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Posted on: December 11, 2020

[ARCHIVED] Business-related Updates


Earlier this week, the Baker-Polito Administration announced that effective Sunday, December 13th, all communities in Massachusetts will return to Step 1 of Phase 3, of the Commonwealth’s reopening plan. The Administration announced this roll-back, as well as some new restrictions, to respond to an increase in new COVID-19 infections and hospitalizations since the Thanksgiving holiday that is straining the health care system in Massachusetts.


Please consult the press release for the summary of the updates to the reopening plan and new guidance; you can also read updates to sector specific guidance on later this week.


SBA recently published recipient data for PPP loans below $150,000, as well as for EIDL Loans and Advances. Businesses that believe their information is incorrect may submit a request for correction here; businesses that are inaccurately listed as receiving an EIDL Loan or Advance may contact [email protected].



Many employers and employees are navigating high levels of unemployment fraud. Employers that need to report fraud can reach further instructions here. The employer should also encourage the employee to file a fraud report and follow the guidance found here.

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