Coronavirus - COVID-19 Resources

Coronavirus - Frederick County Response

Current Status:

On Sept. 21, Frederick County Executive Jan Gardner announced that Frederick County was remaining in the current phase of reopening.

On September 3, Frederick County Executive Jan Gardner announced that Frederick County was advancing to Phase 3 of Reopening, following Governor Hogan's Executive Order. She added clarification on September 7.

Phase 3 of Maryland’s Reopening Plan requires the following types of businesses to operate at 50% capacity: personal services, including hair salons, barber shops, tattoo salons, nail salons and massage therapy/spas; bingo halls; bowling alleys; skating rinks; fraternal and social clubs; and indoor recreation; food service businesses, including restaurants and bars; and fitness centers.

  • Retail businesses and religious facilities are permitted to open to 75% capacity.
  • Nothing has changed for restaurants or bars. Restaurants and bars are not defined as indoor theaters or outdoor entertainment venues and may open to 50% of capacity and with other limitations.
  • Indoor theaters are allowed to open to 50% of capacity, or a maximum of 100 people, whichever is less and with other limitations.
  • Outdoor venues where live performances or motion pictures are shown and tickets are sold can open to a maximum of 50 percent of the venue capacity, or 250 people, whichever is less.

How Can I Stay Informed? 

View the Frederick County COVID-19 Dashboard and read the Frederick County Health Department’s website.

To receive daily updates from the Joint Information Center, text keyword "FREDCoVID19" to 888777. Daily updates also are posted to the JIC web page. Media outlets are encouraged to use this website.

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Click here for information on how to get tested and testing locations in Frederick County. 

Information about Statewide orders and restrictions can be found here. Additional state resources can be found here

Helpful links to Maryland Resources:

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For additional questions, please refer to this FAQ on outdoor youth camps, sports programs, and other youth programs.


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