Mayor Extends Declaration as Town of Ocean City Continues to Follow Governor Hogan’s Roadmap to Recovery
Governor announces changes to indoor dining capacity and gathering limits
Ocean City, Maryland – (November 12, 2020): Members of the City Council agreed unanimously to support the Mayoral declaration on Tuesday during the council’s work session, extending the Mayor’s executive authority for another 30 days and authorizing the local state of emergency another 30 days. The Declaration mandates face masks on the Boardwalk if unable to consistently maintain at least six feet of distance from other individuals who are not members of the same household.
As Maryland’s positivity rate climbs above 5% for the first time since June, local leaders agree that continuing to take proactive actions now is necessary for Ocean City to continue moving forward. “Not only has Maryland been a leader in slowing the spread of COVID-19, but Ocean City has been as well,” commented Mayor Rick Meehan. “Our business community, residents and visitors, and the Town government have taken steps to protect ourselves, our families and our community as a whole, which is evident by our low positivity rate and key metrics.”
Working closely with the Worcester County Health Department, the Town of Ocean City will continue to follow the Maryland Strong Roadmap to Recovery. During Tuesday’s press conference, Governor Hogan announced additional actions to slow the spread of COVID-19 in Maryland. Those actions include reducing indoor dining capacity to 50%, limiting indoor gatherings to 25 or less and expanding the out-of-state travel advisory for Maryland residents.
“Our number one priority remains to keep our residents, visitors, and employees safe and to keep our businesses open and our kids in school,” Mayor Meehan finished. “I am confident we can slow the spread of the virus by taking a few simple steps in our daily lives. If you want to help move Ocean City forward – simply wear a mask, wash your hands and watch your distance.”
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