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All Remaining Capacity Restrictions for Maryland Businesses Will Lift on May 15

Baltimore's cruise terminal will also reopen on Saturday.

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Effective this Saturday, May 15, all indoor and outdoor venues—including dining rooms—will be permitted to operate at normal capacity, Maryland governor Larry Hogan announced yesterday, citing a drop in the state’s Covid-19 positivity rate (2.74 percent). The cruise terminal in Baltimore City will also reopen on Saturday.

“Effectively as of Saturday every business in Maryland will be able to open at 100 percent with no restrictions,” Hogan said.

The governor also said that the state’s indoor mask mandate will lift as soon as 70 percent of adults receive at least one dose of the COVID-19 vaccine. He anticipates that will happen by Memorial Day. (As of today, May 13, 65.4 percent of Marylanders 18 and older have been vaccinated.)

“President Biden set the goal of trying to get things back to normal by the Fourth of July,” said Hogan. “Here in Maryland our plan is to try to get everything back to normal by Memorial Day.”

Amy Moeller
Editor, Washingtonian Weddings

Amy leads Washingtonian Weddings and writes Style Setters for Washingtonian. Prior to joining Washingtonian in March 2016, she was the editor of Capitol File magazine in DC and before that, editor of What’s Up? Weddings in Annapolis.