BREAKING NEWS: Masks Declared Mandatory on Ocean City Boardwalk

Ocean City Mayor Rick Meehan has signed a declaration that requires face coverings for those over the age of five on the Boardwalk between the hours of 8 a.m. and 5 p.m.

The order goes into effect at 5 p.m. on Friday and follows Governor Hogan’s expanded mask requirement for all outdoor public spaces when social distancing cannot be maintained.

In a statement obtained by Delmarva News Network, the Mayor said “Throughout the COVID-19 pandemic, the Town of Ocean City has continued to support the actions of Gov. Hogan and follow his Roadmap to Recovery. Following the governor’s expanded statewide masking order announced earlier this week, we believed it was necessary at this time to be even more specific with regard to our Boardwalk and require face coverings at all times between 8 a.m. and 2 a.m.”

The Mayor continued “Ocean City will continue to take the all actions necessary to keep our residents, staff and visitors safe, as safety is always our top priority.”

Ocean City Mayor Rick Meehan passed a declaration requiring everyone over the age of five to wear face coverings on Ocean City’s Boardwalk between the hours of 8 a.m. to 2 a.m. The declaration takes effect Friday, July 31 at 5 p.m.

The declaration was passed following Gov. Hogan’s expanded statewide masking order requiring face coverings in public spaces of all businesses across the state, as well as in outdoor public areas whenever it is not possible to maintain physical distancing.