TOWSON, Md. (WJZ) — Baltimore County will move into Stage Three effective Friday at 5 p.m. along with the state.
They will go with a modified plan, which will allow enclosed and outdoor theaters to reopen and retail and religious facilities to expand indoor capacity.READ MORE: COVID-19 In Maryland: 85% Of Maryland Adults Vaccinated
Face coverings are still required for those five-years-old and up, in any indoor business, service, organization or establishment that serves the general public.
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Baltimore County Executive Johnny Olszewski is still urging residents to do anything they can to slow the spread, including social distancing.READ MORE: Double Shooting Reported In West Baltimore Overnight
County officials have already issued notices to “multiple bars and restaurants” across the county for violation of state COVID-19 requirements.
Baltimore City will not move into Phase Three, but said it does anticipate to move into its Phase 2 next week.
Harford and Howard counties said shortly after Gov. Hogan’s announcement they will move into Stage 3, citing their low metrics.MORE NEWS: Covid-19 Numbers Are Getting Better. But Where They Go From Here Will Depend On Vaccinations, Fauci Says