News Release, St. Mary’s County Public Information Office

LEONARDTOWN, MD – On Wednesday, May 27, 2020, Governor Hogan announced that beginning at 5 p.m. on Friday, May 29, Maryland will safely move forward with the completion of Stage One of the ‘Maryland Strong: Roadmap to Recovery, which includes the resumption of outdoor dining and additional activities reopening including youth sports, day camps and outdoor pools under strict protocols and Public Health Guidance.

In response, St. Mary’s County Government is adopting similar measures with the updated St. Mary’s County COVID-19 Pandemic Roadmap to Recovery. 

Please note that St. Mary’s County is permitted to be more restrictive than the state of Maryland, but not less restrictive.

As recovery continues, please remember to maintain physical distancing, keep gatherings to ten or less, wear face coverings and follow all safe health precautions.

The St. Mary’s County Health Department and Department of
Economic Development is working with the restaurant establishments and applicable outdoor recreational establishments to reopen safely. The Department of Recreation & Parks is reopening public spaces and increasing outdoor recreational opportunities in accordance with the
Governor’s Executive Order.

May 29, 2020, at 5 p.m. EST the following amended orders will be in effect for the listed activities:

  • Foodservice establishments (restaurants, bars & social and fraternal clubs) – outdoor seating
  • Public Spaces: parks, sports fields (limited) and courts, beaches, dog parks, and 8 playgrounds
  • Outdoor recreation: golf courses & driving ranges; outdoor archery and shooting ranges; marinas & watercraft rental businesses; campgrounds; horse boarding & riding facilities; drive-in movie theatres; outdoor
    swimming pools (25% capacity); outdoor youth day camps (#10); and tour boats

SMC Recovery Roadmap FINAL by David M. Higgins II on Scribd

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Residents may access the  St. Mary’s County COVID19 Pandemic Roadmap to Recovery, the Maryland Strong Back to Business Pledge and the guidelines on our website at

David M. Higgins II, Publisher/Editor

David M. Higgins was born in Baltimore and grew up in Southern Maryland. He has had a passion for journalism since high school. After spending many years in the Hospitality Industry he began working in...