Mayor Craig A. Moe signed Executive Order No. 2020-26 that took effect at 5:01pm on November 18, 2020.
In accordance with the Prince George’s County Executive Order, Mayor Moe signed the following to amend and return to a hybrid Phase 1 and modified Phase 2, so we can continue to fight the health and economic hardships during COVID-19:
WHEREAS, Pursuant to the powers granted to me by Section 2-176 and Section 2-177 of the Laurel City Code, I, Craig A. Moe, Mayor of the City of Laurel have declared a State of Public Health Emergency in the City of Laurel due to an outbreak of disease (COVID-19) which does constitute an imminent threat to the health, safety and welfare of the City and its citizens;
WHEREAS, the Order of the Governor of the State of Maryland Number 20-11-10-01, issued November 10, 2020, specifically authorized political subdivisions to issue more restrictive orders than issued by the Governor including requiring any businesses, organizations, establishments, or facilities to close or modify their operations; and/or requiring individuals to remain indoors or to refrain from congregating; and
WHEREAS, Prince George’s County, Maryland, has begun to see an increase of several essential metrics which indicate further spread of COVID-19 and the County has moved into the high-risk category of disease transmission, health experts indicate that we are in a second wave of COVID-19 cases, upcoming winter months will lead to persons staying inside more, and with the approaching influenza season, Prince George’s County has determined that it is necessary that the County return to a hybrid Phase 1/Phase 2 (modified) state of re-opening; and
WHEREAS, the City of Laurel located within Prince George's County, Maryland has also seen a recent increase in the number of positive cases of COVID-19, and after consultation with the City of Laurel Health Officer and in order to reduce the threat to human health, to protect and save lives, it is necessary and reasonable to implement the following measures to ensure public safety and welfare of all persons in the City of Laurel effective November 18, 2020 at 5:01 pm:
I. Stay-at-Home Order remains rescinded. However, all residents remain strongly encouraged to stay in their homes or place of residences as much as possible, continue to practice appropriate personal hygiene like regular hand-washing and exercising appropriate social distancing.
II. Face Covering. “Face Covering” means a covering that fully covers a person’s nose and mouth. The term “Face Covering” includes, without limitation, scarves and bandanas. The term specifically excludes medical grade face masks such as N95 or other masks that should be reserved for healthcare workers or other medical first responders. The following rules apply to Face Coverings:
A. Required in ALL public places, outdoors or indoors, even where you are able to maintain 6 feet of distance from others, for all persons over the age of five; however, adults accompanying children age two through four shall use reasonable efforts to cause those children to wear Face Coverings. Face coverings are not required during vigorous exercise outdoors;
B. Retail, restaurant and business establishments must take all steps necessary to
ensure that customers and employees comply with this Order including signs directing persons through the establishment, signs on entrance doors requiring Face Coverings to be worn and frequent announcements that people must wear a Face Covering.
C. Required for all riders and operators on “The Bus”, Prince George’s County’s bus
D. Single-use Face Coverings shall be properly discarded in trash receptacles. It is
recommended that all reusable Face Coverings be cleaned frequently (at least once per day);
E. Additional specific rules may apply as further set forth in this Executive Order.
F. EXCEPTIONS. A person is not required to wear a Face Covering in an
establishment that is operating consistent with all State, County, and City
laws/regulations and at least one of the below categories applies to that person:
a. due to a bona fide disability or medical condition, it would be unsafe for the
person to do so;
b. to the extent wearing a Face Covering would impede communication by or
with persons who have a hearing impairment or other disability, where the
ability to see the mouth is essential for communication;
c. if wearing a Face Covering would subject the person to an unsafe working
condition, as determined by federal, state, or local occupational safety regulators or workplace safety guidelines;
d. to the extent wearing a Face Covering would make it impossible to receive
medical or personal services requiring access to the face, mouth, or head, including without limitation, dental or medical care;
e. while seated at a table at an establishment and consuming food or beverages;
f. while in the water at a swimming pool;
g. during vigorous exercise outdoors; and
h. any person age five (5) years old or younger; but highly recommended for
those as young as two (2) years old.
III. General Rules for All Establishments Allowed to Open or Operate in Prince George’s County and the City of Laurel unless explicitly stated in another provision of this Order, all businesses, organizations, establishments, and facilities that are permitted to open or operate in the City shall, as a condition of their continued operation:
a. Require employees and customers to maintain social distancing of greater than
6 feet, whenever possible, as recommended by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (“CDC”) and the Maryland Department of Health (“MDH”);
b. Social distancing as stated in the above paragraph is required when inside and
outside the establishment as persons may wait to enter;
c. Utilize markings and signage (including, but not limited to, physical distancing
markings and signage) to guide employees and customers;
d. Comply with the face covering requirements in Section II of this Executive Order;
e. Provide employees with guidance and training to reflect updated CDC
guidelines for their workplace prior to working;
f. Use CDC and Environmental Protection Agency (“EPA”) approved
disinfectants to clean spaces daily; including use of disinfectants to wipe down high contact surfaces at least once every 2 hours while staff or customers are present (“high contact surfaces” are surfaces that will have human contact at least once an hour);
g. Require employees to wash their hands hourly;
h. Use of appropriate protective equipment for all employees; and
i. Follow, review and implement new CDC, MDH, and Prince George’s County
Health Department guidelines as they are issued.
IV. Except as otherwise provided in this Executive Order, non-essential businesses shall remain
closed to the general public. Non-essential businesses are defined as businesses, establishments, organizations and facilities that are not part of the critical infrastructure sectors identified by the U.S. Department of Homeland Security’s Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency.
To assist in helping to distinguish essential versus non-essential businesses, the following is defined by the federal government as critical infrastructure sectors, and thus essential businesses:
2. Commercial Facilities
4. Critical Manufacturing
6. Defense Industrial Base
7. Emergency Services
9. Financial Services
10. Food and Agriculture
11. Government Facilities
12. Healthcare and Public Health
13. Information Technology
14. Nuclear Reactors, Materials and Waste
15. Transportation Systems
16. Water and Wastewater Systems
Detailed information regarding these sectors can be found at: https://www.cisa.gov/identifying-critical-infrastructure-during-covid-19. If the business falls within one of the above sectors, it is essential and can remain open pursuant to general rules of this order or including Sections II and III of this Executive Order, or as may otherwise be ordered by the Prince George’s County Health Department and/or Office of Emergency Management.
V. General Rule for large gatherings and events. Unless specifically allowed otherwise, social, community, spiritual, religious, recreational, leisure, and sporting gatherings and events are:
A. limited to 1 person/household per 200 square feet, or a maximum of 10 persons—
whichever is lower— at all indoor locations and venues, including but not limited to: private residences, parades, festivals, conventions, and fundraisers.
B. limited to 1 person/household per 200 square feet, or a maximum of 25 persons—whichever is lower-- at all outdoor locations and venues, including but not limited to: private residences, parades, festivals, conventions, and fundraisers.
Planned larger gatherings and events must be canceled or postponed. CDC, MDH and Prince George’s County County social distancing protocols must be followed. This rule does not apply to members of the same household within their homes.
VI. Closure of Certain Specific Businesses, Organizations and Facilities
A. Senior Centers. All senior citizen activities centers (as defined in Section 10- 501 (i) of the Human Services Article of the Maryland Code) shall remain closed.
B. Theaters in the City of Laurel, Maryland at which live performances occur
or motion pictures are shown, shall remain closed to the general public; however, live-streaming or broadcasting is allowed. For drive-in theaters, see Section VII.M of this Order.
C. Establishments may not resume dancing, nightclub or adult entertainment
functions. Establishments allowed to open may have disc jockeys play music, but dancing is not allowed.
D. Concert Venues: Remain closed to the general public.
VII. Rules for Specific Businesses, Operations and Facilities that are allowed to
A. All Retail Establishments (including large retail, grocery stores and shopping
malls) may open with the following safeguards and capacity limits:
1. May operate a 1 person/household per 200 square feet, or a maximum
capacity is 50%, whichever is lower;
2. Adherence to Sections II and III of this Order; and
3. Online shopping and payment via digital platforms should be encouraged
as much as possible.
B. Restaurants. Restaurants and other similar establishments that sell food or beverages for consumption in the City of Laurel, Prince George’s County, Maryland (''Restaurants") may open to the general public, subject to the following conditions:
1. Food or beverages are promptly taken from the premises, i.e., on a carry-out or drive-through basis; or
2. Delivered to customers off the premises; or
3. Outdoor dining at Restaurants will be permitted if there is adherence to the following rules:
a. Establishment has current approval for outdoor dining or receives a Restaurant Temporary Outdoor Seating Area permit;
b. Adherence to Sections II and III of this Executive Order;
c. Ensure tables are seated at least six feet away from each other, except for households seated together;
d. Do not allow groups larger than six persons to be seated together, except members of the same household;
e. Number of patrons should not exceed 50% capacity for outdoor dining space as approved by the City;
f. Must maintain a daily record of all patrons for at least 30 days to assist with contact tracing;
g. Signage must be posted at each entrance advising customers and visitors:
i. compliance with face coverings rules are mandatory at all
times when not eating or drinking;
ii. must maintain social distancing of at least 6 feet apart when
waiting to be seated or while seated at the bar;
h. All employees must receive health screenings prior to their shifts;
i. No food service in a buffet format;
j. Clean and disinfect each tables and chairs between each seating in
accordance with CDC and MDH guidelines, using cleaning products that meet the criteria of the EPA guidelines for use against COVID- 19;
k. Hand sanitizer and appropriate hand washing facilities must be
l. Use of single-use disposable paper menus or sanitize reusable
menus between each seating;
m. Payment via digital platforms should be encouraged; and
n. Any other applicable laws or regulations.
4. Indoor dining permissible at 1 person/household per 200 square feet, or 25% maximum capacity, whichever is lower. Also, there must be adherence to the regulations that apply to outdoor dining (except for 50% capacity rule). All dine-in service must close at 10:00 pm.
5. Social and fraternal clubs, permissible via applicable laws or regulations, may offer indoor dining in accordance with Sections VII.B.3 and VII.B.4 of this Order.
C. Banquet, Receptions and Meeting Room in Hotels, Conference Centers and Similar Establishments that offer dining (other than restaurants) or meeting facilities to the public must adhere to following rules:
1. Maintain physical distancing (greater than 6') between event attendees;
2. Maintain physical distancing (greater than 6'), whenever possible, between
employees and attendees;
3. Adherence to Sections II and III of this Executive Order;
4. No more than 1 person/household per 200 square feet, or 25% maximum capacity applicable to the specific room where event will be held, EXCEPT that under no circumstance shall any event allow more than 150 attendees;
5. Ensure tables are seated at least six feet away from each other;
6. Do not allow groups larger than six persons to be seated together;
7. All employees must receive health screenings prior to their shifts;
8. No food service in a buffet format;
9. Clean and disinfect tables and chairs in between each event and in accordance with CDC and MDH guidelines, using cleaning products that meet the criteria of the EPA guidelines for use against COVID-19;
10. Hand sanitizer and appropriate hand washing facilities must be available;
11. If applicable, payment via digital platforms should be encouraged; and
12. Process for specific questions pertaining to an event scheduled or in process
of being scheduled through June 30, 2021:
a. If there are questions whether a specific event’s plans comply with
these rules, an email should be submitted [email protected], with complete plans for the event
b. Inquiries will be reviewed by Prince George’s County Health Department and Office of Emergency Management staff members
c. A response will be provided within 10 business days of receipt of request
13. Any other applicable laws or regulations pertaining to an establishment must also be followed.
D. Manufacturing. The following rules must be adhered to:
1. Adherence to Sections II and III of this Executive Order; and
2. Guidance: CDC Guidance for Manufacturing Workers and Employers
E. Fitness Centers
1. This Executive Order controls the occupancy and use of fitness centers, health clubs, gyms, outdoor aquatic centers, and self-defense schools in the City of Laurel, Maryland ("Fitness Centers").
2. Fitness Centers are limited to 1 person/household per 200 square feet of
fitness space, not to exceed 25% maximum capacity.
3. Face coverings are required while working out in a fitness center.
4. Adherence to Sections II and III of this Executive Order is required.
F. Farmers Markets will be able to open. Adherence to Sections II and III of this
Executive Order is required.
G. Childcare Programs. All licensed and authorized childcare programs are allowed to open pursuant to the rules and regulations established by the Maryland Department of Education, MDH, other applicable State authorities and/or the Prince George’s County Health Department.
H. Fully Automatic Car Washes are allowed to open pursuant to the following rules:
1. Customers must be able to remain in their cars while obtaining service,
except when establishment employees are cleaning interior of the vehicle;
2. Employees must wear face coverings and gloves;
3. There should be no physical contact between employees and customer; and
4. Adherence to Sections II and III of this Executive Order.
I. Self-Service Car Washing will remain allowed to open. There must be adherence
to Sections II and III of this Executive Order.
J. Cigar, Hookah and Vape Establishments are allowed to open pursuant to the
1. Open for retail sales only;
2. No smoking on premises;
3. May operate 1 person/household per 200 square feet, or 25% of maximum
capacity, whichever is lower
4. Adherence to Sections II and III of this Executive Order; and
5. Online shopping and payment via digital platforms should be encouraged
as much as possible.
K. Barbershops and Beauty Salons. The following rules must also be adhered to:
1. Customers must be served via appointment only;
2. Customers are not allowed to congregate in common sitting area waiting to
3. Adherence to Sections II and III of this Executive Order;
4. Use of PPE, including face coverings and gloves, by all employees;
5. May operate at 1 patron per 200 square feet, or up to 25% maximum
capacity for the service delivery space, whichever is lower;
6. Digital payment methods should be encouraged; and
7. Restroom sanitation on a frequent schedule.
L. Other Personal Services
1. Other personal services allowed including esthetic and nail services, tattoo
services, tanning, massages, hot tub and sauna services.
2. The following rules apply:
a. Customers must be served via appointment only;
b. Limited to 1 person/household per 200 square feet of service area, up to 25% of maximum capacity;
c. Adherence to Sections II and III of this Executive Order;
d. Use of PPE, including face coverings and gloves, by all employees. Gloves must be changed between each customer and paper/plastic coverings over tables and service chairs must be changed between each customer;
e. Digital payment methods should be encouraged; and
f. Restroom sanitation on a frequent schedule.
3. Guidance: MD Best Practices for Reopening Personal Services
M. Recreational or Entertainment Establishment of a Commercial Nature
1. Unless specifically stated otherwise, adherence to Sections II and III of this Executive Order apply to all establishments and activities set forth below in this paragraph M.
2. Amusement Parks
a. May open at 40% of maximum capacity
b. Must follow all requirements given by the County Office of
Emergency Management and/or Health Department
c. For establishments with one amusement ride, may open at 50% of
d. Guidance: Industry Guidance
3. Bingo Halls
a. May operate 1 person/household per 200 square feet, or 25% of
maximum capacity, whichever is lower
b. Must also follow rules set forth in Section VII.L.2 of this
Executive Order (“Other Personal Services”)
4. Bowling Alleys
a. May operate 1 person/household per 200 square feet, or 25% of
maximum capacity, whichever is lower. Under no circumstances are more than 50 patrons allowed.
b. Must also follow rules set forth in Section VII.L.2 of this Executive Order
(“Other Personal Services”)
5. Pool Halls
a. May operate 1 person/household per 200 square feet, or 25% of maximum capacity, whichever is lower
b. Pool sticks, racking equipment and balls must be sanitized between
c. Must also follow rules set forth in Section VII.L.2 of this Executive Order
(“Other personal services”)
6. Gaming facilities and casinos such as MGM National Harbor and
simulcast betting facilities (outside of horse racing establishments) may operate at operate 1 person/household per 200 square feet, or 50% of maximum capacity, whichever is lower. Adherence to other State directives is required, unless further amended by the County Health Officer and/or County Office of Emergency Management.
7. Tour Boats
a. May resume at 50% of maximum capacity;
b.Must follow all applicable rules while operating in the County;
c. Staff and patrons upon disembarking the vessel, must wear face
coverings, maintain social distance and follow other applicable rules.
8. Horse racing establishments and any other establishment not listed above
that is subject to the admission and amusement tax under Title 4 of the Tax- General Article of the Maryland Code will remain closed to the general
public (including members, in the case of private clubs).
9. Outdoor Haunted Houses: See Section VIII.M.9 of this Resolution.
10. Drive-in Movie Theaters:
i. Required permitting, zoning or other applicable
governmental authorization must be obtained.
ii. Drive-in movie theater operations must be managed by a
single operator in charge of the site, who will take responsibility for the ongoing training and screening of all staff, provision of all needed equipment and materials, the monitoring of adherence to all safety measures during any showing and obtaining approvals from local zoning and government officials, as required.
iii. Maximum of 100 vehicles at any showing, or such lower
number as may be approved by the COVID Compliance Team.
iv. Properly educate employees about coronavirus and how to
prevent transmission and the employer/operator’s COVID- 19 policies.
v. Always maintain minimum six-foot separation between all
persons (except for vehicle occupants). When strict physical
distancing is not feasible for a specific task, other prevention measures are required, such as use of barriers, minimize staff or customers in narrow or enclosed areas, stagger breaks, and work shift starts.
vi. Provide personal protective equipment (PPE) such as gloves,
goggles, face shields and face masks as appropriate or required to employees for the activity being performed. Cloth facial coverings must be worn by every employee not working alone on the jobsite unless their exposure dictates a higher level of protection under health and safety rules and guidance
vii. Customer payment transactions for tickets may be handled
through multiple channels, including phone transactions, on- line transactions, or point-of-sale transactions. If payment by currency is the only possible method of transaction, customers and employees must adhere to social distancing and sanitation standards set forth in this Resolution
viii. Provide 10 feet of clearance between vehicles.
ix. Limit number of customers in the restroom at a time except
adult with child. Lines must have markers to ensure distancing.
x. Concessions not permitted to be sold by operator.
xi. Frequently sanitize working surfaces, particularly ticket
sales area, electronic pin pads, and other areas contacted by customers and/or employees.
xii. Require hourly hand washing or sanitation by employees.
xiii. Physical contact with a customer, vendor, or supplier is not
permitted under any circumstances.
xiv. Ensure frequent and adequate hand washing with adequate
maintenance of supplies. Use disposable gloves where safe
and applicable to prevent transmission on tools or other items that are shared.
xv. Establish a housekeeping schedule that includes frequent
cleaning and sanitizing with a particular emphasis on commonly touched surfaces.
xvi. Screen employees for signs/symptoms of COVID-19 at start
of shift. Make sure sick employees stay home or immediately go home if they feel or appear sick. Cordon off any areas where an employee with probable or confirmed COVID-19 illness worked, touched surfaces, etc. until the area and equipment is cleaned and sanitized. Follow the cleaning guidelines set by the CDC to deep clean and sanitize.
xvii. Plans to operate a drive-in movie theater must be submitted
to Covidco[email protected], with complete plans for
operations. Plans will be reviewed by the COVID Compliance Team. A response will be provided within 72 hours of receipt of request.
i. Customers must remain in their vehicles except to visit the
ii. Adherence to Section II (Face coverings) of this Resolution
when customers are outside vehicle to use the restroom.
N. Social and fraternal clubs, including without limitation, American Legion posts, VFW posts, and Elks Clubs may operate for indoor recreation at 1 person/household per 200 square feet, or 25% of maximum capacity, whichever is lower. Adherence to Sections II and III of this Executive Order unless further amended by the Mayor.
O. Places of Worship: The following rules apply:
1. Indoor services are limited to 1 person/household per 200 square feet, or up
to 25% of maximum capacity, whichever is lower;
2. Adherence to Sections II and III of this Executive Order;
3. Live vocals are allowed if they comply with the following:
a. via remote or streaming service; or
b. during worship services with congregants in attendance, so long as every vocalist remains 12 feet from any other vocalist or congregant;
4. Avoid physical contact;
5. May maintain online and drive-in services;
6. May have outdoor services of 125 persons or less or 1 person/household per 200 square feet, whichever is lower, if able to maintain appropriate social distancing and have access to hand washing/hand sanitizers. Frequent hand washing/hand sanitizing encouraged.
7. Avoid physical contact
8. Guidance is also provided in the following sources: CDC Business and
Workplace Toolkit; CDC COVID-19 FAQ for Businesses
P. Maximum Occupancy. For purposes of this Executive Order, Maximum Occupancy means the maximum occupancy load under the applicable fire code, as set forth on the certificate issued for the establishment by a local fire code official. If no such certificate has been issued, the maximum occupancy is as determined by applicable laws, regulations and permits.
VIII. The following activities are specifically allowed when done in compliance with this Executive Order, including Sections II and III of this Executive Order and other applicable directives issued by the State Secretary of Health, the Prince George’s County Health Officer, the City of Laurel Health Officer or the Mayor:
A. Outdoor exercise activities, such as walking, hiking, running, biking, or individual
and small group sports such as golfing, tennis, and similar activities
B. Miniature golf establishments are allowed to open up to 50% of maximum capacity
C. Outdoor fitness instruction
D. Parks are open for personal fitness and fitness classes. This includes all parks,
fields, tennis courts, tracks and golf courses. Low contact sports are also allowed.
E. Golf tournaments are allowed with strict application of rule that all persons
maintain distance greater than 6 feet; adherence to Face Coverings provision in Section II; no spectators; and no buffet style dining allowed. These same rules shall also apply to any area/facility separate from the golf course such as clubhouse and refreshment areas.
F. Day camps: Open for 10 or fewer participants (including leaders) with capacity constraints of 10 people per room for indoor activities; maximum of 50 persons indoors if maximum of 10 per group is maintained. Outdoor activities may have a maximum of 100 persons, if maximum of 10 per group is maintained.
G. Playgrounds can open.
H. Outdoor and indoor swimming pools, both public and private, up to a maximum capacity of 25%. Social distancing must be maintained and adherence to Section II-Face Coverings when not in the swimming the pool. Pool operators must follow State Health Department protocols: MDH Directive Swimming Pools
I. Indoor Skating Rinks (roller and ice skating) may open. May operate 1 person/household per 200 square feet, or 25% of maximum capacity, whichever is lower
J. Indoor recreational facilities may operate 1 person/household per 200 square feet, or 25% of maximum capacity, whichever is lower
K. Youth and Amateur Sports (does not include collegiate sports). The following rules
a. All sports are categorized by level of risk.
i. Low Risk sports include: Archery, Auto-racing, Beach Volleyball,
Boating, Bowling, Canoeing/Kayaking, Cheer (sideline), Cross- Country (staggered start), Cross-Country Skiing, Diving, Equestrian, Field Events (High Jump, Pole Vault, Javelin, Shot-Put), Fishing, Foot Golf, Golf, Hunting, Jousting, Mountain Bicycling, Orienteering, Rodeo, Rope Jumping, Running, Scuba Diving, Skate Boarding, Shooting, Single Skull, Surfing, Individual Swimming, Skiing, Table Tennis, Water Skiing, Wind Surfing
ii. Medium-Risk include: Badminton, Baseball, Biathlon, BMX,
Boating, Broomball, Cricket, Disc Golf, Extreme Sports, Gymnastics, Rodeo, Adventure Racing, Curling, Dodgeball, Fencing, Field Hockey, Flag Football, Handball, Horseback Riding, Horse Racing, Ice Hockey (modified),Indoor track, Kickball, Lacrosse, Paintball, Polo, Roller sports, Skating (Figure), Weight Lifting, Bodybuilding, Shooting, Sailing, Soccer, Softball, Speed Skating, Squash, Swimming (competitive), Synchronized Swimming, Table Tennis, Track, Triathlon, Ultimate Frisbee, Volleyball, Water Polo, Weightlifting
iii. High-Risk include: Basketball, Boxing, Competitive Cheer,
Football, Futsal, Martial Arts, Rafting, Rugby, Wrestling
b. May resume in small groups, no more than 11 team members.
c. Low and medium risk sports, to include competition, are allowed as listed
d. The play of high-risk sports is prohibited; however, practice that involves
skills-building and drills are permitted outdoors.
e. Play and games with teams from outside of Maryland, Virginia, or the
District of Columbia is prohibited.
f. All tournaments or events involving more than two teams are strictly prohibited unless a Letter of Approval is issued by the County Compliance Team. Inquiries may be submitted to [email protected].
g. There must be limited touching of shared equipment and gear.
h. Players not engaged in play and others in attendance at the venue shall wear a face covering. Face coverings are not recommended when outside on very hot days due to the risk of heat injury.
i. The number of spectators is limited. Number of persons present (apart from players and coaches) may not exceed 25 persons. The number of persons present may exceed 25 solely to accommodate the presence of one parent or guardian per youth participant. Spectators must maintain physical distance of greater than 6 feet from persons who are not members of the same household.
j. Must follow all provisions in applicable directives and orders issued by the
Secretary of the MDH that do not conflict with this Order.
L. Professional and Collegiate Sporting Events: Allowed to occur. The number of
spectators is limited to no more than 10% of the capacity of the stadium. Tailgating is prohibited.
M. Other Outdoor Recreational Activities: The following may operate at 50%
1. Recreational fishing
2. Recreational hunting
3. Shooting ranges
4. Outdoor archery
5. Recreational boating
6. Horse boarding and riding facilities
7. Marinas and watercraft rental businesses, and
9. Outdoor Haunted Houses. To move forward with an outdoor haunted house
event, a plan must be submitted to [email protected], with complete plans for operations. Plan will be reviewed by Health Department and Office of Emergency Management staff members. A response will be provided within 72 hours of receipt of request. No indoor haunted houses are permitted.
IX. For avoidance of doubt, this Order does not require the closure of, or prohibit the movement of any staff or volunteer traveling to, from, or in connection with their duties at any:
A. Federal, State, or local government unit, building, or facility
B. Newspaper, television, radio, or other media service; or
C. Non-profit organization or facility providing essential services to low-income persons, including, without limitation, homeless shelters, food banks, and soup kitchens.
X. This Executive Order or its application to any person, entity, or circumstance is held invalid by any court of competent jurisdiction, all other provisions or applications of the Order shall remain in effect to the extent possible without the invalid provision or application. To achieve this purpose, the provisions of this Executive Order are severable.
This public health emergency continues to rapidly change, and the City will continue its efforts to monitor, and work with other public safety and health officials. The City will continue to re-evaluate conditions on a daily basis. Other City actions that will also be taken are listed below:
Since March 30, 2020 the following applied in the City of Laurel and those listed below shall remain in effect.:
All City basketball courts and areas are CLOSED.
All homeowner’s association’s in the City of Laurel are directed to continue to keep all basketball courts and areas CLOSED.
All City of Laurel parks has remained open but all applicable social distancing guidance published by the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (“CDC”) and the Maryland Department of Health (“MDH”), shall be followed at all times. Face Coverings are required.
All City offices remain open; however, service delivery will be conducted online or by telephone when at all possible.
All City of Laurel picnic pavilions will remain CLOSED.
Laurel Police Officers or employees from the City’s Office of the Fire Marshal and Permit Services will enforce the above directives.
This Executive Order took effect at 5:01 p.m. on November 18, 2020 and shall remain in effect until further notice or this Executive Order has been amended or rescinded.
You are also asked to continue to follow CDC recommendations and guidelines of social distancing, wearing a face mask that covers the nose and mouth, continue to wash your hands and clean surfaces regularly, and whether you are showing symptoms or not, to get tested. These are proven ways to slow the spread of the COVID-19 virus and keep yourself and your community safe. For a list of COVID-19 testing sites, visit https://coronavirus.maryland.gov/datasets/a0a3e101ebcb402db47873b59055b2a3.
Mayor Moe, the Laurel City Council and the City’s EOC will continue to monitor and keep current with actions and information pertaining to the pandemic outbreak and will be sure the residents, businesses, employees and visitors are kept well informed through our Social Media platforms. You can also visit our COVID-19 webpage at coronavirus.cityoflaurel.org, along with the CDC at www.CDC.gov, the Maryland Department of Health at www.health.maryland.gov and the Prince George’s County Health Department at https://www.princegeorgescountymd.gov/1588/Health-Services.