On December 16, 2020, Anne Arundel County Circuit Court Judge William Mulford approved a temporary restraining order and injunction prohibiting a county executive order to close restaurant dining. A hearing on the Motion for Preliminary Injunction is scheduled for December 28, 2020 at 9:00 A.M.
As a result, Anne Arundel County hotels with restaurant and/or banquet space may resume F&B service with adherence to restrictions laid out in Executive Order 38. Key language that applies is below:
(12) The total number of persons permitted indoor in Foodservice Establishments (as defined in Governor's Executive Order No. 20-11-17-01) shall not exceed 25% of the establishment's indoor Maximum Occupancy. The total number of persons permitted in temporary outdoor seating areas of Foodservice Establishments shall not exceed 75% of the establishment's indoor Maximum Occupancy. All Foodservice Establishments remain subject to the table spacing requirements and other protective requirements as set out in previous Local Executive Orders and Orders for Public Safety. All Foodservice Establishments must close to the public at 10:00 p.m. daily, except for carry out, delivery or drive-through service.