• Covid-19/Coronavirus Information

  • The goal of this page is to provide you with links to several resources to help you navigate Covid-19.  We will add new information and links as we are made aware of them.  If you have any questions with any of the content or suggestions for additional content please contact us at Bill@dorchesterchamber.org

    There are posters and forms that can be helpful for your organization and some are required.  Here is the link to our current list for you to view and download.  We will print copies for free for our members.  Just let us know which ones you need.  If you find other signs you feel will be helpful let us know and we will get them added.

    If you missed the Business Resource Group webinar on Covid Grants you can get the slides by clicking here and watch the video by clicking here.

    Governor Hogan announce a new set of restrictions on Tuesday, November 17.  Click here to review the Executive order.  Click here to watch the press conference.  

    Quick summary:

    • 10pm Closure for Bars and Restaurants. All bars, restaurants, and venues serving food and alcohol must close between 10 p.m. and 6 a.m., except for the purposes of carryout and delivery.
    • Limited Capacity for Retail Establishments and Religious Facilities. Capacity at retail establishments and religious facilities reduced to 50%, bringing them into line with indoor dining and personal services businesses, as well as bingo halls, bowling alleys, pool halls, roller and ice skating rinks, fitness centers, and social and fraternal clubs.
    • No fans at professional or college stadiums or racetracks.

     

    We continue to follow the efforts of Congress to pass another Covid relief Bill. We will provide updates as soon as they are available. 

    On October 8th the Treasury Department & SBA released a new, simplified form for businesses seeking forgiveness of PPP loans totaling less than $50,000. For an overview of the steps needed to get your PPP loan forgiven Click here.  Please contact your bank to confirm how and when they would like you to submit your documentation for forgiveness. 

    There is still a Retention Tax Credit program also defined by the Cares Act that may help some small businesses.  Click here for more details on that program.

    For more information about the disease and to stay current on issues around the US and other Countries the Center for Disease Control (CDC) offers a lot of good information.

    Here is a link to a list being maintained by Dorchester County Tourism for status of restaurants, lodging and shops in the County:  https://visitdorchester.org/visitor-info-during-the-pandemic/ If you have any additions or changes to the list please reach out to the Chamber or Tourism and we will work to get it updated.

    If you have any questions or suggestions for additional information for us to share with our members, please let us know.  Working together as a community we will get pass this and become stronger for it.