Important COVID-19 Updates & Recaps
COVID-19 Helpful Links
U.S. Small Business Administration
- Paycheck Protection Program Borrower Application Program
U.S. Department of Treasury – CARES Act PPP Sample Application and Guidance:
Centers for Medicaid and Medicare Services
Maryland COVID-19 Business Relief Programs:
- M&T Bank Webinar with Kelly Schulz, Secretary of Maryland Department of Commerce, SBA representative, Senator Ben Cardin and Mayor Jack Young Summarizing Maryland Programs: https://youtu.be/JwE_icxCjxM
- Maryland Small Business COVID-19 Emergency Relief Loan Fund
- Maryland Small Business COVID-19 Emergency Relief Grant Fund
- Maryland COVID-19 Emergency Relief Manufacturing Fund
- COVID-19 Layoff Aversion Fund
- COVID-19 Layoff Aversion Fund Fact Sheet
Maryland Executive Orders/Proclamations, Guidance and Press Releases
Maryland Emergency Management Agency
Maryland Department of Health – COVID-19
Governor Hogan announced that capacity restrictions will be lifted on all businesses beginning this Saturday, while the mask mandate continues until 70% of all adults receive their first shot. Kids as young as 12 will now also be eligible to receive a vaccine.
Starting today, ALL Marylanders age 16+ can now pre-register for the vaccine, with eligibility phases expected to accelerate; 75% of residents age 65+ have been vaccinated, federal mobile vaccination units and more vaccination sites are coming soon.
Another mass vaccination site set and a pre-registration website coming next month, nearly 30k shots now administered each day, increasing reports of fraud surrounding the vaccine, and additional screening for COVID-19 variants.
Now headed to the House of Delegates, the Senate has approved its pandemic RELIEF package with $1.5 billion in assistance for Marylanders.
While supply continues to be limited with only 10,000 doses available each day, Hogan is expanding Phase 1 of vaccine distribution to include those who are severely immunocompromised. Mobile clinics and mass vaccination sites with National Guard support are coming soon.
With experts insisting that in-person instruction does not increase community spread or hospitalizations, and COVID-19 numbers beginning to plateau since introduction of the vaccine, Governor Hogan urges schools to get kids in classrooms no later than March 1.
Governor Hogan announced an expedited rollout of the vaccine in Maryland – moving Phase 1B up to Monday 1/18 for ages 75+, assisted living residents and adding K-12 teachers, staff and child care providers. Phase 1C (ages 65-74) to begin Monday 1/25.
Governor Hogan provided a status on the vaccine rollout across Maryland to-date, and changes to Phases 1A, 1B, 1C and Phase 2. The National Guard will help local health departments beginning tomorrow and providers must report data within 24 hours.
Marylanders are safer at home this holiday season. Governor Hogan recommends that residents limit all travel to essential purposes only. If traveling outside of Maryland, you must either obtain a negative COVID-19 test result or self-quarantine for 10 days.