Maryland Governor Larry Hogan signed legislation (S.B. 1080) on March 19, 2020, clarifying that a worker does not need to be terminated to be eligible for unemployment benefits if:

  • Their employer temporarily ceases operations due to COVID–19, preventing employees from coming to work;
  • They are quarantined due to COVID-19 with expectations of returning to work after the quarantine is over; or
  • They leave employment to care for a family member due to COVID-19 or due to a risk of exposure or infection of COVID-19.

This law is effective as of March 19, 2020 and expires April 30, 2021. For more details on the bill click here. For Bill Text click here.