Latest Updates: COVID-19 State of Emergency

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Baltimore County Together announces launch of weekly produce kits at local “pop-up” markets.

March 26, 2020

First Pop-Up Market will Include 21 Locations on April 4th In collaboration with local company Keany Produce and commercial property partners throughout the county, the Baltimore County Together campaign has launched ordering for weekly produce kits that can be picked up at “pop-up markets” in each of the seven county council districts. Up to 7,000…

BCPS: Grab-and-Go Meals to be offered three times a day.

March 17, 2020

(From Baltimore County Public Schools) Baltimore County Public Schools served more than 50,000 meals during the first week of the state-mandated school closure. Beginning Monday, March 23, two additional sites will be added as meal distribution locations bringing the total to 46. Beginning Monday, Mar. 23, BCPS students may pick up breakfast, lunch, and dinner…

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Governor Hogan issues “Stay at Home” Order

March 31, 2020

ANNAPOLIS (WJZ) — Gov. Larry Hogan issued an executive order Monday morning redefining what certain essential activities and businesses can still happen during the coronavirus pandemic in Maryland. The state has ordered that each law enforcement officer of the State or political subdivision will execute and enforce this order, and anyone who “knowingly and willfully violates this Order…

Federal Relief Package “CARES Act” provides $2T in Business Relief.

March 28, 2020

(Sounce- Frost Law) President Trump signed a $2 trillion relief measure, the largest stimulus package in U.S. history, called the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (“CARES”) Act – designed to mitigate the financial damage caused by the COVID-19 pandemic. Among many other provisions, CARES dramatically expands eligibility and relaxes restrictions on the U.S. Small Business Administration (“SBA”) Section…

Maryland State Department of Education closes schools through April 24th

March 25, 2020

Announcement from Dr. Karen Salmon, State Superintendent of Schools After lengthy discussions with health experts from around the State, I have made the decision along with the State Board of Education to extend the closure of all public schools in Maryland for an additional four weeks through April 24, 2020. We do not make this…

Governor Hogan Orders Close of “Non-Essential” Businesses

March 23, 2020

(Baltimore Sun) In stepped-up efforts to fight the spread of the coronavirus pandemic, Maryland Gov. Larry Hogan announced Monday the state was ordering closed all non-essential companies, building on-the-fly hospitals in Baltimore and dedicating millions of dollars to help save small businesses. The flurry of actions from the governor came as the Republican executive condemned…

Financial Support Updates for Businesses in Baltimore County

March 23, 2020

  Maryland Small Business COVID-19 Emergency Relief Loan Fund This $75 million loan fund offers no interest or principal payments due for the first 12 months, then converts to a 36-month term loan of principal and interest payments, with an interest rate at 2% per annum. Maryland Small Business COVID-19 Emergency Relief Grant Fund This…

Maryland Dept. of Commerce Announces Emergency Relief Fund for Small Businesses

March 23, 2020

This COVID-19 Emergency Relief $75M Loan Fund offers working capital to assist Maryland for-profit small businesses disrupted operations due to COVID-19. Loan assistance is intended to provide interim relief complementing actions with its bank, business interruption insurance, and financial partners. GENERAL TERMS AND CONDITIONS Loans up to $50,000 (not to exceed three months of cash operating expenses)…

Maryland’s COVID-19 Business Response

March 21, 2020

UPDATE: Governor Hogan announced that the entire state of Maryland has received designation for SBA assistance. Small businesses can apply here. Maryland’s COVID-19 Business Response The State of Maryland has taken far-reaching and proactive steps to minimize the impact of COVID-19 across our state, including ordering state employees to telework, closing public schools, closing casinos and…

Olszewski Releases New Online Food Resources, Announces Expanded Efforts to Protect Public Health

March 19, 2020

Maps Show Youth Meal Sites and Locations Offering Carryout or Delivery As Baltimore County continues to identify ways to assist residents during the COVID-19 pandemic, Baltimore County Executive Johnny Olszewski today announced new resources to help residents locate food distribution sites and identify County restaurants offering food pickup, carry out and delivery services. “As we…