Mister Kleen is committed to the safety of its employees and clients, and our team stays up to date with the latest CDC guidance and regional policies. Last week, officials in Maryland and Virginia tightened restrictions in response to rising COVID-19 cases in the DC Metro region. The restrictions vary from jurisdiction to jurisdiction; below are highlights of Virginia and Maryland’s new policies. No new guidance was issued for Washington D.C.; click here for COVID information in the district.
A new statewide curfew took effect Monday that requires residents to stay home between midnight and 5 a.m. There are exceptions, including if you’re traveling for work, seeking medical attention or buying food. Police will not be enforcing this restriction, however – it’s meant to encourage you to stay home late at night because that’s when people tend to become more lax about safety guidelines.
The mask mandate has been expanded to include indoor private spaces such as shared offices and someone else’s home. It applies to everyone ages 5 and older, and continues the current requirement of masks in all indoor settings when someone not in your household is visiting and in outdoor settings where you can’t social distance.
Private and public gatherings have been capped at 10 people now, instead of 25. This doesn’t apply to work offices and sites, schools or churches. Restaurants and stores retain the current capacity limits.
The state has not imposed new restrictions, but several localities recently tightened down as cases rise going into the holidays.
Prince George’s County: Starting Wednesday, indoor dining must halt, but outdoor dining is allowed at 50 percent capacity. Casinos, retailers and fitness students are limited to 25 percent capacity. The restrictions are to last at until Jan. 16. Click here to go to the county’s COVID-19 resource page.
Montgomery County: County officials are reviewing whether to close indoor dining at restaurants and limit indoor sports gatherings to 10 people. If approved, they would take effect starting Tuesday, Dec. 15.
Anne Arundel County: No dining at restaurants, indoors or outdoors, although you can still get carryout, drive-through and delivery service. Retail outlets, religious institutions, gyms and museums have various capacity limits; click here for details. The restrictions are in effect until Jan. 13.
Baltimore: As of last Friday, restaurants had to close both indoor and outdoor dining, while carryout, delivery and drive-through service can continue. Indoor gatherings are limited to 10 people and outdoor gatherings are limited to 25 as long as there is space to remain socially distant. Click here to read details in the executive order.
We at Mister Kleen encourage everyone to adhere to these updated safety guidelines in order to curb the spread of infection.
Mister Kleen is a leading provider of contract cleaning services to Commercial and High Security facilities since 1976. Our primary service area is the DC Metro region. We also provide a variety of interior and exterior specialty services, including Disinfection services.