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

For the latest information regarding Confirmed Cases for Kent County, please visit: Maryland Department of Health

For Kent County Health Department press releases, please visit: Kent County Health Department Resources and Information


 

Commissioners Updates

 

3-16-2021 - Kent County Commissioners Meeting - COVID-19 Update

 

 

For previous COVID-19 updates from the Kent County Health Department, visit - https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC0yKjE56rAaEE7JwAKPC47A

 

Official Information

 

For official information:

https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/index.html

https://coronavirus.maryland.gov/

For more information on Governor of Maryland actions related to COVID-19, visit governor.maryland.gov/coronavirus

For health resources regarding COVID-19, including case counts and clinician guidance, Marylanders should visit health.maryland.gov/coronavirus

CoronaVirus Rumor Control - https://govstatus.egov.com/md-coronavirus-rumor-control

Resources and Frequently Asked Questions During the COVID-19 Pandemic

 

 

Business Resources

 

Kent County Grants Programs

Maryland Coronavirus (COVID-19) Information for Business

Maryland Business Relief Wizard

Maryland Farmer COVID-19 Relief Program

CARES Act Funding Available for Maryland Fishing Industry

Maryland State Arts Council Emergency Grant

Agriculture and Rural Business RELIEF Act Programs

 

TEDCO Rural and Underserved Business Recovery

The Rural and Underserved Business Recovery from Impact of COVID-19 (RUBRIC) program is an economic relief initiative to benefit socially and economically disadvantaged and rural early-stage technology-based businesses hit hardest by the COVID-19 pandemic. This program is supported by $5M recently allocated from the Governor

 

Federal Resources for Small Businesses

Neighborhood Business Works (NBW) Program: Opportunity Zone Micro Grant 

 

The Maryland Department of Housing and Community Development (DHCD) is administering funding for the Governor’s Maryland Strong Economic Recovery Initiative (MD-SERI).

  • Tourism Non-profits
  • Entertainment Venues
  • Main Streets

https://dhcd.maryland.gov/Pages/MarylandStrongEconomicRecoveryInitiative/default.aspx

 

SBA Documents you may find helpful: Top-line Overview of PPP Second Draw Loans and Paycheck Protection Program Second Draw Borrower Application Form

National Federation of Independent Businesses - NFIB has created a tip sheet to help with the PPP Second Draw application and a NFIB’s Recovery 2.0 Fact Sheet that you may find helpful.

Rural Relief Small Business Grants

As part of our continuing commitment to elevate our impact in rural America, LISC is inviting small business owners in rural locations across the country to apply for the LISC-Lowe's Rural Relief Small Business Grants program. 

 

U.S. Chamber of Commerce– New Digital Resources Center provides the latest state guidelines, sector-specific guidance, small business advice, and other tools and resources to help employers and employees return to work safely and successfully. These tools and resources to be updated as new information becomes available.

State-Specific Guidance Sector-Specific Guidance | Small Business-Specific Guidance
Additional Tools and Resources  |  Path Forward Webinar Series

Leading Through the Storm

 

SBA Help - For questions, please contact the SBA disaster assistance customer service center at 1-800-659-2955 (TTY: 1-800-877-8339) or e-mail: disastercustomerservice@sba.gov

 

SBA COVID-19 Small Business Guidance & Loan Resources

https://www.sba.gov/page/coronavirus-covid-19-small-business-guidance-loan-resources#section-header-0

 

CDC Resources for Businesses and Employers

NFIB Small Business Resources in Response to Coronavirus

SCORE

Maryland Small Business Development Centers

     SBDC Business Survival Guide 

SBA Loans 

    Coronavirus Relief Efforts 

USDA Coronavirus Disease (COVID-19)

   USDA Farm Loan Programs

   The COVID-19 Federal Rural Resource Guide

 

GRANTS.GOV - Learn about grants, search for grants and complete applications all in one place.

Maryland Heritage Areas Emergency Operating Greants - The Maryland Heritage Areas Program is now accepting applications for COVID-19 Emergency Operating Grants from nonprofits. Nonprofit heritage tourism organizations located within the boundaries of a certified heritage area that have been impacted by the COVID-19 crisis are eligible to apply for grants of up to $20,000.

Restaurant Workers' Community Foundation - A nationwide community dedicated to making the restaurant industry more hospitable to everyone. Direct crisis relief to individual restaurant workers, grants for nonprofit organizations serving restaurant workers in crisis and zero-interest loans for restaurants to get back up and running.

Maryland Restaurant Relief Fund - OLD BAY, McCormick for Chefs, and CORECares have joined forces to offer support to local Maryland restaurants impacted by COVID-19 providing up to $2,500 in new grants. 

Business Owners’ Idea Café Small Business Grant - $1,000 plus advertising opportunities grant is open to anyone who currently owns a small business that has been in existence for at least six months. There are no entry fees and a complete business plan is not required.   

 

Resources for Residents

 

Resources for Residents

SPECIAL ANNOUNCEMENTS

VACCINATION CLINIC PUBLIC TRANSPORTATION 

  • Delmarva Community Transit (DCT) will provide door-to-door service for your vaccine appointment at the Kent County Community Center in Worton – please call DCT dispatch at 410-778-5187, 24 hours in advance between 7AM – 4PM to arrange a ride for your vaccine. Rides are $3 each way – $6 total, payable in cash. For Medical Assistance (MA) Transportation, call 410-778-7025

 

Rental Assistance

For housing and rental assistance related to COVID-19, please contact Tammy Duff or MRDC at tduff@mrdc.net or call 410-482-2585 ext 227.

 

All Kent County Recycling/Solid Waste Drop-off Centers have returned to normal operating hours.

For information visit: https://www.kentcounty.com/environmental/recycling-waste

Recycling During the COVID-19 Pandemic

 

Kent County Payment Options 

 

Restaurants Offering Carry Out and/or Delivery

Although all Maryland restaurants are required to close to the public, due to the COVID-19 crisis, they are still permitted to provide customers carryout, drive-through, and delivery services. For a list of Kent County restaurants that will be offering these services, visit https://www.kentcounty.com/carry-out-delivery

 

Additional Resources

Mid Shore Behavioral Health maintains up to date information on how to access service providers, emergency shelter, as well as behavioral health updates.

https://www.midshorebehavioralhealth.org/

 

If you have lost a loved one due to COVID-19 you can apply for assistance with funeral expenses through FEMA here.

 

Kent Attainable Housing has compiled the following information and resources to help families and individuals meet the many challenges they are dealing with at this time. Because information has changed quickly throughout this pandemic, we have provided the website URLs along with the information to ensure you keep current.

https://kentattainablehousing.org/surviving-coronavirus-challenges/

 

Kent County Public WiFi Hotspots

Food Pantries and Resources -  April 2021

Child Care FAQ

Outdoor Youth Day Program Guidance

Kent County Park Use Guidelines Notice COVID-19

SPANISH Kent County Park Use Guidelines Notice COVID-19

Betterton Beach - Park Use Guidelines Notice COVID-19

SPANISH Betterton Beach - Kent County Park Use Guidelines Notice COVID-19

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

Kent County Department of Social Services - Support Resources

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

EPA Approved Disinfectants