Employer and Worker Assistance



Garrett County Chamber of Commerce:  The Garrett County Chamber of Commerce has hosted special webinars on COVID-19. The webinars and presentations are available on the Chamber's COVID-19 resource page.


Centers for Disease Control and Prevention:  The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has established Interim Guidance for Businesses and Employers. The CDC will update the guidance as additional information becomes available.
Congressman David Trone's Office - Maryland's Sixth Congressional District:  Congressman Trone's Office has released a Community Resource Guide for businesses and residents in Maryland's Sixth Congressional District.  The guide contains resources for busineses and workers, resources for travelers, and resources for Veterans. It also includes lists of resources for each individual county.
Occupational  Safety and Health Administration (OSHA):  The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) has launched a COVID-19 web page to provide information for workers and employers.
U.S. Department of Labor:  The U.S. Department of Labor has issued Guidance on Preparing Workplaces for COVID-19, which provides recommendations for businesses preparing their workplaces for COVID-19. 
U.S. Department of Transportation:  The U.S. Department of Transportation’s Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) has issued a National Emergency Declaration to provide hours-of-service regulatory relief to commercial vehicle drivers transporting emergency relief in response to COVID-19.
U.S. Small Business Administration:  The SBA is offering designated states and territories low-interest federal disaster loans for working capital to small businesses suffering substantial economic injury as a result of COVID-19. Governor Hogan has submitted an application for the State of Maryland, and that application is currently pending.  

The SBA has created a web page providing small business guidance and loan resources, as well as a web page dedicated to disaster loan assistance.


Maryland Department of Commerce:  The Maryland Department of Commerce is available to answer your questions. Email inquiries should be directed to A team of Commerce in Baltimore are handling the inquiries through this email address. Additionally, the Maryland Business Express website has a new COVID-19 web page to assistance business. Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) for Maryland Business Planning and Responding to COVID-19 are also available.
Maryland Department of Health:  The Maryland Department of Health has up-do-date information relating to COVID-19.
Maryland Department of Labor:  The Maryland Department of Labor’s Division of Labor and Industry, which is responsible for the enforcement of the Maryland Healthy Working Families Act, also known as Safe and Sick Leave, provides useful information on its website for employees who need to take off from work due to COVID-19. To learn more about the law. Additional information can be obtained by emailing
Additional information can be found at:
Please contact the Maryland Department of Labor at 1-410-949-0022 or 1-301-777-1221 for further informationor visit
Maryland Emergency Management Agency:  Maryland Emergency Management Agency has information and resources to assist a business during and following a disaster.
Maryland Insurance Administration:  The Maryland Insurance Administration has created a Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) web page addressing insurance-related questions as about COVID-19 and is in the process of developing criteria for the possibility of emergency grants for FY 2021.
Maryland Legal Aid:  Maryland Legal Aid remains operational and fully committed to serving clients and those in need of civil legal assistance. Vulnerable citizens can access critical civil legal services by applying online or by calling the Western Maryland Office of Legal Aid at (301) 777-7474 or emailing the office at
Maryland Office of Legal Council:  The Maryland Office of Legal Council has prepared an Interpretive Guide for businesses affected by Governor Hogan's Executive Orders.  Click on the following link to view Governor Hogan's Executive Orders:
Maryland Office of Small Business Regulatory Assistance (OSBRA):  The Department's Office of Small Business Regulatory Assistance (OSBRA) is available to help Maryland business owners find timely and effective solutions to issues, so they can go about running their companies. Additional information can be obtained by emailing
Maryland Small Business Development Center (SBDC):  The Maryland SBDC also has a Maryland SBDC COVID-19 Small Business Survival Guide and other resources which can help guide your business through this global pandemic on its website.
Maryland State Arts Council:  The Maryland State Arts Council has issued a State of Emergency Statement and Resources in response to COVID-19.

Miscellaneous Organizations:

International Economic Development Council (IEDC):  The International Economic Develoopment Council (IEDC) has summarized Congress's COVID-19 stimulus bill. To access this summary, please click here.

RestoreYourEconomy is your resource for up-to-date information related to COVID-19 and its economic impacts. It is managed by the International Economic Development Council (IEDC) with generous support from the U.S. Economic Development Administration and IEDC's Economic Development Research Partners program.