County Mandate Updates for Businesses as of January 2021
Frederick County Indoor Dining Restrictions to Remain Unchanged
County to take a pause on lifting restrictions until February 15
March 31, 2021 Fred. Co. Board of Health Update for Public Events
The Frederick County Board of Health is now requiring anyone holding an event over 100 people to fill out an online form to report the event. It was not clear in the public announcement, so we reached out the Frederick County Board of Health to clarify if this is required for any Bingo's
that are conducted, and the answer is YES. They also clarified that if you are holding a family reunion or any type of public event on Public Park Property, you must also fill this online form out.The following is a public announcement from the Frederick County Board of Health:
Planning a public gathering of 100+ people? Event Organizers must complete the online submission form
at least 7 days before an event.
According to Frederick County Board of Health Regulation 01-2021:
a responsible person(s) must be designated by the organizer for social gatherings (including parades, festivals, and fund raisers
) where the general public is likely to attend and in which 100 or more persons are expected or likely to be in attendance.
This does not apply to social gatherings on personal private property that the public in general is not expected to attend (including reunions, cookouts, and parties).
Failure to submit the required form and information by the required timeframe may result in the denial of necessary permits needed to hold the event.
Event Organizers are responsible for ensuring compliance at the gathering with face covering and physical distancing requirements, occupancy limits, and other infection transmission mitigation actions, and must remain on-site during the gathering.
This regulation applies Countywide, including all municipalities except within the corporate boundary of Mount Airy, Maryland located within Frederick County.
A violation of this Regulation shall be Class B Offense carrying a fine of $250 for a first offense; $375 for a second offense; and $500 for a third or subsequent offense (pursuant to Frederick County Code §1-1-9). Here is the link to fill out the form if your events meet any of the above categories: Frederick County Health Department, MD (frederickcountymd.gov)
Click here for the Frederick County Resolution Click here for the original announcement