Dear Chamber friend,
As we enter week two of social distancing, we continue to try to bring you up to date resources from the Chamber, the City, the State and the Federal government. There is a lot of information out there, and we at the Malden Chamber of Commerce are doing our best to sift through and give you links to those sources that are relevant and reliable. Stay well.
The Malden Chamber of Commerce has many members who are in health care. From dentists, doctors, EMTs, physical therapists and urgent care specialists, we are fortunate to have these professionals in our community. Every day, and especially today, we thank you for providing services to keep us healthy.
Two of our members, Cambridge Health Alliance, and Home Health Foundation VNA in Malden (formerly Hallmark) are on the front line, caring for us and our loved ones. They need our help. Please spread the word that they desperately need N95 masks and face masks, as well as other personal protective equipment for the health care providers. Please email me if you are able to help.
To learn more about CHA’s needs, visit https://www.challiance.org/about/newsroom/personal_protective_equipment_ppe_donations_1179
Malden Chamber of Commerce Resources.
Our website home page, www.maldenchamber.org, has links to useful websites for updated information on the COVID-19 outbreak.
We have a Chamber Only Member’s Facebook page established for our members to share suggestions, ask questions, and learn from one another during this extraordinary time. Please email us to be admitted to this Facebook page, keeping in mind it is a benefit of Chamber membership. firstname.lastname@example.org.
Our restaurants are offering different services during this state of emergency and as you all know, this changes daily. Please contact your favorite Chamber restaurant directly to see what they are able to offer. #maldeneats #buynowenjoylater.
All Season's Table Restaurant, Bikeeny Caffé, Bobby C's Restaurant, District Kitchen, Dockside Restaurant, Donut Villa Diner, Doo Wop Diner, El Potro Mexican Bar & Grill, Exchange Street Bistro, Faces Brewing Co. (opening soon), Frescos, Hugh O'Neills Restaurant & Pub, John Brewer's Tavern, McDonald's Restaurant, Mystic Station Eatery & Bar, New England Coffee, Pearl Street Restaurant, Pisa Pizza, and T'ahpas 529.
City of Malden Resources
For up to the minute City updates, including State of Emergency, MBTA, updates on orders impacting child care, and other important Health Department information, please look at https://www.cityofmalden.org/AlertCenter.aspx
State Senator Jason Lewis has sent a concise summary of state resources for the business community, including changes in tax deadlines, an order from the Massachusetts Alcoholic Beverage Control Commission, and $10 million additional dollars added to the emergency small business loan fund. Click here to read more.
Governor Charlie Baker has just ordered that all non COVID-19 essential businesses are to close their physical workplaces until April 7th. Read the text of the order here.
Finally for general information about COVID-19, refer to https://www.mass.gov/COVID19
United States Resources
United States Representative Katherine Clark has sent a letter with many suggestions for businesses and individuals from the federal government. Included are relief programs specifically for the small business community. Read further here