• COVID-19 (Coronavirus) Resources

  • IMPORTANT INFORMATION

     

    • CURRENT STATE: Fully reopened effective May 29, 2021
    • Town Of Nantucket Board Of Health COVID-19 EMERGENCY ORDER #16, effective August 5, 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.

  • Town of Nantucket Advises All Residents and Visitors to Use Face Covering Indoors and at Public Locations.

    As a result of increasing cases across the Cape and Islands, The Town of Nantucket’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 distance is not possible. The increased virulence of the Delta variant, and its high ability to infect even those vaccinated in some cases, means that masking and distancing are strongly recommended at this time. Prolonged exposure, indoors and at high concentrations, is likely the cause of vaccinated individuals becoming infected. The Delta variant has also shown breakthrough ability against natural immunity and can reinfect those who have already had COVID. Please keep your safety, and the safety of those around you, in mind.

  • State Rules on Early Ed Mask Policy

     

    All employees and children aged five and older enrolled in state-licensed daycare, after-school, and out-of-school programs, will be required to wear masks indoors starting Tuesday, September 7, and younger children ages of 2 — 5 who can "safely and appropriately wear, remove, and handle face masks" will be "strongly encouraged" to wear one. The policy applies to adults regardless of vaccination status. According to the article from Wicked Local, a vaccine mandate for adult employees would probably require an order from the Department of Public Health to add the COVID-19 vaccine to the list of required vaccinations.


    CDC Guidance on Masks for Travelers

     

    As of April 18, 2022, the CDC mask mandate for travelers is no longer in effect, following court ruling. The CDC continues to recommend that travelers wear masks within indoor public transportation settings (CNN).

  • 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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  • SBA Announces Opening of Paycheck Protection Program Direct Forgiveness Portal

    New portal will streamline applications for loans $150K or less for over 6.5 million businesses


  • COVID-19 Resources for Businesses -Updated April 19, 2022 COVID-19 Resources for Businesses -Updated April 19, 2022

    LOCAL: 

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

     

    TOWN OF NANTUCKET:

     

    OTHER CHAMBER RESOURCES:

     

    STATE:

    OFFICIAL ORDERS & GUIDELINES

     

    NATIONAL:

    SMALL BUSINESS ASSOCIATION

     

    INDUSTRY SPECIFIC


  • Beware of Scams - COVID-19 Loans


  • Support Local Businesses

     
    View all open businesses here! Are you open and not listed? Email pr@nantucketchamber.org
     
    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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