Frederick County, Maryland has begun welcoming visitors again. Increased safety precautions have been implemented to allow visitors to return to the region safely and provide the best experience at local shops, restaurants, attractions, and lodging. As Frederick County moves forward with its reopening process, Visit Frederick will update this page with the latest travel and tourism information.
Many of Frederick's businesses have reopened, but they may still act and look a little different. Face masks are required in public spaces and in outdoor public areas where physical distancing is not possible. Many businesses are operating at a reduced capacity and have increased their cleaning procedures. You may be asked to use hand sanitizer or wash your hands before entering some establishments.
At this time, it is strongly recommended that you call attractions, restaurants, lodging and other properties before your visit. Even if it is a place you visit each year, many businesses have new hours or may require an appointment. Some parks may even reach capacity early in the day, it's a good idea to call or check their social media accounts for closures the day of your visit. For further assistance planning your trip, call the Frederick Visitor Center at 301-600-4047.
Currently, indoor and outdoor gatherings are limited to 15 people or less. This includes both public and private gatherings taking place in Frederick County.
As of December 17, 2020, persons traveling to the State of Maryland are required to immediately get a COVID-19 test upon arrival in Maryland, or within 72 hours before travel to Maryland, and self-quarantine while awaiting results. Travelers arriving from Virginia, Pennsylvania, Delaware, West Virginia, and the District of Columbia are exempt from these orders (ref. page 2 and 3).
Frederick County Government provides timely updates on its COVID-19 response where you can view charts and data about testing, cases, and hospitalizations. You can read FAQs about COVID-19 in Frederick on the County Health Department's website.Current regulations can be found here.
Please adhere to all guidelines wherever you explore, maintaining physical distancing and following all mask, hygiene and occupancy requirements. If you don't feel well, Frederick will still be here to welcome you when you feel better.
Many events are still happening with increased safety precautions in place. Check our calendar to find upcoming events in Frederick. For all events listed on Visit Frederick's Event Calendar, please check with individual event organizers for the most up-to-date information.