Category: COVID-19

Tom Blandford, Board Chair of the Charles County Chamber of Commerce, speaks at a press conference announcing the county’s plan for initial stage one reopening.

County economy revs into first gear

As of this past Friday at 5:00 pm, Charles County has synchronized its business reopening schedule with Gov. Hogan’s “Roadmap to Recovery,” including the lifting of the stay-at-home order, the limited opening of outdoor dining and swimming pools, and the resumption of elective medical procedures, among other allowable activities. The

Highlights of Tuesday’s Phase I Reopening Press Conference (VIDEO)

On Tuesday morning, representatives of the Board of Charles County Commissioners, the Charles County Chamber of Commerce, and the Maryland Department of Health briefed the press on plans to commence the county’s Phase I reopening plan on Friday, May 29, 2020. The speakers were: Reuben B. Collins II (D), President,

Census response results compared with broadband coverage in Charles County

Low rural census response not due (entirely) to lack of broadband coverage, county says

Nanjemoy and Cobb Neck, which will benefit from a $3 million state grant to provide wireless broadband coverage, are also the lowest responding areas in Charles County for the 2020 census, but county officials say that the lack of broadband coverage in both places is only one of the reasons.

District 1 Commissioner Gilbert Bowling III (D) and Lucretia Freeman-Buster

Bowling raises concerns about pace of business relief funds

Charles County Department of Economic Development staff went on the defensive earlier this week in response to questions from District 1 Commissioner Gilbert Bowling III (D) over the disbursement of emergency relief funds to county businesses affected by the shutdown. Lucretia Freeman-Buster, the county’s chief of business development, told the

Signing a form.

Commissioners hear concerns about minority business eligibility for COVID recovery funds

Incomplete business records and outstanding balances with the county could disqualify some small businesses from receiving county grants and loans to help them weather the pandemic shutdown until they can reopen — and some are concerned about the impact those restrictions could have on minority businesses struggling to stay afloat.