COVID-19 Information and Links

CONCORD TOGETHER

 

Concord Together Fund

COVID-19 has drastically impacted hundreds of Concord businesses, who shuttered their storefronts under national and statewide orders to help slow the spread of the virus. The Concord-Carlisle Community Chest announces the availability of grant funds to local businesses.  Applications will be accepted on a rolling basis. Visit www.cccommunitychest.org for more information or click here to apply.

Support Services

Daniel Rodriguez Algarin is willing and available to assist businesses find creative and useful solutions to the problems and challenges they’re encountering due to COVID-19:
– Getting clarity about the new direction the owners (or their business) need to take and figuring out the next steps to go back to prosperity.
– Feeling more at ease during these uncertain times, instead of letting worry and fear to guide their actions and decisions.
– Exploring all the new possibilities for their business brought by this unprecedented situation.

He can be reached via phone/text (978 505 5881).

General Information

In late March of 2020, a handful of Concord property and business owners, with support from the leadership of the Concord Chamber of Commerce, began meeting to explore ways of helping the local business survive the Covid-19 pandemic. The group meets weekly and is helping coordinate support and solutions. We appreciate your interest and look forward to your involvement!  Click here

TOWN, STATE, AND FEDERAL COVID-19 INFORMATION

SBA Reopens EIDL Loans and Advance Program and PPP Application Submission Date is June 30, 2020

The U.S. Small Business Administration reopened the Economic Injury Disaster Loan (EIDL) and EIDL Advance program portal to all eligible applicants experiencing economic impacts due to COVID-19 today. With the reopening of the EIDL assistance and EIDL Advance application portal to all new applicants, additional small businesses and non-profits will be able to receive these long-term, low interest loans and emergency grants.

SBA PPP Forgiveness Application Released: Click here.

Final MA Reopening Plan: – Click here

Reopening Massachusetts – posters, certifications, and control plan documents:

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MA_Eng_FINALEmployerReopening_Poster_

MA_Eng_FINALCompliance_Attestation_

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PPE Vendors

Retail Guidelines Phase 2

Retail Checklist Phase 2Town of Concord Face Coverings Order: The Concord Board of Health adopted an order on face coverings that incorporates the Governor’s order and further clarifies its application in town.

Massachusetts Department of Unemployment Insurance, which has posted answers to questions employers and employees have been asking about returning to work as they look ahead to reopening.

Unemployment Insurance Benefits and Returning to Work: Guide for Employers
Unemployment Insurance Benefits and Returning to Work: Guide for Workers

IRS: has released guidelines saying that otherwise deductible business expenses are not deductible if you use forgivable PPP dollars to pay for them.

Reopening the State – Information from Governor’s Task Force