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Coronavirus Resource Guide

Restaurant Association Metropolitan Washington's team members are working around the clock to support and advocate for restaurants impacted by COVID-19. The following is a compilation of important resources and vital information for the Metropolitan area.


HookHallHelps_SQ.pngDuring this challenging time as businesses and individuals navigate the Coronavirus and its impact on industry, RAMW members Hook Hall started Hook Hall Helps to support restaurant and food service industry workers who may need assistance with supplies, community support, family meal, and more.

RAMW's Education Foundation, Educated Eats, has partnered as a conduit to receive donations which Hook Hall Helps and Educated Eats will work together to distribute to support worker relief measures. Visit Hook Hall Helps for more information and a schedule of ongoing programming. Learn more


Maryland Resource Guide


Virginia Resource Guide




General Updates


Funding, Loans & Grants
Business Operations
Unemployment Insurance Benefits
Health Insurance
Community Assistance


Business Operations
Unemployment Insurance Benefits
Health Insurance
  • An emergency special enrollment is now open through April 15 for uninsured Marylanders. The online application is available daily from 6 am.


Business Operations
Unemployment Insurance Benefits

Congressional Federal Relief Packages


Small Business Administration loans are available for DC, Maryland and Virginia small businesses. The SBA will provide targeted, low-interest loans to small businesses and non-profits that have been severely impacted by the Coronavirus (COVID-19). The SBA’s Economic Injury Disaster Loan program provides small businesses with working capital loans of up to $2 million that can provide vital economic  support to small businesses to help overcome the temporary loss of revenue they are experiencing. All restaurants are encouraged to apply today.

Local and National Coronavirus Updates

Contact RAMW

If you have questions regarding any of the above topics or anything else, please email, as this will help ensure you receive a timely response on your pressing issue. To reach out to a specific team member, please click here for our staff directory.