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NOTE: This is a rapidly evolving situation and this page will provide updates as they become available.

ECONOMIC RECOVERY

Online Sales & Teleworking Grant

Fillable PDF applications will be accepted electronically along with the required documentation and can be emailed to [email protected] or a hard copy can be delivered to Attn:  Linda Spence, Business Specialist, Washington County, MD Department of Business Development, 100 West Washington Street, Suite 1401, Hagerstown, MD 21740. 

Online Sales and Telework Opportunities Grant Program is intended to assist businesses in setting up an online sales framework and offer employees telework opportunities.   

  • Applications will be accepted from 8:00 a.m. EST on Monday, October 4, 2021, until 2:00 p.m. EST on Tuesday, November 2, 2021.  
  • Applications will be reviewed for completeness, including signatures, required documentation, and timeliness.  
  • Applications will not be accepted after 2:00 p.m. EST on Tuesday, November 2, 2021.  
  • Total funds provided to Washington County, MD for this grant is $125,164.00.  Up to $7,500 will be awarded to applicants based on priority guidelines, on a first come, first served basis, until funds have been exhausted. 
  • Grant eligibility under this program includes: 
    • a business that has been established prior to March 9, 2021
    • business must be registered and in good standing with the Maryland State Department of Assessments and Taxation
    • priority given to a business that has not received COVID-19 Business Relief Grant(s) or Loan(s) previously
    • businesses must currently be in operation in Washington County, MD
    • a business must have a physical location in Washington County, MD
    • and a business must have less than 20 total employees.

Restaurant Revitalization Fund

This program provides emergency assistance for eligible restaurants, bars, and other qualifying businesses impacted by COVID-19.
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Small Business COVID RELIEF Grant Program

To support Maryland’s small businesses that face continued financial impacts from the Coronavirus, the state established the new Maryland Small Business Covid RELIEF Grant Program in 2021, through bipartisan legislation, with $10 million in state Relief Act funding.
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Small, Minority and Women Owned Business Administration COVID RELIEF Program

To support Maryland’s small businesses that face continued financial impacts from the Coronavirus, the state established the Maryland Small, Minority and Women-Owned Business Administration COVID RELIEF Program in 2021, through bipartisan legislation, with $10 million in state Relief Act funding.
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Commuter and Shuttle Bus COVID RELIEF Grant Program

To support Maryland commuter and shuttle bus companies facing continued financial impacts from the Coronavirus, the state established the Maryland Commuter and Shuttle Bus COVID RELIEF Grant Program in 2021, through bipartisan legislation, with $8 million in state Relief Act funding.
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ExportMD Program

Maryland companies that receive an ExportMD Award are eligible for up to $5,000 in reimbursement for expenses associated with an international marketing project.
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Governor Hogan is allocating $50 million to the Maryland Nonprofit Recovery Initiative (NORI) to assist nonprofit organizations whose critical operations have been financially impacted by COVID-19 and state-of-emergency.

Click the banner above or visit https://dhcd.maryland.gov/Communities/Pages/MarylandNonprofitRecoveryInitiative.aspx to learn more and apply.

The purpose of this toolkit is to help business owners get the information they need in order to open, what steps should be taken to put you on the best path of success, and how to assess your business needs.

Resources for small businesses including loan applications, grant applications, and various guides to running your business during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Resources for small businesses including loan applications, grant applications, and various guides to running your business during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Safety Best Practices by Industry

As the county gets back to business, our business owners are urged to continue to put people first. This means adhering to best practices that ensure the safety of your workers and customers alike. Through our collective efforts, Maryland’s business community will play a critical role in protecting our citizens and preventing another surge of COVID-19 infections. Leaders across Maryland’s business community have assisted in developing best practices to help businesses across the state as we enter this new era in business.

Download our Business Occupancy Limit signs to let your customers know the proper rules while shipping in your establishment.

COMMUNITY PLANNING

COVID-19 Recovery Plan

Phase 3: General population, including healthy adults ages 12+ pre-register for vaccination at a mass vaccination site.

Updated COVID-19 Guidance

The Washington County Health Department (WCHD) strongly urges all community members who are not yet fully vaccinated to wear masks in indoor group settings and to get vaccinated if they are eligible. 

COVID-19 vaccinations are available to anyone age 12 and older.  For more information or to make a COVID-19 vaccination appointment, please visit WashCoVax.com or call 240-313-3456.

Additionally, WCHD recommends that all community members, even those who are vaccinated, continue to take actions to protect themselves and prevent the spread of COVID-19, including:

  • Wearing a well fitted mask indoors among people who do not live with you
  • Avoiding large crowds and poorly ventilated indoor spaces
  • Washing your hands often with soap and water or hand sanitizer
  • Avoiding close contact with people who are sick, or others if you are sick

Community members showing any sign or symptom of COVID-19 should get tested, regardless of vaccination status or prior infection. Asymptomatic persons exposed to COVID-19 should also get tested, regardless of vaccination status.

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HEALTH & SOCIAL SERVICES

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Testing Sites in Washington County

The Meritus COVID-19 testing site is now available to those who do not currently have symptoms of the coronavirus, but suspect or are concerned that they have been exposed. No appointments or referrals are needed to be tested. Testing is now available for all ages.

 

  • Meritus Screening Drive Thru Center is located at 13620 Crayton Blvd. The drive-thru screening center is open Monday – Friday from 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m and Saturday from 8:00 a.m.-2:00 p.m.
  • U.N.I. Urgent Care Center located at 11236 Robinwood Drive, Suite 101 Hagerstown, MD 21742. Appointment required and patients are charged with copay. Monday – Friday 8:00 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.; Saturday and Sunday 8:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m.; 240-313-4242
  • U.N.I. Urgent Care Center located at 18721 N Pointe Drive Hagerstown, MD 21742. Appointment required and patients are charged with copay. Monday – Friday 8:30 a.m. – 7:00 p.m.; Saturday 8:30 a.m. – 6:00 p.m.; 301-733-8313

JIC COVID-19 Briefings

Washington County COVID-19 Dashboard

  HAGERSTOWN, MD (August 10, 2021) – In an effort to provide the citizens of Washington County, MD the ability to make informed decisions related to COVID-19, the COVID-19 dashboard has been reinstated at www.washco-md.net/coronavirus-info. Statistics will be updated on a daily basis. Please continue to do your part in fighting COVID-19 by getting vaccinated, wearing a mask, social distancing, and frequently

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June 10, 2021   The FINAL COVID-19 Joint Information Briefing is being released today, June 10, 2021   **The dashboard is updated Monday-Friday**   The Washington County, Maryland Joint Information Center (JIC) provides the following update regarding the COVID-19 pandemic.   Please visit www.washco-md.net/coronavirus-info for the latest numbers on Washington County’s COVID-19 dashboard.   Please note the numbers were scrubbed and we have 10 fewer cases

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COVID-19 Joint Information Center Update: June 3, 2021

COVID-19 JOINT INFORMATION CENTER BRIEFING June 3, 2021   The Washington County, Maryland Joint Information Center (JIC) provides the following update regarding the COVID-19 pandemic.   Please visit www.washco-md.net/coronavirus-info for the latest numbers on Washington County’s COVID-19 dashboard.’   Click here to receive Washington County briefings delivered to your inbox.   COVID-19 Joint Information Briefings are ONLY released on Thursdays.   **The dashboard is updated Monday-Friday**

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