But it isn’t always obvious what businesses are considered essential.
Here’s a rundown of businesses that are open and closed, according to the orders in place in Maryland, Virginia and the District.
Open across the region:
●Hospitals, nursing homes and other medical facilities.
●Grocery stores, convenience stores, pharmacies, farmers markets with restrictions
●State parks in Virginia and Maryland, and Rock Creek Park in the District.
●Banks and other financial institutions.
●Laundromats and dry cleaners.
●Home improvement, hardware, building supply retailers, auto repair shops.
●Plumbers, electricians, HVAC service and cable, phone and Internet providers.
In Maryland and the District, table service at restaurants, food courts, bars and taverns, including fast-food and fast-casual establishments, is prohibited. Takeout and delivery are allowed.
In Virginia, effective 11:59 p.m. Tuesday, restaurant dining rooms, other dining establishments, food courts, breweries, microbreweries, distilleries, wineries and tasting rooms will be closed. Takeout and delivery are allowed.
Other brick-and-mortar retail stores in Virginia, such as bike shops, may stay open as long as they serve fewer than 10 people at a time.
Closed across the region:
●Theaters, performing arts centers, nightclubs, concert venues, museums and other indoor entertainment centers.
●Fitness centers, gyms and other indoor sports facilities.
●Beauty salons, barbershops, tanning salons, tattoo shops, spas, massage studios.
●Casinos (Maryland only), racetracks and historic horse-racing facilities.
●Bowling alleys, skating rinks, arcades, amusement parks, trampoline parks, fairs, arts and craft facilities, aquariums, zoos, escape rooms, indoor shooting ranges, public and private social clubs.
Closed in the District:
●Recreation centers and playgrounds, gated parks and athletic fields.
●Door-to-door solicitations and tour services.
This file will be updated as new information becomes available.