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Latest Maryland News
- Anne Arundel County Restaurants Allowed To Open For Outdoor Dining; Retail Business Can Open Friday
- Emily Freeman, Bowie Native And Princess Cruise Lines Performer Stranded At Sea Amid Coronavirus Pandemic, Now Back Home
- Y In Central Maryland Welcomes Members With Outdoor Classes At Four Locations
- Researchers Use Aerosol Chamber To Study How Sunlight Could Lessen Spread Of COVID-19
- Restaurants Across Maryland Prepare To Reopen Outdoor Dining Service Friday
- Baltimore County To Allow Retail Businesses To Open At 50 Percent Capacity, Allow For Outdoor Dining
Latest Delaware News
- Best Bets: Clear Space Theatre Company makes most of unclear picture
- Virus impact on state revenue may be less than feared
- Commentary: Fair play now for small businesses
- Letter to the Editor: Wouldn’t want to be in the governor’s shoes
- Speak Out: COVID-19 and nursing homes
- Groups find new ways to mark Memorial Day
- Lawsuit, rally call for full reopening of houses of worship
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13 Ways to Be Successful While Working Remotely
With COVID-19 having such an influence on the business community, many organizations are having to transition their employees and operations to effectively work remotely—many for the first time ever in the history of their business.
Access this free checklist to learn how you and your team can be most successful working remotely
Frequently Asked Questions
FAQs for Maryland and Delaware Business Leaders
Telecommuting & Working Remotely
For many businesses that have operated in a traditional brick and mortar environment, the thought of getting the entire employee workforce transitioned into a remote environment can often feel daunting and expensive.
It doesn’t have to be this way—let our team help you transition to a remote setting to avoid costly downtime, interruption to productivity, and loss of revenue.
We are offering a complimentary Remote Readiness Assessment that will help you identify how you can transition your team to working remotely, without all the headache.
The State of Maryland has taken far-reaching and proactive steps to minimize the impact of COVID-19 across our state, including ordering state employees to telework, closing public schools, closing casinos and racetracks, and activating the National Guard so it is ready to carry out any emergency functions that may be needed.
Governor Hogan has ordered the closure of bars, restaurants, movie theaters, and fitness centers effective at 5 p.m. on March 16. Businesses which provide drive-through, carry-out, and food delivery services may continue to do so. Read about specific closures in the executive order.
Gatherings of more than 50 people—including social, community, religious, recreation, and sporting events—are now strictly prohibited in all locations and venues in Maryland. This follows updated CDC guidelines. Read more about the restrictions in the executive order.
These unprecedented measures are necessary to slow the spread of the virus and save the lives of Marylanders.
Find a full list of Governor Hogan’s executive orders here.
State agencies including the Department of Commerce remain prepared to serve our clients in the business community.
Maryland is still “Open for Business.”
Below are additional resources provided by a number of federal and state government agencies that businesses may find helpful.
To prepare for possible community transmission of coronavirus disease, the most important thing for businesses and schools to do now is plan and prepare. They also need to reinforce the message that employees and students stay home when they are sick. If you have questions, call the Division of Public Health Information Line at 1-866-408-1899. People with a hearing impairment can call 7-1-1.
Business Briefing on Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19)
While the immediate health risk for coronavirus disease for Delawareans and most Americans remains low, our Division of Public Health (DPH) continues to prepare for community spread of the virus. DPH is working with many partners, including the Governor’s office, health care systems, Emergency Medical Services (EMS), Delaware Emergency Management Agency (DEMA), state, local and federal agencies, schools, legislators and the business community.
In collaboration with our partners and the general public, our efforts are now focused on mitigating the impact of coronavirus disease 2019. You can get additional information in three ways:
- Find updates, FAQs and downloadable materials at DPH’s coronavirus webpage: de.gov/coronavirus
- On March 4th the Division of Public Health opened a public call center at 1-866-408-1899. People with a hearing impairment can call 7-1-1.The call center is open seven days a week with a recorded message after-hours.
- DPH also will receive public email inquiries and questions at email@example.com
- Governor Carney’s UPDATED Coronavirus Emergency Declaration (3/16/2020), related to Restaurants/bars/taverns
- Poster for Restaurants, Bars, Taverns
- Guidance for Businesses (March 16, 2020)
- Governor Carney Requests Federal Assistance for Small Businesses
- Coronavirus FAQs (DPH 031320)
- CDC Guidance for Businesses
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Maryland | Latest Confirmed Cases
Latest confirmed COVID-19 cases in Maryland
Delaware | Latest Confirmed Cases
Latest confirmed COVID-19 cases in Delaware
Is your business being affected by COVID-19?
U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) Economic Injury Disaster Loans are working capital loans to help small businesses, and most private, non-profit organizations of all sizes meet their ordinary and necessary financial obligations that cannot be met as a direct result of the disaster.
SBA offers loans with long-term repayments in order to keep payments affordable, up to a maximum of 30 years.
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