Government Resources for Businesses

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

COVID-19 FAQs

A wealth of resources on how the virus spreads, symptoms, prevention, treatment, travel info, school closings and much more.  Learn More >>

COVID-19 Updates (Mar 21)

This is an update on the current situation and activities in getting the pandemic under control in the U.S.  Learn More >>

Steps to Prevent the Spread of COVID-19 If You Are Sick

If you are sick with COVID-19 or think you might have it, follow the steps in this downloadable flyer to help protect other people in your home and community.  Download Now >>

Interim Guidance for Businesses and Employers to Plan and Respond to COVID-19 (Mar 21)

Businesses and employers can prevent and slow the spread of COVID-19. Employers should plan to respond in a flexible way to varying levels of disease transmission in the community and be prepared to refine their business response plans as needed. Read the CDC’s guidance to plan, prepare, respond and protect.  Learn More >>

Small Business Administration

SBA Disaster Assistance in Response to the Coronavirus

The U.S. Small Business Administration is offering designated states and territories low-interest federal disaster loans for working capital to small businesses suffering substantial economic injury as a result of the Coronavirus (COVID-19). Learn how to apply.  Learn More >>

Coronavirus (COVID-19): Small Business Guidance & Loan Resources

Learn about the Economic Injury Disaster Loan Program and many other SBA resources, as well as steps on how businesses should do their part in controlling the pandemic. Learn More >> 

Other Government

COVID-19 Layoff Aversion Fund (Mar 27)

Governor Larry Hogan and the Department of Labor (Labor) are excited to announce the new COVID-19 Layoff Aversion Fund, which is designed to support businesses undergoing economic stresses due to the pandemic by preventing or minimizing the duration of unemployment resulting from layoffs. This funding source will be a quick deployable benefit and customizable to the specific needs of your business. Learn More >>

COVID-19 Layoff Aversion Fund Policy (Mar 27)

Download the full policy designed for small businesses in Maryland. Learn More >>

Order of the Governor of the State of Maryland (Mar 23)

Read the order of the Maryland’s Governor prohibiting large gatherings and events and closing senior centers, all non-essential businesses and other establishments. Learn More >>

Find Your Local State and Health Department

Visit your state health department for information about the Coronavirus (COVID-19) and more. Learn More >>

Guidance on Preparing Workplaces for an Influenza Pandemic

Check out the US Department of Labor’s comprehensive guidance, which discusses who should plan for a pandemic, how to maintain operation during a pandemic, how to protect employees, OSHA assistance, and many other topics. Learn More >>

Rolling Updates from WHO (Mar 23)

Find regular updates on the World Health Organization’s international activities to help combat the pandemic. Learn More >> 

US Department of State Travel Guidance and Updates

Find the latest global travel advisory including the treatment of US citizens returning from Europe, and China, US students abroad and cruise ship passengers. Learn More >>