Garrett County Government - Department of Business Development

Reopening Guidelines and Signage


Garrett County Roadmap to Reopening: Best Practices for Businesses & Attractions


The Garrett County Chamber of Commerce in partnership with the Garrett County Health DepartmentGarrett Regional Medical Center, Garrett County Economic Development, Garrett County Community Action Committee, and business owners/operators formed the Economic Recovery Task Force and developed the “Garrett County Roadmap to Reopening: Best Practices for Businesses & Attractions."

The Task Force reviewed dozens of plans and guidelines provided by other states and communities, industry associations, CDC and Whitehouse, National Governor’s Association, and the American Enterprise Institute. 

We encourage all businesses in the identified industries to utilize this document as a tool to help to reduce the risk of spreading COVID-19 to employees, customers and visitors. 

Signage for businesses to display in storefront windows and office lobbies is also available. The signage helps convey safety protocols to customers and guests.  Please see the links below for downloadable / printable copies of the signage.

"I would like to thank the task force members and the Garrett County Chamber of Commerce for their proactive work in developing this 'Roadmap for Reopening'. This document will help protect our citizens as the economy of Garrett County recovers from the COVID-19 pandemic,” said Bob Stephens, Garrett County Health Officer and Director of the Garrett County Health Department.

“The Chamber is very proud to have worked with our partners and the business community to produce such a comprehensive list of best practices to assist with the reopening of our economy,” said Nicole Christian, Chamber president & CEO. “We understand that there are concerns about reopening and fears that the virus will spread in Garrett County but we believe steps can be taken to reduce the risk."

The document and signage will be updated as federal, state and local rules and regulations change regarding the pandemic.

Questions should be directed to Nicole Christian, Chamber President & CEO, at

Updates and best practices for Maryland's companies reopening in correlation with the COVID-19 pandemic can be found on Maryland's Back to Business website.