EASTON — Talbot County has issued countywide health safety guidelines for residents and visitors to follow during the COVID-19 pandemic, but some Talbot municipalities have imposed their own restrictions.
Below is a list of the towns that have outlined such limits. This non-exhaustive list was compiled by the Talbot County Council to guide amendments to its emergency declaration as the county reopened lodging businesses to guests.
For more detailed or specific guidelines, contact the individual town(s).
TOWN OF EASTON
• All businesses, organizations, establishments and facilities within the town of Easton are required to enforce the wearing of face coverings for all customers, clients, visitors, employees and staff over the age of 9 in enclosed areas of the business that are open to the public when the public, clients, customers or visitors are present in the enclosed area open to the public, and if social distancing measures of 6 feet or a physical barrier cannot be maintained.
• All businesses covered by this provision should post signage detailing the face covering requirement at each entrance.
• Idlewild, Memorial, Moton, RTV and Thompson parks are open subject to social distancing and the prohibition on gatherings in excess of 10 people, among other requirements.
• Playgrounds and basketball courts at the above parks remain closed.
• Rails to Trails and Easton Skate Park are open subject to social distancing and the prohibition on gatherings in excess of 10 people or more, among other requirements.
• North Easton Sports Complex remains closed.
TOWN OF ST. MICHAELS
• Masks are required inside all establishments and outdoors within 6 feet of others.
TOWN OF OXFORD
• Playground equipment and basketball courts in public parks remain closed.
• Town beaches and surrounding park areas remain closed.
• Town Park and Causeway Park are open subject to the 6-foot physical distancing guidelines and the prohibition on gatherings in excess of 10 people.
• Picnics and gatherings are not permitted in Town Park.
• All visitors are encouraged to practice proper hygiene and following recommended social distancing guidelines, along with other posted guidelines in individual parks.
TOWN OF TRAPPE
• Town playground remains closed.
• Town park is open.
The above municipalities’ guidelines were in effect as of Thursday, May 21, but are subject to changes or additions.