COVID-19 Resources

Resources For Your Business

When disastrous events such as pandemics strike, the consequences for businesses and workers can be massive. That’s why we are here to provide information and helpful resources to keep your business up and running.

Getting Started

Federal Resources for Small Business  

A great starting point when you need a question answered. Topics you can navigate to include financial assistance, tax filing assistance, FMLA and labor assistancehealth and safety, contracting, travel assistance, consumer assistance, and cybersecurity. 

SBA Coronavirus Relief Overview  

Here you can view the four main ways the SBA offers relief and the way they work. These are the Paycheck Protection Program (PPP), Economic Injury Disaster Loans (EIDL), Express Bridge Loans, and Debt Relief. 

Mass Gov. COVID-19 Resource 

This is a COVID-19 resources from the Baker-Polito Administration along with guidance for businesses during this time. It also covers the reopening plan for Massachusetts, to help businesses meet the requirements to stay open. 

Financial Assistance

SBA EIDL Application 

Forgivable EIDL Advance loans are no longer available, but regular EIDL ones are. You can apply here.

SBA Debt Relief 

If you have received or are receiving a 7(a) loan, 504 loan, a Microloan, or a Serviced Disaster (Home and Business Loan) through the SBA, you can find out basic guidelines here.

Small Business Grants 

This article keeps track and updates all the relief programs that are out there to help your business through these trying times. It is a big list of all the grants out there that are to help you. 

Facebook Grants for Small Businesses 

Facebook is here to help your business, with $100 million in cash grants to give out. It has a check list to see if your business is eligible and if so, you can apply right then and there. 

Cybersecurity

Fighting COVID-19 Fraud  

The Department of Justice’s recommendations and warnings about fraud related to the pandemic. 

Protect Yourself from Pandemic Scams  

The FBI on avoiding common scams and fraud they are seeing during the pandemic, including phony medical supplies. 

SB.org Cybersecurity Page  

An excellent source for cybersecurity information, including ways to stay safe, learn about and avoid threats, and stay connected. 

CISA Information and Updates on COVID-19

This is a great starting point to see what the federal government is doing to improve cyber and infrastructure security during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Health and Testing

CDC COVID-19 

This source is constantly being updated with the most current changes. It also helps to create and understand a response plan for your business to prevent or slow the spread of the virus. 

UMass Memorial Medical Center  

UMass has free COVID-19 testing. This link will bring you to their list of dates and other information you will need about testing. 

CDC – Protecting Your Health  

This is a good resource to help you understand what you need to keep you and your family protected. 

CDC – Reduce Your Risk  

This resource shows who is at risk and how to try and reduce your risk of contracting the virus. 

Local

City of Worcester

The city of Worcester has a resources and assistant page. This page has housing resources, employment assistance resources amongst others. 

City of Boston COVID-19 Information 

Frequently updated page that includes case counts, health and testing information, plans to reopen the city, and assistance for residents. 

Fitchburg, MA Emergency Resources  

Information on local emergency grants and loans as well as information on filling out permits and other applications electronically. 

Other

Small Business Owner’s Guide to the CARES Act  

Detailed, easy-to-read FAQs for small business owners. Get your important questions answered quickly. 

WHO Response Fund 

The World Health Organization has opportunities for those who can donate to help support those around you. 

Protections for Renters During COVID-19 

This site lists resources for renters protection, mortgage relief, student loans, and how to protect your other finances.   

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