• COVID-19 (Coronavirus) Resources

  • IMPORTANT INFORMATION

     

    • CURRENT STATE: Fully reopened effective May 29, 2021
    • Masks are still mandatory for all individuals on public and private transportation systems (including rideshares, livery, taxi, ferries, MBTA, Commuter Rail and transportation stations), in healthcare facilities and in other settings hosting vulnerable populations, such as congregate care settings
    • As a result of increasing cases across the Cape and Islands, the town's Health and Human Services Department is advising all residents and visitors, regardless of vaccination status, to use masks while indoors and at public locations when physical distancing is not possible.

  • Visitor Resource

  • Check our latest updates on Instagram and Facebook. Please know that when the time is right, Nantucket‘s miles of beaches, fresh sea air, and walking & biking trails will be waiting to embrace you!

  • For Visitors: For Visitors:

    TRAVEL ADVISORY - TRAVEL SAFELY TO NANTUCKET:

     As of Monday, March 22, all visitors entering Massachusetts, including residents, are advised to quarantine for 10 days upon their arrival. Travelers in the following categories are exempt from this quarantine advisory:

    • Travelers who have received a negative COVID-19 result on a test administered not more than 72 hours prior to their arrival in Massachusetts. Travelers may also test out of the quarantine advisory after arrival in Massachusetts, as long as they quarantine until receiving a negative test result.
    • Anyone who is entering Massachusetts for fewer than 24 hours
    • Anyone who is returning to Massachusetts after being out of the State for fewer than 24 hours
    • Travelers who are full vaccinated (i.e. who have received two doses of either the Moderna or Pfizer COVID-19 vaccines OR who have received a single dose of the Johnson & Johnson vaccine, 14 days or more ago) and who do not have symptoms
    • All travelers are encouraged to consult and follow the CDC'S guidelines and requirements for travel​

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  • Massachusetts Enacts COVID-19 Emergency Paid Sick Leave Law

    OVERVIEW

    The Massachusetts COVID-19 Emergency Paid Sick Leave law requires employers to provide up to one week of paid sick leave to employees who need leave for a covered COVID-19 related reason. Employers may request reimbursement from the state for the cost of paid leave. The maximum amount an employer is required to pay per employee, and the maximum amount for which the employer may seek reimbursement for any one employee, is $850 (including cost of benefits).

    EFFECTIVE DATES

    May 28, 2021 through September 30, 2021 (or until the exhaustion of $75M in program funds)

    REASONS FOR LEAVE

    Employees can take leave for the following reasons:

    • To take care of themselves or get medical treatment due to a COVID-19 diagnosis or symptoms, or to get or recover from a COVID-19 immunization

    • To quarantine as required by a local, state, or federal public official, a health authority having jurisdiction, or a health care provider

    Employees can also take leave if they have to care for a family member in any of the above situations

    • Covered family members are an employee’s spouse, domestic partner, child, parent, grandchild, grandparent, or sibling, a parent of the employee’s spouse or domestic partner, or a person who stood in loco parentis to the employee when the employee was a minor child

    *In general, employers may not require employees to use other types of available paid leave before they use COVID-19 Emergency Paid Sick Leave, or require employees to find someone else to cover the time they will miss while using COVID-19 Emergency Paid Sick Leave.

    *Employers may not interfere with an employee’s ability to use COVID-19 Emergency Paid Sick Leave or retaliate against an employee for taking COVID-19 Emergency Paid Sick Leave.

    HOW MUCH LEAVE ARE EMPLOYEES ENTITLED TO?

    • 40 hours of leave for employees who regularly work at least 40 hours

    • For part-time employees, leave amount is based on average number of hours the employee works Requests for Leave Employers may require employees to submit COVID-19 Emergency Paid Sick Leave requests in writing and may require employees to provide medical and other documentation related to the request. 

    From mass.gov

     

    Massachusetts COVID-19 Emergency Paid Sick Leave—Reimbursement
     
    The Commonwealth is now accepting applications from employers for reimbursement of their costs in granting Massachusetts emergency paid sick leave. To recap, from Friday, May 28, 2021, until September 30, 2021 or the exhaustion of $75 million in program funds as determined by the Commonwealth, whichever is earlier, employers must offer Massachusetts employees leave time for qualifying reasons related to COVID-19. 
     
    Further information on the law is available at https://www.mass.gov/info-details/covid-19-temporary-emergency-paid-sick-leave-program.Effective immediately, employers may apply for reimbursement by logging into the Department of Revenue’s MassTaxConnect website. Further information, including detailed instructions, is available here:https://www.mass.gov/info-details/covid-19-temporary-emergency-paid-sick-leave-program#how-to-apply-for-reimbursement-
     
    Information about the Commonwealth’s new temporary sick leave program for certain reasons related to COVID-19.

  • COVID-19 Resources for Businesses -Updated June 1, 2021 COVID-19 Resources for Businesses -Updated June 1, 2021

    LOCAL: 

    KEEP THE ROCK SOLID INITIATIVE: Centralized resources to help local businesses overcome the challenges of operating during the pandemic. 

     

    TOWN OF NANTUCKET:

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    OTHER CHAMBER RESOURCES:

     

    STATE:

    OFFICIAL ORDERS & GUIDELINES

     

    NATIONAL:

    SMALL BUSINESS ASSOCIATION

     

    INDUSTRY SPECIFIC


  • Beware of Scams - COVID-19 Loans


  • Support Local Businesses

     
     
    Rally for Restaurants is encouraging consumers to buy gift cards for local restaurants during the pandemic and they will donate $1 to organizations supporting the community through Toast.org
     
    The NBA Community BOOSTER Program: a new, community-wide initiative to support local restaurants. For every $50 gift card purchased from one of the local food-establishment Partners, the NBA will provide an extra $10 "boost" incentive, for a total $60 value! In addition, all Partner establishments will donate 10% of their gift card proceeds to the Nantucket Food Pantry.


  • Keeping the Community updated on resources and services available to keep our community healthy

  • MACCE Nantucket Chamber Is Here COVID19
  • While our doors might not be open, we are here for you!


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