As our community works together to reduce the impacts of the spreading Coronavirus, our organization is working closely with state and local officials as well as with other area chambers of commerce to keep everyone informed. We will continue to share updates and information pertinent to our Mashpee community of residents and businesses.
General News and Alerts:
- COVID-19 concerns are high across our community. While we encourage everyone to practice CDC recommended precautions, we would also encourage people to remain calm and collected.
- Baker-Polito Administration Announces Emergency Actions to Address COVID-19
- March 15 2020 Assemblage Guidance
- The Enterprise Newspaper is making all their Coronavirus related news and updates free for all to access on their website: https://www.capenews.net/coronavirus/
- Updates on all cancellations in the area at capecod.com/tag/coronavirus/
- Beginning Thursday, March 19, all Stop & Shop stores will open earlier in order to service only customers who are age 60 and over from 6:00am-7:30am daily. Find more on their Facebook page.
- As of March 16, 2020, Cape Cod Healthcare, in partnership with Barnstable County Department of Health and Environment, will provide drive-through COVID-19 coronavirus testing to patients with a doctor’s order from Cape Cod Healthcare. Testing will be held at Cape Cod Community College at 2240 Iyannough Road from 8:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m., seven days a week initially. Read More about COVID-19 testing on Cape Cod Here.
- From the RMV: All Class D, Class DM, ID cards, and Learner’s Permits that have expired or are expiring between March 1, 2020 and April 30, 2020, will have a 60-day extension applied to the current expiration date on the credential. Click here for more information. + All RMV and AAA offices that serve the public are closed on Monday, 3/16 and Tuesday, 3/17. Scheduled road tests are cancelled on these days also. Visit Mass.Gov/MyRMV for over 40 online transactions.
- From the MBTA – At the start of service on Tuesday, March 17, 2020, trains and buses will run with reduced service to support efforts to slow the spread of COVID-19. In addition, we have increased cleaning and sanitation at stations and on vehicles.
- Guidelines for speaking to children about Coronavirus from the National Association of School Psychologists and National Association of School Nurses.
- Community Health Center of Cape Cod Broadens Availability of Virtual Visits for all Patients
- Mashpee Elves volunteering to help those in need through Facebook group.
- Special Health Insurance Open Enrollment due to Coronavirus
- From the Town of Mashpee: Due to the State of Emergency and Town Hall being closed to the public- we are extending the due date of the Motor Vehicle Excise taxes from 3/19/20 to Thursday, 4/9/2020. You will be able to pay your excise tax bill by dropping it off at the slot in front of Town Hall, mailing in your payment (check or money order only) to the Tax Collector’s Office, or by paying online by clicking on this link: https://www.mashpeema.gov/treasurer-tax-collector/pages/pay-your-taxes
- MA Bills Related to the COVID-19 Pandemic, regularly updated.
- Unemployment Virtual Town Halls
- Gov. Charlie Baker ordered that as of Monday, March 23, 2020, all day care providers must close until April 6th. There will be emergency day care provided by exempt entities only (listed here). Priority will be given to health-care workers, grocery store employees, emergency response personnel, law enforcement, transportation and sanitation workers and others who may have no options. Parents need to reach out to the programs to determine hours. There is no fee, as the state is funding the programs.
- Resources for Food and Financial Support in Mashpee
- Modification to Mashpee Transfer Station Procedures due to COVID-19
- Monday, March 23rd 2020: Governor Charlie Baker issued an emergency order requiring all businesses and organizations that do
not provide “COVID-19 Essential Services” to close their physical workplaces and facilities to workers,
customers and the public as of Tuesday, March 24th at noon until Tuesday, April 7th at noon. These
businesses are encouraged to continue operations remotely. READ MORE HERE.
- To help with the increased demand on the unemployment system, the Executive Office of Labor and Workforce Development and the Department of Unemployment Assistance will be hosting virtual town hall meetings. They will take all who sign up through a step by step process of achieving a successful unemployment claim. They will also be taking questions from claimants across the Commonwealth. Applicants should file for benefits at https://www.mass.gov/unemployment-insurance-ui-online
- Cape Cod Needy Fund: The Cape Cod Times Needy Fund, Inc. has been helping local residents since 1936. Our mission is to provide urgent financial assistance for basic human needs to individuals and families residing on Cape Cod, Martha’s Vineyard and Nantucket who are experiencing temporary financial hardships. Most of the money raised comes from Cape Cod individuals, families, businesses, clubs, civic organizations, schools and faith communities. Visit their site to make a donation or call them today at 508-778-5661
- Cape Cod fund pivots to respond to COVID-19
- Cape Cod Healthcare Announces Expanded Medical Supply Donation Program: Beginning noon on Tuesday, March 24, Cape Cod Healthcare (CCHC) will expand the number of locations where residents can donate essential medical supplies to be used by Healthcare providers to protect themselves as they care for patients in the fight against the coronavirus (COVID-19).
- Special Senate Election Rescheduled For May 19
- ConvenientMD Urgent Care in Search of PPE (Protective Personal Equipment)
- Governor Announces Steps to Preserve Housing Stability for Vulnerable Populations
- Boys & Girls Club of Cape Cod Live Programming via Zoom
- RMV will be strictly enforcing a No Walk-In Policy
- Massachusetts Announces State Income Tax Filing Deadline Being Extended to July 15
- Travelers coming to Massachusetts advised to self-quarantine for 14 days
- The House has passed the $2.2 trillion coronavirus rescue package for the virus-ravaged economy and health system, rushing it to President Trump for his signature. Read More Here.
- All travelers arriving in Mass. by plane, train, or car will be asked to self-quarantine.
- During the Coronavirus crisis, the Cape Cod Chamber advise that you to take your health and ours with the utmost care. The Commonwealth of Massachusetts has closed non-essential businesses and has asked all travelers to Massachusetts to self-quarantine for 14 days. We have special guidance for second-homeowners at this time.
Restaurants Offering Takeout and Delivery Services:
- Bagel Haven – 508-477-4499 – 6am-2pm, 7 days a week for delivery or curbside pick up
- Asia – 508-477-8883 – takeout and delivery available.
- Bleu – 508-539-7907 – curbside service 7 days/week noon to 7 pm, visit website for menu
- Bobby Byrnes – 508-477-0600 – open Monday, March 16th. Takeout available Tuessay, March 17th. Follow them on Facebook for day-to-day updates.
- Cape Cod Coffee – 774-361-6506 – Roasting Facility (348 Main Street) – Closed until further notice. Wholesale customers get in touch via email to email@example.com
- Cape Cod Coffee Cafe (Mashpee Commons) – 774-361-6506 – Open daily 7:00am – 2:00pm for take out coffee and pastries. Kitchen closed.
- Chocolate Rose Bakery – 774-238-7020 – curbside pick up. Online ordering available. Follow on Facebook for daily menus.
- Cooke’s Seafood Mashpee – 508-477-9595 – Delivery in Mashpee and New Seabury from 11:30 am to 8 pm, Monday through Thursday and from 11:30 am to 8:30 pm Friday & Saturday. Takeout also available.
- Dino’s Pizza and Sports Bar – 508-477-7030 – take out available.
- Dunkin’ – drive-thru and takeout open.
- Estia – 508-539-4700 – available through the doordash
- The Lanes Bowl & Bistro – 774-228-2291 – open Monday, March 16th. Takeout available Tuesday, March 17th. Follow them on Facebook for day-to-day updates.
- Laura’s Home Cookin’ – 781-760-6088 – “Takeout service is allowed. We will be available for takeout between the hours of 8 am. to 2 pm. 7 days a week. You can call us at 781-760-6088”
- 99 Restaurant and Pub – 508-477-9000 – order online, get curbside take-out.
- Naukabout Brewery and Taproom – – Pre-orders for scheduled curbside pick up, visit their Facebook page for details.
- The Pizza Guyz – 508-477-4077 – order for pick up or delivery through their app
- Siena – offering a limited menu for take out begining March 18th, menus made available on their Facebook page
- Trevi Cafe – closed beginning March 15th-23rd, follow on Facebook for updates
- Villaggio Ristorante – “Beginning March 17th Villaggio will remain open for takeout and Delivery. Just call your order in to 508-428-0000.”
- Washashore Bakery – open for takeout only. Please call, email, or direct message on social media to place orders. Follow on Facebook for updates.
- Wicked Restaurant and Wine Bar – 508-477-7422 -take-out and curbside pick up available. Follow on Facebook for more updates coming soon.
- Wildfire Brick Oven Pizza – 508-477-6666 – open for takeout and curbside pick-up.
- Zoe’s Pizza – 508-477-1711 – for pick-up or delivery, please call.
- Bangkok Cuisine – 508-539-9991 – call for takeout.
- Burrito Bistro – 508-477-0472 – order online for pickup orders.
- Castaway Cafe – 774-361-6723 – View online menu here, call to order.
- Great Wall Chinese Restaurant – 508-477-9001 – order online for pick-up or delivery.
- Honey Dew Donuts – 508-477-7500 – Drivethru open.
- Panera Bread – 508-477-4073 – quick pickup and delivery available. Order online.
- Persy’s Place – 508-477-6633 – online ordering for delivery available
- Picnic Box – 508-539-0303 – Takeout, curbside pickup, follow on Facebook for updates on local delivery options coming soon.
- Rory’s Market – 774-361-6075 – 774- Curbside pick-up and home delivery, and special early bird hour for high-risk shoppers.
- Starbucks – 508-477-5806 – mobile orders for takeout only.
- Subway – 508-539-1000 – Delivery available.
- We will continue to update this list as our restaurants work to cerate new stratagies to keep workers safe and bellies full.
- If you do not see the restaurant you were looking for on this list it means they have decided to close for the time being, or are not yet open for the season.
Resources and Updates for our Business Community:
- Business After Hours currently postponed until further notice.
- Small Business Assistance for COVID-19
- Cape Cod Chamber COVID-19 Lost Business Survey
- SCORE Cape Cod & the Islands’ Plans for Helping Businesses During the Coronavirus Threat
- CapeSpace offering $5 day passes to commuters and use of our web conferencing and teleconferencing tools free or at nominal cost. Call for information 508-202-1680.
- Cape Cod Office Conultuants are offering Mashpee Chamber members 50% off on remote PC support. Reach them by calling 774-763-5975 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
- COVID-19 Resources and Guidance for Businesses from the Massachusetts Emergency Management Agency
- Economic Injury Disaster Loan Updates from the SBA >> UPDATE << Important Adjustment to the Terms of the Economic Injury Disaster Loan Program
- 2020 Small Business Recovery Loan Fund application available here from the Massachusetts Growth Capital Corporation
- Bartender Emergency Assistance Program
- Mass.gov WorkShare Program
- Special Health Insurance Open Enrollment due to Coronavirus
- Alcoholic Beverages Control Commission Order Regarding Delinquency Reporting Period (Credit Terms)
- First Citizens’ Federal Credit Union we will be waiving online loan payment fees starting March 19, 2020.
- Extended Payment Arrangements for Small Business Customers in Massachusetts from Eversource
- Essential Service Designation Request: Businesses deemed essential based on the “COVID-19 Essential Services” guidance do NOT need to apply for an Essential Service Designation. If the function of your business is NOT listed in the guidance linked here, but you believe that it is essential or it is an entity providing essential services or functions, you can submit an online request using the form here to be designated as essential for the purposes of the Emergency Order.
- Updated FAQ Regarding Essential Services: Governor Baker’s Emergency Order prohibited in-person operations of non-essential businesses earlier this week, as we discussed on Tuesday. The Administration also provided a COVID-19 Essential Services List to help businesses determine if they provide an essential service. Many businesses have reached out with questions about the order and this list. To address these concerns, my team has put together a list of Frequently Asked Questions and responses on the EOHED website. Please direct your membership to consult this list regularly; we will continue to add to this list moving forward.
- Complimentary Business Directory Listing from Gannett
From the Greater Hyannis Chamber of Commerce: SBA Application – Lessons Learned. After completing the SBA loan application, a chamber member sent us some tips to pass along in hopes of making your experience easier. Check out the tips here
- CodComm Radio Group Restaurants To-Go Awareness Package
- COVID-19: Resources for farmers, growers, producers, and farmers’ markets
Websites we’re checking for updates:
Who we’re following on social media for updates:
Mashpee Public Schools
- Mashpee Meals To Go – To support our food-insecure students, we will be providing “To-Go” meal packages that include a lunch and breakfast for the next morning beginning on Wednesday, March 18, 2020.
- At-Home Learning – In order to provide students the opportunity to learn when school is not in session, Mashpee Public Schools has created an at-home learning site which contains suggested resources and activities for students to continue learning.
Homeless Prevention Coronavirus Impact
Local Special Services & Offers
- Beginning Thursday, March 19, all Stop & Shop stores will open earlier in order to service only customers who are age 60 and over from 6:00am-7:30am daily. Find more on their Facebook page
- Mashpee Fitness Center is offering classes through video streaming
- Cape Cod 5 – Drive thru window open, lobby closed
- Rockland Trust – Drive thru window open, lobby closed
- innerglow yoga launch virtual studio
- Free Stress Relief Hypnosis Sessions from Free At Last Hypnosis
- From Holly Ridge Golf Course: weather permitting, the golf course is open for play with changes in place. Read about those changes here.