Coronavirus (COVID-19) Information for Businesses
EAGB is helping to share updated guidance important to our Greater Baltimore business community following Governor Hogan's press conference today (3/19). Businesses are encouraged to check https://businessexpress.maryland.gov/coronavirus for updated information, and to email questions/concerns to: email@example.com.
The following letter is from Secretary Kelly Schulz, Maryland Department of Commerce:
To Our Maryland Business Community;
If your business does not fit into one of the categories for closing in the executive order, there is nothing saying that you are required to close, but we strongly recommend that you use your best judgement and consider the possible impact on your employees and customers if you stay open. Public utility, such as the need to provide food or essential supplies, must be balanced with the need to preserve public health.
If you remain open, it is critical that you follow social distancing guidelines (https://coronavirus.maryland.gov/#Prevention) and do everything in your power to prevent groups of 10 or more people from congregating in one area. If your business is not covered in Governor Hogan’s executive order, please use it as guidance.
Businesses with 10 or more people that are not included in the executive order are not required to close, but we need your help to prevent the virus from spreading. This may require you to make difficult choices. Guidance from the CDC for businesses is available here: https://www.cdc.gov/…/commu…/guidance-business-response.html