State Resources

Mass.gov

Mass.gov is the official website of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts and contains a wealth of information and resources.  https://www.mass.gov

COVID-19 Updates, Information and Text Alerts:

Everything you need to know about COVID-19 in Massachusetts

Baker-Polito Administration Press Releases

 

Coronavirus Text Alerts:

By texting COVIDMA to 888-777 you can get up-to-date alerts about the Coronavirus in Massachusetts sent right to your phone.

 

Governor Baker’s Press Updates for COVID -19

Governor Charlie Baker is joined by officials from the Administration and the COVID-19 Response Command Center to deliver an update on the Commonwealth’s ongoing response to COVID-19.

Read all of the updates and guidance that have been provided about COVID-19 so far.

Baker-Polito Administration Extends Non-Essential Business Closures to May 18th, Announces Reopening Advisory Board (4/28/2020)

https://www.mass.gov/news/baker-polito-administration-extends-non-essential-business-closures-to-may-18th-announces

COVID-19 Updates and Information

Everything you need to know about COVID-19 in Massachusetts

https://www.mass.gov/info-details/covid-19-updates-and-information

Massachusetts Department of Unemployment Assistance

https://www.mass.gov/orgs/department-of-unemployment-assistance

  • The Rapid Response Program

Implementation of CARES Act Unemployment Benefits For Self-Employed, Gig Economy and Other Workers

Massachusetts residents who are not eligible for regular unemployment benefits can now apply online for the new Pandemic Unemployment Assistance (PUA) program.

The new federal PUA program provides up to 39 weeks of unemployment benefits who are unable to work because of a COVID-19-related reason but are not eligible for regular or extended unemployment benefits. This includes self-employed workers, independent contractors, gig economy workers, and those with limited work history. Applicants can learn more and apply at www.mass.gov/pua. Please visit www.mass.gov/dua for the latest information.  

  • File for benefits online: The quickest way to file a successful unemployment claim is through the UI online portal which can be viewed here.
  • Resources in Spanish: For more information about unemployment in Spanish, head to mass.gov/desempleo.  Para más información sobre el seguro de desempleo en español vaya a la página web: mass.gov/desempleo.
  • Guide to filing a new unemployment claim: Find a step-by-step guide to filing a new unemployment claim here.
  • COVID-19 Handbook and FAQs and other Unemployment filing information: To ensure a successful claim please be sure to review the COVID-19 specific unemployment handbook here.
  • WorkShare information for Employers: WorkShare allows an employer to reduce the hours of work for employees in an entire company (or a small unit or department), and the employees receive unemployment benefits to supplement their reduced wages. Learn more here.

CARES Act unemployment

Massachusetts Department of Unemployment Assistance Announces Guidance On CARES Act Implementation

Attorney General’s Office

 

 

  • AG’s Office Announces New Grant Program and Partnership to Provide Relief for Small Businesses During COVID-19 Pandemic $500,000 Grant Program Will Provide Funds to be Distributed to Local Small Businesses; Partnership Will Provide Pro Bono Legal Support.

 

The AG’s Small Business Relief Partnership Grant Program will provide funding to municipalities and regional planning agencies who are assisting small businesses in the communities they serve. Grant funds will be distributed by these organizations to help small business address fixed debt, payroll, accounts payable, lost sales, lost opportunities, and other working capital expenses incurred by the COVID-19 pandemic. For more information click here.

 

  • COVID Relief Coalition to provide vulnerable businesses and mission-driven organizations with pro bono legal support. Visit the AG’s COVID-19 resource page for information about how the AG’s Office can provide support during this crisis. Click

MASS 211

Mass 211 is the centralized hub for comprehensive information about and referral to the complete spectrum of services in Massachusetts that address the social determinants of healthy lives and communities.

https://mass211.org/

Mass Office of Business Development

https://www.mass.gov/orgs/massachusetts-office-of-business-development

Massachusetts Growth Capital Corporation (MGCC)

https://www.empoweringsmallbusiness.org/

Department of Public Health

The Massachusetts Department of Public Health continues to respond aggressively to COVID-19 and keep our residents updated, informed, and safe during this challenging time. Here you will find updates on case counts, testing, guidance, and resources regarding our public health response to COVID-19 in the Commonwealth.

Coronavirus Tax Relief and Economic Impact Payments

https://www.irs.gov/coronavirus-tax-relief-and-economic-impact-payments

Massachusetts Approved Lenders

https://www.sba.gov/sites/default/files/articles/Massachusetts%20Lender%20List%2007-2013.pdf

Massachusetts Department of Revenue

https://www.mass.gov/orgs/massachusetts-department-of-revenue

Massachusetts Office Business Development

https://www.mass.gov/orgs/massachusetts-office-of-business-development

Massachusetts Emergency Management Agency Website

https://www.mass.gov/orgs/massachusetts-emergency-management-agency

Massachusetts Growth Capital Corporation (MGCC)

https://www.empoweringsmallbusiness.org/

The Rapid Response program

https://www.mass.gov/prevent-layoffs-with-rapid-response

Massachusetts Growth Capital Corporation (MGCC)

https://www.empoweringsmallbusiness.org/

The Rapid Response program

https://www.mass.gov/prevent-layoffs-with-rapid-response

Mass Municipal Association

https://www.mma.org/

The MMA is a private, nonprofit organization comprised of city and town leaders in Massachusetts to increase the effectiveness in the municipalities.

Associated Industries of Massachusetts’ COVID-19 Resources:

Check out this Guide for answers to Frequently Asked Questions for employers navigating the COVID-19 crisis. Also check out AIM’s resource page for employers, and its Thirty on Thursday Webinar Series, a series of webinars on COVID-19 and the workplace.

New England Council COVID-19 Information & Resources.

COVID-19 Resources & Information