We care deeply about the community here in our region, and we understand that COVID-19 has already impacted you, your team, and your business. During this challenging time, be assured that the Springfield Regional Chamber is here to support you however we can. We will be updating this page regularly to provide our business community with comprehensive resources in response to this ever-evolving situation.
STATE REOPENING GUIDELINES
Massachusetts Reopening Resources
CDC REOPENING TOOLS
FEDERAL CARES ACT
On March 27, 2020, the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security Act was signed into law. The CARES includes $350 billion in small business loans including support for our support for our sole proprietors, independent contractors and gig economy workers, $250 billion in unemployment insurance benefits, $500 billion in loans for distressed companies, $150 billion in direct aid for the health care system and providers on the front line of the fight against the Coronavirus, and $250 billion for direct payments to individuals and families.
FINANCIAL ASSISTANCE PROGRAMS
SMALL BUSINESS RESOURCES
COVID-19 Essential Services & Social Distancing
Governor Charlie Baker issued an emergency order requiring all businesses and organizations that do not provide “COVID-19 Essential Services” to close their physical workplaces and facilities to workers, customers and the public as of Tuesday, March 24th at noon until Tuesday, April 7th at noon. This order was then extended to May 4th and extended once again to May 18. These businesses are encouraged to continue operations remotely.
COVID-19 RESPONSE COMMAND CENTER
Local Farm Stands Contact for Hours of Operation