Frederick Announces Resumption of Additional Businesses/Activities

Frederick County to lift restrictions on hair salons/barbershops, large retail, and indoor worship with limitations. Frederick County Executive Jan Gardner today announced an expanded list of businesses and activities that will be permitted to open beginning at 5 p.m. on Friday, May 29. With the signing of Executive Order 02-2020, Frederick County has fully implemented the initial portion of Stage 1 of the Governor’s "Roadmap to Recovery" plan. As of 5 p.m. on May 29, the…

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Cecil Announces Grant Program to Support Small Businesses Amid Pandemic

Cecil County Executive Alan McCarthy today introduced Cecil CARES, a new grant program for small businesses. This initiative will support the County’s small businesses, the backbone of the local economy, survive through the COVID-19 pandemic. “I am thoroughly pleased to be able to offer the Cecil CARES grant program to our local, small businesses,” said County Executive McCarthy. “Returning Cecil County to a robust economy where our businesses and community can thrive is one of…

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St. Mary’s Approves Relief Fund for Small Businesses, Nonprofits

The Commissioners of St. Mary’s County this month approved relief fund for businesses and nonprofits affected by the COVID-19 pandemic. The program, which will provide up to $2 million in relief, is designed to support businesses and nonprofits with 30 or fewer employees whose revenues have declined by at least 50 percent. Grants may be used as working capital to support payroll expenses, rent, mortgage payments, utility expenses, or other similar expenses that occur in…

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Marylanders to Receive More than $250M in Insurance Premium Relief

Maryland property and casualty insurance consumers will receive more than $250 million in premium relief during the COVID-19 state of emergency. In the wake of Governor Hogan's COVID-19 emergency declaration, the Maryland Insurance Administration (MIA) encouraged all property and casualty insurers active in the state to consider making rate filings providing temporary relief to consumers during the emergency. At the same time, the MIA waived all filing fees for rate relief filings and instituted expedited…

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Carroll County Leads in Census Reporting

Carroll County is currently in the lead for top response rate from Maryland counties with a 75.8 percent self-response rate. Maryland currently sits just behind Virginia for highest cumulative total self-response rate in the mid-Atlantic region. From Carroll County's press release: “The Census is very important to our Carroll County community and I am thrilled our residents are fantastic at completing the census questionnaire,” said Carroll County Census Coordinator Laura Russell. “There is still time…

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Allegany Releases Roadmap to Reopening

Allegany County has released their "Roadmap to Reopening" that outlines community best practices for the business and tourism industry. Allegany County Government, with input from Allegany County Tourism has released their "Roadmap to Reopening" that includes best practices for the business and tourism industries. Within the document are recommendations for reopening including signage and cleaning practices as well as a breakdown of best practices by industry sector. Also included in the document is information regarding…

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Garrett Rescinds Ban on Vacation Home Rentals

Garrett County will move forward with Stage One of Maryland's coronavirus recovery plan, which includes lifting the ban on transient vacation rentals. Garrett County yesterday announced that it will move forward with Stage One of the “Maryland Strong: Roadmap to Recovery,” which includes rescinding the stay-at-home order and the gradual reopening of retail, manufacturing, houses of worship, and some personal services with limitations. The decision follows Governor Larry Hogan’s announcement that some parts of the state could…

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Wicomico-Salisbury Complete Count Committee Seeking Virtual Art Contest Submissions

The Wicomico-Salisbury Complete Count Committee is hosting a virtual art contest to demonstrate through art why completing the census is so important. The Complete Count Committee is accepting submissions from artists in two categories: artists under the age of 18, who are asked to submit a painting or drawing depicting why the census is important, and artists 18 years of age or older, who are asked to submit a 30 second video of their experience…

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Hogan Lifts Stay-At-Home Order, Emphasizes Local Flexibility

Governor Larry Hogan today held a press conference to announce the commencement of Stage One of the "Maryland Strong: Roadmap to Recovery." “The fight against this deadly disease is far from over. But because of the incredible courage you have shown and the extraordinary sacrifices you have made, Maryland and our nation can now at least begin to slowly recover" said Hogan. He announced that Maryland "has achieved the 14-day trend of plateauing and declining…

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Maryland’s Fishing Industry to Receive Over $4 Million in Federal COVID-19 Relief

Maryland's congressional delegation has announced today that over $4 million in federal funds will go to the local fishing industry. Today, Maryland's congressional delegation announced a total of $4,125,118 in funds from both Department of Commerce (DOC) and the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) has been awarded to Maryland's fishing industry. The funding was authorized by the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act and is providing a total of $300 million nationwide…

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