Many of the Executive Orders regulating businesses through the reopening process note fire code capacity as an indicator for gathering limits. The Building Department’s "Capacity Calculator" to support your preparations can be found here.
As of 5pm on May 29, food service establishments in The City of Frederick are permitted to reopen all previously approved outdoor dining areas (i.e. existing sidewalk cafes, patio areas) in accordance with new Health Department requirements for safe social distances.
Expanding Your Outdoor Dining Opportunities:
Check out the "Pop-Up Dining" Permits Portal to explore new opportunities for expanding your outdoor dining operations this summer in The City of Frederick.
The City of Frederick’s Department of Economic Development is committed to making Frederick the best place to do business. From start-up to international expansion, we’re here to find answers, make connections, and create solutions.