COVID-19 Information and Links

EMERSON HOSPITAL AND HEALTH CARE

While Emerson Hospital is continuing to care for COVID-19 patients,  the hospital is beginning the slow and steady process to reach the next phase. The Recovery Task Force is developing plans to ensure that the hospital will be able to ramp-up care when it is medically safe to do so, and as soon as state and federal guidance allows. A message from the CEO: https://www.emersonhospital.org/articles/letter-to-community-may-1.

Massachusetts Health Care Connector: If you’ve lost a job and need insurance, you may qualify for coverage through the Health Connector. An extended enrollment period is available through May 25, 2020. Click here for information.

SUPPORTING LOCAL BUSINESS ACTIVITIES DURING COVID-19

Businesses, Retail, and Restaurants Operating Remotely: Click here for an update on businesses open in Concord (per information communicated to Chamber). This listing includes organizations offering online events/programs for children.

Support Local Business View Short Video about the Retailer or Restaurant:  https://tinyurl.com/concordtogether

Sheehan Phinney Task Force: Established COVID-19 Task Force for businesses, large and small. Resource is updated daily, with useful information facing businesses.  Click here

Concord Together: 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 PPP Forgiveness Application Released: Click here.

Final MA Reopening Plan: – Click here

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

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Town 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.

Small Business Resources in Response to Coronavirus:  From Lori Trahan, US Representative: Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act –  [trahan.house.gov] Questions or concerns, call her District office at 978-459-0101 or email her at Rep.LoriTrahan@Mail.House.Gov. Latest updates on PPP Extension Act – Click here.

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