Massachusetts Resources – Public Health
Massachusetts Resources – Businesses
- UPDATE 3/23: Emergency Order restricts physical business openings to “COVID-19 Essential Services” ONLY
The Baker-Polito Administration issued a list of designated businesses and other organizations that provide essential services and workforces related to COVID-19 that shall continue to operate brick and mortar facilities during this two-week time period.
- SBA Relief Options
- Federal Tax Relief Provisions
- State Tax Relief Measures
- Technical Assistance Resources for Small Businesses
- Essential Services Guidance
- Manufacturing Emergency Response Team (M-ERT)
- MEMA’s Emergency Operations Center’s Private Sector Hotline
- Executive Office of Labor & Workforce Development Resources (including guidance about Employer Unemployment Insurance, the MA WorkShare Program, or the Rapid Response Program)
- If you are a manufacturer or business manufacturing PPE/medical equipment responding to COVID-19 crisis: https://masstech.org/m-ert
Massachusetts Resources – Job Seekers
COVID-19 Unemployment Insurance Claimant & Job Seeker Resources
Notice to Individuals Currently Receiving Unemployment Benefits
The week ending Saturday, July 25, 2020 is the last week for the $600 Federal Pandemic Unemployment Compensation (FPUC) payment. The final $600 FPUC payment will be paid when eligible beneficiaries receive their payment for the week ending Saturday, July 25, 2020. Eligible beneficiaries will continue to receive their regular benefit payments whether under regular Unemployment Insurance (UI), Pandemic Unemployment Assistance (PUA), or Pandemic Emergency Unemployment Compensation (PEUC). If you have questions about your benefit payments please contact the Department of Unemployment Assistance.
- If you have been laid off due to the COVID.19 outbreak, click below for the latest information on filing an expedited unemployment insurance claim. A guide is available in English and Spanish:
- Daily town hall meetings: Join a daily online “town hall meeting” where constituents are walked through how to achieve a successful unemployment claim; Department of Unemployment Assistance staff field questions from claimants.
- Healthcare Workforce: If you are a healthcare worker interested in volunteering or employment opportunities at long-term care facilities or temporary COVID19 care sites, information is available here.
- Individuals seeking career center services can contact the MassHire Metro North Career Centers via email through the online contact form linked below or leave a message on one of the offices voicemails and a staff person will respond.