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We are monitoring the news and information being shared from our county, state and federal government regarding COVID-19 and have created this page to keep you informed about resources available in your place of business and your employment status. We cannot emphasize enough to prepare, not panic and use the information below to help guide you throughout this time.

We encourage you to check this page for updates. We will be providing additional resources to help you make connections and continue business through this challenging time.

If you have a specific need or question, send us your request using the form at the end of this page.

Governor's Order Regarding Mandatory Wearing of Facemasks

07/31/2020 09:49 AM
This link includes access to the Governor's new rules concerning the wearing of face mask... Read more

Wjere to get a COVID Test in MD

07/31/2020 09:43 AM
The link inlcuded gives information on all the testing sites in the state... Read more

Maryland Workshare Program

07/29/2020 10:15 AM
Click on the link to learn more about the Maryland Workshare program. As an alternative to layoffs it allows you to schedule employees for part-time work and the employee can then file for unemployment for the other hours they would normally work... Read more

SBDC COVID-19 Small Business Survival Guide

07/29/2020 10:09 AM
Follow the link to access the SBDC Guide... Read more

St Mary's County COVID-19 Business Resources Page

07/29/2020 10:06 AM
Follow the link to acces the Department of Economic Development's COVOD-10 guide... Read more

New Funding Resource– Advancing the Arts Across Maryland Emergency Grant

07/15/2020 10:06 AM
Emergency assitstance to arts organizaitons and artists in Maryland. Funding opens July 20th... Read more

New Funding Resource- Maryland Department of Housing and Community Development (DHCD) Notice of Funding Availability (NO

07/15/2020 10:01 AM
Funding for Non-profits focusing on health and behavioral services, and housing of underserved populations,... Read more


06/23/2020 09:43 AM
County COVID Grant Announces new criteria allowing new businesses to apply... Read more

June 15th Deadline to Enroll in the Maryland Health Benefit Exchange

06/10/2020 09:46 AM
If you have lost coverage because of the pandemic click below to check out ways to obtain coverage... Read more

Phase 2 of the St. Mary's County COVID-19 Small Business and Non-Profit Relief Fund

06/10/2020 09:33 AM
Thr criteria for grant application have changed to make it easier for more businesses to apply.... Read more

Potential Cooperative for Purchasing PPE

06/01/2020 02:55 PM
The Chamber has been approached by the Non-Profit Institute to possible establish a cooperative to purchase PPE (surgical and N95 masks, sanitizer, gloves, etc.) from a local vendor. They only sell in quantities that may exceed the needs of many small businesses or non-profits but by combinging purchases we might be able to acquire supplies at a lower price. We don't have prices but if you might be interested please respond to Rich Fleming at so we can gage the potential interest.... Read more

County Grant for Small Business and Non-Profits

05/28/2020 11:46 AM
The County will begin accepting applications for grant starting Tuesday June 2. Entities must have fewer than 30 FT employees.  Click on link for full details.... Read more

PAX River Naval Air Museum COVID-19 Response Plan

05/22/2020 08:29 AM
The Air Museum's Response Plan may be of assistance to other museums or non-profits plan their opening strategies... Read more

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