COVID:19 Business Resources

Below are resources for local businesses being affected by COVID:19

Essential Services Listing

The state has provided a list of what businesses can continue to operate during the State of Emergency while continuing to practice the necessary precautions.  Essential Services Designation Listing

  • If you do not believe that your specific function is listed you can ask for clarification by sending an email to:
  • Further, if the function of your business is not listed above, but you believe that it is essential or it is an entity providing essential services or functions, you may request designation as an essential business.
  • Requests by businesses to be designated an essential function should only be made if they are NOT covered by the guidance.
  • To request designation as an essential business, please click here.

Federal and State Health Guidance for Employers of Workers

U.S. Centers for Disease Control

State of Massachusetts Executive Orders and Guidance

Federal Economic Resources

U.S. Small Business Administration

State Economic Resources

Executive Office of Housing & Economic Development

Local Economic Resources

Western Mass Economic Development Council

Franklin County Community Development Corporation

Franklin Regional Council of Governments