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

ECONOMIC RECOVERY

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.

Emergency Mandates and Restrictions End on July 1

All emergency mandates and restrictions will be terminated as of July 1, 2021. There will no longer be any statewide mas order in effect for any settings, including schools, camps and child care facilities

 

45-Day Administrative Grace Period Through August 15

Thursday, July 1 will mark the beginning of a 45-day grace period, where certain regulations will continue to be relaxed to complete the administrative transition out of the pandemic. This includes such provisions as renewing driver’s licenses, winding down emergency health operations, and the moratorium on evictions related to COVID-19.

 

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MARYLAND MASK MANDATE IS LIFTED; MASKS STILL REQUIRED ON PUBLIC TRANSPORTATION, SCHOOLS, AND HEALTHCARE SETTINGS. The governor announced the mask mandate has now been lifted for the State of Maryland for those who are fully vaccinated. For those who are not vaccinated, it is strongly encouraged to continue wearing a mask and to get vaccinated.
If you’ve been fully vaccinated:
 
  • You can resume activities that you did prior to the pandemic.
  • You can resume activities without wearing a mask or staying 6 feet apart, except where required by federal, state, local, tribal, or territorial laws, rules, and regulations, including local business and workplace guidance.
  • If you travel in the United States, you do not need to get tested before or after travel or self-quarantine after travel.
  • You need to pay close attention to the situation at your international destination before traveling outside the United States.
  • You do NOT need to get tested before leaving the United States unless your destination requires it.
  • You still need to show a negative test result or documentation of recovery from COVID-19 before boarding an international flight to the United States.
  • You should still get tested 3-5 days after international travel.
  • You do NOT need to self-quarantine after arriving in the United States.
  • If you’ve been around someone who has COVID-19, you do not need to stay away from others or get tested unless you have symptoms.
  • However, if you live or work in a correctional or detention facility or a homeless shelter and are around someone who has COVID-19, you should still get tested, even if you don’t have symptoms.
 
For now, if you’ve been fully vaccinated:
 
  • You will still need to follow guidance at your workplace and local businesses.
  • If you travel, you should still take steps to protect yourself and others. You will still be required to wear a mask on planes, buses, trains, and other forms of public transportation traveling into, within, or out of the United States, and in U.S. transportation hubs such as airports and stations. Fully vaccinated international travelers arriving in the United States are still required to get tested within 3 days of their flight (or show documentation of recovery from COVID-19 in the past 3 months) and should still get tested 3-5 days after their trip.
  • You should still watch out for symptoms of COVID-19, especially if you’ve been around someone who is sick. If you have symptoms of COVID-19, you should get tested and stay home and away from others.
  • People who have a condition or are taking medications that weaken the immune system, should talk to their healthcare provider to discuss their activities. They may need to keep taking all precautions to prevent COVID-19.

HEALTH & SOCIAL SERVICES

Meal Machine Locations Map

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Washington County Health Officer Update - July 1, 2020
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COVID-19 Update for Washington County, MD - April 11, 2020
COVID-19 Update for Washington County, MD - April 11, 2020
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Washington County Health Officer COVID-19 Update #1
Washington County Health Officer COVID-19 Update #1

Testing Sites in Washington County

The Washington County Health Department offices and COVID-19 mobile testing will be closed on Friday, June 18, 2021 in observance of Juneteenth National Independence Day.

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.
  • Health Department Spring Mobile Testing Sites: The mobile COVID-19 testing site will run on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays from 10am-2pm. Mondays and Wednesdays the testing site will be located at various locations in Hagerstown. Each Friday the testing site will be mobile throughout the county going to different municipalities such as Hancock, Smithburg, Cascade, etc.
  • 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

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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It’s YOUR SHOT to End COVID-19

IT’S YOUR SHOT TO END COVID-19   The Washington County Health Department and Washington County Government announce the launching of a mass media campaign focusing on vaccine hesitancy. Funded by a FEMA grant, the campaign’s goal is to increase COVID-19 vaccination rates in Washington County, Maryland. As of May 26, 2021, Washington County’s vaccination rate for first doses is at 34.65%, which is 17.65%

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COVID-19 Joint Information Center Update: May 27, 2021

COVID-19 JOINT INFORMATION CENTER BRIEFING May 27, 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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Maryland Department of Health Revises COVID-19 Death Data

MDH REVISES COVID-19 DEATH DATA   HAGERSTOWN, MD (May 27, 2021) – Washington County Government shares the press release below from the Maryland Department of Health (MDH). Please read below, as this explains the increase of 45 deaths on the Washington County COVID-19 dashboard for Thursday, May 27, 2021.               May 27, 2021  

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