Travel Updates: COVID-19 (Coronavirus)
For the latest information on the respiratory illness COVID-19, including links to key resources go to: The Maryland Department of Health / COVID-19
Maryland Strong: Roadmap to Recovery
The Maryland Strong: Roadmap to Recovery has been developed based on the recovery plans issued by the federal government, the National Governors Association, and premier institutions like Johns Hopkins and the American Enterprise Institute; constructed by the expertise of the scientists and public health officials on Maryland’s Coronavirus Response Team; and adapted to our situation here in Maryland. The result is a responsible, gradual, safe path forward for our state.
Read the Maryland Strong: Roadmap to Recovery.
Guidance For Travelers
Governor Larry Hogan has announced the beginning of Stage One of the ‘Maryland Strong: Roadmap to Recovery,’ which includes moving from a Stay at Home order to a Safer at Home public health advisory and the gradual reopenings of retail, manufacturing, houses of worship, and some personal services. Stage One is implemented with a flexible, community-based approach that empowers individual jurisdictions to make decisions regarding the timing of reopenings. Restrictions have been eased on many low-risk outdoor activities including golf, tennis, boating, fishing and camping. Beaches and playgrounds at state parks may also reopen and local governments can take similar actions at their discretion. The Maryland Office of Tourism wants every visitor experience in Maryland to be exceptional. Many non-essential businesses still remain closed temporarily and travelers are encouraged to contact all businesses before visiting. The safety of Marylanders and our visitors is our highest priority, we urge everyone to continue to observe social distancing and other public health guidance.
- Read guidance for outdoor activities.
- Read guidance for reopening golf courses.
- Read guidance for reopening marinas.
Symptoms of COVID-19
Commonly reported symptoms of COVID-19 infection include:
Shortness of breath
While the exact incubation period for this coronavirus has not yet been determined, it is believed that most infected people will develop symptoms 2-14 days after they were exposed.
There is no vaccine available for COVID-19. In general, people can protect themselves and others against respiratory viruses by taking the following precautions:
Wash your hands frequently with soap & water or use an alcohol-based hand sanitizer.
Cover your mouth and nose while coughing or sneezing.
Avoid close contact with people who are sick.
If you are sick, stay home from work or school.
Avoid touching your eyes, nose, or mouth with unwashed hands.
Practice good health habits.
Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) Resources
World Health Organization
Johns Hopkins University Coronavirus Resource Center
Resources for Maryland businesses addressing the Coronavirus issue may be found here.