COVID-19 Business Resources
The Greater Haverhill Chamber is committed to providing up-to-date resources for Greater Haverhill businesses and nonprofits as the COVID-19 outbreak unfolds. This page will be updated regularly as more information becomes available, so please check this page regularly.
12/26/20: Temporary capacity and gathering limits begin. Read more here
11/22/30: As you prepare for the Thanksgiving holiday, please stay safe and follow the state’s guidelines: https://www.mass.gov/news/thanksgiving-during-covid-19
9/30/20: Haverhill offers free COVID-19 testing. Read more here
9/25/20: Haverhill extends outdoor dining to December 1st. Read more here
8/25/20: Massachusetts launches the “My Local MA” campaign to support MA and small businesses. To learn more, click here.
8/10/20: Governor Baker has reduced the limit on outdoor gatherings from 100 to 50 people starting tomorrow, 8/11/20. Due to the recent increase in positive cases, step two of phase III of the Commonwealth’s reopening plan has been postponed indefinitely. The limit on indoor gatherings remain at 25. More info here
7/10/20: Small Business Strong was created by the Massachusetts Office of Business Development as a resource for small businesses to weather the economic crisis. There are Funding Programs/Resources, Finance & Expense Management along with Industry-Specific resources.
6/8/20: Phase 2 of MA reopening has begun. For business guidance on businesses who are allowed to reopen, visit www.mass.gov/reopening
5/18/20: Governor Baker released the MA reopening report and guidelines
In preparation for Massachusetts reopening, Mayor Fiorentini shared guidance for restaurants:
Starting Wednesday, June 3rd, apply online for temporary outdoor seating
National Restaurant Association Guidance on reopening with best practices and advice.
City if Haverhill’s Options for Outdoor Usage by Restaurants
The One Haverhill Fund has been set up to raise money to help cover the costs of rent, food, utilities, internet connectivity, childcare, medications, and other basic necessities for Haverhill residents.
Fallon Health has established an emergency relief fund for organizations that provide food security and support services
The Empowerment Grant for Small Businesses serves as a funding opportunity to support the needs of Massachusetts small businesses amid the COVID-19 outbreak in the spring of 2020