COVID-19 Resources

HEALTH

CDC Coronavirus Information - The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has information on the virus, symptoms, and what to do if you are sick.


MD Dept of Health - This Maryland Department of Health website has information on the coronavirus background, high risk populations, prevention, preparedness, and frequently asked questions.

Johns Hopkins University & Medicine Coronavirus Resource Center – A one-stop shop to help advance the understanding of the virus, inform the public, and brief policymakers in order to guide response, improve care, and save lives. This site is updated on a constant basis.


Mental Health

  • EveryMind has compiled a list of resources that support mental health. You do not need to be in crisis to call for support.
  • Maryland Crisis Hotline - 1-800-422-0009 State-wide 24-hour crisis intervention and referral hotline for suicide, family and relationship problems, shelter needs, violent or threatening domestic situations, loneliness, depression, chemical dependency issues, and others. 
  • National Suicide Prevention Lifeline - 1-800-273-8255 provides free, confidential 24/7 support.


EDUCATION

MCPS - Information about the Montgomery County Public School System.


BUSINESS

MD Dept of Commerce - The Department of Commerce has resources for employers and workers, as well as information on taxes, permitting/licenses and financial assistance. 


Unemployment Insurance - Information on filing for unemployment benefits from the Maryland Department of Labor, Division of Unemployment.


Small Business Administration - Disaster Assistance.

  • Economic Injury Disaster Loans – Small business owners in Maryland are eligible to apply for an Economic Injury Disaster Loan advance of up to $10,000.
  • Express Bridge Loan Pilot Program – Small businesses that currently have a SBA loan may access up to an additional $25,000 in loans. 
  • Economic Injury Disaster Loan Program – This program provides small businesses with working capital loans of up to $2 million to help overcome the temporary loss of revenue. These loans may be used to pay fixed debts, payroll, accounts payable and other bills that can’t be paid because of this disaster’s impact. The application deadline is December 21, 2020.
  • Paycheck Protection Program – This loan program is designed to provide a direct incentive for small businesses to keep their workers on payroll. SBA will forgive loans if all employees are kept on the payroll for eight weeks and the funds are used for payroll, rent, mortgage interest, or utilities.


Montgomery County Emergency Health Emergency Grant Program - Designed to provide financial assistance to Montgomery County for-profit businesses (including sole proprietorships and independent contractors) and nonprofit organizations that have experienced significant financial loss caused directly or indirectly by a public health emergency. Local businesses may be eligible for grants of up to $75,000.


Maryland COVID-19 Emergency Relief Manufacturing Fund – This $5 million incentive program helps Maryland manufacturers to produce personal protective equipment and other items identified as Critical Needs Items by MEMA and DGS, that are urgently needed by the State of Maryland, Maryland-based hospitals and healthcare facilities, and emergency and first responders.


GENERAL

Maryland - COVID-19 information and State resources, as well as information on the Governor's Executive Orders.


Montgomery County - COVID-19 information and resources for Montgomery County residents.

MDOT/MVA: All MVA branches are closed, though self-serve kiosks remain open. All driver’s and business licenses, identification cards, permits and registrations that expire or are eligible for renewal beginning Thursday, March 12, 2020 will have their expiration/renewal dates extended until the 30th day after the state of emergency has been lifted. 


SENIORS

  • Montgomery County Department of Health & Human Services Aging & Disability Resource line: 240-777-3000.
  • Senior Call Check Program - for MD residents 65+ who live alone. Phone lines are open M-F 8am - 5pm, Sat. 9am - 3pm. 1-866-50-CHECK (1-866-502-0560). Once you register, the service will provide free daily calls to check in and to provide messages and updates regarding the COVID-19 outbreak and where to find support. You can also register online.


2-1-1 - People can call for assistance with questions regarding: healthcare, children & families, substance abuse, mental health care, veterans & military, food, housing, utility assistance, employment, legal & tax, seniors, and disabilities. They have additional staff to help with Coronavirus questions. Click here to find out more information.


FOOD

Manna Food Center - Manna Food Center is temporarily waiving income requirements to provide food to any Montgomery County resident impacted by the COVID-19 crisis. Residents are encouraged to contact Manna as soon as possible to begin receiving food through regular distribution channels. To receive food you must call Manna’s main office during regular business hours (Monday through Friday, 8:00am-4:00pm) at (301) 424-1130. They must receive your call by 3:00 pm the day before you would like to receive food. When you arrive, bring an ID or other form of documentation to confirm you are a Montgomery County resident.


MCPS Students - All children may come to any of the food distribution locations to receive a nutritious meal. No appointment is necessary. Meals will be provided in a Grab-and-Go format and will be available Monday through Friday from 11:00am – 1:00pm unless otherwise specified. Backpacks of food for the weekend are also provided. 


Restaurants - Bethesda-area restaurants providing take-out & delivery.