The Cape Cod Commission has compiled a list of local information and resources available to those impacted by COVID-19.
This list of local, state, and national resources includes health and safety information, resources for small businesses, details on tax-relief and unemployment programs.
LINKS TO TOWN INFO ON COVID-19
- Learn about local testing information and the latest updates from Cape Cod Healthcare
- The Barnstable County Department of Health and Environment is maintaining a website for COVID-19 updates and information
- The Cape Cod Chamber of Commerce is sharing information at Cape Cod & COVID-19
- Love Live Local is maintaining a list of food establishments, grocery stories, and pharmacies that are still Open for Business on Cape Cod
- The Arts Foundation of Cape Cod has launched a Cape Cod Arts Relief Fund for artists who live and work on Cape Cod and have been financially impacted by the pandemic
- The Enterprise Newspaper is making all their COVID-19 related news and updates free for all to access on their website
- Coastal Community Capital shared information on what paperwork business owners will need to apply for the the U.S. Small Business Administration's Economic Injury Disaster Loans
- The MassHire Cape & Islands Career Center is available by phone and email to assist and answer questions, and is a resource to those facing unemployment. More information about filing for unemployment
- Cape Cod Young Professionals has a list of resources for Cape Cod's businesses, non-profits, young adults and families
- Several local chambers of commerce are maintaining COVID-19 information and links on their website, including a list of restaurants now offering take-out and delivery:
- Some Cape Cod schools and districts are providing food access to kids:
- The most updated information for Massachusetts is available at mass.gov/covid19.
- Baker-Polito Administration Announces $10 Million Small Business Recovery Loan Fund. More information
- The Massachusetts Growth Capital Corporation is administering the COVID-19 Loan Fund, which is available to Massachusetts-based businesses affected by COVID-19. More information
- The Baker-Polito Administration announced administrative tax relief measures for small local businesses which have been impacted by the ongoing COVID-19 outbreak, especially in the restaurant and hospitality sectors. More information
- State’s COVID-19 Resources and Guidance for Businesses
- Governor Baker signed legislation to allow for a waiver of the one-week waiting period for unemployment insurance payments. The DUA website has the latest information on how to apply for benefits, including a form to request assistance for those with special needs, disabilities or language difficulties.
- The Massachusetts Small Business Development Center Network homepage hasup-to-date information on Economic Injury Disaster Loans.
- Entrepreneurs: EforAll has compiled a list of national, regional, and local resources for entrepreneurs and small businesses
- Artists, musicians, and performers: Mass Cultural Council has announced a COVID-19 Disaster Relief Fund for MA residents. More information
- Rapid Response works closely with companies to avert layoffs. More information
- The Massachusetts Department of Unemployment Assistance offers WorkShare, a program that allows employees to work reduced hours while collecting unemployment benefits to supplement their lower wages. More information
- Massachusetts 2-1-1 provides real-time COVID-19 information, resources, and referrals in multiple languages. This expansion is the result of an increased investment in resources directed towards this 24-hour state-supported telephone hotline. More information
- Massachusetts Department of Public Health shares information on their website. More information
- The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) offers information to communities and individuals on how to prepare for COVID-19.
- Restore Your Economy from the International Economic Development Council provides an overview of the CARE Act, including a breakdown of funding resources. More information
- US Small Business Administration provides low-interest disaster loans to help businesses and homeowners recover from declared disasters. More information
- On March 13 the President of the United States issued a proclamation declaring a National Emergency Concerning the Novel Coronavirus Disease (COVID-19) Outbreak. More information
- OSHA’s Guidance on Preparing Workplaces for COVID-19. More information
- U.S. Treasury and IRS guidance on deferring tax payments due to COVID-19. More information.
- The Federal Reserve Bank has links to resources for job seekers, employers, small businesses, and more. More information.
- Artists, musicians, and performers: Americans for the Arts is offering resources for affected artists and art organizations.