• 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.

    The Dorchester County Health Department has face masks and infrared thermometers for local businesses.  Contact Brice Strang at Brice.Strang@Maryland.gov to learn more and make a request. 

    The U.S. Senate and House Voted to Extend Deadline for Paycheck Protection Program Applications to August 8. The deadline was originally set to expire on June 30th but there are still funds remaining for the program. Click here to get the latest PPP Loan Application.

    Governor Hogan Announces an additional $190 Million in COVID-19 Relief for Small Businesses, Colleges and Nonprofit Organizations. Click here for more details on the funds

    The Small Business Administration and Treasury Announced a New EZ and Revised Full Forgiveness Applications for the Paycheck Protection Program.

    Click here to view the EZ Forgiveness Application

    Click here to view the Full Forgiveness Application

    The Small Business Administration has reopened its Economic Injury Disaster Loan program to all small businesses. Click here for more details and access to the application

    Click Here to view the June 10th executive order. Click Here for Summary of his press conference.

    Businesses that adopt all safety guidelines are encouraged to take the ‘Back to Business’ pledge. Click here for the pledge.

    Here is the link to Governor Hogan’s Maryland Strong: Roadmap to Recovery  

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

    Unemployment rules and processing have changed and more benefits are available. Here is a link to the Maryland Department of Labor has posted videos to help explain the process, click here to access the videos.

    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.