Ocean City mayor extends local state of emergency for another 30 days
OCEAN CITY, Md. — Mayor Rick Meehan has extended the local state of emergency in Ocean City for another 30 days as the state of Maryland sees an uptick of COVID-19 cases.
This means face masks on the boardwalk will remain mandatory if visitors are unable to consistently maintain at least six feet of distance from others, who are not members of the same household.
Officials say the beach town is working closely with the Worcester County Health Department and will continue to follow Gov. Larry Hogan’s Maryland Strong Roadmap to Recovery. Mayor Meehan says the beach town’s number one priority is to keep residents, visitors, and employees safe. We’re told 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.