Coronavirus Updates for Howard County Business: March 26th, 2020

If you are a business in Howard County, please fill out this brief COVID-19 business survey to help inform HCEDA in its efforts to provide information and assistance in the most effective manner possible. 

County Executive Ball to Host Virtual Townhall Regarding Coronavirus Updates
Tonight at 6:30 pm  

Join Howard County Executive Calvin Ball for a Virtual Town Hall  to update residents on the government’s coronavirus response. Residents are encouraged to pre-register using link above. Residents can call in at 855-756-7520 ext. 57556#. The event will also be live-streamed online.

The Senate Passed a $2 Trillion Relief Bill as a Response to the COVID-19 Pandemic
This comprehensive package brings to bear the full resources of the federal government to protect the health and well-being of all Americans.  
Highlights include: 

  • Direct payments to citizens 
  • $500 billion lending program for businesses, states and municipalities 
  • Expanded unemployment benefits 
  • Suspension of student loan payments 
  • Loans for small business 
  • $100 billion to help hospitals
Resources for Government Contractors

Support for Government Contractors- Coronavirus Government Response Resource Center 
With the magnitude of the government’s response to the Coronavirus (COVID-19), Deltek has created a dedicated site focused on helping the Government Contracting community understand and stay informed of the impact of response effort on government contracting at all levels of government.

COVID-19 Resources for Federal Contractors 
The Coalition for Government Procurement has prepared a list of resources for Federal contractors as the nation responds to the COVID-19 pandemic.  This list includes Federal agency guidance and contractor preparedness recommendations from the Legal community.

For regular updates and more information on local, state, and national resources, please visit HCEDA’s Coronavirus Information Portal at     

If you have any questions regarding challenges your business may be encountering, you can also contact a business care specialist using our Contact Form.  

Howard County Economic Development Authorit

You can update your preferences or unsubscribe from this list.