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Back to Business Updates and best practices for Maryland’s companies reopening in correlation with the COVID-19 outbreak.

Getting Back to Business: Maryland's Approach

Maryland is following Governor Hogan’s Maryland Strong: Roadmap to Recovery plan, which includes details for business operations based upon the current conditions. Maryland remains in Phase III, with additional regulations added to specific businesses. 

The use of face coverings continues to be required for all people in Maryland over the age of five in public places and elsewhere across the state. Please read the FAQs regarding face coverings. For face mask signage, click here

Business operations are being implemented with a flexible, community-based approach that empowers individual jurisdictions to make decisions regarding the timing of reopenings, therefore it’s important that businesses consult guidance issued by their local jurisdiction.

If you still have questions after reviewing the resources on this page, contact

Safety Best Practices

Business owners are urged to adhere to best practices that ensure the safety of your workers and customers alike. Through our collective efforts, Maryland’s business community will play a critical role in protecting our citizens and preventing another surge of COVID-19 infections. 

In addition to these "Best Practices", please also review the most up to date orders from Governor Hogan, which are required to be followed and enforcable by law. 

Best Practices 

Follow these best practices for general businesses and your specific business industry. 

Recreation, Youth Programs, and Sporting Events Directives

For additional questions, please refer to this FAQ on outdoor youth camps, sports programs, and other youth programs.


Youth Camps

All businesses are encouraged to review FAQs regarding face coverings and contact tracing, and consult with resources available through the CDC. Ongoing mitigation guidance, as well as prevention and support resources are available on the CDC’s website. All Executive Orders still in effect must be complied with. See most up to date orders. Please see here for most up to date Maryland Department of Health Orders.

Take the Maryland Strong:
Back to Business Pledge

Maryland’s business community plays a critical role in protecting our citizens and preventing another surge of COVID-19 infections. Governor Hogan is encouraging Maryland business owners to take the Maryland Strong Back to Business Pledge, and display a signed pledge in their place of business. 

Responsible business owners are encouraged to take the pledge to:

  • Create an environment that allows for physical distancing between individuals (6 feet is recommended) to the extent possible.

  • Ensure their place of business is routinely cleaned and encourage our employees to frequently wash their hands.

  • Provide flexibility to their employees, provide training and education and clearly communicate policies and procedures.

  • Reduce and disinfect as many ‘high touch surfaces’ as possible

  • Additionally follow guidance provided by the CDC, the Maryland Department of Health and their own industry.

There are four building blocks to Maryland's Recovery Plan.?? Read the plan