Mayor Bernard C. “Jack” Young Eases Restrictions on Outdoor Mass Gatherings

BALTIMORE, MD.  — Today, Mayor Bernard C. “Jack” Young announced that limits on mass, outdoor gatherings in Baltimore City will be lifted beginning at 5 p.m on Friday, June 26. Additionally, clarification has been provided for hotel ballrooms, banquet rooms, meeting halls, and other private indoor gathering spaces that are able to re-open at 50% capacity under Phase 2.  Mayor Young issued the following statement:

“I want to thank our residents, business community, and nonprofit community for their patience and their commitment to the public health of Baltimore City. We have seen tremendous progress in our city with respect to our numbers, due in great part to the risk reduction efforts by our city and residents,” Mayor Young said. “This lifting of restrictions on mass gatherings is low-risk if individuals continue to practice social distancing and other mitigation tactics, like wearing a face covering, but not without risk. Residents who choose to go out should still continue to do so safely.”

Baltimore City is still in Phase 2 of reopening and activities that require City permits, as well as conventions, remain prohibited at this time.  Residents are reminded that all Maryland residents are required to wear face coverings inside any retail establishments, including grocery stores and pharmacies, or when taking any form of public transportation, per Governor Hogan’s Executive Order. 

“Our daily case counts and other key COVID-19 data indicators suggest most Baltimoreans are practicing social distancing, wearing their face cloth coverings, and are taking common-sense precautions to reduce the chances of disease transmission,” said Baltimore City Health Commissioner Dr. Letitia Dzirasa. “Residents should continue to remain vigilant, and to continue wearing your face cloth covering and maintaining six feet of separation from others, should you choose to go out during this active pandemic.”

For more information about data indicators, case counts, and permitted activities in Baltimore City, visit

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