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TO:           MADA Members

 

FROM:     Peter Kitzmiller, President, MADA

  

DATE:      March 23, 2020

 

RE:           COVID-19 Marlyland Update 

COVID-19 UPDATE - March 23, 2020

Governor Hogan announced further measures to reduce the spread of COVID-19 today which includes stricter enforcement of current bans. In today's press release, Governor Hogan stated that Maryland will adhere to the Federal "essential" business list published on Thursday March 19. The list is attached to this alert. Automotive repair and maintenance is clearly identified as essential. Automotive sales is not specifically identified. We will continue to work with the Governor's office to clarify the rules as it applies to vehicle sales.

The Governor's Employer resource page contains tons of useful information to assist dealers during this economically difficult time including SBA disaster loan assistance. The link can be found here:   https://govstatus.egov.com/md-coronavirus-business
The Maryland Unemployment Division is taking benefit applications electronically. They also have a FAQ section that is updated constantly. The link for the Unemployment Division is here:   https://www.dllr.state.md.us/employment/unemployment.shtml

MADA will update you regarding whether or not the sales department is included as essential business by the end of business today. The MADA office is staffed in staggered shifts. Please use cell phones for additional questions.

Peter Kitzmiller: 410-703-9141
Travis Martz: 240-426-5675