CCTC Event Updates
All of our events will be held online via Zoom until further notice.
CCTC member OpenCape is offering free bandwidth upgrades to all of its customers. This augmented service will allow businesses to accommodate remote work and tele-meeting capabilities, hospitals to implement innovative screening and assessment applications, educational institutions to offer distance learning for students and will also provide municipalities with enhanced communications to aid in public safety and prompt dissemination of vital information.
US Chamber of Commerce: Emergency Loans – Small Business Guide and Checklist
Inc. Magazine video: How Your Business Can Get Its Part of the $2T Stimulus Package
Massachusetts Small Business Development Network published these steps to Prepare for Recovery
Massachusetts Growth Capital Corp. – COVID-19 Small Business Recovery Loan Fund
SBA Express Bridge Loans now available
MassTLC – COVID-19 Guidance for Business Preparedness – MassTLC member Littler, a law firm specializing in labor and employment law, has been fielding many questions related to navigating the environment created by the COVID-19 outbreak.
Barnstable County Emergency Preparedness Division & the Regional Emergency Planning Committee has shared a continuity of operations template for your use.
State Senator Julian Cyr’s COVID-19 information page
The Commonwealth of Massachusetts is conducting a survey to determine if there is an interest in SBA disaster loans. A minimum threshold of responses is required in MA in order for commonwealth to qualify. Please complete the form. Learn more about the SBA Disaster Loan Program for COVID-19.
The Massachusetts Nonprofit Network lists a variety of online tools and resources for nonprofit fundraising and collaboration.
The Office of Civil Rights of HHS which enforces HIPAA requirements has relaxed telehealth requirements during the Crisis
The Cape & Islands Major Crisis Relief Fund is proving assistance and seeking donations
LogMeIn, makers of GoToMeeting, are offering free use of their collaboration software for certain nonprofits, health care providers, municipalities and educational institutions.
Whereby is another video conference tool with a free option for small groups.
OCD Tech has a Cybersecurity Checklist of considerations as companies navigate COVID-19
Tech & Science Remote Education Opportunities
Woods Hole Sea Grant – educational resources to assist families with ideas and on-line programming for use during the shutdown of schools
Ocean Protection Advocacy Kids is offering free Student Ocean Webinars via Zoom for teachers looking for distance learning opportunities for their students.
Resources from other organizations
Massachusetts Governor Charlie Baker ordered non-essential businesses to close by noon on Tuesday, Mar 24. Details of the order can be found at Mass.gov and includes links to the Emergency Order, a list of COVID-19 Essential Services, and current guidelines on assemblies.
And for a lighter look at the outbreak, read Geoffrey Fowler’s column on the tech of self-quarantine.
Please feel free to reach out to us with any questions.
Updated March 30, 2020, 4:00PM