Mayor Brandon Scott loosens dining restrictions in Baltimore City

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Baltimore Mayor Brandon Scott announced on January 20 capacity restrictions on restaurants will be lessened, after the city has seen a slight reduction in new cases and a decrease in hospital utilization.

The update to restrictions, which take effect January 22, 2021, at 6 a.m. are:

  • Outdoor dining for restaurants and bars without a food license will be allowed at 50% capacity for a maximum time limit of one hour. All coverings outdoors must be open.
  • Indoor dining for restaurants and bars without a food license will be allowed at 25% capacity with a time limit of one hour.
  • Restaurants and bars must keep a sign-in sheet for patrons of both indoor and outdoor dining.
  • Gym classes are permitted with attendees socially distanced. Masks are required. Classes must be limited to 10 people.
  • Indoor recreation sites with a few exceptions are allowed to open at 25% capacity.
  • Streaming of live performances will be permitted from venues.
  • Outdoor gatherings are limited to 25 people. Indoor gatherings are limited to 10 people.

Mayor Scott said that he and city health officials will continue to monitor the data in the coming weeks.


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