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Indoor Mask Advisory
Effective December 21, 2021: In response to the spread of the Delta variant and the emerging Omicron variant, the Department of Public Health now advises that all residents, regardless of vaccination status, wear a mask or face covering when indoors (and not in your own home). The DPH particularly urges this recommendation if you have a weakened immune system, or if you are at increased risk for severe disease because of your age or an underlying medical condition, or if someone in your household has a weakened immune system, is at increased risk for severe disease, or is unvaccinated.
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Amherst Area Chamber Winter Microgrant Program NOW OPEN!
As part of the state’s expansion of testing, the university is providing free COVID-19 tests for local community members starting Monday, Dec. 14. Tests will be offered by appointment only at the Public Health Promotion Center (PHPC) at the Mullins Center.
Massachusetts Cultural Council Offers Cultural Organization Economic Recovery Program
COVID-19 Update, New Orders, Grant Opportunities, and Testing
Governor Baker Announces New Restrictions Statewide for Capacity, Mask Compliance and Distancing Due to Increased Cases, Hospitalizations
MA Small Business Recovery Grants Administered through MGCC
Pioneer Valley Planning Commission has been awarded federal funds through the CARES Act to support local small businesses hardest hit by the COVID-19 pandemic.
The town of Amherst has been awarded federal funds through the CARES Act to support local small businesses hardest hit by the COVID-19 pandemic. Valley Community Development Corporation will act as Program Administrator for the application and selection process to award one-time grants up to $10,000 for businesses located in Amherst. Learn More
A Panel Discussion on Creating New Opportunities for Non-Profit Organizations facilitated by Prosper Non-Profit Advisors. Sponsored by PeoplesBank and hosted by the Amherst Area Chamber of Commerce.
Local experts Brandon O’Donnell of Boisselle, Morton & Wolkowicz, LLP and Bill Fontes Senior Vice President of bankESB present on changes to the SBA’s Paycheck Protection Program (PPP).