June 11, 2020 at 3:13 AM EDT
Maryland governor expands Phase 2 to include wave of reopenings, including day cares, gyms and casinos
In the state’s most sweeping wave of reopenings so far, Maryland day cares, gyms, malls, school buildings, casinos, amusement parks and restaurants will be authorized to resume operations within the next 10 days, Gov. Larry Hogan (R) announced Wednesday.
Starting at 5 p.m. Friday, restrictions will be lifted on indoor dining and outdoor amusement activities, including miniature golf and go-cart tracks.
The other businesses and buildings can reopen a week later, on June 19. Gyms and other fitness centers must first undergo a thorough deep cleaning. High school sports teams can launch outdoor practices and outdoor pools can increase capacity from 25 to 50 percent.
Nothing will be open under pre-pandemic conditions, with masks, crowd limits and social distancing rules required.
By Erin Cox, Patricia Sullivan, Dana Hedgpeth and Rebecca Tan