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COVID-19 Resource Center

Lerch Early is monitoring COVID-19 and its impact on our clients and communities.

As part of this effort, we're constantly working on fresh content to both inform and to meet your needs. Please check out our

COVID-19 Resource Center


COVID-19 Coronavirus Resource Center

Lerch Early is concerned and compassionate about the impact of COVID-19 legal and economic developments on our communities and clients.

As part of this effort, we are working to provide helpful legal and business information to both inform and meet your needs. Please check back to this page often as we continue to produce articles and live content related to the pandemic.

We believe that lawyers have a key role in preserving the economic health of businesses and organizations, and their employees and stakeholders. Together, we can meet the challenges of the pandemic and help carry our families and communities forward.

Our COVID-19 Resource Center is intended to provide useful general information.  While we hope this information will be helpful, please consult your attorney for guidance that will take your own specific circumstances into account.  Our Resource Center articles and links are organized by the following topics:

COVID-19 Resource Relief Guide

This chart provides links and other information on various federal, state and local stimulus, loan and grant programs, as well as other resources developed to assist in responding to the economic and health effects of the pandemic.  

Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) and other Federal Stimulus Programs

New Law Adjusts Several Paycheck Protection Program Requirements

Treasury Releases PPP Loan Forgiveness Application And Related Guidance

What Should a Borrower Do With PPP Loan Proceeds?

SBA Issues Interim Final Rule of PPP Loan Program

What Borrowers and Businesses Need to Know About the CARES Act

What Lenders Need to Know About the CARES Act

CARES Act Offers Short-Term Financial Relief via Tax-Favored Loans from Retirement

What Businesses Need to Know About Forgiveness Under the Paycheck Protection Program   

Self-Employed Independent Contractors and Sole Proprietors Finally Allowed to Apply for PPP Loans

Families First Coronavirus Response Act Requires Employers to Provide Expanded Paid Leave 

Maryland and DC Stimulus Programs

State and County COVID-19 Relief Available to Maryland Businesses 

What You Need to Know: DC COVID-19 Response Supplemental Temporary Amendment Act

What You Need to Know About the New DC Emergency Coronavirus Relief Act 

Other Links on this Topic
Maryland COVID-19 Emergency Relief Programs for Businesses 

Employment, Workplace and Paid Leave Issues

What You Need to Know About Virginia’s New COVID-19 Workplace Safety Rule

Planning for the 'New Normal': 19 Effective Measures that Employers Should Consider in Light of COVID-19 

WEBINAR The Law and COVID-19: Guidance for Employers (slides and video recording available) 

What Employers Should Be Considering to Prepare for Coronavirus (COVID-19) in the Workplace 

The Intersection of Maryland and Montgomery County’s Earned Sick and Safe Leave Laws and COVID-19 

How to Handle Protective Gear in the Workplace During COVID-19 

Remote Work Considerations in Light of the Coronavirus (COVID-19) 

Other Links on this Topic
CDC Activities and Initiatives Supporting the COVID-19 Response and the President’s Plan for Opening America Up Again

Department of Labor summary of Families First Coronavirus Response Act

Treasury, IRS and Labor announce plan to implement Coronavirus-related paid leave and tax credits 

What You Should Know About COVID-19 and the ADA, the Rehabilitation Act, and Other EEO  Laws 

Temporary Rule: Paid Leave under the Families First Coronavirus Response Act 

Land Use and Real Estate Information for Developers and Landlords

D.C. Mandates Rental Payment Plans, but not Business Interruption Coverage

Land Use Alert: Area Master Plan Updates & Traffic Counts

Land Use Alert: Will There be School Capacity for Your Next Project?

Helping You Navigate Land Use and Related Issues Amid Coronavirus: Agency Operations & Procedures Update 

Updates on Montgomery County Subdivision  Staging Policy and COVID-19 Renter Relief Act

Land Use Alert: Review of COVID-19-related Stimulus and other Legislative Updates  

Land Use Coronavirus Alert: Virtual Hearings, Revised Application Procedures and Legislative Update     

The DC Council Imposes Additional Restrictions on Residential Landlords during the COVID-19 Public Health Emergency

DC Council Freezes Commercial Rent Increases

Hot Topics for Litigation and the Courts

What a Long Strange Trip it’s Been: As Workplaces go from Shutdown to Reopening, Should They Now Have Liability Concerns?

In this Time of Pandemic, Disputes and Controversies Scream Out for Alternative Dispute Resolution

The State of the Maryland and Montgomery County Judiciaries

COVID-19 Litigation – What Business and Their Advisors Need to Know 

Amid the Pandemic, Beware COVID-19 Scammers

Criminal and Civil Liability Under the CARES Act 

Update: Impact of COVID-19 on Maryland Courts and Litigation

How the Coronavirus has Affected Maryland Courts and What That Means for Litigation During and After the Crisis  

Compassionate Release: The COVID-19 Crisis May Open Prison Doors for the Medically Vulnerable     

What to do When You Cannot do What is in the Contract  

Helpful Links to State and DC Courts:

District of Columbia   


Family Law and Custody

Custody Issues and Coronavirus: Tips for Co-parenting and Avoiding Conflict During the Pandemic  

How do Stay at Home Orders Affect Custody?

Mediation, Arbitration Offer Paths Around Closed Courts

Information for Homeowners, Condominium and Other Community Associations

How Community Associations Should Respond to Coronavirus  

The Essential Business/Employees of Condos and HOAs During the COVID-19 Pandemic 

What You Need to Know: Community Associations Operations and COVID-19 

State and Local Closure Orders

Maryland Gov. Larry Hogan's guidance on prohibiting large gatherings and events and closing senior centers, and additionally closing all non-essential businesses and other establishments  

All Orders and Guidance from the Office of the Maryland Governor on the Covid 19-Pandemic    

DC Mayor Muriel Bowser's Order Closing Non-Essential Businesses 

Lerch Early Attorneys in the News

Brad McCullough Quoted in Daily Record About Long-Term Changes to Practice of Law after Pandemic

Brad McCullough Quoted in Daily Record Article on Impact of Stay-at-Home on Appellate Attorneys 

Land Use Attorney Chris Hatcher Quoted in Bisnow on Impact of Coronavirus on Permitting

Brad McCullough Featured in Daily Record Article on Preparing for Remote Oral Arguments

Additional Resources

CDC's Coronavirus (COVID-19) Best Practices  

Maryland Department of Health  

District of Columbia Public Health  

Virginia Department of Health

This content is for your information only and is not intended to constitute legal advice. Please consult your attorney before acting on any information contained here.


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