Coronavirus (COVID-19) Resources
Ocean City, Maryland
We know this a difficult time for everyone. As Ocean City begins to re-open gradually, please take time to use this page as necessary. Here you will also find links to open businesses and the newest guidelines set out by local and state offices. We will update information as it comes to us. Thank you for loving and supporting Ocean City!
To thank you for all your support now and in the future, OceanCity.com, in collaboration with Ocean City Development Corporation created a Thursday night concert series called Ocean City Dreamin’. We hope the experience brings back memories of times spent here in Ocean City. The concerts feature artists that perform in Ocean City bars, events, and restaurants. For other ways to keep Ocean City at the front of your mind check out our Sights and Sounds of Ocean City album of old photos and videos of Ocean City. As always, we will fill our social media with all of the above for you to have up-to-date and instant access of EVERYTHING Ocean City. Don’t forget to like and follow OceanCity.com
- Maryland is NO LONGER under a STAY-AT-HOME order as of Friday, May 15, effective 5 p.m.
- The beach, Boardwalk, and Inlet parking lot are open. Please click here for more details.
- Lodging is now allowed in Ocean City starting May 14 at 5pm.
- Quarantining for out of state travelers is no longer required.
- Surfing is permitted.
- Dogs are not allowed on beach or Boardwalk until Oct 1, 2020.
- Retail establishments are opening at 50% capacity, masks are required. Please see Governor’s amended order and interpretive guidance.
- Restaurants may offer outside dining where applicable.
- Bars and restaurants may offer carry-out or delivery.
- Masks are also required when using the 3 open comfort stations on the Boardwalk.
- Gatherings of more than 10 people are NOT PERMITTED
- For more information from the State of Maryland: www.governor.maryland.gov
- Public transportation is operating on a reduced schedule please check before using.
- Please visit oceancitymd.gov/COVID19 for more information on what Ocean City is doing in regards to the coronavirus, as well as information on event cancellations.
IMPORTANT HEALTH DEPARTMENT INFORMATION:
- If you are experiencing possible COVID-19 symptoms (fever, cough, shortness of breath) contact your primary care doctor for further screening to determine if you should be tested.
- Unless you are suffering a medical emergency, please do not show up unannounced at an emergency room or other medical facility. You should speak with your healthcare provider, who can alert an emergency room so that its staff is ready with proper protective gear.
- To protect yourselves and others, wash your hands often, cover cough/sneezes, clean and disinfect surfaces, and stay home if sick.
- For more information on Coronavirus and prevention tips, visit WorcesterHealth.org or call 410-632-1100 option #8 to connect to our call center (Monday through Friday, 8 am to 5 pm). For COVID-19 information in the State of Maryland, please dial 211.
What is the Town doing about the J1 Exchange Visitor Program?
The J1 Exchange Visitor Program is overseen by the Department of State and will be held to the same national/international travel regulations as all other travelers. Although these are uncertain times, the Town is working closely with the Seasonal Workforce Committee to protect the health and safety of participants, host companies and residents and visitors of Ocean City.
Where can I get updates or more information?
- To get updates from the Town of Ocean City, please visit: oceancitymd.gov/covid19.
- For health- related questions, please visit: WorcesterHealth.org.
- For COVID-19 information in the State of Maryland, please dial 2-1-1.
What number can I call for more information?
The Town of Ocean City has an informational call center open Monday-Friday from 9am to 5pm. For questions or concerns, please call 410.520.5279. In addition, please continue to visit: http://www.oceancitymd.gov/COVID19.