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Posted on: May 28, 2020

Guidance for Queen Anne’s County Restaurants and Bars

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Guidance for Queen Anne’s County Restaurants and Bars

Queen Anne’s County is ready to assist our restaurants and bars in accordance with the Governor’s Executive Order which allows for the reopening of outdoor dining this Friday, May 29th at 5pm.

“We have been suggesting this as a critical next step for our local economy and businesses directly with Governor Hogan and we are very happy to start this phase of the Roadmap to Recovery here in Queen Anne’s County”, says County Commissioner Jim Moran.

All establishments planning to re-open must submit a Restaurant-Bar Outdoor Seating Form- Plan Cover Sheet along with a narrative detailing their overall plan to open within the frame work of the guidelines issued yesterday.

Todd Mohn, County Administrator advised “Restaurants and bars that have existing outdoor seating will be given immediate conditional approval to open once the application and documents are submitted.”

“We are taking every action to expedite this process in order to make sure establishments that are ready to open on Friday will be able to do so.” says County Commissioner Chris Corchiarino.

For restaurants and bars seeking to submit new or modified expansion plans to add outdoor seating in adjacent outside areas also need to submit a Temporary Expansion for Outdoor Dining Application.

All forms and instructions can be found by visiting and looking under Stage One Resources or by contacting the Queen Anne’s County Chamber of Commerce or the County’s Office of Economic Development and Tourism

The documents available include:

  • MDH Employee Illness Screening For Work
  • Restaurant / Bar Outdoor Seating Form –Plan Cover Sheet
  • Sample Narrative
  • Outdoor Expansion requirements and suggestions

Applicants may submit applications and documentation to Vivian Swinson at the Department of Planning and Zoning at or call 410-758-4088 with questions.

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