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According to the Frederick County Board of Health Regulation, a responsible person(s) must be designated by the organizer for social gatherings (including parades, festivals, and fund raisers) where the general public is likely to attend and in which 100 or more persons are expected or likely to be in attendance. This person is responsible for ensuring compliance at the gathering with face covering and physical distancing requirements, occupancy limits, and other infection transmission mitigation actions, and must remain on-site during the gathering.
This does not apply to social gatherings on personal private property that the public in general is not expected to attend (including reunions, cookouts, and parties).
This regulation applies Countywide, including all municipalities except within the corporate boundary of Mount Airy, Maryland located within Frederick County.
A violation of this Regulation shall be Class B Offense carrying a fine of $250 for a first offense; $375 for a second offense; and $500 for a third or subsequent offense (pursuant to Frederick County Code §1-1-9).
Event Organizer must complete the online submission form below no later than 7 days prior to the event date. Failure to submit the required form and information by the required timeframe may result in the denial of necessary permits needed to hold the event.
- Temporary Food Service Permit must be applied for 2 weeks prior to the event date, in order to allow time for processing and approval.
- Liquor Permit must be applied for 2 weeks prior to the event date, in order to allow time for processing and approval.
Food and Liquor Permits will not be issued unless the FCHD has been sufficiently notified of the event by the organizer as outlined in regulation BOH No. 01-2021.
By checking this box and hitting “submit”, the Organizer is acknowledging that they have read, understand, and will comply with all current Local and State Orders pertaining to COVID-19; as well as, follow current MD Business Best Practices. The organizer understands that failure to comply may result in the denial or closure of future events.
o Arrange [visitor and employee] spacing and traffic to maintain 6 foot separation wherever possible, and prevent crowding.
Stay 6 feet from other people (social distancing).
Stay 6 feet from others (social distancing) wherever possible, and do not congregate.
o Clean and disinfect the facility according to CDC guidance.
o Face coverings are required for all employees and guests, including children older than five years of age, when indoors. When outdoors, face coverings are required if unable to consistently maintain at least six feet of distance from other non-household individuals and are advisable under all conditions. For exceptions to this requirement, please see the latest Executive Order.
o If you are sick, please do not enter.
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