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Here’s a Maryland county-by-county list of new coronavirus restrictions

Lately, Maryland Gov. Larry Hogan has continually warned that the state is, once again, in the “danger zone” when it comes to the spread of COVID-19.

“The weeks and months ahead are going to be very difficult with more and more people getting infected, being hospitalized and losing their lives,” the Republican governor said during a recent press conference. “Our collective actions now will determine what further steps will be needed.”

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With case rates and hospitalization numbers climbing statewide, Hogan tightened coronavirus restrictions Nov. 10, returning indoor restaurant service to 50% capacity — down from 75%. He also “strongly” discouraged gatherings of more than 25 people and travel to states with similarly surging COVID-19 metrics.

Days later, he instated a 10 p.m. mandatory closing time for bars and restaurants, banned fans from attending sporting events and suspended most visitation at hospitals and nursing homes.

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Several jurisdictions have tightened restrictions further than Hogan in some areas. Here’s where things stand:

Anne Arundel County: Starting Nov. 13, gatherings were limited to 10 people indoors and 25 people outdoors. Starting Monday Nov. 16, youth sports were canceled. Starting Nov. 20, restaurants were limited to 25% capacity. Other facilities, such as religious and retail establishments, can continue to operate at 50% capacity.

Baltimore City: As of Nov. 12, all indoor and outdoor facilities, including restaurants, gyms and theaters, were ordered not to exceed 25% capacity. All bars that don’t serve food were shut down No more than 10 people will be permitted to gather in homes, indefinitely.

Baltimore County: Starting at 5 p.m. Nov. 15, all gatherings not related to operating or patronizing businesses already subject to state orders were limited to 10 people indoors and 25 people outdoors.Beginning Tuesday Nov. 17, all youth recreational sports — indoor and outdoor — were prohibited.

Harford County: Starting Nov. 13, county facilities were closed to the public, including indoor parks and recreation facilities. Organized outdoor activities on county fields, including sports tournaments, were suspended, although county parks will remain open. County employees were authorized to telework until further notice.

Howard County: Starting Tuesday, Nov. 17 at 5 p.m., indoor gatherings of more than 10 people and outdoor gatherings of more than 25 people were prohibited. These restrictions include family gatherings, parties, cookouts, parades, festivals, conventions and fundraisers, but did not include retail stores, religious gatherings, wedding receptions, indoor theaters or outdoor entertainment venues. Effective Nov. 27 at 5 p.m., the gathering limits will effect wedding receptions and recreational sports. The county’s recreation and parks department announced the cancellation of all sports tournaments Nov. 23.

Montgomery County: As of Nov. 10, restaurants, gyms, museums, retail establishments and religious facilities were all limited to 25% capacity. For other businesses, such as bowling alleys and hair and nail salons, capacity is limited to 25% or 25 people, whichever is lower. As of Nov. 24, the county also banned indoor gatherings of more than 10 people, save for the businesses and establishments previously allowed to stay open at reduced capacity levels.

Prince George’s County: Starting at 5 p.m. Nov. 15, restaurants were limited to 25% capacity, down from 50% capacity. No more than 25 people are permitted to gather outdoors, and no more than 10 indoors. Gyms and bowling alleys are at 25% capacity, but large retails stores are still allowed to operate at 50% capacity. Everyone is to wear masks outdoors unless exercising.

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