BREAKING NEWS: Governor Hogan Allowing Outdoor Dining Starting Friday

Maryland Governor Larry Hogan announced in a Wednesday afternoon press conference that the state is wrapping up stage one of its economic reopening plan known as the “Roadmap to Recovery” and beginning outdoor dining.

The Governor announced restaurants and social organizations such as American Legion and Elks Lodges will be able to reopen for outdoor dining “following strict public health requirements consistent with the CDC, the FDA and the National Restaurant Association.”

Among the other requirements are strict public health and physical distancing measures, no more than six people will be allowed to sit at a table and sanitation procedures for seating and surfaces.

The outdoor dining can begin at 5 p.m. on Friday, May 29.

Stage two of the economic reopening has not officially commenced, but the Governor is billing the new measures as the end of stage one.