Resources from the Chamber

With this dedicated COVID-19 webpage our goal is to serve as a trusted source in providing Cape Ann’s business community and residents consolidated, accurate information and guidance during the coronavirus pandemic. This page contains Reopening Information; sector-specificGuidance for businesses as we move through the four phases of Reopening Massachusetts; and helpful Health & Safety information as we all work together to stop the spread and overcome COVID-19.

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Reopening Cape Ann

COVID-19 control plan template

Template that satisfies the written control plan requirement for self-certification

Compliance attestation poster

Poster that customer facing businesses are required to print, sign, and post in an area within the business premises that is visible to workers and visitors

Workplace Posters

Posters that businesses should print and display within the business premises to describe the rules for maintaining social distancing, hygiene protocols, and cleaning & disinfecting

Safety Standards and Protocols

Safety Standards and protocols to address COVID-19

Phase III Sector Guidance

Safety Standards and protocols to address COVID-19

Important Links


Many of the things we do to help prevent colds and the flu can help protect us against other respiratory viruses, including COVID-19:

Proper Handwashing guide & video

Wash your hands often with soap and warm water for at least 20 seconds.

Avoid touching your eyes, nose and mouth.

Clean things that are frequently touched (like doorknobs and countertops) with household cleaning spray or wipes.

Cover your mouth when you cough or sneeze. Use a tissue or your inner elbow, not your hands.

Stay home if you are sick and avoid close contact with others.

There are currently no vaccines available to protect against this novel coronavirus infection. 

Social distancing

We can all help prevent the spread of COVID-19 with social distancing:

Call/Facetime/online chat with friends and familyStay home as much as you canIf you must go out:

Don’t gather in groupsStay 6 feet away from others

Don’t shake hands or hug

And please continue to wash your hands frequently