ANNAPOLIS, MD—Governor Larry Hogan and Maryland Secretary of Health Robert Neall today issued orders updating safe capacity limits for outdoor sporting and entertainment venues, while maintaining face covering requirements and strict public health protocols.
“With our key health metrics low and stable, we are taking steps to allow more spectators, including fans of the Baltimore Ravens and the Washington Football Team, to safely attend games in the stands,” said Governor Hogan. “It remains important to continue following all of the mitigation measures and public health protocols that keep us safe, including wearing masks and practicing physical distancing.”
OUTDOOR SPORTING VENUES
The governor’s order limits spectators at outdoor sporting venues to 10% of total capacity, including at M&T Bank Stadium and FedEx Field.
OUTDOOR ENTERTAINMENT VENUES
The governor’s order limits occupancy to 10% for outdoor entertainment venues that have a total capacity greater than 2,500.
FACE COVERINGS AND PUBLIC HEALTH PROTOCOLS
The governor’s order requires face coverings at all outdoor sporting and entertainment venues. Under the health secretary’s order, venues must follow social distancing protocols, and social gatherings at the venue—such as tailgating—are prohibited.
Read the governor’s order here.
Read the health secretary’s order here.