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County Announces New COVID Restrictions

November 10th, 2020 by WCBC Radio

The Allegany County Commissioners have released a statement regarding new COVID measures that will take effect as of 5 PM today:


Dear Fellow Residents of Allegany County:


Governor Larry Hogan and the State of Maryland has given each county the flexibility in “The Road Map to Recovery” and to date, Allegany County has moved to each new phase of recovery as soon as allowed by the State of Maryland. Unfortunately, our COVID-19 numbers are escalating at a pace that is nearly three times the rate of the rest of the State of Maryland. This requires us to need to make an adjustment.


As a result, to protect the public and to try to improve our health, effective tomorrow Tuesday, November 10, 2020 at 5PM, Allegany County will make changes to our reopening plan.


The following guidelines will be in place in Allegany County starting at 5 p.m. on Tuesday November 10, 2020:

  • Indoor dining at restaurants, limited to 50% capacity, with tables at least six feet apart and other public health protective measures.
  • Outdoor amusements, such as miniature golf and go-kart tracks, limited to 50% capacity and with other public health protective measures.
  • Indoor fitness, gyms, martial arts, dance and other studio-type activities, limited to 50% capacity and with other public health protective measures.
  • Casinos, arcades and malls limited to 50% capacity with public health protective measures.
  • Additionally, admittance to the County Office Complex will be by appointment only.


Allegany County’s Roadmap to Reopening resource can be found online at: 


We will monitor this closely over the next few weeks and will re-assess our situation on Monday, November 30, 2020. We ask that citizens and businesses be extra vigilant during this time to improve our health metrics to allow us to expand our re-opening.


We trust the residents of Allegany County to make good and safe decisions and will continue working the with State of Maryland in the weeks ahead.