ANNAPOLIS, Md. (WJZ) — Anne Arundel County officials are lifting more coronavirus restrictions on county businesses, including restaurants.

County Executive Steuart Pittman said after promising numbers show a decrease in COVID-19 cases and hospitalizations in the county.

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Pittman said an executive order Wednesday will allow restaurants and businesses at 25% will move to 50% capacity, while some businesses that are closed will now be able to to at 25% capacity. This change would be in effect at 5 p.m. on Friday.


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State restrictions — 10 p.m. closures, social distancing and not standing at bars — will still be in place. Pittman said that people should remain cautious and do take-out when they can as there is still a chance that numbers could go up.

Details will be announced Wednesday in the executive order. Watch the press conference below:

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CBS Baltimore Staff