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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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Archives 2020-2021 - Past Initiatives

Winter Microgrant Now Open!

By John Page | January 11, 2021

Amherst Area Chamber Winter Microgrant Program NOW OPEN!

Community COVID-19 Testing

By John Page | December 9, 2020

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.

Cultural Organization Economic Recovery Program

By John Page | December 8, 2020

Massachusetts Cultural Council Offers Cultural Organization Economic Recovery Program

COVID-19 Update, New Orders, Grant Opportunities, and Testing

By John Page | December 8, 2020

COVID-19 Update, New Orders, Grant Opportunities, and Testing

Statewide Rollback to Phase Three, Step One, Additional Restrictions Effective December 13th

By John Page | December 8, 2020

Governor Baker Announces New Restrictions Statewide for Capacity, Mask Compliance and Distancing Due to Increased Cases, Hospitalizations

MA Small Business Grant Opportunities through MGCC

By John Page | November 9, 2020

MA Small Business Recovery Grants Administered through MGCC

Regional Small Business COVID Recovery Grants Program

By John Page | October 30, 2020

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.

Amherst Small Business COVID Recovery Grants Program

By John Page | October 30, 2020

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

Pivoting in a Time of Uncertainty

By John Page | August 19, 2020

​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.

New Changes to PPP Forgiveness

By John Page | July 28, 2020

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).

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