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COVID-19: Resources for businesses

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Economic Development

The Mayor’s Office of Economic Development has compiled updates and guidance for businesses and job seekers in response to Coronavirus Disease 2019, also known as COVID-19.

We host weekly calls for small business owners on Tuesdays at 3 p.m. Our calls answer questions and give information on reopening guidance, support services, and available resources:

Pre-register and join us on Zoom

You can also tune in live on the Office of Economic Development’s Facebook page. If you missed our last call, visit Facebook to watch. You can also access the presentation slide decks online

Daily text messages

Receive free daily text messages with updates and information regarding COVID-19.

Text BOSCOVID to phone #888-777 to opt-in. We also have text alerts in 10 other languages.

Reopening guidance by industry

To learn about business guidance in the City of Boston by industry, check our Reopening Boston website:

View industry guidance

Have questions? Contact us

  • If you are a small business owner, please contact smallbiz@boston.gov.
  • If you are a restaurant owner with questions specific to licensing or the application process for bar seating, please contact licensingboard@boston.gov.
  • If you are in any other sector impacted by these restrictions — or you have general questions about the City of Boston’s approach to reopening — please reach out to reopening@boston.gov

Warning on scams

The U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) is aware of potential scams on small business owners during this unprecedented time. Fraudsters have already begun targeting small business owners during these economically difficult times. To learn more, please visit the SBA website.