COVID-19 Business Resources

The Annapolis Office Economic Development remains in contact with the US Small Business Administration, Maryland Department of Commerce, and the City's Office of Emergency Management to provide businesses with important information on the Coronavirus (COVID-19).

Please use this page to access important preparedness and response resources for your business.       

Federal Resources

US Small Business Administration

For information on the SBA's Disaster Loan Assistance visit the COVID-19 Small Business Relief page. 

Learn more about SBA's Guidance for Businesses and Employers to Plan and Respond to COVID-19.

Maryland's SBDC has also created a COVID-19 Small Business Survival Guide

SCORE, Small Business Development Centers, Women’s Business Centers, and Veterans Business Outreach Centers and other resource partners are providing free business mentoring and training by phone, email, and video. Find an SBA resource partner near you.

Internal Revenue Service

The IRS has established a special section on IRS.gov focused on steps to help businesses and other taxpayers affected by the Coronavirus. This page will be updated as new information is available. The Department of Treasury also has a resource page at Coronavirus: Resources, Updates, and What You Should Know.

The CARES Act established a refundable Payroll Tax Credit covering up to $10,000 paid per employee, including benefits from the period of March 13, 2020 to December 31, 2020. See the FAQ Employee Retention Credit.

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Plan, Prepare and Respond with Interim Guidance for Businesses and Employers Responding to Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19). The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) will update this interim guidance as needed and as additional information becomes available.

Review the CDC's Environmental Cleaning and Disinfection Recommendations for US Community Facilities with Suspected/Confirmed Coronavirus Disease 2019.

Occupational Safety and Health Administration

OSHA's website provides information for workers and employers about the evolving coronavirus outbreak. The information includes links to interim guidance and other resources for preventing exposures to, and infection with COVID-19.

US Department of Labor Guidance

The US Department of Labor has developed some guidelines for how companies can prepare their workplace for COVID-19.

State of Maryland Resources 

Office of Governor Larry Hogan

The Governor's Office will continue to update the public throughout this rapidly evolving public health event. Live updates are streamed to the governor’s Facebook, Twitter, and YouTube pages. 

See the “Maryland Strong: Roadmap to Recovery” for more information on the path forward for our state.

Maryland Department of Commerce

Visit the Maryland Coronavirus (COVID-19) Information for Business page for resources available to business throughout the state.

Maryland Department of Health

Continue to regularly visit the Maryland Department of Health for the latest information on coronavirus and the state’s response to the outbreak.

Comptroller of Maryland

Most Maryland tax payments are extended due to prolonged economic distress caused by the coronavirus pandemic, including business-related tax filing deadlines. The new extension to July 15 applies to certain business returns with due dates during the months of February, March, April, and May 2020 for businesses filing sales and use tax, withholding tax, and admissions & amusement tax, as well as alcohol, tobacco and motor fuel excise taxes, tire recycling fee and bay restoration fee returns. Business taxpayers who file and pay by the extended due date will receive a waiver of interest and penalties.

The agency has set up a dedicated email address — taxpayerrelief@marylandtaxes.gov — to assist businesses with extension-related questions. Business owners can also contact the Comptroller's Ombudsman at ombudsman@marylandtaxes.gov.

Maryland Emergency Management Agency 

The Virtual Business Operations Center has been activated in support of Maryland Department of Health response to COVID-19. 

The Maryland Business Emergency Operations Center is MEMA’s two-way conduit for information sharing between public and private sector stakeholders. All Maryland businesses are encouraged to find out more information on the MBEOC and MEMA’s Private Sector Integration Program . Signing up is easy and only takes a few minutes.  

Anne Arundel Economic Development Corporation 

Our partner organization, Anne Arundel Economic Development Corporation, is working to compile information about businesses and organizations affected or impacted by COVID-19 through an online survey. This information will be provided to county, state, and federal resource partners. Your participation is greatly appreciated. 

Recursos en español

La Ciudad de Annapolis

Para encontrar recursos para su negocio visite COVID-19 Recursos Para Negocios .

Para obtener ayuda de la Ciudad de Annapolis visite la Página de Información y Recursos o llame al 410-260-2211. Preguntas para la Oficina de Desarrollo Económico con la Ciudad de Annapolis envíe un correo electrónico a hstewart@annapolis.gov

Para obtener más información sobre COVID-19 y otras enfermedades infecciosas, llame al Programa de Enfermedades Infecciosas del Departamento de Salud al 410-222-7256. o la Línea Hispana 410 222 4479.