Delegate Shaneka Henson - Newsletter
If you believe you or a loved one has the Coronavirus (COVID-19), call 211 #2

Anne Arundel County : General Info and Resources in the County
Email covid19info@aacounty.org or call (410) 222-7256 for any additional questions

Food Resources in District 30A - Click HERE .
Reopening Guidelines in Anne Arundel County

Yesterday, Governor Hogan announced that he has given the authority of Stage 1 reopening timing to Maryland's county executives. The following actions will go into effect in Anne Arundel County at 5:00 p.m. on Friday, May 15, in accordance with the Governor's executive order:

  • Retail businesses as defined in section III b) of the state executive order will be allowed to reopen - but for curbside pickup only. Customers are not permitted inside the establishment and employees must follow physical distancing guidelines.
  • Carwashes: Only automatic carwashes are allowed to open at this time.
  • Animal shelters are allowed to open in accordance with the state executive order.
  • Pet groomers are allowed to open for pet drop-off or pick-up only. 
  • Beauty salons and barber shops as described in section III d) of the state executive order are allowed to open under the April 20 interpretive guidance (by appointment only with a maximum of one customer in the premises at one time) but customers are no longer required to be “essential” personnel.
  • Manufacturing businesses and facilities within the county are allowed to open.
  • Religious Facilities are not allowed to open. Gatherings of more than 10 people are not permitted.
  • Face coverings are still required for customers and employees in any retail businesses (including those already permitted to be open prior to 5/15) and residents are encouraged to wear them whenever interaction with others is possible.

The county’s actions have been guided by a series of 12 public health metrics established by Anne Arundel Health Officer Dr. Nilesh Kalyanaraman to safeguard residents’ health during the COVID-19 crisis. The county executive and health officer will monitor and evaluate these metrics and take additional actions when the data suggests it is safe to do so.
Small Business Customer and Employee Protection Grant Program

The program will be managed by the Anne Arundel Economic Development Corporation and will help businesses implement best practices that will serve the future public health needs of our county. Businesses can apply for a grant of up to $10,000 to cover the costs of PPE, technology, delivery equipment and other materials. Funds may be used as a reimbursement for eligible purchases made after March 29, 2020.

To be notified when the application opens email grants@aaedc.org. For additional information on the grant, click HERE .
BEACON

The Department of Labor has guaranteed that they will get to all applicants; however, due to the overwhelming number of applicants, they cannot provide a time estimate. To troubleshoot, go to https://www.dllr.state.md.us/employment/unemployment.shtml .

If you are unable to determine your issue through the FAQs featured on the website, please send my office an email explaining the issues you're facing as well as the following information so that we may present that to our Legislative Liaison:
  • Full legal name
  • Address
  • Phone number
  • Last four digits of your social security number
  • Claim/Claimant ID (if applicable)
The Census is LIVE!

Self-response is quick, easy, and can be done online, by phone, or by mail. As we face this public health crisis, participating in the Census now helps secure future funding for our communities .


By phone: 1-844-330-2020

For more information on the Census's modified plans due to the Coronavirus, click HERE .
Scholarships

My Legislative Scholarship for 2020-21 is open! The deadline to apply is June 5, 2020. Click HERE to fill out an application.