COVID-19 Resources

Graphic of four-phase plan to reopen Massachusetts

Massachusetts is in Phase IV, Step 1 of the state’s reopening plan. Step 2 begins May 10. 

– Sector-specific protocols and best practices

– Support Massachusetts businesses & attractions: My Local MA

Find out when you can get vaccinated in Massachusetts

Federal Resources

– Workforce GPS “Pathway to Recovery Resources”: Quick Start Action Planner to help workforce system stakeholders plan and prepare for economic recovery.

Disability focused resources

– COVID-19 Fact Sheets in 35 different languages

Commonwealth Resources

Department of Unemployment Assistance (DUA)

City of Worcester Resources

MassHire Central Region Workforce Board Resources

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COVID-19 Job Seeker Resources

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COVID-19 Resources for Employers, Businesses, & Partners

  • Employers!
    • Use JobGet to connect quickly with job seekers (referral code ‘mhcentralhire’ (no punctuation) gets you a free six-month trial)
    • Help stop the spread of coronavirus in your workplace:
      • Download posters from UMass Memorial Health Care to send inform staff and customers.

– Massachusetts Office of the Attorney General: Small Business Relief Partnership Grant Program

  • Small businesses may use grant funds to help address fixed debt, payroll, accounts payable, lost sales, lost opportunities, and other working capital expenses. Apply here.
– U.S. Chamber of Commerce Save Small Business Fund offers $5,000 grants for small businesses:
  •  To qualify, a small business must: 1) Employ between 3 – 20 people, 2) Be located in an economically vulnerable community, and 3) Have been harmed financially by the COVID-19 pandemic.
– NCMDC Offers Emergency Loans:
  • Economic Injury Disaster Loan (EIDL) Program: Up to $2M in low-interest loans to small businesses and nonprofits severely impacted by COVID-19. Small business owners in all U.S. states are eligible to apply for a loan advance of up to $10,000.