March 19, 2020 | 1:15 PM
To the Danvers Business Community:
Yesterday afternoon, I announced a state of emergency for the Town of Danvers and ordered all public buildings to remain closed, at least through April 5, 2020. Following this declaration, the Director of Public Health, on behalf of the Board of Health, is issuing an order that will expand the impact on many of our businesses in Town.
It is our sincere hope that these closures will be effective at reducing the spread of COVID-19, that the closures will be short in nature, and that very soon we will all be able to return to business as usual. For now, please know that I, the Selectmen, and the Board of Health can offer only our deepest sympathy for how the immense uncertainty gripping the world right now is impacting you and your employees. We are doing all we can to reduce the impact of COVID-19 on this community, in the hope of mitigating its longer-term effects.
Additionally, the Commonwealth is making rapid changes to laws and regulations to help reduce the burden on businesses and their employees. This includes accelerating unemployment claims for those affected by COVID-19, and low-interest federal disaster loans from the U.S. Small Business Administration if your business is suffering substantial economic injury as a result of COVID-19, and more.
You can find details on relief for businesses and employers, and other resources, by visiting our website at:
If you have any questions please call Town Hall (978-777-0001 and press 1) or email [email protected]
Be well and stay safe.