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-specific guidance 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.

COVID-19 Vaccination Sites


Essex: Town Hall Annex, 30 Martin St., from 10:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Click here to register for a dose of the Register for Pfizer, Moderna, or Janssen (J&J) vaccine.


Rockport: Community House, 58 Broadway, 10 a.m.-12 p.m. Click here to register for a dose of the Pfizer, Moderna, or (J&J) vaccine. (No clinic will be held on New Year's Day.)

Governor Baker recently announced that 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.

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