Business Resources During Coronavirus

     
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. These businesses are encouraged to continue operations remotely. Furthermore, gatherings of more than 10 people are prohibited throughout the Commonwealth.

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 and/or are in close physical contact with staff and other individuals. This includes, but is not limited to:
• Hairdressers and barbers• Nail salons
• Massage services
• Body Art
• Body Work
• Fitness Centers
• Houses of Worship
This Order does not include childcare facilities licensed by Early Education Care or services provided by a licensed allied health care provider such as, but not limited to, physical therapy, speech therapy, occupational therapy or retail stores. This afternoon, however, Governor Baker did announce that all education centers and family childcare providers will be closed effective March 23rd.
The Emergency Order also directs that all Malden Housing Authority properties implement procedures issued by the Malden Board of Health to restrict visitation as necessary to protect the health of residents and staff.

March 15th: In light of the infectious nature of COVID-19, Governor Baker has ordered restrictions on gatherings that have impacted the Malden business community. While the detaiils are offered below, please keep in mind that many restaurants are still open for take-out and/or delivery orders so along with purchasing gift certificates, we can still support our local businesses during this difficult time.
Any restaurant, bar or establishment that offers food or drink won’t be allowed to serve food on-premises, effective Tuesday, March 17, and continuing through April 6. Instead, they can offer food for takeout or delivery. They must also follow social distancing protocols outlined in Department of Public Health guidance.
Gatherings of over 25 people will be prohibited, including all community, civic, public, leisure, faith-based events, sporting events with spectators, concerts, conventions and any similar event or activity that brings together 25 or more people in a single room or a single space at the same time. This includes venues like fitness centers, private clubs and theaters.
   
Governor's Order on Essential Services https://bit.ly/33xiL4t March 23, 2020
Governor's Order on Gatherings https://bit.ly/33xiL4t March 15, 2020
Governor's Order on Child Care Facilities https://bit.ly/2x6JZCE March 18, 2020
Commonwealth of Massachusetts Essential Service Designation Request https://bit.ly/33TRQQf Businesses NOT listed as Essential Services”
Express Bridge Loan Pilot Program https://bit.ly/2WZoFd1 Guide to SBA Bridge Loans of Up to $25,000 
Massachusetts Growth Capital Corporation https://bit.ly/2Jg84Kb Loan Fund Terms & Conditions
SBA Disaster Assistance for Businesses https://bit.ly/2Wq95a9 Application for Low-Interest Loans
Rapid Response - Layoff Aversion https://bit.ly/2WM9aoM Avert Layoffs & Keep Your Workforce Engaged
WorkShare for Employers https://bit.ly/2wHEmeb Layoff Alternative
The GoFundMe Coronavirus Small Business Relief Initiative  https://bit.ly/2UkTqHY Fundraing & Matching Grant
Commonwealth of Massachusetts https://t.co/1LtwaYrYYB  Guidance and Directives
Center for Disease Control https://t.co/KklCviVzpP  Interim Guide for Businesses
Small Business Association (SBA) https://t.co/9Hm1ha4cSv Guide to Plan & Respond
Local Boston SBA Office https://bit.ly/2x51lzF  Local Contact Info
US Dept of Labor https://t.co/QGYdzXosyV  Resources for Various Industries
Attorney General Maura Healey's Office https://bit.ly/2UDZr17 FAQ COVID-19: Employee Rights and Employer Obligations
OSHA: Protecting Workers During a Pandemic https://bit.ly/2wZOn6x Fact Sheet on Prevention
Department of Unemployment Assistance (DUA) https://bit.ly/38YuQk4 Info & Application
Mass.Gov Unemployment Assistance https://bit.ly/2UwOONv Step-by-step guides
Internal Revenue Services https://bit.ly/2J21Ld8 Coronavirus Tax Relief
MA Department of Revenue https://bit.ly/39mSyqj Meals Tax Late Payment Fee Waived