COVID-19: GBC Coverage and Response

During this time of uncertainty, the Greater Baltimore Committee (GBC) will continue to advocate for the interests of business and civic communities, share relevant and timely information, and work to harness the collective power of the business community to assist with our economic recovery.

We’ve compiled a number of resources — including updates on COVID-19-related legislation and highlighted philanthropic giving by several GBC Member companies — here to keep you up-to-date on all of the GBC’s efforts.

Please do not hesitate to reach out to GBC President and CEO Don Fry at if you feel there is anything your company can do or if there’s any way the GBC can be of assistance or benefit to you and your company.


Maryland and U.S. flagsSpecial Update on State and Federal Legislation Related to COVID-19

During this challenging time, the GBC stands ready to support your organization and to provide timely information that may be useful to you. The GBC will provide updates on COVID-19-related state and federal legislation and highlight the impacts on business.
See the latest updates here.



COVID-19COVID-19 Resources and Helpful Websites

Here are some business-related resources as well as official informational websites to help keep the Greater Baltimore business community healthy and safe during the COVID-19 outbreak.
Find helpful resources and tips here.



Philanthropy word cloudCoverage of GBC Member companies’ philanthropic responses to COVID-19

It’s no secret that the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak is affecting the bottom line for countless Greater Baltimore businesses. In times like these, we often look to members of the private sector, large and small, for guidance and support. The GBC is proud to recognize members who have pledged economic donations or relief to businesses or organizations who need it the most.
See what GBC member companies are doing to support the community here.


Press releases and media statements

April 27, 2020: Don Fry Commentary on WBAL NewsRadio: Coronavirus delayed Mayoral Race but doesn’t diminish its importance

March 30, 2020: Statement of Donald C. Fry, GBC President & CEO, regarding Gov. Hogan’s March 30 Stay-At-Home order

March 26, 2020: Statement of Donald C. Fry, President and CEO, Greater Baltimore Committee, regarding Maryland unemployment numbers

March 25, 2020: Donald C. Fry on economic impact of COVID-19 crisis on WBAL NewsRadio

March 23, 2020: Statement of Donald C. Fry, President and CEO, Greater Baltimore Committee, Regarding Gov. Hogan’s March 23 order closing all non-essential businesses

March 23, 2020: Letter from Md., D.C., Va. Business Community Urging Support for Stimulus

March 18, 2020: Donald C. Fry commends Maryland tax filing deadline extension for business tax payers

See all releases and statements

More news stories and updates

May 19, 2020: ‘Use an abundance of caution,’ Dr. Leana Wen urges business leaders during GBC webinar on COVID-19

May 19, 2020:  The Daily Record: Wen warns Baltimore business leaders COVID lockdown lifting too soon

May 19, 2020: BBJ: Dr. Leana Wen: Businesses must do their part to reduce risks when offices reopen

May 18, 2020: Baltimore Sun: Baltimore City Council bill would require essential businesses pay workers premium during pandemic

April 28, 2020: Baltimore City Public-Private Partnership: CareFirst BlueCross BlueShield, Johns Hopkins Medicine & University of Maryland Medical System

April 28, 2020: BBJ: Here’s how Baltimore, Hopkins, UMMS and CareFirst are fighting Covid-19 with data

April 22, 2020: TDR: Md. lawmakers to GM: Build ventilators at closed White Marsh plant

April 22, 2020: Federal response to COVID-19 with Senators Ben Cardin and Chris Van Hollen

April 22, 2020: TDR: Cardin, Van Hollen: New PPP funding unlikely to be the last

April 8, 2020: GBC and GBC Health Care Committee host Hopkins COVID-19 Briefing

April 8, 2020: Baltimore Sun: Maryland sees spike of 1,100 new coronavirus cases, but most hospitals aren’t yet at capacity

April 8, 2020: BBJ: Johns Hopkins Medicine chief shares how his system is preparing for COVID-19 surge

April 7, 2020: Coalition for a Second Chance: How to help with issues related to the COVID-19 pandemic

March 31, 2020: Baltimore Sun: Gov. Hogan issues stay-at-home order for Maryland to stop spread of the coronavirus

March 30, 2020: The Daily Record: Md. jobless claims soar to unprecedented levels

March 24, 2020: Maryland Reporter: All non-essential businesses must close by 5 p.m. on March 23, Hogan orders

March 23, 2020: The Daily Record: Regional business leaders urge federal stimulus package — now

March 16, 2020: WYPR: How will coronavirus impact local business?

March 13, 2020: WBAL-TV: Empty tables show sign of times at local restaurants, businesses prepare

See all GBC News

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