The last few weeks have been both uncertain and difficult. The situation is continually changing, and the Nashoba Valley Chamber has been closely monitoring news from the CDC and other government officials.
The impact this is having and will continue to have on our members and communities is unprecedented, however together we will get through this.
Below are links to resources we’ve collected that we believe will help you in this process. If you have any resources to share – please contact the Chamber (email@example.com)
- Dial 211 if you need assistance finding food, paying housing bills, accessing free childcare, or other essential services (or visit this link).
- What you need to know from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
- COVID-19 Guidance and Recommendations from Mass.Gov
- Nashoba Associated Boards of Health
- Massachusetts COVID-19 Resources and Guidance for Businesses
- Massachusetts Bills Related to the COVID-19 Pandemic
- COVID-19 Small Business Recovery Loan Fundfor Massachusetts-based Businesses and Nonprofits from Mass Growth Capital
- Information if your Massachusetts-based business has a Workforce Training Fund Program grant
- State to give small businesses respite on sales and other taxes
Unemployment Resources for Massachusetts
- Filing for Unemployment Insurance (UI)
- COVID-19 unemployment information
- Rapid Response Layoff Aversion
- WorkShare Program
- Treasury, IRS and Labor announce plan to implement Coronavirus-related paid leave for workers and tax credits for small and midsize businesses to swiftly recover the cost of providing Coronavirus-related leave
- COVID-19 or Other Public Health Emergencies and the Family and Medical Leave Act Questions and Answers
Small Business Administration (SBA)
- SBA Economic Injury Disaster Loans– Click here for detailed information about applying for an SBA Economic Injury Disaster Loans
- SBA Small Business Guidance and Resources
Other Useful Resources
- Facebook Small Business Grants Program
- NFIB COVID-19 Webinar Part II – Congressional and Legal Update for Small Businesses (recorded on 3/20)
- MEMA Update
- Resilience in a Box - If your business needs help putting a plan in place, click here to use the Resilience in a Box toolkit created in partnership with the UPS Foundation.
- Protecting yourself from scammers
Member to Member Resources:
- Coronavirus Communication from Total HR Solutions (includes pandemic planning checklist
- Capstone Certified HR Advisors, LLC
P: (978) 743-6705
- Free resources from Capstone Certified HR Advisors, LLC
- Video presentation: COVID19 and the Workplace video presentation. Great information for all businesses. https://screencast-o-matic.com/watch/cYeZIHyUVL (contact the chamber for member password)
- United Way North Central Community Fund: Stand United: to support local residents impacted by Covid-19. Funds will provide food access and financial support to children and families impacted by work and school closures. We have seeded the fund with $20,000 from our basic needs account/initiative. The Community Foundation has pledged $20,000 to the fund as well. The UWNCM allocation of $20,000 was authorized by the Community Impact Leadership Committee on 3/16/20. Link to the fund here: http://bit.ly/COVID19StandUnited or Text COVIDHELP to 50155. (Additional Resources from United Way NC HERE)
- Community Foundation of North Central Massachusetts
Restaurants, Bars, Food Services:
- Filing for Unemployment Insurance
- Massachusetts Department of Unemployment Assistance (DUA) Virtual Town Halls
- Treasury Offers 90 More Days to Pay Taxes, Says File by April 15th
- Nationwide Businesses Offering Temporary Financial Assistance
- Scholastic Learn at Home
- How To Talk To Children About the Coronavirus
- Talking with Children About the Coronavirus
- Cosmic Kids Yoga
- Emily Arrow– Music Written About Children’s Books
Personal/Professional Enrichment Resources:
- Two free months of Amazon Kindle Unlimited(over 1 million eBooks, audiobooks and current magazines)
- Free 90-Day Amazon Music Subscription
- Free Sling TV Subscription
- Audible (for kids)
Stay Social During Social Distancing:
Massachusetts Gov. Charlie Baker and state health officials issued a stay-at-home advisory effective until Tuesday, April 7. The following "essential businesses" that will remain open:.
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Support our businesses
Right now many of our businesses are affected with closures or changes in hours.
Please CLICK HERE where we will update you on our businesses and how you can continue to support them at this time.