Coronavirus

Reopening Advisory Board & Input from the Business Community

Lt. Gov. and Secretary Kennealy co-chair a Reopening Advisory Board to map out a phased approach to safely reopening our economy. While this document will be finalized by May 18th, the timing and roll out of the plan will be anchored in evidence that the public health threat is being effectively managed in Massachusetts. They…

U.S. Chamber Releases State-by-State Business Reopening Guidance Map

The U.S. Chamber remains a strong advocate for bringing Americans back to work and life in a gradual process done safely, successfully, and sustainably in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic. This process, however, will be non-uniform and differ from region to region depending on the prevalence of COVID-19 and guidelines from local and state…

Global Real Estate Firm Cushman & Wakefield Releases How-To Guide for Reopening Workplaces

CHICAGO, April 22, 2020 – Cushman & Wakefield (NYSE: CWK) today released its “Recovery Readiness: A How-to Guide for Reopening your Workplace,” a comprehensive guide for real estate tenants and landlords on reopening workplaces as stay-at-home restrictions are lifted. This follows the creation of the firm’s Recovery Readiness Task Force (RRTF) External Link and the launch of its new…

Update on PPP Loan Forgiveness From AIM

Will a borrower’s PPP loan forgiveness amount (pursuant to section 1106 of the CARES Act and US Small Business Administration (SBA) implementing rules and guidance) be reduced if the borrower laid off an employee, offered to rehire the same employee, but the employee declined the offer? SBA and the US Treasury Department intend to issue…

Cape Cod 5 Supports Local Businesses through SBA Paycheck Protection Program

Between both rounds of funding made available by the Treasury and the SBA, Cape Cod 5 has been able to secure funds for 2,065 businesses on Cape Cod, the Islands and in Southeastern Massachusetts Hyannis, MA – Since the U.S. Treasury and Small Business Administration (SBA) originally released the details of the Paycheck Protection Program…

National Retail Federation Reopening Plan

Operation Open Doors – Path to Reopen Retail, led by NRF and Seyfarth LLP, is providing guidance and tools that NRF members can use as they navigate opening stores after this international health crisis. Areas for guidance on gradual reopenings include logistics, social distancing and safety issues, and how to bring employees back to the workforce.…

Updated Guides from the U.S. Chamber of Commerce Including OSHA Guidance Summary

Guides and Resources from the U.S. Chamber The U.S. Chamber continues to create, update, and evolve its various guides and resources to continue bringing you and your members the information you need during this difficult time. We encourage you to continue utilizing and sharing the following items as you see fit: NEW! Backgrounder on Health…

Cape Cod Resilience Fund

The Cape Cod Resilience Fund will provide direct grants to small business owners on Cape Cod to offer relief from economic damage caused by the Covid-19 pandemic.  Virtually overnight, many small businesses on Cape Cod have been devastated by the unforeseen and unprecedented impact of this global pandemic. While necessary, strict mandates for business operations…
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