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Maryland stadiums, outdoor venues allowed to reopen at 10% capacity

ANNAPOLIS, MD—Governor Larry Hogan and Maryland Secretary of Health Robert Neall on Friday issued orders updating safe capacity limits for outdoor sporting and entertainment venues, while maintaining face covering requirements and strict public health protocols.

“With our key health metrics low and stable, we are taking steps to allow more spectators, including fans of the Baltimore Ravens and the Washington Football Team, to safely attend games in the stands,” said Governor Hogan. “It remains important to continue following all of the mitigation measures and public health protocols that keep us safe, including wearing masks and practicing physical distancing.”

The governor’s order limits spectators at outdoor sporting venues to 10% of total capacity, including at M&T Bank Stadium and FedEx Field.

The  order limits occupancy to 10% for outdoor entertainment venues that have a total capacity greater than 2,500.

Officials added that face coverings must be worn at all outdoor sporting and entertainment venues. Under the health secretary’s order, venues must follow social distancing protocols, and social gatherings at the venue—such as tailgating—are prohibited.

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Click to access Gatherings-15th-AMENDED-10.16.20.pdf

Click to access 2020.10.16.01_MDH_Order_Amended_Sports_Culture_Gatherings_and_Events_Sports_at_10.pdf

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