Reopening Resources: Federal, State, & Local

Graphic of four-phase plan to reopen Massachusetts

Face coverings remain mandatory for all individuals on public and private transportation systems (including rideshares, livery, taxi, ferries, MBTA, WRTA, Commuter Rail and transportation stations), in healthcare facilities, and settings hosting vulnerable populations (e.g., congregate care facilities). Read more.

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Federal Reopening Resources

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

Disability focused resources

Commonwealth Reopening Resources

Department of Unemployment Assistance (DUA)

Work search requirements have been reinstated for all regular Unemployment Insurance (UI) claimants. This applies to UI claimants receiving Pandemic Emergency Unemployment Compensation (PEUC) and those on Extended Benefits (EB). 

City of Worcester & Small Business Resources

All municipal buildings and services are open for in-person services (except public meetings and the Worcester Senior Center).

Job Search & Career Center Resources

Job Seekers: Register with JobGet!

Reopening Resources: Job Seekers

Register with JobGet! (free)

Massachusetts has reinstated work search requirements for all regular Unemployment Insurance (UI) claimants. This requirement applies to UI claimants receiving Pandemic Emergency Unemployment Compensation (PEUC) and those on Extended Benefits (EB).

Employers: Hire Staff via this Free Six-Month JobGet Account!

Reopening Resources for Employers and Businesses

  • Grants & Technical Assistance 
    • Grants and loans
    • Free legal assistance: COVID Relief Coalition
    • Small Business Administration Technical Assistance Grant Program–Community Navigators: Opportunity for technical assistance providers and small business support organizations to access grant funding to further their reach to underserved businesses. Discover more.