It looks like with the COVID-19 cases going down as well as hospitalizations Baltimore City business owners could see more business and residents can enjoy more of the city! Baltimore Mayor Brandon Scott put a lift on more restrictions at restaurants, bars, gyms and more. One thing that a lot of people are happy about is that the mayor has lifted the one hour restrictions in restaurants however the capacity remains the same. The new changes happen Monday, Feb. 22 at 6 a.m.
Here are some other restriction changes per CBS Baltimore,
- Gym classes are permitted at 25% capacity or 10 people, whichever number is higher.
- Live performances are permitted as long as performers wear masks and adhere to physical distancing.
- Adult entertainment remains prohibited.
- Organized amateur sports, including high school and recreational games, clinics, skill sessions, scrimmages and practices are permitted in accordance with dates and guidance from Baltimore Parks & Recs. Face coverings must be worn by all participants.
- Tournaments and organized amateur sporting events with teams from outside of the state of Maryland are prohibited at this time.
- Indoor sporting events are limited to 25% capacity as long as there are no more than 50 people in an activity area.
Mayor Brandon Scott said during a press conference,
“I continue to be encouraged by the continuous downward trend we see in our numbers,” said Mayor Scott. “More than halfway through February, our new cases are down approximately 48%, deaths are down 6%, and our positivity rate is down 50%. I want to thank Baltimoreans for adhering to the public health guidelines and doing their part to slow the spread of COVID-19 in our city.”