Government Updates and Resources

COVID-19 Coronavirus Updates and Guidance

The Federal, State and County Governments are taking a number of actions to keep residents safe and minimize the spread of COVID-19. Find status information for mandates, operations and services below:

County Releases “Roadmap to Reopening”

May 20, 2020

Allegany County Government, in concert with Allegany County Tourism is pleased to announce the release of the County’s “Roadmap to Reopening.” The Roadmap outlines best practices for the community’s businesses & tourism industry as we jump start our economy. The Roadmap is available on the County’s resource page dedicated to the community’s COVID-19 response. The…

Commissioners Reopen Small Business Grant

May 11, 2020

The Board of County Commissioners of Allegany County reopened its recently established COVID-19 Small Business Assistance Fund for small businesses. The fund, announced in March, has already provided over $109,000 in rapid funding for businesses affected most. “Allegany County is one of the few counties that has committed a large amount of funding to help…

Allegany County CARES Act Funding Plan

May 7, 2020

Allegany County’s investment of CARES Act funding submitted to the State of Maryland can be viewed here.

Governor Hogan’s April 15 Executive Order

April 16, 2020

Governor Hogan’s April 15 Executive Order regarding the use of masks in retail and public transportation is available here. The Executive Order goes into effect at 7 AM on Saturday, April 18, 2020.

CARES Act Unemployment Insurance FAQs

April 1, 2020

The Maryland Department of Labor has just released a Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) document for Unemployment Insurance related items within the CARES Act. That document can be accessed at the following link: https://www.dllr.state.md.us/employment/uicaresfaqs.pdf  

Read Governor Hogan’s 3/30 Executive Order Here

March 30, 2020

Governor Hogan released a new Executive Order requiring all persons to stay at home. This order goes into effect 3/30/2020 at 8 PM. Read the Executive Order here. Two interpretative guidance documents have also been released. They are accessible here and here.

Small Business Resources in the Federal CARES Act

March 27, 2020

Senator Ben Cardin released the “Small Business Owner’s Guide to the CARES Act.” This resource guides small business owners through the resources recently passed by the United States Senate by asking… Do you need: • Capital to cover the cost of retaining employees? Then the Paycheck Protection Program might be right for you. • A quick…

Frequently Asked Questions from MD Dept of Human Services

March 27, 2020

The Maryland Department of Human Services released frequently asked questions for the services they provide through the Family Investment Administration. Please click on the following document or visit the Allegany County Department of Social Services website for more information. FIA_FAQ_3.26.20

Maryland Unites: Responding to the COVID-19 Pandemic

March 24, 2020

The Hogan administration has compiled an A-Z reference guide to outline all recent executive orders and updates as they relate to the current COVID-19 circumstances. Click here to learn more. https://governor.maryland.gov/marylandunites/

The Hogan Administration’s COVID-19 Response

March 24, 2020

The Hogan administration is committed to being transparent, keeping Marylanders fully informed, taking actions based on detailed planning, and making decisions based on the facts on the ground.   Visit the link below to view live updates from Governor Larry Hogan: https://governor.maryland.gov/coronavirus/