COVID-19 Workforce Assistance

The City of Annapolis understands that COVID-19 will have a significant impact on our local businesses and their employees. Below, please find important workforce resources. 

City of Annapolis - Food Fridays 

The City of Annapolis, in conjunction with the Office of Emergency Management offers the Food Friday Program - food boxes prepared on Fridays and delivered (or picked up) to City Residents. If you are a worker who either lives in the City of Annapolis or works in the City who has been laid off or had hours reduced because of COVID-19, you are eligible for this service. (Deliveries can only be made to City residents, all others will need to pick-up). Deliveries take place between 12pm-1pm and pick-ups are at Pip Moyer Rec Center (273 Hilltop Ln) at 12pm.

To be placed on the list, please contact the Office of Emergency Management at 410-216-9167 or by email at

US Equal Employment Opportunity Commission

The EEOC maintains a web page on COVID-19 and Equal Opportunity Employment laws

US Department of Labor

The Wage and Hour Division provides information on common issues employers and employees face when responding to influenza, pandemics, or other public health emergencies, and their effects on wages and hours worked under the Fair Labor Standards Act and job-protected leave under the Family and Medical Leave Act.

See the US Department of Labor Wage and Hour Division for additional information on the FMLA or call 1-866-487-9243 if you have questions.

Maryland Department of Human Services

Maryland's Department of Human Services has put together a List of State of Maryland Financial Resources & Services that contains resources from the Department of Human Services (DHS), Maryland Department of Labor and Department of Housing and Community Development (DHCD) to help claimants whose CARES Act benefits are expiring at the end of the month.

Maryland Department of Labor

Division of Unemployment Insurance

The Maryland Department of Labor Unemployment Insurance Program is fully operational. Employees who have been laid off can file a claim immediately (there is no waiting period) by phone or online (recommended). Eligible Marylanders will be paid benefits through the first day after they were laid off. The state has temporarily waived all work-search requirements for unemployment insurance benefit recipients. 

Do you need assistance with the BEACON One-Stop Online Application? View the BEACON One-Stop Tutorial Videos (scroll to the middle of the page). 

Division of Labor and Industry

The Maryland Department of Labor’s Division of Labor and Industry enforces the Maryland Health Working Families Act, also known as Safe and Sick Leave, which may be useful for employees who need to take off from work due to COVID-19. For further assistance, email or call 410-767-2357.

Division of Workforce Development and Adult Learning

Labor’s Division of Workforce Development and Adult Learning enforces the Rapid Response System, which works collaboratively with the State’s businesses and workers to minimize the impact of economic disruptions caused by layoffs and plant or business operations closing.

Office of Small Business Regulatory Assistance

Labor’s Office of Small Business Regulatory Assistance is available to help Maryland business owners find timely and effective solutions to issues, so they can go about running their companies. They can be contacted by calling 410-230-6101 or emailing

Maryland Insurance Administration

Visit the Maryland Insurance Administration’s FAQ page addressing insurance-related questions about COVID-19.

Maryland Department of Health

As part of the state’s overall response to the coronavirus, and in an effort to prioritize health and safety, Maryland Health Connection has opened a new special enrollment period for uninsured Marylanders.

Maryland Department of Human Services

The Maryland Department of Human Services (DHS) is the state’s primary social service provider.  The Department aggressively pursues opportunities to assist people in economic need, provide preventive services, and protect vulnerable children and adults

The Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP), called the Food Supplement Program (FSP) in Maryland, formerly known as Food Stamps, helps low-income households buy the food they need for good health. Everyone has the right to apply for FSP. 

Anne Arundel Workforce Development Corporation  

Anne Arundel Workforce Development Corporation offers resources and assistance for job seekers, and maintains a resource page for COVID-19. 

AAWDC also keeps a list of current temporary, part-time, and full-time employment opportunities.