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APL surveillance tool tracks COVID-19

As the world grapples with the COVID-19 pandemic and the United States works to ramp up testing and mitigation capabilities, a public health electronic surveillance...

Maryland gets funding for small businesses

With help from the U.S. Economic Development Administration, Maryland has garnered additional funding to support the state’s small businesses impacted by the coronavirus pandemic. The state has received...

Casino revenues drop significantly

With Maryland’s six casinos closed since mid-March due to the COVID-19 virus, total gaming revenues are down by nearly $372.5 million compared to last...

City of Laurel starts Community Assistance Fund

The City of Laurel has established a COVID-19 Laurel Community Assistance Fund. The fund will be managed by the City of Laurel Department of Budget...

Banks ready for coronavirus emergency

The Maryland Bankers Association (MBA) is urging customers to take an active role in contacting their bank if they have concerns and/or are experiencing...

Economic injury disaster loans available

Economic Injury Disaster Loans (EIDL) provide working capital to businesses that have suffered substantial economic injury as a result of COVID-19. New provisions from...

Treasury releases Paycheck Protection Program info

Businesses that are anticipating applying to the SBA Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) should begin preparing now. Application submission began on April 3 for small...

Howard gets $57M in CARES funding

Howard County has received its share of the CARES Act funding, nearly $57 million ($56,830,393), from the State of Maryland. As a jurisdiction with a...

Unemployed may get tax credits

The COVID-19 pandemic has damaged our economy and caused skyrocketing unemployment. Self-employed business owners, independent contractors, members of the gig economy and employees in...

Cardin, Van Hollen call for FEMA to help

U.S. Senators Ben Cardin and Chris Van Hollen (Both D-Md.) are urging President Trump to exercise authorities used in the wake of natural disasters...

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