Baltimore restaurants can now remain open until 11 p.m. under the city’s heightened coronavirus restrictions — one hour later than city officials initially announced last week.
In a news release Tuesday, Mayor Bernard C. “Jack” Young said indoor dining rooms will be limited to 25% capacity and must close by 11 p.m. That’s an expansion from the 10 p.m. closing time city officials initially laid out in response to rising coronavirus levels in the city.
On Friday, Young announced Baltimore would be tightening capacity restrictions, shutting down bars that don’t serve food and requiring masks in all public spaces, indoors or out,
On Tuesday, the mayor’s office further clarified those restrictions, noting that bars that sell “packaged goods” such as beer to go can remain open for takeout. The new restrictions are effective Thursday.
James Bentley, the mayor’s spokesman, said the change in restaurant hours represents a compromise.