County Phased Reopening
The County is currently in phase 2 of reopening. CR-33, the new COVID emergency declaration was adopted by Council on March 30, 2021. It replaced EO-8. This new resolution goes into effect on April 2, 2021, at 5:01 p.m.
As a part of the updated phase two reopening, residents are still encouraged to exercise caution and use good judgment to keep themselves and others safe. It is important to continue to wash your hands frequently, practice physical distancing (at least 6 feet of distance between yourself and others) and wear a face-covering in all indoor and outdoor public locations as well as on public transportation.
To see the County’s latest COVID-19 trends and data, view our COVID-19 dashboard.
National Harbor Curfew
Effective Friday, November 20 at 5:00 PM, a curfew has been imposed at National Harbor for unaccompanied minors ages 17 and under on Friday, Saturday, and Sunday nights from 5:00 PM to 6:00 AM. Several exceptions are in place, including minors that are accompanied by a parent/guardian or an adult ages 21 and over, as well as minors who are working or returning home from a job at National Harbor.
Any person who violates this curfew, including a parent or guardian who allows a person 17 years of age or younger in their care or custody to be unaccompanied at National Harbor in violation of the curfew, may be fined up to $1000 or charged with a misdemeanor, and on conviction may be subject to imprisonment not exceeding one year or a fine not exceeding $5000, or both.
Phase Two Reopenings
All County businesses with questions about whether they can be open and how they can operate as Prince George’s County moves through its phased reopening, should reach out to Experience Prince George’s at COVIDCompliance@co.pg.md.us or 311.
The County’s updated phase two reopening will include the following:
Face coverings are required in all indoor and outdoor public locations in Prince George’s County, as well as on public transportation.
Restaurants and Food Establishments
Restaurants and food establishments in Prince George’s County may operate indoor and outdoor dining at 50% of maximum capacity. Buffet-style dining is permitted to resume.
Gyms, fitness centers, and other indoor physical activities may operate at 50% capacity. All CDC guidelines and safety precautions must be adhered to. Staff must wear appropriate personal protective equipment (PPE), physical distancing must be maintained, and high-contact surfaces must be cleaned at least every 2 hours. Face coverings are required at all times while working out.
Retail stores may operate with continued safeguards in place, at 50% of maximum capacity. Stores must enforce physical distancing, employees must use appropriate PPE and physical distancing markers must be present, among other safeguards.
Shopping malls may operate at 50% of maximum capacity, with the same safeguards and safety protocols in place as retail stores.
Cigar, Hookah, and Vape
Cigar, hookah, and vape establishments may operate for retail sales only (no smoking on the premises) at 50% of maximum capacity. Physical distancing must be maintained, and employees must wear appropriate PPE, among other COVID-19 safety guidelines.
The following recreational establishments can operate at 50% of maximum capacity, with CDC guidelines and other requirements in place:
- Bingo halls
- Bowling alleys
- Pool halls
- Indoor skating rinks
- Miniature golf establishments
Amusement parks, concert venues (both indoors and outdoors), and other establishments subject to admission and amusement tax under State law may operate at 50% capacity, following all requirements and safety guidelines issued by the County, including the Office of Emergency Management and/or Health Department.
Indoor theaters may reopen at 50% of maximum capacity.
Gaming Facilities and Casinos
Gaming facilities and casinos such as MGM National Harbor and simulcast betting facilities may operate at 50% of maximum capacity.
Social and Fraternal Clubs
Social and fraternal clubs, such as American Legion posts, VFW posts, and Elks Clubs, may operate indoor recreation at 50% of maximum capacity. They must follow Maryland Department of Health and CDC guidelines.
Banquet Halls, Receptions, and Meeting Rooms
Banquet halls, receptions, and meeting rooms in hotels, conference centers, and similar establishments that offer dining or meeting facilities to the public may operate at 50% maximum capacity, applicable to the specific room where the event will be held.
All personal services must serve customers by appointment only and can operate at 50% capacity. Businesses must maintain physical distancing, employees must wear appropriate PPE and all employees must be trained on CDC COVID-19 guidance, among other safety guidelines.
Houses of Worship
Houses of worship may host indoor services at 50% of maximum capacity, with safeguards in place such as maintaining physical distancing, avoiding physical contact, and frequently cleaning high-contact surfaces. Outdoor services are limited to 50% maximum capacity of the outdoor area, with social distancing, masks, and access to hand washing or hand sanitizer.
May operate up to 50% maximum capacity applicable to each visitation/viewing room.
Childcare facilities may operate for all children with health and safety precautions. In addition to the use of masks and gloves for all employees and having appropriate social distancing and disinfecting in place, they must also have a schedule for staggered drop-offs and pickups, conduct daily symptom checks, and have a strict dismissal policy in the event of positive cases.
Under new COVID-19 safety guidelines, parents/guardians are no longer allowed to enter the childcare facility for drop-off or pick-up.
Outdoor and indoor community pools, both public and private, can operate at 50% capacity but must practice proper physical distancing guidelines and follow Health Department COVID-19 guidance.
Car washes are allowed to perform internal cleaning, with all employees wearing PPE and other safeguards in place. Customers must remain in their cars except when establishment employees are cleaning the interior of the vehicle, and customers must wear face coverings. Self-service car cleaning remains open as well.
Organized sports: competition is allowed at all risk levels. High-risk sports need to submit a COVID Protocol Plan to the COVID Compliance team AT Covidcompliance@co.pg.md.us and a signed and completed attestation form by participant or parent/guardian. For all organized sports events spectators may not exceed 50 persons (excluding players and coaches). The number of persons present may exceed 50 solely to accommodate the presence of 2 parents or guardians per youth participant. Other COVID-19 safety guidelines must be in place.
Sports played outside of an organized league: Large gatherings rule applies - maximum of 20 persons indoors and maximum of 50 persons outdoors.
Professional and College Sports
Professional and college sports are permitted. The number of spectators shall not exceed 50% of the venue’s maximum occupancy. Tailgating is prohibited.
Unless otherwise expressed in the Executive Order, large gatherings indoors for all other activities are limited to a maximum of 20 persons. Large gatherings outdoors are limited to a maximum of 50 persons. This includes gatherings such as parades, festivals, parties, and family gatherings.
Closures Still In Place
Some businesses and services that remain closed include:
- Senior Centers
- County Government buildings
- Executive Order No. 8-2021 - March 11, 2021 (PDF) / Spanish (PDF)
- Executive Order No. 3-2021 - January 26, 2021 (PDF)
- Council Resolution 125-2020 - November 15, 2020 (PDF)
- Council Resolution 125-2020 Attachment A - November 15, 2020 (PDF)
- Health Directive - November 15, 2020 (PDF)
- Council Resolution-121-2020 - November 10, 2020 (PDF)
- Council Resolution-121-2020 Attachment A - November 10, 2020 (PDF)
- Council Resolution-101-2020 - October 13, 2020 (PDF)
- Full Phase Two Reopening – June 29, 2020 (PDF) / Spanish (PDF)
- Modified Phase Two Reopening – June 12, 2020 (PDF)
- Modified Phase One Reopening – June 1, 2020 (PDF)
- Council Resolution - All COVID (PDF)
- Executive Orders - All COVID (PDF)