COVID-19 Resources (Real Time Updates)

“Reopening Massachusetts”

Graphic of four-phase plan to reopen Massachusetts– Detailed list of businesses and activities in Phases II, III, and IV.

– Sector-specific protocols and best practices. 

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

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

– 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:

UPDATE (August 4): SBA issued the long-awaited Frequently Asked Questions on PPP Loan Forgiveness; it’s posted on the U.S. Treasury website. For an overview of the 11 key takeaways, click here.

  • 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.

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