Business Resources During Coronavirus

May 18th: Governor Charlie Baker released Reopening Massachusetts, a four-phased strategy to responsibly reopen businesses and activities while continuing to fight COVID-19. 

May 5th: Governor Charlie Baker announced new guidance for retail businesses.

April 28th: Governor Charlie Baker announced an extension of the non-essential business emergency order until May 18th.

March 31st: Governor Charlie Baker announced an extension of the non-essential business emergency order until May 4.

March 23rd: Governor Charlie Baker issued an emergency order requiring all businesses and organizations that do not provide “COVID-19 Essential Services” to close their physical workplaces and facilities to workers, customers and the public as of Tuesday, March 24th at noon until Tuesday, April 7th at noon.

March 18th: Additionally, during an emergency meeting on March 18th, the Malden Board of Health issued an order restricting those types of services where members of the public may gather.

March 15th: In light of the infectious nature of COVID-19, Governor Baker has ordered restrictions on gatherings.
February 8th, 2021:  Restaurants and other services will now be allowed to operate at a 40% capacity limit. When Can My Business Reopen? June 1, 2020
Governor's Reopening Massachusetts Strategy May 18, 2020
Governor's New Guidance for Retail Businesses May 5, 2020
Law Allowing Restaurant Sales of Beer & Wine To-Go & For Delivery April 3, 2020
Governor's Extension of the Order on Essential Services March 31, 2020
Governor's Order on Essential Services March 23, 2020
Governor's Order on Gatherings March 15, 2020
Governor's Order on Child Care Facilities March 18, 2020
City of Malden/Malden Redevelopment Authority
Small Business Assistance Program Application Low- & moderate-income business owners with 5 or fewer employees
Commonwealth of Massachusetts: Empowerment Grant for Small Businesses Small Business Grants for Gateway Cities.
Commonwealth of Massachusetts Moratorium on Business Evictions forms and other Resources Documentation for non-payment of rent/COVID-19 Financial Impact
Commonwealth of Massachusetts List of Essential Services Businesses that Provide Essential Services Related to COVID-19 
Commonwealth of Massachusetts Essential Service Designation Request Businesses NOT listed as Essential Services”
Commonwealth of Massachusetts Pandemic Unemployment Insurance Self-employed individuals, freelancers, & independent contractors
Commonwealth of Massachusetts Pandemic Unemployment Insurance Flyers in Multiple Languages
SBA: Find Eligible Lenders Search for Banks Participating
Express Bridge Loan Pilot Program Guide to SBA Bridge Loans of Up to $25,000 
Growth Zone: The Small Business Owner’s Guide to the CARES Act Guide & FAQs
SBA Economic Injury Disaster Loan Application Streamlined Process requirements
SBA Disaster Assistance for Businesses Application for Low-Interest Loans
COVID Relief Coalition: A Coalition of Law Firms, Non-Profits, and Government Agencies Pro Bono 
Lawyer Services
National Federation of Independent Businesses Review of EIDL & PPPL
Rapid Response - Layoff Aversion Avert Layoffs & Keep Your Workforce Engaged
WorkShare for Employers Layoff Alternative
The GoFundMe Coronavirus Small Business Relief Initiative Private Sector
Yelp Relief for Restaurants & Bars Private Sector
FaceBook Small Business Grants Program Private Sector
The James Beard Food & Beverage Industry Relief Fund Private Sector
JP Morgan Philanthropic Commitment Private Sector
Kiva 0% Loan Program Private Sector
Opportunity Fund Assistance for Small Business Owners Private Sector
Ring Neighborhood Pledge Private Sector
The Restaurant Workers Community Foundation Emergency Relief Fund Private Sector
WeFunder Crowdfund Match Program Private Sector
Kangaroo Small Business Initiative Free Security Aid
Seated Restaurant Support Hotline Advice & Legal Opinions
ICSC Coronavirus Information & Resources Recommendations
Commonwealth of Massachusetts  Guidance and Directives
White House's Coronavirus (COVID-19) Task Force Guidance and Directives
Center for Disease Control  Interim Guide for Businesses
Small Business Association (SBA) Guide to Plan & Respond
Local Boston SBA Office  Local Contact Info
US Dept of Labor  Resources for Various Industries
Attorney General Maura Healey's Office FAQ COVID-19: Employee Rights and Employer Obligations
OSHA: Protecting Workers During a Pandemic Fact Sheet on Prevention
Department of Unemployment Assistance (DUA) Info & Application
Mass.Gov Unemployment Assistance Step-by-step guides
Internal Revenue Services Coronavirus Tax Relief
MA Department of Revenue Meals Tax Late Payment Fee Waived