If you feel like you've read the following information before, it's probably because you've read this information before. After the Governor's press conference today, where we learned that the Maryland State Police's social distancing task forces will be arriving in all Maryland counties and municipalities, we feel the need to repeat this, because it's all still relevant. We'll give you some new photos, though -- feel free to share.
Just like every other business that wants to stay open, we have to follow guidance from the CDC, the state, the county, and the Town. That means...
We wear the masks in accordance with CDC guidelines.
We observe social distancing.
We don't come to market if we're sick.
We protect products and surfaces from contamination.
We use hand sanitizer and allow customers to do the same.
We don't eat or drink inside the Market...because that means the mask has to come off, and in the rock-paper-scissors game of COVID-19 hygiene, the mask ALWAYS wins.
If it makes it easier to remember, once you pass those 800 yellow signs and step into the Market, you need to wear your face covering. If you're going to eat or drink your Market goodies, all you need to do is step out past those yellow signs. Otherwise you can expect someone wearing a lanyard like the ones in the photo to ask you to please step out of the Market or else put your face covering back on.
So just a quick recap of the big rules:
Face coverings must be worn properly in the Market (not gonna lie, we see SO MANY people wearing masks under their nose)
Please observe social distancing (6 feet between you and anyone who's not with you)
No eating or drinking inside the Market (no, not even sample-sized eating or drinking)
Do not touch products you haven't already purchased
No pets or live animals in the Market (service animals are welcome)
No smoking in the Market (yes, that includes vaping)
No open alcohol containers in the Market
We have two market days left in this season, folks, and one of them involves donuts, cupcakes, shaved ice, wine, AND cheesecake. Let's do what we have to to go out on a high note.