Clearly with all things related to Covid-19 the situation remains fluid and uncertain and gathering increases exposure and contact thus real hazards.
At present for the October show lists the plans are as follows:
2020 SHOW POLICIES:
Updated July 15, 2020
The following regulations
have been put in place for the 2020 United States Powerboat Show (Oct 1-4) and United States Sailboat Show (Oct 8-12). As state and federal guidelines are defined, we will continue to update this list.
Daily attendance to the shows will be regulated through pre-sold tickets. Each day will have a strict maximum capacity level.
Anyone entering showgrounds is required to wear a face mask at all times.
Anyone entering showgrounds will be temperature screened. All attendees are encouraged to park at the Navy Marine
Corps Stadium for temperature checks, ticket scanning, and hand stamps. Stations will also be located at Yacht Basin Gate and Main Gate areas.
Tent configurations have been altered to include one-way only walkways through all tents and air handling systems purifying and moving air.
Touchless hand sanitizing and washing
stations, as well as face mask dispensers, will be made accessible throughout the show.
Showgrounds will close each day at 6:30pm (5:00 p.m. on the final day of each show). Exhibitors and attendees will have 30 minutes to make their way to the exits. After this, cleaning
and disinfection of the show premises will begin.
All meetings, classrooms, workshops, and VIP areas will be limited to 50% capacity, allowing for proper physical distancing.
No after-hours events
will be allowed on the show grounds this year.
Due to Maryland Health
Department guidelines, no dogs
or strollers will be allowed this year.
Please check back regularly as we will continue to update our regulations
officers from Maryland’s five largest counties and Baltimore
City sent a letter Monday afternoon to the state health department asking for renewed restrictions on bars, restaurants and other establishments to curb the recent spike in coronavirus cases.
Those orders, given last month by Gov. Larry Hogan, eased restrictions on gatherings and indoor activities such as eating in restaurants and visiting malls and recreational establishments. The orders came with limits, such as the number of people served at a time and a requirement for masking indoors.
The letter said local jurisdictions were “prepared to act quickly” on their own but would “prefer for the state to take action to create a unified, standardized approach to address this resurgence of cases.”
“We are writing to share our concerns regarding the recent increase in daily cases across the state and impact of the virus over the past week,” said the letter signed by the health officers from Baltimore
City and the counties of Anne Arundel, Baltimore, Howard, Montgomery and Prince George’s.
“This has been evidenced throughout many of our jurisdictions by increased daily case totals, increased rates of transmission
and increasing Covid related hospitalizations and critical care usage,” it says. “We are writing to ask that the state take action to curb these trends, including revisiting the activities allowed under the current
Phase 2 executive orders.”
What is the current COVID-19 situation in Maryland? Obviously subject to rapid change.
Up-to-date information about testing and case counts in Maryland is available at
coronavirus.maryland.gov. The page is updated daily.
On May 13, Governor Larry Hogan announced the beginning of Stage One of the ‘Maryland Strong: Roadmap to Recovery,’ which includes moving from a Stay at Home order to a Safer at Home public health advisory and the gradual reopening of retail, manufacturing, houses of worship, and some personal services.
On June 5, Maryland moved into Stage Two of recovery with the safe and gradual reopening of workplaces and non-essential businesses. Additional reopenings through Stage Two were announced on June 10, which allowed indoor dining and outdoor amusements to resume on June 12.
Indoor fitness and gyms, casinos, arcades, and malls reopened, and certain school
and child care activities resumed on June 19. Read the order at
As with Stage One, Stage Two is being implemented with a flexible, community-based approach that empowers each jurisdiction to make decisions about the timing of reopening. For the reopening status of Maryland's jurisdictions, please visit https://governor.maryland.gov/recovery/
Marylanders are advised to heed all state and local public health guidance:
● All Marylanders are still safer at home
, particularly older and more vulnerable populations
● Employers should continue to encourage telework for their employees whenever possible
● Marylanders should not use public transportation unless it is absolutely necessary
● Everyone should continue wearing masks or face coverings in public areas, businesses, and on public transportation
● Marylanders should continue practicing physical distancing, staying six feet apart when possible, and should avoid all large gatherings
COVID-19 cases and deaths have been reported in all 50 states, and the situation is constantly changing. Because travel increases your chances of getting infected and spreading COVID-19, staying home is the best way to protect yourself and others from getting sick. At this time, the CDC recommends that travelers avoid all nonessential travel.