COVID-19: Resources for businesses
The Mayor’s Office of Economic Opportunity and Inclusion has compiled updates and guidance for businesses and job seekers in response to Coronavirus Disease 2019, also known as COVID-19.
Update: Our weekly Small Business Call will reconvene after the holidays on Tuesday, January 11, 2022. In the meantime, we will hold informational session webinars regarding the B Together vaccination requirement.
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.
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- Published by: Economic Opportunity and Inclusion
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People working in those locations will also be required to have received their vaccines.
Learn about Boston’s vaccine requirement for certain indoor spaces.
Join us for a webinar in late December and in January to learn about the policy.
We're providing signage for businesses in the City of Boston through digital download.
Business relief funds
Have questions? Contact us
- If you are a small business owner, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
- If you are a restaurant owner with questions specific to licensing or the application process for bar seating, please contact email@example.com.
- 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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
Review Governor Baker's Reopening Massachusetts Plan
Neighborhood Business Managers and staff can help.
Review CDC Guidelines for businesses and employers.
Find and support Boston's essential businesses that remain open.
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.
Additional Assistance Programs
- City of Boston Artist Relief Fund
- Arts and Business Council of Greater Boston
- Lawyers for Civil Rights - Legal Support
- Boston Foundation COVID-19
- Chicken & Rice Guys: Tips for Handling a Crisis
- Commonwealth Kitchen food business resource guide
- Boston Public Health Commission
- City of Boston coronavirus (COVID-19) updates
- Boston Water and Sewer Commission
- Economic Injury Disaster Fund
- Mass Growth Capital - COVID Relief Fund
- Mass Dept Unemployment COVID-19 measures
- Division of Insurance
- Boston Federal Reserve: Market Mutual Liquidity Fund
- Attorney General’s Office Resources
- National Grid COVID-19 Response
- Eversource COVID-19 Response
- Massachusetts Business Taxpayer Information
- US Chamber of Commerce: Emergency Loans - Small Business Guide and Checklist
- Centers for Disease Control guidance for businesses
- Small Business Association Disaster Loan
- USBG National Charity Foundation
- CORE: Restaurant employee help
- ICSC retailer updates guide
- National Main Streets COVID-19 resources
- Disaster Unemployment Insurance
- IRS Tax Information: Tax Day is now July 15 (You STILL need to file by or file an extension by April 15)