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Cecil County law enforcement needs disinfecting wipes, protective gear

RISING SUN — Francis "Chip" Peterson bought cleaning supplies at the start of the COVID-19 outbreak, figuring it would last a month or two and be over.

Now Peterson, like everyone else in Cecil County, is on a mad search for more disinfecting wipes and hand sanitizer for his staff. The Centers for Disease Control recommends cleaning frequently touched surfaces numerous times each day to avoid spreading the virus that has already stricken about 40 in Cecil County, killing one person.

Before starting his day, which included helping with traffic for the funeral procession of former Cecil County Commissioner Frank Ragan, Peterson was spotted donning a mask and wiping first the exterior and interior door handles of his patrol vehicle, and then continuing with all the dials and switches in the vehicle that he would touch throughout his day.

Resources for Marylanders and employees during COVID-19

SBDC Webinar - Topics: EIDL and CARES (PPP) COVID 19 Loans

Monday 4/6/2020, 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM (EDT)

Space is Limited ~ You Must Register:

Please RSVP with a valid email. After registering, you will receive a Zoom Meeting link to join online, or you can join via the dial-in number. This webinar will be recorded and shared, and if space fills up, additional dates will be added.

Daily SBA Conference Call – Updates (M-F) provided and you can ask questions.

3:00 p.m., Call 202-765-1264, Conf Call ID# 827-299-626

5:30 p.m., Call 202-765-1264, Conf Call ID# 310-688-488

EIDL Application Help – Daily 10:30 a.m. and 8:00 p.m. On the call, an SBA agent will walk you through how to fill out the EIDL form. Have all your necessary documents ready. Zoom Meeting # 6794772946

Paycheck Protection Program Loan (PPPL) FAQ -

SBA COVID-19 Small Business Guidance & Loan Resources

Main Maryland Business Information Site for COVID 19 updates and resources -