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


For the latest information regarding Confirmed Cases for Kent County, please visit:


For Kent County Health Department press releases, please visit:


Commissioners Updates


11-17-2020 - Kent County Commissioners Meeting - COVID-19 Update

Presentation Slides (PDF)

10-27-2020 - Kent County Commissioners Meeting - COVID-19 Update

9-29-2020 - Kent County Commissioners Meeting - COVID-19 Update

8-25-2020 - Kent County Commissioners Meeting - COVID-19 Update

7-21-2020 - Kent County Commissioners Meeting - COVID-19 Update

6-30-2020 - Kent County Commissioners Meeting - COVID-19 Update

6-9-2020 - Kent County Commissioners Meeting - COVID-19 Update

5-26-2020 - Kent County Commissioners Meeting - COVID-19 Update

5-12-2020 - Kent County Commissioners Meeting - COVID-19 Update

 4-28-2020 - Kent County Commissioners Meeting - COVID-19 Update

4-14-2020 - Kent County Commissioners Meeting - COVID-19 Update

4-3-2020 - Kent County OES Press Release - Download PDF (98 KB)

3-31-2020 - Kent County Commissioners Meeting - COVID-19 Update - Download PDF (241KB)

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 -

Resources and Frequently Asked Questions During the COVID-19 Pandemic



Business Resources


Kent County Grants Programs

  • Restaurant Relief Grant (CLOSED)
  • Sanitization Reimbursement Grant (OPEN)
  • COVID Modification Reimbursement Grant (CLOSED) 

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

Maryland - Back to Buisness - Guidelines and best practices for Maryland’s companies reopening in correlation with the COVID-19 outbreak.

Reopening Resources By Industry - Different tactics for different industries

Making Maryland Stronger- Locate hand sanitizer, masks, other PPE supplies and get listed as a supplier if you produce these critical and essential items.

Maryland Strong, Roadmap to Recovery

Federal Resources for Small Businesses

Main Street Lending Program - Program Changes (10/30/20) - Two important ways to better target support to smaller businesses that employ millions of workers and are facing continued revenue shortfalls due to the pandemic. Find details and additional links here. 

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


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

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.


CDC Cleaning and Disinfecting Guide for Public Spaces, Workplaces, Businesses, Schools and Homes

Reopening Guidance for Cleaning and Disinfecting pdf icon[PDF – 9 pages]

Cleaning & Disinfecting Decision Tool pdf icon[PDF – 2 pages]


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:

EIDL Application Help – Daily 10:30am and 8:00pm.  On the call, an SBA agent will walk you through how to fill out the EIDL form.  Have all your necessary documents ready.  Zoom Meeting # 6794772946

Paycheck Protection Program Loan (PPPL) FAQ -

Paycheck Protection Program Loan Forgiveness Application Revised June 16, 2020

Paycheck Protection Program Loan Forgiveness Application Form 3508EZ

06.24.20 PPP EZ Application_Maximizing PPP Forgiveness_NFIB Slides

Updated PPP forgiveness guidance released by SBA and Treasury:

Interim Final Rule on Loan Forgiveness (Released May 22, 2020)

Interim Final Rule on Loan Review Procedures and Related Borrower Responsibilities (Released May 22, 2020)

SBA COVID-19 Small Business Guidance & Loan Resources


CDC Resources for Businesses and Employers

NFIB Small Business Resources in Response to Coronavirus


Maryland Small Business Development Centers

     SBDC Business Survival Guide 

SBA Loans 

    Coronavirus Relief Efforts 

    NFIB Small Business Loans Side-By-Side

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.

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.

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.  


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


Kent County Payment Options


SPECIAL ANNOUNCEMENT – On Monday May 4, 2020, All Kent County Recycling/Solid Waste Drop-off Centers will return to normal operating hours.

For information visit:

Recycling During the COVID-19 Pandemic


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


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.


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


Drive-thru Flu Clinics - The October 16th Clinic has been postponed to October 23rd

Kent County Public WiFi Hotspots

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

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

EPA Approved Disinfectants