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U.S. Chamber New Vaccine Resources

The U.S. Chamber of Commerce and U.S. Chamber of Commerce Foundation continue to create, update, and evolve our COVID-19 vaccine resources and programs to ensure you and your members have the information you need to navigate this critical phase of the pandemic response and get back to business.Please continue reading below for the latest vaccine guides…

Update to MA COVID-19 Travel Order

The Massachusetts travel order has been updated to include “Persons Who Have been Completely Vaccinated for COVID-19” under the One of the Commissioner’s Designated Exceptions for Quarantine. Under that section it states:Persons Who Have Been Completely Vaccinated for COVID-19: Individuals who have received two doses of either the Moderna or Pfizer COVID-19 vaccines OR who have…

Covid Vaccine Clinic Open Registration starts Thursday March 11 at Noon

GERMANY – NOV, 10, 2020: Covid vaccine jointly developed by Pfizer and BioNTech was found to be effective in preventing 90 percent of Covid-19 Coronavirus infections Date and times for these clinics: Tuesday, March 16, 2021, 10:00 AM – 3:00 PM Wednesday, March 17, 2021, 10:00 AM – 3:00 PMThese clinics will be published, searchable…

Free Webinar: PPP Loan Program Eligibility Update Revisions for Schedule C Filers

Presented by Waltham, United Regional, and Orleans Chambers of Commerce And Massachusetts Small Business Development Center Network, Southeast Regional Office (MSBDC) ORLEANS, MA. – Join the Waltham, United Regional, and Orleans Chambers of Commerce, and the Massachusetts Small Business Development Center (MSBDC) for a presentation from Ili Spahiu, Lead Lender Relations Specialist, with the U.S. Small…

Essential Workers Feel Left Behind by Massachusetts Vaccine Rollout

Boston Herald – Grocery and other essential workers who have toiled for a year on the front lines of the coronavirus pandemic are feeling left behind in the state’s vaccine rollout and say the powers that be are making “value judgments” in prioritizing other groups ahead of them. Their frustrations have been growing in the days…

Vaccine-Finder Website Could Cost State up to $250,000

Boston Herald – The state’s Vaxfinder website — whose failure last month prompted that ubiquitous octopus graphic — is powered by a tool that could cost up to $250,000. “If it actually helps speed shots into arms, that’s a price I’ll take,” state Sen. Eric Lesser, D-Longmeadow, said. “But that’s an awful lot of money to…

CDC Director: ‘Now is not the time to relax’

WWLP – CDC officials are warning people to not let down their guard when it comes to staying safe during the pandemic. Many states, including Massachusetts, have been loosening and lifting restrictions. However, not everyone is comfortable with the speed of reopening. “We are going too fast for a pandemic that is currently still active,” Richard…

State Orders Elementary Schools To Re-Open Classrooms By April 5

WBUR – Public schools in Massachusetts will have to begin offering in-person learning to elementary school students five days a week next month. It’s the first decision education Commissioner Jeff Riley made under new authority approved by the Board of Elementary and Secondary Education Friday afternoon, by a vote of 9-3. Under the regulation change, Riley…

Spilka: State Should Allow Health Departments To Vaccinate Teachers

CBS Boston – Massachusetts Senate President Karen Spilka said that while she believes Gov. Charlie Baker did the right thing by following President Biden’s directive to vaccinate educators, she added the state needs a better strategy to quickly get shots in the arms of teachers. Last week, Spilka called for the state to designate a portion of its…

Massachusetts Explores The Advantages, Challenges of Johnson & Johnson Vaccine

WBUR – Massachusetts received 58,000 doses of the Johnson & Johnson coronavirus vaccine this week, the first shipment of what could be a substantial boost in vaccination efforts here and across the country. But it’s not clear how that boost will play out or when it will start. Gov. Charlie Baker says he’s not expecting any…
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