New Baltimore City Executive Order: Phase 1 Restrictions

On February 19th, 2021,  Mayor Brandon Scott signed an executive order affecting many different businesses in Baltimore City. This executive order will go into effect on February 22nd at 6:00 am.

Of note:

  • Gatherings: All gatherings must comply with any relevant occupancy based upon the space in which they are located.
  • Food Service Establishments, Bars, and Breweries: One-hour max time limit is removed. Restaurants must continue to maintain a sign-in/sign-out sheet for both patrons and staff.
  • Fitness: Gym classes are permitted at 25% occupancy or 10 people, whichever is higher.
  • Live Performances: Live performances are permitted as long as performers wear masks and adhere to social distancing. Note: Adult Entertainment remains prohibited at this time.
  • Organized Sports: Organized amateur sports events, including high school, youth, and/or recreational games, clinics, skills sessions, scrimmages and practices, are permitted in accordance with the dates and guidance from the Baltimore City Department of Recreation and Parks.

See the image below for more Phase 1 Restrictions, or visit coronavirus.baltimorecity.gov for the latest updates.


On January 20th, 2021, Mayor Brandon Scott signed an executive order affecting many different businesses in Baltimore City. This executive order will go into effect on January 22nd at 6:00 am.

Of note: Foodservice establishments can re-open with restrictions:

  • Outdoor dining can resume at 50% capacity
  • Indoor dining can resume at 25% capacity
  • Bars without food licenses can resume at 50% outdoor and 25% indoor capacity (includes breweries)
  • Patrons are allowed to stay for one hour and must sign-in and sign-out for contact tracing purposes.

See the image below for more Phase 1 Restrictions, or visit coronavirus.baltimorecity.gov for the latest updates.


OTHER WAYS TO SUPPORT BALTIMORE RESTAURANTS

Dining at a Distance: Dining at a Distance™ was developed in response to the COVID-19 crisis that took hold in March 2020, wreaking havoc on the hospitality community. Use this aggregator to find what restaurants in the Baltimore area are open for take-out, curbside pick-up, or delivery during the lockdown of Baltimore’s restaurants and bars during COVID-19.

Curbside Baltimore: Curbside Baltimore is a local gift card program that was created to provide immediate economic assistance to Downtown businesses that need it the most. (An Initiative by Downtown Partnership of Baltimore.)

Baltimore Virtual Tip Jar: Support those who make Baltimore’s hospitality industry thrive! Send a virtual tip to your favorite worker, or surprise an unsuspecting worker with a gift of gratitude. (Please note, this program was not developed nor is managed by Waterfront Partnership of Baltimore.)

Baltimore Restaurant Relief Fund: Just here in Baltimore thousands of people have been laid-off in the hospitality, restaurant, and beverage industry due to the COVID-19 pandemic. In response to this crisis, The Baltimore Restaurant Relief Group was formed to galvanize and create a resource for industry workers, operators, and owners to get answers, ask questions, and have a sense of community in this unsettling time. (Please note, this program was not developed nor is managed by Waterfront Partnership of Baltimore.)