COVID-19 Resources and Helpful Websites

COVID-19

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.

COVID-19 Resources: Planning for a Safe Reopening — The Greater Baltimore Committee has compiled resources that may be useful to you in planning for a safe reopening.

Tips and Resources for Maryland Businesses:

Additionally, United Way 211 Maryland is available to provide assistance and information —  If you have questions about COVID-19, the United Way 211 Maryland Helpline is available 24/7 to answer your calls. Dial 211 from your phone. Or, dial 410-685-0525 (Greater Baltimore area) or 1-800-492-0618 (elsewhere in Maryland). Click here for more information. For general Volunteer Opportunities, click here.

Funds for small businesses impacted by the coronavirus:

The HEALS Act 

Key provisions in the Republican-proposed HEALS Act (health, economic assistance, liability protection, schools) released July 27, 2020:

Paycheck Protection Program:

The Greater Baltimore Committee will also provide updates on COVID-19-related state and federal legislation and highlight the impacts on business. See Special Update on State and Federal Legislation Related to COVID-19

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Baltimore City Websites:

–Apply for Unemployment Insurance — Call 410-949-0022
–How to get a job — Call 410-396-3009
–MOED Job Board


Counties Websites and Resources:

Anne Arundel County

Baltimore County

Carroll County

Frederick County

Harford County

Howard County

Montgomery County

Prince George’s County


State of Maryland Websites:


Executive Orders & Statements:

Baltimore City

June 1, 2021 — Mayor Scott updates special event permits guidance

May 19, 2021 — Baltimore City to Continue Outdoor Dining Street Closure and Seating Programs

May 17, 2021 — Mayor Brandon M. Scott announces 2nd round of nonprofit relief fund dollars to support Baltimore nonprofits impacted by COVID-19

May 14, 2021 — Baltimore City Capacity Restrictions to Align with State, Effective May 15

May 12, 2021 — Mayor Brandon M. Scott Eases COVID-19 Restrictions

May 6, 2021 — Mayor Brandon M. Scott announces additional $2M funding for Baltimore City caterers, restaurants and taverns

April 30, 2021 — Mayor Scott, Health Commissioner announce updated guidelines for face coverings and graduation ceremonies

March 17, 2021 — Mayor Scott Eases COVID-19 Restrictions, Effective March 26

Feb. 17, 2021 — Based on Public Health Data, Mayor Scott Eases COVID-19 Restrictions

Feb. 10, 2021 — Mayor Scott, Health Commissioner announce new partnership with higher education institutions to perform vaccine outreach

Feb. 8, 2021 — Mayor Scott, Dr. Dzirasa unveil mobile health vaccination clinics

Feb. 3, 2021 — Mayor Brandon Scott announces 2nd round of grant funding for restaurants and taverns in Baltimore City

Jan. 27, 2021 — Mayor Brandon Scott’s Statement on Baltimore City’s COVID-19 Vaccination Strategy

Jan. 20, 2021 — Mayor Brandon Scott loosens dining restrictions in Baltimore City

July 23, 2020 — Board of Liquor License Commissioners for Baltimore City Guidance


Maryland

Governor Hogan Announces Phased Demobilization of Mass Vaccination Sites — June 3

Governor Hogan Announces End of Statewide Mask Mandate — May 14

Governor Hogan lifts capacity limits on indoor and outdoor venues, all remaining restrictions on indoor and outdoor dining as of May 15 — May 12

Governor Hogan Lifts Outdoor Mask Mandate, Ends Restrictions on Outdoor Dining  — April 28

No Arm Left Behind: Governor Hogan announces drive-thru, no-appointment vaccinations at Six Flags, Regency Furniture Stadium, and Ripken Stadium — April 27

Governor Hogan announces ‘No Arm Left Behind’ initiatives to get vaccines to every Marylander who wants one  — April 21

Governor Hogan Announces Milestone of 4 Million Vaccinations in Maryland — April 21

Governor Hogan announces all Marylanders 16 and older are eligible for vaccine at mass vaccination sites — April 5

Governor Hogan, Senate President Ferguson & Speaker Jones announce bipartisan COVID-19 relief plan — March 31

Governor Hogan Announces Six More Mass Vaccination Sites In Maryland — March 23

Sen. Ben Cardin’s State and Local Guide to the American Rescue Plan

Governor Hogan’s March 9 Executive Order regarding use of face coverings

Md. Department of Health March 9 General Directives concerning limiting the spread of COVID-19

Governor Hogan Announces Opening of Three More Mass Vaccination Sites in March — March 2

Governor Hogan Announces FEMA-Supported Mass Vaccination Site in Southern Maryland — Feb. 23 

Governor Hogan Announces $7M in Emergency Relief Awards for Main Street Communities — Feb. 23 

Governor Hogan Announces $60M Pandemic Relief Grant Program for Child Care Providers Feb. 12  

Governor Larry Hogan calls on Md. schools to return to in-person learning by March 1

Governor Hogan Announces Expansion of COVID-19 Vaccine Eligibility for Marylanders 65 and Over Jan. 14

Governor Hogan Announces Maryland To Receive $402 Million Through Federal Emergency Rental Assistance Program Jan. 14 

Governor Larry Hogan’s  Jan. 11 COVID-19 Economic Relief Press Conference

Governor Hogan announces series of actions to slow the spread of COVID-19 Nov. 10

Governor Larry Hogan’s Oct. 6 Renewal of State of Emergency

FEMA Approves Maryland’s Application for Additional $300 Per Week In Federal Unemployment Benefits Aug. 20

Governor Larry Hogan’s July 1 Statement on $190M in COVID-19 Relief for Small Businesses, Higher Education and Non-Profit Organizations

Governor Larry Hogan’s June 3 announcement on Beginning of Stage Two of Maryland’s COVID-19 Recovery, Safe and Gradual Reopening of Workplaces and Businesses

Governor Larry Hogan’s April 24 Maryland Strong: Roadmap to Recovery

Orders currently in effect


National and International Resources:


American Diabetes Association Resources:


Covid SuppliesHow you and your organization can help with the COVID-19 response

The GBC has been in contact with representatives for Baltimore City and the counties in the region regarding ways that GBC member companies and other private-sector organizations could assist as they respond to the COVID-19 pandemic.

Here you can find requests and the correct contact to get more information about the request and coordinating a response. The GBC will update this information as new requests come forward.

PCs for People: PCs for People, a new nonprofit organization, funded by the Abell Foundation, is seeking donations of “retired” computers and computer equipment from the business community. This effort is in partnership with the Baltimore City Public Schools to help support their work to secure more devices to bridge the digital divide.

A certified electronics recycler, PCs for People works with businesses to safely and responsibly dispose of their excess technology by recycling, or repurposing, electronic assets and returning them to use in the local community.

PCs for People and the Greater Baltimore Committee are part of the Digital Equity Coalition, an initiative involving more than 60 organizations working to close the digital divide in Baltimore.

For more information or to donate computer equipment contact Kelly Hodge-Williams at khodgew@pcsforpeople.org or 410-207-7455.

Howard County Request: Do you have Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) that you are willing to donate? Please email ppe@howardcountymd.gov.

Maryland Department of General Services (DGS) Request: The State of Maryland is seeking to fill severe shortages of specific infection-control products, healthcare supplies, and other emergency relief offers of assistance. If you have bulk amounts of personal protective equipment in stock, please indicate the type and amounts and whether this is a donation or for purchase. All equipment must meet OSHA, NIOSH, FDA, CDC or other appropriate federal standard.

If for purchase, please advise on the price per quantity and ensure you are registered through eMMA to do business in Maryland. The link to register is  emma.maryland.gov

For donations, you can also send your offers of assistance as follows:

To give to an emergency fund in your county please seek out your local community foundation – many have emergency relief funds in place.  In Baltimore please visit the Baltimore Community Foundation website and support the Baltimore Evolving Community Needs Funds. View a full list of funds in communities throughout Maryland on the MPN resource page — click the Response Funds tab.


Also see:


COVID-19: GBC Coverage and Response

Special Update on State and Federal Legislation Related to COVID-19

COVID-19 resources: Planning for a safe reopening

COVID-19 Resources: Baltimore Region’s School Opening Plans

Coverage of GBC Member companies’ philanthropic responses to COVID-19