Your Chamber was proud to work with our community partners to create the “Garrett County Roadmap to Reopening: Best Practices for Businesses & Attractions”. We hope this document will be a tool for you to plan and prepare for the reopening of your business while minimizing the risk to your employees, customers and guests. The document will be updated as federal, state and local rules and regulations change regarding the pandemic.
Garrett County Roadmap to Reopening: Best Practices for Businesses & Attractions
MARYLAND BACK TO BUSINESS
Effective May 15 at 5 p.m., Maryland is in Stage One of recovery, which includes the reopening of some businesses, such as manufacturing, retail stores, and some personal services. Stage One is being implemented with a flexible, community-based approach that empowers individual jurisdictions to make decisions regarding the timing of reopenings, therefore it’s important that businesses consult guidance and best practices issued by their jurisdiction. Additionally, guidance and best practices issued by the State are available here.
If you have questions, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
Governor Hogan’s office has developed an interactive map reflecting the current status of business reopenings in Maryland’s 24 jurisdictions. This map is updated daily during the 9 a.m. hour with the most recently available data. View the map HERE.
GARRETT COUNTY REOPENING INFORMATION
Governor Hogan has proceeded to ease restrictions dealing with the COVID -19 State of Emergency, on a statewide basis but has reserved the right for local jurisdictions to modify his actions, if circumstances warrant.
In Garrett County we have utilized the Governor's guidance and have, to this point, fared better than most jurisdictions in the State. It is the intent of the Board of County Commissioners of Garrett County to continue to follow the Governor's directives.
As a result, until or unless the Health Officer for Garrett County directs otherwise, Garrett County will proceed with openings in accordance with Governor Hogan's present and future directives.
As the Governor announces phased openings or, as he eases restrictions related to the COVID -19 State of Emergency, those actions will apply in Garrett County unless the Garrett County Health Officer directs otherwise.
SIGNAGE FOR YOUR BUSINESS OR OFFICE
Stage 1 – Limit of 10 Persons in Store of Office
Stage 1 – No Limit on # of Persons; Social Distancing
Sign - Outdoor Dining
Sign - 50% Capacity with Fill-in #
Sign - 50% Capacity with Fill-in #, Hand Sanitizer Required
Sign - Face Coverings Recommended, 50% Capacity
Sign - Face Coverings Recommended, 50% Capacity, Hand Sanitizer Required
Sign 4 - Face Coverings Required, 50% Capacity
Sign 5 - Masks on Maryland
Sign 6 - 75% Capacity with Fill-in #
Sign 6 - 75% Capactiy with Fill-in # & Sanitizer
Sign 7 - No Capacity Limit, Face Coverings
Sign 8 - No Capacity Limit Restaurants & Bars
PERSONAL PROTECTIVE EQUIPMENT (PPE) & CLEANING SUPPLIES
If you are seeking PPE or cleaning supplies, Garrett County Economic Development has a developed a list of suppliers of these products. Click here to be directed to their website.
Below are links to other documents that may provide additional guidance to you as you prepare to reopen your business.