wipe down high-contact surfaces* at least every 2 hours while staff or customers are present.

  • Our employees will wash their hands hourly.
  • Our business will review and implement new CDC, Maryland Department of Health, and Montgomery County Department of Health & Human Services guidelines as they are received.

Download the Requirements Frequently Asked Questions

* High-contact surfaces are those surfaces that will have human contact once an hour or more.

Executive Orders

Phase 1 | Phase 2

For Business Questions Email Us
For all Other Questions Call 311

(or 240-777-0311)

Reopening - Phase 1

State-approved emergency programs open for dependents of essential employees and Phase 1 reopening employees

Physical Precautions:

  • Maintain physical distancing (greater than 6') wherever possible.
  • Use of personal protective equipment, including face coverings and gloves, by all employees.
  • High-contact surfaces (those with hourly or greater contact frequency) will be cleaned with CDC- & EPA-approved disinfectant at least every 2 hours.
  • All employees must receive training on CDC COVID-19 guidance appropriate to their workplace prior to working.

Guidance for Childcare Download Protective Measures