Effective at 5:00 p.m. on Friday, June 5, 2020, Washington County will open Non-essential Businesses
The Washington County Board of County Commissioners announces that Washington County will be following the directives from the State of Maryland. Effective at 5:00 p.m. on Friday, June 5, 2020, Washington County will proceed with the additional openings listed in Stage Two of the COVID-19 Recovery Plan.
Reopening of Non-essential Businesses
Large and small retail shops
Information technology firms
Banking and financial institutions
Advertising and architectural firms
Media production companies
Auto dealer showrooms
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 Reopen - Additional personal services may resume operations at up to 50 percent capacity, by appointment only, and with appropriate health and safety guidelines.
Motor Vehicle Administration - The Motor Vehicle Administration and other customer-facing agencies will begin reopening select branches to customers on a limited basis by appointment only. Staff will be required to wear face coverings and will have plexiglass dividers at each station.
Transit - With more Marylanders back to work, transit will begin to return to a more normal schedule.
Child Care Centers - Maryland State Department of Education will continue with its gradual plan to reopen child care centers.
Citizens are encouraged to continue the following:
Encourage seniors and vulnerable populations to stay at home
No gatherings over 10 people