Ocean City Lifts Mask Requirements on Boardwalk and in Outdoor Public Places, Aligning with Gov. Hogan’s April 28 Announcement
OCEAN CITY, Md. (April 29, 2021) – Following Gov. Larry Hogan’s April 28 announcement that masks and face coverings are no longer required outdoors in the State of Maryland, the Town of Ocean City has lifted its outdoor mask mandate on the Boardwalk and in outdoor public places.
“Throughout the course of the COVID-19 pandemic, Ocean City has continued to closely follow guidance from the CDC and the State of Maryland, and has even exceeded state mandates,” commented Ocean City Mayor Rick Meehan. “Gov. Hogan has lifted the mandate requiring that masks be worn outdoors, effective immediately. To remain consistent in following the state’s guidance, Ocean City will no longer require masks to be worn in outside public areas, including on the Boardwalk. As Gov. Hogan announced on April 28, with improved health metrics and expanded vaccination availability, we are optimistic that we will continue taking steps toward a full recovery from the pandemic.”
Visitors who are not yet vaccinated are strongly encouraged to continue wearing masks in outdoor public spaces, especially when physical distancing is not possible.