Newburyport Connected - Community resources for facing Coronavirus

Newburyport Connected - Community Resources for facing the COVID-19

Newburyport Connected

The Coronavirus Pandemic has affected our community in so many ways.  This page is a centralized directory for key community resources in the Newburyport area concerning the coronavirus (COVID-19) crisis. Subscribe for updates from the City of Newburyport at and find updates on the City's response to COVID-19 at If you are aware of a community resource not listed here, please email

To receive text message updates from the Commonwealth of Massachusetts about COVID-19, text “COVIDMA” to 888-777.

    If You Need Help

    • Report a non-medical need or problem through Newburyport Connected (Do not use this form to report a medical emergency. Contact your healthcare provider if you are sick or call 911 in an emergency) - There will be many Newburyporters that will be affected by the Coronavirus in the coming months and will need resources.  Residents can use this link to describe their needs and City staff will help resolve your problem or direct you to a social service provider than can help.

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    Food resources


    Information on Federal CARES Act resources:


    Support for Small Businesses During COVID-19

    Please Take a Moment to fill our our COVID-19 Business and Non-Profit Survey

    COVID19 (Coronavirus) Resources for Small Businesses:


    Baker-Polito Administration Announces Implementation Of CARES Act Unemployment Benefits For Self-Employed, Gig Economy And Other Workers

    The Baker-Polito Administration announced that Massachusetts residents who are not eligible for regular unemployment benefits can now apply online for the new Pandemic Unemployment Assistance (PUA) program.

    The new federal PUA program provides up to 39 weeks of unemployment benefits who are unable to work because of a COVID-19-related reason but are not eligible for regular or extended unemployment benefits. This includes self-employed workers, independent contractors, gig economy workers, and those with limited work history. Applicants can learn more and apply at


    Economic Injury Disaster Loan (EIDL) program

    The MA Emergency Management Agency (MEMA) and Baker-Polito Administration are working closely with the U.S. SBA to activate the Economic Injury Disaster Loan (EIDL) program which would provide assistance to eligible businesses and non-profits impacted by COVID-19.

    The 1st step in this process is to meet a minimum threshold of affected businesses within MA. Affected small businesses and non-profits should download, complete, and submit the SBA EIDL Worksheet  & Instructions to expedite the activation of the EIDL program.

    Completed forms can be submitted by email to or by fax to (508) 820-1401. If you do fax the form, please include your email. Please note, this initial survey form is not an SBA loan application.

    When the EIDL program is activated, you will be contacted to apply directly to the SBA and this website will be updated with application details. For questions, please contact

    About the EIDL program: EIDLs provide small businesses with working capital loans of up to $2 million to help meet financial obligations and operating expenses until normal operations resume.


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