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News Release, Calvert County Public Information Office

PRINCE FREDERICK, Md. – March 18, 2020 – In an effort to mitigate hardships to local businesses caused by the spread of Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19), the Calvert County Department of Economic Development has established a local business response team.

The team includes the Calvert County Chamber of Commerce, Small Business Development Center, Southern Maryland Workforce Services and Maryland Department of Commerce, and other members of the business community. The team will coordinate efforts to determine what resources are needed by local businesses and to make those resources available.

The department is also working closely with federal and state agencies and other partners to determine what resources exist or are being implemented and to make that information known to business owners.

Business owners are encouraged to begin documenting economic impacts now, to be ready to apply for recovery assistance when it becomes available. Business owners can stay informed through Calvert County’s virtual resource center at www.CalvertCountyMd.gov/Coronavirus and the Maryland Department of Commerce Business Express COVID-19 online resource at https://BusinessExpress.Maryland.gov/Coronavirus.

Business owners with questions or in need of assistance may contact the Department of Economic Development at info@ecalvert.com or 410-535-4583.

Although there are no confirmed cases of COVID-19 in Calvert County, all business owners, employees, and patrons are urged to follow aggressive precautionary actions that will reduce the risk of infection and limit the spread of COVID-19 from other areas.

The county continues to share the latest updates surrounding Calvert County’s response to COVID-19 through a virtual resource center on its website, including any precautionary measures, guidance, and closures at www.CalvertCountyMd.gov/Coronavirus.

Updates will continue to appear on the Calvert County Government website, www.CalvertCountyMd.gov, Facebook page at www.facebook.com/CalvertCountyMd and Comcast Channel 6.