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COVID-19 Stage One

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RoadMap to Recovery

Stage One in Charles County Begins: Friday, May 29, 2020 at 12:01a.m. allowing certain businesses to open at their normal or regular advertised time.

What does Stage One mean?: lifting the stay-at-home order, and involves business, community, religious, and quality of life improvements. Examples of changes that could be implemented in this stage include:

  • Reopening of small shops and certain small businesses
  • Curbside pickup and drop-off for businesses
  • Elective medical and dental procedures at ambulatory, outpatient, and medical offices
  • Limited attendance outdoor religious gatherings
  • Recreational boating, fishing, golf, tennis, hiking, and hunting
  • Reopening of car washes
  • Limited outdoor gym and fitness classes
  • Outdoor work with appropriate distancing measures
  • Some personal services

Stage One Completion in Charles County Begins: Friday, May 29, 2020 at 5 p.m.

  • Restaurants as well as social organizations such as American legions, VFWs, and Elks Clubs may begin to re-open for outdoor dining only.
  • Outdoor pools may reopen in accordance with strict safety guidelines, including 25 percent capacity restrictions and strict physical distancing and sanitation measures.
  • Youth sports and youth day camps may resume, operating under strict safety protocols and capacity limitations.

State of Maryland's Amending to Phase One Order: Click here

Commissioners Approval of Outdoor Dining, Additional Activities Beginning May 29: Click here

Inside Your County Government E-news: Click here

Temporary Outside Service Area Permit: Click here

CDC Guidelines for Reopening: Click here

County Commissioners Press Conference: Click here

Maryland Strong: Roadmap to Recovery: Learn more