(Princess Anne, MD) Somerset County Government has announced additional actions to protect public health and limit the spread of COVID-19 in Maryland.

In accordance with the March 30, 2020 Stay-At-Home Order issued by Maryland Governor Larry Hogan, restricting travel and other non-essential activities to stop the spread of Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19), the Somerset County Commissioners have issued Resolution 1150, a declaration restricting all non-essential, short term rentals in unincorporated areas in Somerset County, Maryland until Governor Hogan’s Stay At-Home Order is lifted.

Airbnb, Bed and Breakfast, or other short-term rental properties (including properties rented directly or through third parties) shall not accept any new occupants regardless of reservation date, or extend any existing reservations for current occupants other than for “essential” lodgers. For clarification or to view Resolution 1150, please visit www.somersetmd.us

Please be advised that the COVID-19 emergency is a rapidly changing situation and actions are subject to change.

We urge all residents to practice these personal precautions to protect yourself and others:

  • Wash your hands often and sanitize surfaces
  • Maintain social distancing – remaining at least 6 feet from others
  • Avoid touching your eyes, nose, and mouth
  • Cough or sneeze into your elbow or a tissue
  • CDC advises wearing a mask in public
  • Stay home if you feel unwell and call your health care provider for guidance

Thank you for your understanding and cooperation.  These measures are designed to keep the people of Somerset County healthy during the current outbreak and mitigate further spread of the virus. For updates and more information about Somerset County’s response, please visit www.somersetmd.us.  For more information about COVID-19, please visit health.maryland.gov.

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