For the most up to date information on the CoronaVirus (COVID-19) visit:


Saturday, March 28, 9:30am - Confirmed Cases in Kent County, MD:  3

3-24-2020 - Kent County Press Release, First Case Announcement -  Download PDF (142KB)

3-20-2020 - COVID-19 Situation Update, Disease Overview, and Preparations in Kent County -  Download PDF (1.26MB)

3-18-2020 - Contact and Service in the Weeks Ahead - County buildings will be closed to the public - Download PDF (30KB)

3-17-2020 - Commissioners Meeting - CoronaVirus Update

3-17-2020 - Resolution 2020-05 County Commissioners of Kent County Maryland Executive Order for Local State of Emergency - Download PDF (83KB)

3-13-2020 -  Kent County Commissioners, Contact and Service in the Weeks Ahead - Download PDF (30 KB)

3-12-2020 - COVID-19 Situation Update, Disease Overview, and Preparations in Kent County -  Download PDF (1.03MB)


Official Information


For official information:

For more information on Governor of Maryland actions related to COVID-19, visit

For health resources regarding COVID-19, including case counts and clinician guidance, Marylanders should visit

CoronaVirus Rumor Control -



Business Resources


Business Resources


Maryland Business Resource (for updated information, FAQs and access to services)

Maryland Small Business COVID-19 Emergency Relief Loan Fund 

Maryland Small Business COVID-19 Emergency Relief Grant Fund

Maryland COVID-19 Emergency Relief Manufacturing Fund 


SBA – Disaster Loan Assistance - Economic Injury Disaster Loans 

     SBDC Guidance on SBA Economic Disaster Loan Update 3/20/20

     SBA Three Step Process Disaster Loans

     SBA Assistance. 

Small Business Guide to the CARES ActSmall Business Guide to the CARES Act

Maryland SBDC COVID-19 Small Business Survival Guide


Maryland Department of Labor

COVID-19 Layoff Aversion Fund Fact Sheet

COVID-19 Layoff Aversion Fund Application (Excel)


CDC Resources for Businesses and Employers

NFIB Small Business Resources in Response to Coronavirus


Maryland Small Business Development Centers

SBA Loans


APG Chesapeake Grant Fund – $500,000 matching grant fund, APG Chesapeake will grant $500,000 in matched advertising to locally owned businesses during the months of April, May, and June, during the COVID-19 State of Emergency.

Facebook Small Business Grants Program –$100M cash grants and ad credits for small businesses.


Is your business a supplier of emergency equipment/services/supplies?

The Maryland Department of Commerce is working closely with the Maryland Emergency Management Agency (MEMA) to organize emergency suppliers of equipment and services that may aid in the response to the COVID-19 crisis. To be added to a list, please take the following actions:

If you are a U.S.-based company, please fill out this form. This form will allow us to identify you was an emergency vendor in response to the COVID-19 crisis. 

If you are an international-based company, please fill out this form AND contact the Commerce International Trade and Investment Team member who represents your region.
    • East Asia – Felicia Pullam |
    • Africa, Middle East & South Asia – Brian Castleberry |
    • The Americas – Michael Howley |
    • Europe, Australia & New Zealand – Andrew Kreinik |

ALSO Please complete the RFI online. After clicking the link, please click the "Add to My Solicitations" tab and answer all required questions. If you already have an account, log in. This form will enroll you in the government procurement system.

Please consider the following information before completing the steps above.
1. We do not provide resource request lists but do accept summaries from companies offering goods and services.
2. All suppliers must be vetted before being entered into the Emergency Supplier Database so please discourage middlemen and consultants from contacting MEMA, and instead, have them pass this information to the supplier. An appropriate command staff member will vet the company's credentials.
For any technical issues with the RFI online form contact:
Any further questions, please contact Ernesto Chanona, Ph.D. ( with the Office of BioHealth and Life Sciences or Todd Sabin, (, Manufacturing Program Manager.  Thank you for your support.



Resources for Residents


Resources for Residents



Starting on Monday March 30, 2020, the Duck Puddle and Sharptown Drop-off Centers will be closed until further notice.

The Nicholson Drop-off Center will be closed until further notice on Mondays and Fridays and will have the following operating hours:

                                    Wednesdays   8AM – 4PM

                                    Saturdays       8AM – 2PM

Thank you for your understanding & patience.


Public Park Use Guidelines Notice

Grab and Go Breakfast/Lunch Bag Distribution

Blood Bank of Delmarva Press Release - 3-11-2020 - Urgent need for blood and platelet donors

Ways to Help - Donate or Volunteer

Kent County Department of Social Services - Support Resources

Early Childhood Grants, Programming and Initiatives in Maryland During COVID-19 State of Emergency