Restaurants Selling Groceries | Relief Fund for Businesses

23 Apr 2020

Mayor Announces Somerville Small Business COVID-19 Relief Fund
A $1 million Somerville Small Business COVID-19 Relief Fund to provide financial support of up to $10,000 to Somerville small businesses impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic will launch this week. We will provide more information once applications are open.

Somerville Restaurants May Now Sell Groceries
Mayor Joe Curtatone and the Board of Health ordered late last week that restaurants can offer grocery items for pick-up and/or delivery service through the duration of the local state of emergency. Businesses that have not previously sold direct to consumer grocery items must provide a detailed operations and safety plan for the storage and distribution of groceries to the Director of Inspectional Services for review and approval. You’ll be able to find restaurants offering groceries on somervilledelivers.com shortly.

State's Pandemic Unemployment Assistance Now Accepting Applications
Pandemic Unemployment Assistance (PUA) provides payment to workers not traditionally eligible for unemployment benefits (self-employed, independent contractors, workers with limited work history, and others) who are unable to work as a direct result of the coronavirus public health emergency.

General Updates: PorchFest has become CouchFest, and the Somerville Arts Council has released more information about how it will work.

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