Orleans Chamber of Commerce News - February 2, 2021

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February 2, 2021

From: Orleans Chamber Of Commerce

Wastewater Construction Schedule Update:

We've dedicated a section of our website to bring you these timely updates and archive them for easy navigation. We are receiving weekly "Two Week Look Ahead" updates from the contractors that summarizes anticipated construction activity in the planned project area.

Cape Cod COVID-19 Response Task Force to hold a Phone Briefing for Cape Cod Residents 65+ on Vaccine Rollout

The Cape Cod COVID-19 Response Task Force will hold a phone briefing for residents of Cape Cod over the age of 65 to discuss COVID-19 vaccine information and access in the area. The phone briefing will be held through a phone conferencing service that will proactively call the home phone numbers of approximately 50,000 Cape Codders over 65 to join the call just before it begins on Wednesday at 5:30pm. Those who wish to join will be automatically connected. There will also be a robocall placed on Tuesday evening (24 hours in advance) to the list of 50,000 phone numbers to provide notification of the phone briefing the next day. The call will have capacity for well over 50,000 attendees. All attendees will be muted, in listen-only mode.
Those who would like to call in on their own are welcome to do so by calling 833-491-0326 or just before 5:30pm this Wednesday, February 3. Those who call that number will automatically be connected to the phone briefing. Those under 65 years old, especially those assisting a friend or family member over 65 with scheduling a vaccine appointment, are welcome to call in.

Cape Cod Commission and Cape Cod Chamber launch 3rd Survey of COVID-19 Business Impacts

Data collected will inform the Cape Cod Commission’s economic resiliency planning efforts, which includes development of a regional economic resilience plan to address identified needs, and direct technical assistance to businesses by the Commission and the Cape Cod Chamber of Commerce.

COVID-19 News

School Districts Wrestle with Testing
Policy Agenda Pitched to Health Equity Panel
CDC Data Shows Stark Disparities in Coronavirus Shots
Fenway Park and Reggie Lewis Center on the Front Lines against COVID-19
Republicans Pitch Biden on Smaller Stimulus Plan
State Launches Free COVID Testing for Child-Care Providers
Fed Holds Policy Steady as Economy Stumbles
Slow Start to Vaccine Rollout in Massachusetts Frustrates Local Leaders
Fauci Discusses COVID Mutations in Radio Interview
Baker: State Must ‘Lean Into’ Post-Pandemic Business Changes
Companies May Now Use PPP Loans for COVID-Related Renovations, Upgrades
Biden Administration Orders Additional 200 million Doses of Covid-19 Vaccine
AIM Marketplace Adds Listings for COVID-19 Testing
Baker Proposes Spending Cut in Pandemic Recovery Budget

Upcoming Webinars
U.S. Chamber CO
Small Business Update: PPP and Stimulus Q&A
Small Business Update: More on PPP Loans and Employee Retention Tax Credit
Cape Cod Chamber 20 Minutes Tuesdays
20 Minute Tuesday: Paycheck Protection Program Forgiveness and What it Means
Upcoming Associated Industries of Massachusetts Workshops:
2/3 Leave of Absence: Managing COVID-related Leaves
2/10 Leave of Absence: FMLA and PFML
2/11 Intro. to AIM HR Resource Center
2/17 Leave of Absence: Pregnancy and PFML
2/23 Building a Racially and Ethnically Diverse Leadership Pipeline
Upcoming National Federation for Independent Business Webinars:
Employee Retention Tax Credit + PPP: The CPAs tell you what to know for your business
Past Webinar: PPP Round 2 Step-by-Step and Vaccine Updates for Small Businesses
MA Small Business Development Center Network:
2/4 Introduction to the State of Massachusetts Contracting for Small Businesses
2/4 Small Business Resources Forum
2/11 Positioning Your Company to Sell Post COVID
Cape and Plymouth Business Media:
2/2 & 4 Senior Leadership Strategies in Today's Workplace
2/5 Digital Inclusion with the Marconi Society
Score Cape Cod:
2/9 Building Stronger Nonprofit Leadership Teams: Board & Staff Leaders
2/28 Cash Flow and Budgeting
2/3 Simplifying Social Media for Small Business
2/5 Shopify: Best Practices for Ecommerce Stores to Drive Sales
2/9 Franchising 101-Small Business Ownership
2/10 So, You Want to Become a Consultant
2/10 Creating Content for Social Media and Newsletters
2/11 Women's Virtual Happy Hour
2/12 Excel Formulas They Can Do More than Just Math