COVID-19 Information (TEST)

COVID-19 Updates and Resources

For Residents

  • Updates from Governor Larry Hogan
  • April 1, 2020. County To Help Fund Hotel Rooms For Hospital Staff Amid Pandemic Learn more »
  • April 1, 2020. Montgomery County Public Libraries Announces Launch of Digital Library Card, Expanded Virtual Services. Learn more »
  • March 30, 2020. Governor Larry Hogan announced a “Stay At Home Directive” Learn more ». Interpretive Guidance.
  • March 28, 2020. Locally Produced Hand Sanitizer Available for County’s First Responders and Employees Learn more »
  • March 25, 2020. Gaithersburg-based biotech company working on a coronavirus vaccine. Learn more »
  • March 25, 2020. Metro to close additional 17 stations and selected entrances amid low-ridership, need to conserve critical cleaning supplies during COVID-19 response. Learn more »
  • March 24, 2020. The County has established a central website with transportation resources for adults over 50 and people with disabilities during the COVID-19 health crisis. It will be continually updated. Learn more »
  • March 23, 2020. Governor orders the closure of all non-essential business by 5 pm, March 23, 2020. Learn more ». Interpretive Guidance.
  • List of County Grocery Stores withs special hours for seniors and others at higher risk.
  • March 20, 2020. The IRS and State Comptroller each announced several deadline extensions for income tax and business tax payments including 90-day extensions of federal and state tax payments from April 15 to July 15, 2020. Questions regarding state tax payments can be made by contacting or 1-800-MD-TAXES. Learn more »

For Business

The Council has created a $20 million “Public Health Emergency Grant Program” to provide emergency
grant funding to small businesses and nonprofits

  • Max amount = $75,000 per applicant
  • Must have 100 employees or less
  • Must have closed or shown over 50% decline in revenues

Apply here

Coronavirus (COVID-19) Information for Businesses from the Maryland Department of Commerce

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What can you do to help?

Supporting local business

“LET’S ORDER IN” FOR SMALL BUSINESS. Our restaurants, retail, hospitality and other sectors are shut down. The huge number of employees in this sector are facing a loss of income. We all have to help the businesses survive this period so they can rehire and get the economy going again. Consider ordering a daily meal from a restaurant to help them keep afloat. Many local restaurants will let you do this directly on their website, but you can also use third party apps like GrubHub, DoorDash, Uber Eats, and Postmates. The state health authorities are continuing to allow restaurants to operate on a delivery or pick up basis. If you do not want to order-in, consider buying gift certificates from your favorite local businesses now – many offer the ability to do that online.

Supporting our public health efforts

  • Practice social distancing and personal protection. Learn more »
  • Donate blood. According to the Red Cross, “through March 18, nearly 4,500 blood drives have been canceled due to #coronavirus concerns, resulting in over 150,000 fewer blood donations.” The U.S. Surgeon General recently said, “You can still go out and give blood. Social distancing does not have to mean social disengagement.” Find a blood drive
  • Donate personal protective equipment (PPE). Items in need are: N95 face masks (unused), Surgical masks (not hand-sewn), Safety goggles, Face shields, Disposable gowns, Non-latex gloves, Hand sanitizer (unopened), and Disinfecting/bleach wipes (unopened). Contact
  • Volunteer for the Maryland Responds Reserve Medical Corps
  • Find other ways to volunteer


Pepco is waiving new late fees and suspending service disconnections through at least May 1 and will be working with customers on a case-by-case basis to establish payment arrangements and identify energy assistance options. Customers who may be challenged in paying their Pepco bill should contact Pepco Customer Care at 202-833-7500.
Washington Gas is waiving late fees and suspending service disconnections. Please contact Washington Gas at 1-844-WASHGAS (927-4427) or visit their E-Service portal at for assistance.
WSSC has suspended all water service shutoffs and will also waive late fees and work one on one with customers impacted by the outbreak. Please contact WSSC at 301-206-WSSC (9772)

Unemployment Insurance

To file an unemployment insurance claim: visit the Maryland’s Unemployment Insurance Website or call 301-313-8000 (toll free 1-877-293-4125).