COVID-19

COVID-19

 

BUSINESS OWNERS: 

Neither Garrett County nor its employees or advisers can answer the question as to whether you or your business is a part of the "essential infrastructure." That is a decision that is your responsibility to make in consultation with your professional advisers and attorneys. If  you are unsure whether your business is considered an "essential" business by virtue of the Governor's Executive Orders, please review the guidance material available from the Office of Legal Counsel to the Governor of Maryland at: https://governor.maryland.gov/covid-19-pandemic-orders-and-guidance/. Please also look at, consider, and be guided by the information available from the U.S. Department of Homeland Security Cyber-Infrastructure Division (CISA) for guidance at: https://www.cisa.gov/identifying-critical-infrastructure-during-covid-19.
 
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 and activating the National Guard so it is ready to carry out any emergency functions that may be needed.
 
Governor Hogan has issued various Executive Orders since March 16, 2020 that have closed schools and many businesses deemed "non-essential." Gatherings of more than 10 individuals have been prohibited, and on March 30, 2020, a Stay-at-Home order was issued. 
 
 
View the Office of Legal Counsel's Interpretative Guidance to the Executive Orders:
 
 
We realize the Governor's Executive Orders create a financial and operational burden fo the County's business community, and we remain committed to assisting our businesses to the greatest extent possible. 
 
For more on Maryland's COVID-19 Business Response, please click here.
 
Information will be disseminated to the public via our website and social media venues as it becomes available.
 
Please do not hesitate to contact our office staff with any questions or concerns you may have relating to COVID-19 and your business.