Coronavirus Updates


ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT DEPARTMENT operations update as of August 13, 2021

 The Charles County Economic Development Department is continuing to work, for the most part, remotely. The EDD office is staffed three days a week.

  • Meetings with the public are available by appointment; online and phone meetings preferred. 
  • In -person meetings are an option only when it is necessary to conduct business.  Meetings at the EDD offices are by appointment only.
  • For more information, contact or 301-885-1340.



On Sept. 10, the Board of Commissioners extended Resolution 2021-12, which requires that the indoor public mask mandate continue for both vaccinated and unvaccinated individuals.
All residents and visitors over the age of five are required to wear masks in all indoor public venues and businesses in Charles County, even if they are fully vaccinated. This includes restaurants, retail stores, entertainment venues, places of worship, conference centers, and office settings. Some exceptions apply, such as when an individual is actively eating or drinking or individuals who have a disability that prevents them from wearing a mask.
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The Board of Commissioners voted to reinstate the indoor public mask mandate effective Friday, Aug. 13 at 5 p.m. The mandate requires that both vaccinated and unvaccinated individuals wear masks at all public indoor locations. Read press release.


Download and post this sign to remind your customers that masks are required in your business.





If you're having trouble finding enough workforce, this program can help. ARPA (American Rescue Plan Act) funding has earmarked funding to help people get back to work more quickly and businesses find the workers needed. Local businesses are encouraged to sign up with Tri-County County for Southern Maryland to participate in applicant referrals for immediate openings by providing your current job openings, including hourly wage, benefits, and direct point of contact for applicants ready to interview immediately. TCCSMD will award referred new employees a minimum amount of $3,200 for coming to work for you! No cost to you, the business.

For more information, contact Belinda Denton, Business Engagement & Development Manager, at 240-346-6560 or 


We will continue to update this page as new COVID assistance programs for businesses are launched, including a grant for expenses related to online sales and teleworking from the County, as well as rent assistance from the state for vacant properties.  These and other programs will be launched in the Fall, so be sure to check back or sign up for our E-news.



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