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A Guide to Business Resources During COVID-19

With the impact COVID-19 is having on our communities, it is important to stay informed about what resources are available for small businesses. Below we’ve compiled tools, loans and relief services available. This will continue to be updated, check back for new...

MA COVID Operating Standards Updated 9-28-2020

Safety Standards and Checklist: Indoor and Outdoor Events Reopening Phase III mandatory safety standards, recommended best practices and a checklist for indoor and outdoor events. UPDATED: September 22, 2020 | EFFECTIVE: September 28, 2020 These workplace safety...

Reopening Phase 2 Step 1 – June 8

Lodging, Outdoor Dining, Retail and Galleries, Child Care, Day Camps and Youth Sports can reopen Monday, June 8th Before reopening, businesses must: Meet all safety standards Create a Covid-19 Control Plan Complete a self-certification Additionally, the following...

Safety Standards and Checklist: Retail Businesses

This is a preview of the mandatory safety standards, recommended best practices and a checklist for retail businesses. These workplace safety standards and the expanded opportunity they provide for in-store browsing and transactions will not be effective until Phase 2...

Sector-specific protocols and best practices

Mandatory safety standards and recommended best practices for sectors that are eligible to open in Phase 1. Additional sector guidance for future phases will be issued at a later date. Businesses operating to provide Essential Services, as defined in the...

Reopening: Four-Phase Approach

The Massachusetts economy will be reopened using a four-phase approach, based on public health guidance. TABLE OF CONTENTS Overview Essential Businesses and Activities Overview ​​​​​The Massachusetts economy will be reopened using a four-phase approach, based on...

Task Force Launched to Reopen Cape Cod Safely

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Contact: Frank Schulze (Senator Cyr’s office) May 6, 2020 (CAPE COD) A region-wide task force has been assembled to develop strategies for reopening Cape Cod once it is safe to do so. The Cape Cod Reopening Task Force is led by the Cape &...

SCORE Reopening Toolkit for Small Business

This is an effort by the Cape Cod & Islands SCORE mentors to provide the best thinking on how you can take steps now to help your business survive and prosper. We don’t know what that looks like for your business, but we’re prepared to help you think it through. ...

MA Unemployment Resources

Information on Unemployment and Coronavirus (COVID-19) The Executive Office of Labor and Workforce Development (EOLWD) and the Department of Unemployment Assistance (DUA), in coordination with the U.S. Department of Labor (USDOL), are taking a series of actions to...