2,041 COVID-19 positive cases for Garrett County residents

64 COVID-19-related deaths



Maryland State of Emergency and Mask Mandates are Lifted

Page Updated: 5/19/21

A summary:

Garrett County Adopts Statewide COVID-19 Orders

–Face coverings mandates are lifted in all public areas

 –Capacity limits are lifted on both outdoor and indoor dining at restaurants and bars, retail businesses, religious facilities, fitness centers, casinos, personal services, and indoor recreational establishments

–Large outdoor and indoor venue capacity limits are lifted

–Public transportation, healthcare facilities, and schools are the only exception

–Unvaccinated individuals are encouraged to continue wearing masks


The Garrett County Health Department is managing this public health issue.

Garrett County Health Department COVID-19 Resources:
General Information: garretthealth.org/covid-19-information/

Donations Information: garretthealth.org/community

Frequently Asked Questions: bit.ly/covid-19-answer

COVID-19 Hotline (for non-emergency medical questions): 301-334-7698

(Please call 911 only for medical emergencies, not for coronavirus information or questions)

All vacation rentals are open in Garrett County.

Transient rentals include properties rented by local management companies, services such as Air BnB, and private vacation rental homeowners.

Like other small businesses that are able to reopen, the rentals must follow strict cleanliness processes and implement as many “no-touch” processes as possible. Specifically, the reopening of vacation rental units outlines the following:

Groups are limited to no more than 10 and must utilize a remote check-in process. Note that factors such as a sustained increase in hospital intensive care utilization and/or a community outbreak will determine if the reopening will be continued.

Each unit must be cleaned with approved disinfecting cleaners. Special attention must be paid to the high touch and high traffic areas. Also, each unit must be cleaned to the Vacation Rental Management Association (VRMA) housekeeping standards and protocol. Owners must allow increased time between check out and the next guest’s arrival for the cleaning practices.

Employee Practices:
Employees must be sufficiently trained on the enhanced cleaning protocol and use personal protective equipment.

Guest Practices:
Guests are asked to bring groceries, paper products, and cleaning supplies with them for the duration of their stay. Also, guests must practice social distancing, use face coverings when in public, and regularly wash hands or use hand sanitizer when hand washing is not available. Guests are also advised to stay home if not feeling well. If symptoms present when staying at a vacation rental, please self-isolate and make the Garrett County Health Department aware of the situation.

Remember to maintain appropriate distance with those who you are interacting with and wash your hands frequently.

Updates will be posted as available to this site.