Prince George’s County Phase 1 reopening will begin Monday, June 1.
Lifting the stay-at-home order means restaurants can reopen with outdoor dining, retail stores can utilize curbside pickup and manufacturing can resume.
Barbershops and salons can open by appointment only.
“In this new incremental and modified Phase 1, we will reopen retail stores with curbside pickup only,” Alsobrooks said. “This means you can order something online or by phone and go to the store to pick it up and that it should be brought to you, that item, by a store employee.”
“Manufacturing will also reopen with appropriate social distancing, use of PPE and following CDC guidelines on cleaning high contact surfaces, and all employees must be trained on CDC COVID-19 guidance before returning to work,” she said.
For restaurants, only outside seating is allowed, with a limit on six people per table, and tables six feet apart. In addition, no more than 50 people will be allowed at any outdoor restaurant establishment, regardless of space, Alsobrooks said.
Employees are required to receive health screenings before their shifts and all CDC guidelines must be adhered to. They must also wear face masks.
Alsobrooks said a guiding “concierge service” is being introduced because they “know that this whole process is very different, even for our business community.”
As for houses of worship, they can open for gatherings of 10 people or less, but otherwise must maintain their online services.
Child care facilities can also reopen for essential employees and for employees who are returning to work during Phase 1.
Carwashes can open with automated systems. But, “both drivers and passengers must stay inside of the vehicle at all times,” Alsobrooks said.
Prince George’s County parks will remain open, along with the golf courses and tennis courts.
Other recreation facilities will not, however. Basketball courts and playgrounds will not reopen. Neither will fitness facilities.
County government buildings will also remain closed and employees will continue to telework.