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 firstname.lastname@example.org 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.
On January 4, 2022, Governor Larry Hogan announced that he would be instituting a temporary state of emergency over the next 30 days. The new executive initiatives include giving the state health secretary broader authority to assist hospitals with ballooning bed occupancy rates and staff shortages, mobilizes 1,000 members of the National Guard, and opens 20 new coronavirus testing sites near hospitals.
Governor Larry Hogan announced at a press conference on December 1 that the state will begin making rapid home test kits for COVID-19 available to state residents and that state health officials are stepping up surveillance to identify when the new variant of the virus, known as Omicron, enters Maryland.
Maryland Gov. Larry Hogan announced the expansion of eligibility this morning following a decision by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration to approve booster doses of the Pfizer and Moderna vaccines for adults.
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.
To assist you, the Greater Baltimore Committee has compiled resources that may be useful to you in planning for a safe reopening. This information is categorized for ease of reference here.
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.
The Greater Baltimore Committee continues to host timely and relevant Newsmaker Speaker Series, Zoom webinars and virtual meetings throughout the pandemic. See coverage from these events here.
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.
The Greater Baltimore Committee has launched the COVID-19 Business Recovery Advisory Council to help ensure the economy of the Baltimore region and the state successfully recover from the pandemic. Mary Ann Scully, Chair and CEO of Howard Bank and Vice Chair of the GBC Board of Directors, will oversee the work of the council, which includes leading executives from the private sector in the Baltimore region.
Read more about the council here.
July 7, 2021 — Gov. Larry Hogan Announces VaxU Vaccination Incentive
June 15, 2021 — Governor Hogan Announces End of COVID-19 State of Emergency
May 14, 2021 — Governor Hogan Announces End of Statewide Mask Mandate
March 16, 2021 — RELIEF Act of 2021 information
March 12, 2021 — Sen. Ben Cardin’s State and Local Guide to the American Rescue Plan
March 3, 2021 — Maryland Department of Commerce: RELIEF Act of 2021 updates
Aug. 13, 2020 — PCs for People seeks retired computer and equipment donations