The Scituate Chamber hopes you are all doing well in the midst of these uncertain times we are living in. COVID - 19 is sweeping through the country and changing our lives very rapidly. We are aware that some of you have had to reduce your hours or close your doors. Here at the Chamber we understand that all of you or most of you are experiencing a lot of anxiety about what is going to happen next. We have been trying to keep up on social media by posting updates as soon as we receive them. I have had daily updates from our state and local leadership and can assure you they are doing everything possible to help us. Please find some helpful links and information below.
Town Of Scituate: https://www.scituatema.gov
Small Business Administration: https://www.mass.gov/info-details/covid-19-resources-and-guidance-for-businesses
Massachusetts COVID-19 Small Business Recovery Loan Fund:
Town of Scituate COVID-19 Pandemic Update
Tony Vegnani, Chairman Board of Selectman, Jim Boudreau, Town Administrator
and Scituate Community TV have put together the following YouTube Video with information for our community.
You may view the video here
Scituate Recovers Initiative: please visit https://scituate.recovers.org/ This site will allow any person in the community to identify a need, offer to give (items or services), or volunteer. Admins of organizations can then search through needs, donations, and volunteers in a centralized place and mark a need as met, etc. The site is not owned by any single organization, rather it's horizontal structure allows for mutual aid.
The Baker-Polito Administration continues to take steps to limit the spread of COVID-19 in Massachusetts. A comprehensive list of emergency orders and guidance is available here<https://www.mass.gov/info-details/covid-19-state-of-emergency
MA Unemployment: https://www.mass.gov/applying-for-unemployment-benefits
Also, please see any attachments hereto for additional information that may be useful.
Lastly, we want to hear from you. We would like to gather information from local restaurants & shops to find out and publish what you are offering for takeout, delivery and curbside pick-up services or on-line shopping options, etc. We are also hoping to promote a "Remote Shopping Day" initiative to help drive some business your way so if you are offer any specials, let us know that as well.
Please let us know how you are doing and if we can help. We will do our best to forward any additional helpful information as soon as we have it.
Mark D'Onofrio, President
Scituate Chamber of Commerce
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