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State Resources

MA Office of Housing and Economic Development

· COVID-19 Resources and Guidance for Businesses (This is the Baker administration’s main landing page for business support during the COVID-19 emergency)

· COVID-19 Essential Services FAQs

· If the function of your business is not listed, but you believe that it is essential, you may request designation as an essential business here.

MA Department of Revenue (DOR)

· Sales and Use Taxes: Due dates for the filing of returns and making payments for sales and use taxes have been changed for some vendors. Review the details of the emergency regulation amendment.

· Room Occupancy Excise for operators: Due dates for the filing of returns, and making payments, for room occupancy excise have been changed for some operators. This does not apply to intermediaries. Review the details of the emergency regulation amendment.

· Meals Tax and Room Occupancy Excise: Late File and Late Pay Penalties will be waived for meals vendors, operators, and intermediaries that do not qualify for the relief mentioned above under “Room Occupancy Excise for operators.” See Technical Information Release 20-2 for details.

· State tax filing deadline: The State tax filing deadline will be extended to July 15th.

MA Growth Capital Corporation (MGCC)

· The MGCC authorized a $10 million fund to provide emergency capital of up to $75,000 for businesses and non-profits with under 50 full-time and part-time employees. Loans are immediately available and no payments will be due for the first six months.

· The first $10 million authorization was depleted during the first week of availability, but the MGCC is expected to recapitalize the fund with an additional $10 million.

MA Department of Unemployment Assistance (DUA)

· Information on Unemployment and Coronavirus (COVID-19)

· The fastest way to file a claim is to apply for unemployment benefits online. If you need help filing your unemployment claim, please use this form to contact DUA.

· The Legislature is discussing additional steps to expand access to unemployment benefits (the one-week waiting period for benefits has already been waived).

· DUA is holding Virtual Town Halls to walk people through filing unemployment claims.

Office of Massachusetts Attorney General Maura Healey

· Frequently Asked Questions About COVID-19: Employee Rights and Employer Obligations

Federal Resources

U.S. Small Business Administration’s Economic Injury Disaster Loan (EIDL) program

· SBA Disaster Loan Assistance Portal

· Small businesses, private non-profit organizations of any size, small agricultural cooperatives and small aquaculture enterprises that have been financially impacted as a direct result of the Coronavirus (COVID-19) since Jan. 31, 2020, may qualify for Economic Injury Disaster Loans of up to $2 million to help meet financial obligations and operating expenses which could have been met had the disaster not occurred. Any interested business needs to apply directly to the SBA.

· The deadline to apply for an Economic Injury Disaster Loan is Dec. 18, 2020.

U.S. Department of Labor Dislocated Worker Grants

· $100 million in Dislocated Worker Grants (DWGs) available to help address the workforce-related impacts related to COVID-19.

· DWGs will provide eligible participants with both disaster-relief employment and employment and training activities. These participants can include dislocated workers, workers who were laid-off as a result of the disaster, self-employed individuals who are unemployed or underemployed as a result of the disaster, and long-term unemployed individuals.

· The full advisory is here.

Updated: May 12, 2020

As COVID-19 (Coronavirus) continues to pose a public health concern in Massachusetts, I would like to assure everyone that the Legislature and state public health officials are doing everything possible to monitor the spread of the virus and enact precautions to protect the health and safety of all residents of the commonwealth. To keep updated with information surrounding COVID-19 and the spread of the virus throughout the commonwealth, please visit:

Massachusetts Department of Public Health Centers for Disease Control (CDC) World Health Organization (WHO)

Unemployment Info

City of Malden Info


Starting on Wednesday, March 18th, ​students and families can pick up students’ free breakfast and lunch by driving through the Salemwood “loop” or the Malden High School Prescott Street lot (between CVS and MHS), or by simply walking up to the distribution table located in these lots. For those driving to the site, we will bring the packaged meals to the passenger side window. For walkers, we will hand you the meals. Hours for Pick Up as of March 18th: 10 a.m. - 1:00 p.m. (Monday - Friday) Other Important Information ➢ Meals are ​FREE to all Malden students​. ➢ Student does not have to be present​ to receive the meals. ➢ Recipients will receive ​both breakfast and lunch meals at the same time​ so that you do not have to make multiple trips. ➢ Meals are available Monday through Friday.

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