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’s COVID-19 Business Response
Maryland Executive Orders/Proclamations, Guidance and Press Releases
Maryland Emergency Management Agency
Maryland Department of Health – COVID-19
Updated: COVID-Relief Package Details
President Trump signed off on $600 stimulus payments as part of the $900 billion COVID-relief package. It includes $284 billion for Round 2 of the Payroll Protection Program and more funding.
$900 Billion COVID-Relief Package Details
Congress has agreed on a $900 billion federal stimulus package, the second largest after the $2 trillion CARES Act passed in March. The proposal now requires the President’s signature for approval.
Governor’s Briefing on COVID-19: December 17, 2020
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.
Governor’s Briefing on COVID-19: December 15, 2020
Important updates on the vaccine, its distribution and its components as the Maryland death toll reaches 5,000. Plus the Department of Health addressed frequently asked questions.
Governor’s Briefing on COVID-19: December 10, 2020
Emergency business loans to be forgiven and millions more in additional tax relief, affordable housing and diabetes support announced today by Governor Hogan.
Maryland Health Insurance Coverage Protection Commission: December 8, 2020
The Maryland Health Benefit Exchange presented updates to the Maryland Health Insurance Coverage Protection Commission on the reinsurance program, which has monthly premiums down an average of 11.9% for 2021, and recommendations for an individual market state subsidy. Recap here: [link]
Governor’s Briefing on COVID-19: December 8, 2020
Governor Hogan addressed the important topic of vaccines – with first doses expected to deliver as early as next week, 155,000 in the first batch and 300,000 by year end, thanks in part to the work of nearly 40 Maryland companies doing vaccine research.
Health and Government Operations Committee: December 1, 2020
The Health and Government Operations Committee’s Insurance and Pharmaceuticals Subcommittee heard updates on the State Reinsurance Program, Easy Enrollment and COVID-19’s impact; and legislative, budget and staffing updates from the Maryland Prescription Drug Affordability Board.
Governor’s Briefing on COVID-19: December 1, 2020
With 1,583 patients hospitalized and 21 hospitals already at 90% or greater capacity, a surge is expected in the coming weeks. Hogan outlined multiple strategies to expand the healthcare workforce.
Governor’s Briefing on COVID-19: November 23, 2020
Governor Hogan announced new compliance and enforcement efforts with Maryland State Police and new awareness campaigns to further use of prevention measures as the state positivity rate hits 6.88%.
COVID-19 Legislative Work Group: November 18, 2020
The Maryland Department of Health and Public Health Services gave the #COVID-19 Legislative Work Group updates on PPE distribution, nursing homes and hospitals, contact tracing and #masksonmaryland.
Governor’s Briefing on COVID-19: November 17, 2020
New COVID-19 restrictions will impact businesses and residents across Maryland.
Health and Government Operations Committee: November 12, 2020
The Health Occupations and Long-Term Care Subcommittee heard updates on nursing homes and assisted living programs.
Governor’s Briefing on COVID-19: November 12, 2020
As Maryland’s COVID-19 numbers continue to go up, Governor Hogan details $70+ million in targeted funding to support residents and businesses, and gives a status on the MD Covid Alert app.
Governor’s Briefing on COVID-19: November 10, 2020
Amidst surging numbers throughout the state, Governor Hogan announced reduced capacity for indoor dining, warns against large indoor gatherings and certain travel, and confirmed the retirement of Secretary Robert Neall.
Governor’s Briefing on COVID-19: November 5, 2020
Maryland Governor Larry Hogan reports on the latest numbers for COVID-19.
COVID-19 Legislative Work Group: October 28, 2020
Important updates on how the vaccine is being developed, how it will be distributed, and a focus on making its safety and efficacy the highest priority.
Education, Health, and Environmental Affairs Committee: October 21, 2020
Bringing Coherence to the Return of In-Person Instruction in Schools and Recovery for Student Learning Loss Due to Covid-19
Governor’s Briefing on COVID-19: October 22, 2020
Updates from Governor Hogan’s latest press conference
Health and Government Operations Committee: October 15, 2020
On October 15, 2020, leaders provided updates on telehealth and telemedicine in the era of Covid-19.
PPP Loans and M&A: What You Need to Know
On October 2, 2020, the U.S. Small Business Administration (the “SBA”) issued new guidance concerning Paycheck Protection Program (“PPP”) loans and changes in the ownership of an entity.
Governor’s Briefing on COVID-19: October 1, 2020
October 1, 2020 – Governor Hogan Press Conference State Metrics For the first time in 187 days,...
House Economic Matters Committee Briefing: September 23, 2020
Natural Gas Infrastructure: Labyrinth Road update; STRIDE and Pipeline Maintenance; COVID–19 and...
Governor’s Briefing Recap: September 22, 2020
Maryland’s Joint COVID-19 Response Legislative Work Group gave a briefing on September 16, 2020...