COVID-19 and Food Protection Update
Thanks to the efforts of the majority of Marylanders to receive their COVID-19 vaccines, business operations have begun the return to normal in Maryland. As of July 1, 2021 all emergency mandates and restrictions related to COVID-19 were lifted, including face covering requirements. As such, masks are not required in any setting, except for public transportation conveyances, which is in effect under Federal order. Private businesses and workplaces are still encouraged to follow CDC guidelines and may still put in place their own policies with respect to masking. See the Maryland Department of Health Face Covering Recommendations and FAQ. For more information regarding restaurants and retail operations, please contact a local health department food program.
MDH strongly recommends that all non-vaccinated individuals over the age of 2 years continue to wear face coverings in all indoor settings outside of their home and in outdoor settings when physical distancing cannot be maintained.
Maryland Department of Health
Office of Food Protection
6 St. Paul Street, Suite 1301
Baltimore, MD 21202
Phone: (410) 767-8400
Fax: (410) 333-8931
This page was last updated 7/7/2022