ELKTON — Friday at noon, the Elkton mayor and commissioners are expected to accept two requests from the Elkton Alliance following Gov. Larry Hogan’s ease on dining restrictions in the state.

Starting Friday at 5 p.m. restaurants and other social organizations will be able to begin reopening for outdoor dining following strict public health requirements consistent with the CDC, the FDA and the National Restaurant Association, Hogan said during a news conference Wednesday.

“Over the past two weeks we have been encouraged by all the successful Stage 1 re-openings all across the state and by the improvements in data and metrics statewide,” Hogan said at the presser. “All of this progress allows us to now safely move forward with the completion of Stage 1 of the recovery plan.”

In response, the Elkton Alliance has requested the town to waive alcohol prohibitions and enforce a temporary stay on parking on Main Street so that restaurants may serve their customers safely with near-full range of menu availability.

The commissioner are expected to accept these requests at the 12 p.m. meeting Friday. The request may be in place for at least four weeks, perhaps longer — that’ll be up to the commissioners to decide.

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