The health and safety of area residents and visitors remains a top priority in Annapolis and Anne Arundel County. Until we meet again, we invite you to explore our virtual happenings and watch the short videos below. These are among the many experiences awaiting you in Annapolis when the time is right….

On May 15, Maryland Governor Larry Hogan announced the beginning of Stage One of the ‘Maryland Strong: Roadmap to Recovery. It includes moving from a Stay at Home order to a Safer at Home public health advisory and the gradual re-openings of retail, manufacturing, houses of worship, and some personal services.

Current Local Guidelines

Stage One gives individual jurisdictions the flexibility to determine the timing of their re-openings. Anne Arundel County’s Phase One recovery plan is outlined here. The City of Annapolis’ recovery efforts mirror the County’s plan with the following guidelines. Please view the full press release here.

Beginning Friday, May 29 at 5 p.m.:

  • Non-essential businesses that are currently operating under curbside pickup only are able to open to customers. The maximum number of occupants (customers and employees) will be calculated based on 150 square feet per person. Businesses will be required to have protective measures in place regarding physical distancing and face coverings will be required for everyone in the store. 
  • Foodservice establishments, which include restaurants, bars, and social clubs with dining facilities, may serve food and beverages for consumption in outdoor seating areas in accordance with state guidance. All establishments that already have permitted outdoor seating areas may use them in accordance with the state guidance. Beginning June 3, the City of Annapolis will begin implementation of Recovery Districts and Recovery Zones. 

Visiting Safely

As you navigate our county, its important to follow recommended safety standards as our state, county and city work tirelessly to keep our residents and visitors safe. Please remember to wash your hands frequently, practice social distancing, and always wear a mask or face covering as recommended below.

Local Outdoor Recreational Guidelines

As a county with over 530 miles of shoreline, our local agencies have also taken into consideration best practices for safety when participating in outdoor activities, including recreational boating. Please visit the Maryland Department of Resources HERE to learn all of the latest guidelines, including the recreational boating guidelines below. (last updated May 15, 2020)


  • Recreational boating activities, including motorized and non-motorized vessels and personal watercraft, are permitted, however:
  • No more than 10 people can be on a boat at one time, including captain and crew.
  • Vessel and boat races are authorized so long as no more than 10 people are in a gathering at one time.
  • Marinas can reopen to boaters, but must adhere to best management practices from the Departments of Commerce and Health.
  • Pump-out stations and boats may resume operations, but must adhere to best management practices from the Departments of Commerce and Health.
  • State boat ramps will be open and operational; all ramps must ensure social distancing guidelines.
  • All normal boating rules and regulations are in effect and must be followed.

Until We Meet Again...

We invite you to enjoy these short videos of just some of the great things to do in Annapolis. Be sure to also check out our virtual experiences here and follow us on Facebook and Instagram for more inspiration and updates.