Resources for businesses and workers
All non-essential businesses in Maryland as of 5PM March 23, 2020 are closed by order of the Governor.
For the definition of essential businesses as defined using federal guidelines:
For information on Businesses and COVID-19: https://govstatus.egov.com/md-coronavirus-business
For information on the Maryland COVID-19 Emergency Relief Fund Programs for Businesses: https://commerce.maryland.gov/…/maryland-small-business-cov…
For information on the COVID-19 Layoff Aversion Fund: http://www.labor.maryland.gov/employment/covidlafund.shtml
To file for unemployment insurance using the new BEACON One-Stop application: https://beacon.labor.maryland.gov/beacon/claimant-page.html
For FAQ's about filing for unemployment insurance: http://www.labor.maryland.gov/employment/claimfaq.shtml
If you have any specific questions about these programs, please contact the appropriate State agency, or contact my staff at and we will assist you.