Pittman Makes Decision On Anne Arundel's Path Forward On COVID-19


County Executive Steuart Pittman has announced steps Anne Arundel County will take following Governor Larry Hogan’s stage one Road to Recovery press conference yesterday. These actions will take effect at 5:00pm on Friday, May 15, in accordance with Hogan’s executive order:


  • Retail businesses defined in section III b) of the executive order will be allowed to open for curbside pickup only. Customers are not permitted inside the establishment, and employees must follow physical distancing guidelines.
  • Only automatic carwashes are allowed to open at this time.
  • Animal shelters are allowed to open in accordance with the state’s executive order.
  • Pet groomers are allowed to open for pet drop-off or pick-up only.

Salons and barber shops are allowed to open by appointment only with a maximum of one customer in the premises at one time, but customers are no longer required to be “essential” personnel.

Businesses and facilities within the county are allowed to open.

Religious facilities are not allowed to open. Gatherings of more than 10 people are not permitted.

Face covering are still required for customers and employees in any retail businesses.

“We have likely saved thousands of lives through the sacrifices we have made in recent weeks,” Pittman said. “I am loosening only the restrictions that should have no significant impact on the spread of this virus. We cannot afford a second spike in new cases.”


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