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

ECONOMIC RECOVERY

State of Maryland RELIEF Act Grants

Click on the Grant title below to access the online application, terms, and eligibility information.

Applications will be open May 3-16 2021.
All applications will be submitted via an online portal.

For questions, please email [email protected]

 

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

Wear a Face Mask to Help Slow the Spread of COVID-19

Governor’s Executive Orders:

  1. Certain Businesses and Facilities and Generally Requiring Use of Face Coverings
    • Effective immediately, face coverings are no longer mandated when individuals are outdoors except for outdoor venues

MDH Orders:

  1. Directive and Order Regulating Certain Businesses and Facilities & General Directives Concerning Limiting The Spread of COVID-19
    • As of 12:01 am, May 1, 2021 all restrictions related to outdoor dining will be lifted.
  1. MDH Amended Various Healthcare Matters
    • Extends hospital surge/patient transfer section until June 30, 2021 

Learn more at: https://governor.maryland.gov/2021/04/28/governor-hogan-lifts-outdoor-mask-mandate-ends-restrictions-on-outdoor-dining/

 

Meal Machine Locations Map

HEALTH & SOCIAL SERVICES

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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 #4
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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 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

Seasonal Illness Care Clinics (SIC Clinics)

Preparing for the upcoming flu season and the potential increase in COVID-19 cases, Meritus Health has established Seasonal Illness Care Clinics or SIC Clinics to safely accommodate patients with symptoms of COVID-19 or flu. Once a patient has been cared for by his/her provider via video or phone, the provider may refer said patient to one of the SIC Clinics. This would be for those individuals who need to be seen in person, but have COVID or flu-like symptoms preventing them from having an in-practice appointment. Symptoms that would be present to visit a SIC Clinic could include:
  • Upper respiratory illness
  • Body aches
  • Fever
  • Cough
  • Sore throat
  • Loss of sense of smell or taste
  • Ear pain
  • Shortness of breath/wheezing
  • Generalized body aches/joint pain/muscle pain/fatigue
  • Chills
  • Nasal congestion/runny nose/sinus pain and pressure, post nasal drip
  • You’ve tested positive for COVID and have worsening symptoms
  • You have known COVID exposure and feel ill
 
SIC Clinic – North (located at Meritus Medical Plaza, 13620 Crayton Blvd.)
Hours of operation: Monday–Friday from 8:00 a.m.–4:30 p.m., Saturday and Sunday from 8–Noon
 
SIC Clinic - Smithsburg (located beside Meritus Pediatric & Adult Medicine – Smithsburg practice)
Hours of operations: Monday–Thursday 10:00 a.m.-7:30 p.m., Friday 10 a.m.-4 p.m., Saturday 8:30-11:30 a.m.
 
FREE TELEHEALTH VISITS AVAILABLE
Meritus Health continues to offer FREE telehealth visits. These visits will allow patients to speak directly with a primary care provider to discuss health concerns. Telehealth visits are available from 8:00am to 4:00pm, Monday through Friday. To request a telehealth visit please visit - https://www.meritushealth.com/patients-visitors/telehealth-visits/

Daily COVID-19 Briefings

COVID-19 Joint Information Center Update: May 12, 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 Daily Briefings will be released ONLY on Tuesdays and Fridays.   **The dashboard is updated Monday-Friday**   EMERGENCY OPERATIONS CENTER  

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COVID-19 Joint Information Center Update: May 7, 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 Daily Briefings will be released ONLY on Tuesdays and Fridays.   **The dashboard is updated Monday-Friday**   EMERGENCY OPERATIONS CENTER  

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COVID-19 Joint Information Center Update: April 30, 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 Daily Briefings will be released ONLY on Tuesdays and Fridays.   **The dashboard is updated Monday-Friday**   EMERGENCY OPERATIONS CENTER  

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COVID-19 Joint Information Center Update: April 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 Daily Briefings will be released ONLY on Tuesdays and Fridays.   **The dashboard is updated Monday-Friday**   EMERGENCY OPERATIONS CENTER  

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AT&T, Sprint, Verizon, DIRECTV and Antietam Cable Television have Points of Presence within the county. Washington County is well served and several options are available for broadband services. Resources to help your household find the right internet service plan include InternetProviders.com. Cellular telephone services are available through private local and regional vendors.