The Taunton Area Chamber of Commerce is committed to the success of our members and local business community amid the Coronavirus pandemic.
Below is a list of key resources to help guide business owners, employees, and the public to stay safe.
The TACC office will remain closed to the public until further notice; however, we will be staffed, and encourage you to call our office if you need assistance, 508-824-4068. Furthermore, all events have been postponed until after April 6, and will be rescheduled as soon as government restrictions have been lifted.
Current government restrictions include:
- No gatherings of more than 10 people in a single room
- No onsite consumption in bars and restaurants. (They must switch to takeout and/or delivery)
- Long-term care / assisted living facilities are to ban all visitors (exemptions are made for end of life care, etc.)
- Hospitals must screen all visitors
Massachusetts COVID-19 Updates
The Massachusetts Department of Public Health is working closely with the federal Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) to provide updated information about the novel coronavirus outbreak.
SBA Disaster Recovery Info
The U.S. Small Business Administration is offering designated states and territories low-interest federal disaster loans for working capital to small businesses suffering substantial economic injury as a result of the Coronavirus (COVID-19). Upon a request received from a state’s or territory’s Governor, SBA will issue under its own authority, as provided by the Coronavirus Preparedness and Response Supplemental Appropriations Act that was recently signed by the President, an Economic Injury Disaster Loan declaration.
SBA COVID-19 Guide
Health and government officials are working together to maintain the safety, security, and health of the American people. Small businesses are encouraged to do their part to keep their employees, customers, and themselves healthy.
Facebook Business Resource Hub
In a disruptive situation, customer communication may be more difficult than usual. Learn how you can provide customers with clear, transparent support and communication for free in just a few minutes.
US Chamber of Commerce
The U.S. Chamber has compiled CDC’s coronavirus recommendations for businesses and workers across the country. We continue to encourage American businesses to follow data-based guidance from the CDC and state and local officials. Within the toolkit, you’ll find a sharable graphics based on the CDC’s latest guidance for businesses and employees. We encourage you to share share these assets on social media, websites, and other channels, and send them to your colleagues and employees.
Resilience in a Box
Developed in partnership with The UPS Foundation, Resilience in a Box is based on best practices and designed to educate business leaders on disaster preparedness and business resilience.
Business Continuity Planning
Communicate with Employees (CDC)
With Coronavirus dominating the news, now is a good time to communicate with your employees. The CDC provides this interim guidance to help prevent workplace exposures to acute respiratory illnesses, including COVID-19, in non-healthcare settings. The guidance also provides planning considerations if there are more widespread, community outbreaks of COVID-19. Let your employees know you are monitoring the situation and share best practices for prevention and treatment.