Baltimore County Launches Reimbursement Program for Restaurants’ Coronavirus Safety Expenses

Baltimore County has launched a $2.5 million COVID-19 Small Business Restaurant Reimbursement Program to aid restaurants that have made investments in improving safety conditions during the pandemic.

The program was launched in recognition of the vital role restaurants play in the local economy and to help them continue to operate safely during the pandemic for the benefit of consumers and employees.

The Baltimore Fishbowl reports:

The COVID-19 Small Business Restaurant Reimbursement Program will provide restaurants and food service businesses up to $15,000 for capital expenditures, fixtures, equipment and cleaning-disinfecting services to prevent the spread of coronavirus.

Such investments may include protective shields, transaction windows, patio heaters, outdoor furniture and tents, signage that promotes social distancing and other safety guidelines, and HVAC or filtration systems.

Businesses will be able to apply for the reimbursement program starting at 9 a.m. on Oct. 19. Funds will be available on a first-come, first-served basis.

For more information:

Baltimore County to reimburse restaurants for investments in safety, outdoor dining (The Baltimore Fishbowl)