Support Our Local Businesses:
Below are links to information about which businesses are open, delivery options, gift cards, and Virtual Tip Jars. Please consider tipping as you would if dining in to support our local restaurant staff!
We encourage all business owners to check their listings for accuracy and update them as necessary. Just click on your listing to update it.
COVID-19 Business Survival Guide
Maryland SBDC has developed a COVID-19 Business Survival Guide is regularly updated.
General SBA Guidance and Resources:
What Businesses are Defined as Essential per Governor Hogan’s Ordinance
Order from the Governor of Maryland: Starting Monday, March 23 at 5 pm, the Order closes all NON-ESSENTIAL businesses. The Order states the following businesses, organizations, and facilities may remain OPEN. You can find the full list in these TWO documents: Guidance #1 (from 3/23/2020) and Guidance #2 (from 3/24/2020). The list includes, but is not limited to:
- Grocery stores.
- Farmer’s markets.
- Convenience stores.
- Alcoholic beverage stores and distributors, distilleries, and wineries.
- Institutional food service and supply companies.
- Food manufacturing and processing.
- Pet supply stores.
- Veterinary hospitals, clinics, and kennels.
- Title Companies
- Day Cares ( subject to any other Orders, directives, or guidelines that have been, or may be issued by the State Superintendent of Schools)
- Restaurants and bars (subject to specific provisions of the Order, and are required to close (except for carry-out, delivery, and drive-through sales).
Maryland Business Express website:
Click here – updated daily with current information concerning Coronavirus:
- Business Closures & Restrictions During COVID-19
- Public Health Emergency Protection Act
- Resources for Businesses
- CDC Recommendations
- Financial Assistance and Taxes
- Employers & Worker Assistance
- Licensing & Permitting
- Educational Information
- More Information
How Is COVID-19 is Affecting Your Business – Baltimore Development Corporation (BDC) Survey:
Every business is being affected by COVID-19. The Baltimore Development Corporation is coordinating with city and state agencies and the federal government to identify resources available for businesses. Let us know how you are being affected by taking our brief business impact survey now. Thank you in advance.
Note: This information is confidential and will not be shared publicly in any detail, only in aggregate figures as a guide for policymakers. Any specific comments by businesses in terms of revenue figures or layoffs will not be attributed to a specific business to protect their propriety information. We encourage you to complete the BDC Survey Thank you!
Baltimore Development Corporation’s website:
Click here for detailed info.
Frequently Asked Questions for Maryland Businesses Responding to the Coronavirus:
Best Practices for Businesses During COVID-19 (Courtesy of Highlandtown Main Street):
Click here to find best practices for:
- Open Businesses
- Closed Businesses
- Property Owners
Liquor Board Guidance on Carryout/Delivery of Alcoholic Beverages
For details, click here
Living Classrooms Cleaning of Federal Hill:
In response to State and Federal guidelines to help prevent the spread of Coronavirus, we are temporarily stopping our 5 days a week cleaning of the Federal Hill Business District. This is a temporary but necessary step to minimize the risk of exposure to the Living Classrooms team and others they interact with. We look forward to resuming cleaning activities as soon as possible.
Updates from Councilman Eric Costello:
Baltimore Community Tool Bank:
The Tool Bank is loaning equipment, including materials to help distribute food and supplies, free for the duration of this crisis. For details, click here