The Perry Hall White Marsh Business Association has compiled the following resources to try and help small businesses in our area cope with the effects of the COVID-19 crisis.  This page will be updated as new resources become available.

Last updated: April 8, 2020

SBA Payroll Protection Program application is available starting April 3rd.  You need to contact an SBA approved direct lender (bank). In advance of making an application (by appointment or by phone only) use THIS CHECKLIST to be prepared in advance for what you will need to apply.  This file is printable.

SBA application:

Latest Executive Order from the Governor's office  3-30-20 READ DETAILS HERE

Email the Governor:

Email the Secretary of Commerce for Maryland: 

As of April 7th, Maryland Commerce Department is no longer accepting applications for the State's Emergency Relief Grant or Loan Program. 


The Centers for Disease Control's (CDC) Coronavirus Disease 2019 (Website)

The President's Coronavirus Guidelines for America (PDF)

U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) - Apply for SBA Disaster Loan (Website)

U.S. Department of Labor's Guidance for Preparing Workplaces for COVID-19 (PDF)

CDC's Interim Guidance for Businesses and Employers (Website)

Internal Revenue Service - Coronavirus Tax Relief (Website)  New Tax Relief info released 3-22-20:

"Small and midsize employers can claim two new refundable payroll tax credits to reimburse them, dollar-for-dollar, for the cost of providing employee leave related to the COVID-19 outbreak. See #IRS info at:

Businesses with less than 500 employees can get funds to provide employees with paid leave, either for the employee’s own health needs or to care for family members. More on this and other #IRS info related to COVID-19 outbreak at:

To take immediate advantage of new paid leave credits, businesses can retain and access funds that they would otherwise pay to #the IRS in payroll taxes. Learn more about this and other #IRS info related to COVID-19 outbreak at:


3-23-20- Governor's Press Release on Non-Essential Business Closures

Coronavirus in Maryland (Website)

Governor Hogan Announces Maryland’s Official Designation for SBA Economic Injury Loans During COVID-19 Pandemic (News Release)

Maryland COVID-19 Information for Business (Website) -- page includes lots of links to other resources

Maryland Insurance Administration Advisory on Business Interruption Insurance (News Release)

Maryland Emergency Management Agency's (MEMA) ​Virtual Business Operations Center for Private Sector Integration Program Members (Website)

Maryland Department of Health - Webinar on Coronavirus and How to Prevent Its Spread in the Workplace (Video)

Maryland Department of Labor - How to Apply for Unemployment Insurance (Website)

Comptroller of Maryland - tax deadline extended to July 15, 2020 (Website)

Additional info in the next section


Baltimore County's COVID-19 Updates and Guidance (Website)

Baltimore County - Information for Businesses (Website)


The World Health Organization's (WHO) Coronavirus Disease 2019 (Website)


Work On Your Business When You Can't Work In Your Business (PDF)

Maryland Department of Commerce

The Maryland Department of Commerce has created a resource page for Maryland businesses planning for and responding to the Coronavirus ( On this page, you will find information on:

  • Business Closures & Restrictions During COVID-19
  • Public Health Emergency Protection Act
  • Resources for Business
  • Financial Assistance & Taxes
  • Licensing & Permitting
  • Educational Information
  • Enforcement

Baltimore County's Department of Economic and Workforce Development

DEWD also has created a page on their website  (  to assist businesses and workers impacted by the health crisis by:

The page includes assistance and information about the following topics:
  • Local Resources
  • Business Concerns
  • Employer Workforce Concerns
  • Assistance Programs for Impacted Employees
  • Tourism
  • Arts and Sciences
  • Data, Research and Mapping Inquiries
  • Other Resources

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