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Francis Scott Key Bridge Incident Updates 
County offices are closed on Monday, May 27, for Memorial Day.

Resources for theFrancis Scott Key Bridge Incident

Baltimore County continues to work with federal, state and local partners across the region to provide a coordinated response to the Francis Scott Key Bridge collapse.

For Updates

Find the latest information regarding the Francis Scott Key Bridge response.

For Commuters and Travelers

I-695 remains closed on the outer loop at MD-173 (Exit 1) and on the inner loop at MD-157/Peninsula Expressway (Exit 43). Allow extra travel times using alternate routes on I-95, I-895 and other portions of I-695.

Read more from the Maryland Transportation Authority (MDTA).

For Impacted Businesses

The U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) is operating the following Business Recovery Centers (BRCs) until further notice, to assist business owners in completing disaster loan applications, accept documents for existing applications and provide status updates on loan applications. Representatives will be available onsite to provide additional support and connect businesses with resources.

Baltimore County
CCBC, Dundalk Campus
Garden Annex Building
7200 Sollers Point Road
Baltimore, Maryland 21222
  • Monday through Friday, 8 a.m. to 6 p.m.
  • Saturday, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Baltimore City
CareFirst Engagement Center
1501 South Clinton Street, Suite 100
Baltimore, Maryland 21224
  • Monday through Friday, 8 a.m. to 6 p.m.
  • Saturday, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Economic Injury Disaster Loans

The SBA has made Maryland businesses impacted by the Francis Scott Key Bridge collapse eligible for low-interest, long-term Economic Injury Disaster Loans (EIDLs) to help overcome temporary loss of revenue stemming from the bridge collapse. Eligibility applies to small businesses, small agricultural cooperatives, small aquaculture businesses and private nonprofit organizations. These loans may be used to pay normal operating expenses such as fixed debts, payroll, accounts payable and other bills that can't be paid because of the disruption. Eligibility is based on the financial impact of the disaster only.

The filing deadline for applications is December 30. Applicants may contact SBA's Customer Service Center by calling 800-659-2955 or emailing Find additional disaster assistance information or read the press release to learn more.

For Impacted Workers

Worker Support Program

The Maryland Department of Labor has launched the Port of Baltimore Emergency Worker Support Program, under which the State has authorized $15 million to provide temporary payments to impacted Port workers. Individuals eligible include employees of Port businesses who have lost pay and work hours, and independent contractors/solo owner-operators who regularly work at the Port and have experienced a reduction of income since the Key Bridge collapse. This will provide temporary cash assistance of $430 per week to supplement income, subject to program funds availability.

Unemployment Insurance

Baltimore Port workers whose employment was impacted by the Francis Scott Key Bridge collapse may be eligible for unemployment insurance (UI).

Resources are available for businesses and individuals impacted by the Port closure.

Mental Health and Crisis 

Baltimore County continues to encourage anyone in crisis to call 988 to be connected with safe, supportive and confidential mental health services. Counselors provide confidential care 24/7.


State Resources

Contact Us

Office of the County Executive

400 Washington Avenue
Mezzanine Level
Towson, Maryland 21204


Monday through Friday
9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.




County Executive

John A. Olszewski, Jr.