County Council Passes Order for Amended Phase 2 Reopening Plans

August 5, 2020
Michelle Katz
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County Council passes order for amended Phase 2 reopening plans

This past Tuesday, August 4, the Montgomery County Council unanimously approved an amended executive order for additional Phase 2 reopening plans. It is effective Wednesday, August 5.

Notable measures include:

• Restaurants and bars are now prohibited from selling alcohol on-site after 10pm. The change comes from recent contract tracing data revealing that there has been less social distancing at restaurants later in the night.
• Massage clinics, tattoo parlors, tanning salons, and other esthetic services are allowed to reopen by appointment only.
• Outdoor religious services now have an increased limit of up to 150 participants.
• Sports that are deemed “high risk,” such as soccer and flag football, are still not permitted. “Low risk” sports, such as kayaking and canoeing, are allowed with restrictions.

For more information, read the press release here: https://www2.montgomerycountymd.gov/mcgportalapps/Press_Detail.aspx?Item_ID=25677

Featured image courtesy of Montgomery County MD’s twitter.

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