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Posted on: June 12, 2020

Calvert County Government Announces Local Guidance in Accordance with Stage Two Recovery


The Calvert County Board of County Commissioners announces that Calvert County will take parallel actions following Gov. Larry Hogan’s announcement to include expanded services for indoor dining and outdoor amusements, beginning Friday, June 12, 2020, at 5 p.m., under Stage Two of the Maryland “Roadmap to Recovery.”

The governor’s executive order authorizes additional Stage Two recovery measures, to allow indoor dining at 50% capacity and outdoor pools at 50% capacity, miniature golf and the reopening of child care centers with up to 15 individuals in a room. In addition, effective next Friday, June 19, 2020, at 5 p.m., indoor fitness activities, gyms, dance and martial arts studios may reopen at 50% capacity. All businesses and facilities must adhere to federal, state and local public health guidance, distancing and sanitation measures.

Local businesses and citizens should review the state guidelines, available online at Local business guidance is available on the Department of Economic Development’s Navigating Recovery resource page at Businesses may also contact the Calvert County Department of Economic Development by email at or by calling 410-535-4583.

Outdoor Pools: The Department of Parks & Recreation announces that Kings Landing Park and Cove Point Park pools will reopen for lap swim only beginning Monday, June 15. Kings Landing pool will be open 6-7 a.m. and noon to 7 p.m. Cove Point Park pool will be open 10:30 a.m. to 7 p.m.

Access is limited to Calvert County residents only and pool time will be limited to one hour. To prevent lines and wait times, swimmers must reserve a swim time through the WebTrac online registration system at Walk-ins will not be admitted.

Swimmers must maintain adequate physical distancing at all times and must wear a mask when not in the water.

Parks & Recreation staff continues to work with the Calvert County Health Department on reopening strategies for open swim, swim programs and additional facilities. Further information will be provided at a later date. For questions, please contact the Department of Parks & Recreation at 410-535-2600, ext. 2649.

Indoor Dining: Calvert County restaurants that added temporary outdoor seating during Stage One and that intend to maintain this option during the state’s reopening phases must work with the Calvert County Department of Planning & Zoning and the Calvert County Health Department to ensure adherence to reopening requirements.

The combination of reduced indoor seating and temporary outdoor seating may not exceed the approved occupancy of the establishment.

In addition, dine-in establishments must ensure:

  • Adequate physical distancing between tables
  • High contact surfaces are disinfected after each use
  • Face coverings are worn by staff interacting with the public and each other (if less than 6 feet apart in the kitchen)
  • Restrooms are provided for dine-in locations
  • Large groups are minimized
  • Health survey forms are provided for staff to complete prior to returning to work
  • Use of disposable menus, condiments and flatware
  • Adequate training is provided to staff

For questions, please contact the Department of Planning & Zoning at 410-535-2348 or the Calvert County Health Department at 410-535-3922, ext. 10 or 15.

The county continues to share the latest updates surrounding Calvert County’s response to COVID-19 on its virtual resource center at

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