We’re Ready For You When You Are
As the official destination marketing organization for Howard County, Visit Howard County's utmost priority is the safety and comfort of our visitors and residents. We want every visitor experience in Howard County to be exceptional, travelers are encouraged to contact all businesses before visiting. The comfort of Howard County Residents and our visitors is our highest priority, we urge everyone to continue to observe social distancing and other public health guidance.
The use of face coverings are required for all people in Maryland over the age of five when in any public location including outdoors when unable to maintain six feet apart. The expanded order continues to provide certain exceptions, including for medical conditions. Read the
FAQS REGARDING FACE COVERINGS.
There are state guidelines in place for attractions, restaurants, and retail, while our hotels are making every effort to follow high standards for cleaning and safety. Right now we have great offerings for visitors and residents. Visit our homepage to find lodging, dining, and things to do. For more inspiration, view our Visitors Guide online.
Howard County Welcome Center:
The Howard County Welcome Center, located at 8267 Main Street, Ellicott City, MD 21043, is OPEN with limited hours from 12-4 PM on Saturday and Sunday. Additionally, Visit Howard County staff is are available via email and phone, please see https://www.visithowardcounty.com/about/tourism-council/meet-the-team/ for up to date contact information.
Travel Updates: COVID-19 (Coronavirus)
For an up to date list of what's open and not open in Howard County go to https://www.howardcountymd.gov/Portals/0/ReOpen_WhatsOpenandClosed_Rework_Update_3tiers_FinalWeb.jpg?ver=2020-06-10-185054-590
For the latest information on the respiratory illness COVID-19, including links to key resources go to The Maryland Department of Health / COVID-19
For the latest information on Howard County Government, COVID-19 actions go to https://www.howardcountymd.gov/Home
For the latest information on Maryland, COVID-19 actions go to https://governor.maryland.gov/coronavirus/
Ways to Help:
There are many ways to help including purchasing gift cards, direct gifts and donations to individuals and businesses. No act is too small. Here are a few links to help get started:
- Arc of Howard County is accepting donations of food and supplies and also monetary donations
- Food It Forward (a platform to buy restaurant meals for those in need)
- Howard County Community Relief Fund
- Howard County Food Bank
- Maryland Government Ways to Help
- Howard County General Hospital Foundation's Caring for the Caregivers supports caregivers and local restaurants!
- Maryland Arts Council, Ways to help the Arts Community