Montgomery County Marc Elrich Sends New Proposed Covid Restrictions to County Council for Approval
UPDATE with more details available here: https://www.mocoshow.com/blog/more-details-on-new-covid-restrictions-for-montgomery-county-pending-approval/
The leaders of Maryland’s largest counties and the newly sworn-in mayor of Baltimore City participated in a news conference that started at 2pm this afternoon.
Montgomery County Executive Marc Elrich shared that he has sent proposed new COVID-19 restrictions to the County Council that includes the suspension of indoor dining.
We spoke with County Councilmember Hans Riemer who told us that gyms and retail will be restricted to 1 person per 200 square feet. As of now, a percentage is not included in the proposed restrictions (it is currently included at 25% capacity). Riemer also tweeted the following:
“Plain description of the order that we received says “Restaurants are limited to outdoor dining, carry-out, drive-through, or delivery. Restricted outdoor dining hours to 6 am and 10 pm so as to be compliant with the Governor’s last Executive Order.”
If approved by the county council, the restrictions would go into effect on Tuesday, December 15th at 5pm, per Caitlynn Peetz.