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Posted on: March 12, 2020

[ARCHIVED] Cumberland City Council to rescind the lifting of open container law

In response to Governor Hogan’s executive order announced today, March 12, 2020, detailing a state-wide emergency action plan in response to the spread of COVID-19, the Mayor and City Council of Cumberland announce that, in order to deter an overly large gathering of people expected this weekend for the Hooley Pub Crawl, they will be meeting in special session tomorrow to rescind their approval to lift the open container provisions of the City Code in the downtown.  Local bars and businesses in the downtown will be opened as planned.

The Mayor and City Council encourage everyone to comply with the Governor’s directive and remain vigilant and educated on the news pertaining to the virus.  The local informational clearinghouse is the Allegany County Health Department.  The Health Department’s website has additional information that may be accessed at:

Questions may be directed to the City Administrator’s office at 301-759-6424.

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