Coronavirus

From Foley & Foley: New FFCRA Guidance and Clarification; CDC Guidelines on Disinfecting Workplace

New FFCRA Guidance and Clarification; CDC Guidelines on Disinfecting WorkplaceUPDATES: In response to newly published DOL and IRS guidance, we updated our overview of what employers need to know about the Families First Coronavirus Response Act. We also updated our FFCRA Monitoring and UseChart. Our clients from coast to coast have found the contents of both our COVID-19 Infectious Disease…

From AIM: State Announces Implementation of Unemployment Benefits from Federal CARES Act

State Announces Implementation of Unemployment Benefits from Federal CARES Act Today’s announcement reflects the first set of partial guidance that Massachusetts will immediately implement to support unemployed workers. The Department of Unemployment Assistance (DUA) is moving swiftly to implement the new benefit programs and awaits additional guidance from the federal government for the remainder of…

From DUA: CARES Act unemployment UPDATE: For Self-employed

CARES Act-related unemployment benefits for the self-employed and others are currently UNAVAILABLE through UI Online. DUA recently received additional federal guidance on this program and is working quickly to implement that guidance The Department of Unemployment has recently received additional guidance from the federal government regarding the CARES Act. Based on that guidance, DUA is moving…

US Chamber Updates and Upcoming Calls

Below is the latest information from the U.S. Chamber on the Paycheck Protection Program (PPP), as well as a list of upcoming calls on the pandemic crisis.  Of particular interest is the updated Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) on the PPP released today by the Dept. of the Treasury, which addresses many of the questions that…

Extension Of Motor Vehicle Registration Renewal Deadlines

Effective April 1, 2020, all passenger and dealer plate registrations that expired in March and passenger plates that are expiring in April have been extended for 60 days. Registrations that expired in March have been extended until May 31 and registrations that expire in April have been extended until June 30. Registration renewals can continue…

National Restaurant Association: Gathering COVID-19 Relief Documents & Free ServSafe Handler Course & Exam

The National Restaurant Association put out a great article on gathering documents for assistance applications.“Get your documents in order, COVID-19 relief requires accurate records” In these difficult times with COVID-19 affecting so many of us, ServSafe and the National Restaurant Association are committed to supporting restaurant workers by offering a free ServSafe Food Handler course…

Family Meals for Restaurant Workers

Cape Cod Family Table CollaborativeThe Cape Cod Culinary Incubator along with Chef Jeni Wheeler (owner of Jeni’s Joy and Chef at Faith Family Kitchen (FFK), a ministry of the Cape Cod Council of Churches) and chefs from the Cape Cod Chapter of The American Culinary Federation (ACF) have banded together to help address some of…

Important Message from Masshire Cape And Islands Career Center

During this health crisis, MassHire Cape and Islands Career Center has put in place emergency programming to ensure that we can continue to provide critical services to our customers while maintaining social distancing protocols for the health and safety of our community, our customers and our staff. While we are closed to walk-ins, our staff is available…

FAQs for PPP and EIDL

Borrowers can apply for BOTH an Economic Injury Disaster Loan and the Paycheck Protection Program loan.   However, the Paycheck Protection Program loan funds and the Economic Injury Disaster Loan funds cannot be used for the same purpose.   The Paycheck Protection Program loan must be used for payroll (minimum of 75% of the funds received) for it to be eligible for a…

Community Development Partnership – Small Business Survey: Help Us Help You!

Small Business Relief Survey The CDP is partnering with Massachusetts Growth Capital Corporation and other state, regional, and local leaders to form the MA Small Biz COVID Response Coalition. The MA Small Biz COVID Response Coalition is conducting a Small Business Relief Survey, and we are asking that you participate. This short survey takes approximately…
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