Reopening Guidance

Frederick County Executive Jan Gardner today announced an expanded list of businesses and activities that will be permitted to open beginning at 5 p.m. on Friday, May 29. With the signing of Executive Order 02-2020, Frederick County has fully implemented the initial portion of Stage 1 of the Governor’s Roadmap to Recovery plan. As of 5 p.m. on May 29, the following will be authorized in Frederick County, with limitations:

  • All retail establishments – Retail businesses may open at 50% capacity.
  • Hair salons and barbershops – Operations may resume at 50% capacity, by appointment only. Additional cleaning and sanitation are required. Morning hours must be established exclusively for seniors and other vulnerable residents at least one day each week.
  • Indoor worship – Indoor worship facilities may open at 50% capacity. No more than 250 people may be present. Worship leaders are encouraged to implement the recommendations of the Governor’s Faith-Based Task Force.

For all three categories, safety requirements include the use of face coverings by employees and customers, and physical distancing of 6 feet.

If you have any further questions, please contact us at 301-600-1058.

Temporary Outdoor Seating Application

Maryland guidance and best practices for businesses

Take the Back to Business Pledge

Reopening Guidance for Cleaning and Disinfecting Public Spaces, Workplaces, Businesses, Schools, and Homes

Video: Frederick County Chamber of Commerce discusses sanitation in the workplace with Jason Lee

U.S. Department of Labor has provided guidelines for how companies can prepare their workplace for COVID-19.

CDC Reopening Decision Tools

Youth Program and Camps


Childcare Programs


Mass Transit

Restaurants and Bars 

General guidance from the State




U.S. Chamber of Commerce Ready to Reopen: A Playbook for Your Small Business

Centers for Disease Control COVID-19 Employer Information:

Updated information to prepare office buildings for re-opening, as of May 27th.

Guidance from the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC):

The EEOC recently updated its guidelines in response to the COVID-19 outbreak as they relate to the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA). 

How to Screen Employees for Coronavirus