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|