Author: PG County EDC         Published: 5/21/2020

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Prince George’s County Economic Development Corporation is dedicated to keeping the Business Community up to date with Local and State resources and news to assist its operations during the COVID-19 outbreak.

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CURRENT UPDATES

  • 5.14.2020 | Today, County Executive Alsobrooks announced that she is extending the Stay-At-Home Order for Prince George’s County until June 1.

  • 5.7.2020 | Governor Hogan announced Marylanders can partake in outdoor activities, such as golf, tennis, boating, fishing & camping. To assist biz in safe reopening, guidelines are being developed for specific industry sectors, starting w/ marinas & golf courses. More Information Here

  • 4.13.2020 | The County Executive is signing an Executive Order that requires all residents and visitors to wear face coverings in all grocery stores, pharmacies and large chain retail establishments, as well as when riding TheBus, that will go into effect Wednesday, April 15. This is for the safety of both employees and customers who rely on these essential services. These face coverings can be a face mask, homemade mask, bandana or scarf.

  • 4.13.2020 | The Prince George’s County Business Relief Fund Application has been released. More Information Here | Apply Here

  • 4.1.2020 | County Executive Angela Alsobrooks announced the Prince George’s County Business Relief Fund for County Businesses. This $15M fund was established to provide financial assistance to businesses affected by the COVID-19 crisis. The Relief Fund can be used to support cash operating expenses including payroll, suppliers, rent, fixed debt payments and other business critical cash operating costs. More Information Here

  • 3.30.2020 | AS OF 8 P.M. ON MARCH 30, THE STATE OF MARYLAND IS UNDER A ‘STAY-AT-HOME’ ORDER. – All those living in Maryland are ordered to stay in their homes or places of residences, except to participate in essential activities. Read the executive order. | Interpretive Guidance

  • 3.28.2020 | Under the new federal CARES Act, $350 billion will be used to establish the Paycheck Protection Program (PPP), which provides loan guarantees to small businesses to assist with payroll costs for workers who are forced to stay home. Read more.
    A Q&A from the U.S. Senate Committee on Small Business and Entrepreneurship can be found here.

  • 3.23.2020 | The Governor issued an executive order prohibiting price gouging. Those who may have complaints or concerns are encouraged to contact the Maryland Attorney General’s Office of Consumer Protection by email, file a complaint through the website, or call. Read the executive order and complete list here.

  • 3.23.2020 | Governor Hogan has enacted an emergency order to close all non-essential businesses across the state, effective at 5 pm today. In addition to what is already closed by prior orders, this order requires the closure of anything that is not included in the new federal guidelines for critical infrastructure sectors. Read the executive order here | Interpretive Guidance | Interpretive Guidance

  • 3.19.2020 | Enclosed malls are ordered to close. This does not require stores to close that are attached to malls and directly accessible from the outside. Recreational establishments across the state, including bingo halls, bowling alleys, pool halls, and amusement parks are also ordered to close. Read the executive order here. | Interpretive Guidance

  • 3.19.2020 | Businesses (Including Restaurants) that serve alcohol are now permitted to provide carry-out and delivery of alcoholic beverages. Read the executive order.

  • 3.17.2020 | The Small Business Administration has declared D.C.-including Prince George’s County- as an economic disaster. Businesses can apply ONLINE for a Disaster Assistance Loan for Businesses, Private Nonprofits, Homeowners, and Renters at: https://disasterloan.sba.gov/ela/.

  • 3.16.2020 | Governor Hogan has ordered the closure of bars, restaurants, movie theaters, and fitness centers effective at 5 p.m. on March 16. Businesses which provide drive-through, carry-out, and food delivery services may continue to do so.
    Read about specific closures in the executive order | Interpretive Guidance

  • Many retailers have announced temporary closures, adjusted hours, or precautions imposed in order to prevent the spread of COVID-19, and to keep their employees and communities safe. Read about Major Retailer Updates Due to COVID-19 here.


Are you Still “Open for Business” under the new COVID-19 Guidelines? Is your establishment serving carryout takeout, delivery, or curbside orders? The Economic Development Corporation in partnership with the Prince George’s Chamber of Commerce will collect and share your business information. Use the link below to submit your restaurant information.


COVID-19 INFOGRAPHICS FOR BUSINESS