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May 6, 2020 UPDATES


Cape Cod Healthcare medical supply donation sites to close May 8

After an amazing response and six weeks of operation, the five designated drop-off locations will close on Friday, May 8. This decision came in part due to a decrease in donations. CCHC is still looking for donations before the May 8 closure. Specifically, in need are:

  • N95 and N99 Masks
  • Isolation Gowns
  • Cloth Masks

After May 8, all donation inquiries should be coordinated directly with the Cape Cod Healthcare Foundation by calling the main office line: 508-862-5600. Donations can also be dropped off at the Foundation office at 32 Main Street, Hyannis. https://www.capecodhealth.org/ways-to-give/amazing-response-to-medical-supply-donations-sites-to-close-may-/


 

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Mandatory Masks in Public Places

Effective Wednesday, May 6, 2020, Governor Baker issued an Order requiring face masks or cloth face coverings in public places where social distancing is not possible. This applies to both indoor and outdoor spaces. Exceptions include children under the age of 2 and those unable to wear a mask or face covering due to a medical condition. More info: https://www.mass.gov/news/wear-a-mask-in-public


Baker-Polito Administration Extends Non-Essential Business Closures to May 18th.

Announces Reopening Advisory Board. https://www.mass.gov/news/baker-polito-administration-extends-non-essential-business-closures-to-may-18th-announces 
FULL LIST OF ESSENTIAL SERVICES - 
https://www.mass.gov/doc/covid-19-essential-services


Frontline Workers Resources

An initiative of the Office of the Attorney General of Massachusetts. https://www.frontlinema.org/


COVID-19 Community Tracing Collaborative

Collaborative will deploy nearly 1,000 individuals to trace contacts of confirmed COVID-19 cases

The Baker-Polito Administration announced the creation of the COVID-19 Community Tracing Collaborative (CTC) to mitigate the spread of COVID-19 in Massachusetts. This initiative is a collaboration between the administration and Partners In Health, and is the first of its kind in the nation.

The initiative will focus on tracing the contacts of confirmed positive COVID-19 patients, and supporting individuals in quarantine, and builds on the efforts already underway from the Command Center to leverage public health college students to augment the contact tracing being done by local boards of health.Led by the administration's COVID-19 Response Command Center, Partners In Health will coordinate closely with the Massachusetts Department of Public Health and the Executive Office of Health and Human Services. Contact tracing will be combined with the state's efforts to increase testing and will provide support to people in quarantine in order to contain the spread of the novel coronavirus."Enhanced contact tracing capability is another powerful tool for public health officials and health care providers in the battle against COVID-19,"said Governor Charlie Baker."Massachusetts is the only state in the nation implementing this type of programming, and this collaborative tracing initiative will break new ground as we work together to slow the spread of COVID-19."

Partners In Health will provide staff and contribute technical expertise in community tracing. The Commonwealth Health Insurance Connector Authority (CCA) will stand up a virtual support center and maintain connectivity, while the Massachusetts Department of Health (DPH) will maintain data, guides and processes. Accenture, a leading global professional services company, and Salesforce, a globalleader in CRM, are implementing support center capabilities for the CTC's tracing purposes."This is a key effort in the Commonwealth's work to slow the spread of the virus by adding capacity to reach individuals who have come in close contact with individuals are confirmed positive for COVID-19,"said Health and Human Services Secretary Marylou Sudders."I encourage residents to cooperate with the operation so that we can further slow the spread of COVID-19 in Massachusetts."The Collaborative will deploy nearly 1,000 contact tracers throughout the state to connect with COVID-19 patients and their contacts to support Massachusetts' efforts to track and contain the virus.

Contact tracing through the CTC will support the Baker-Polito Administration's ongoing efforts to expand bed capacity, increase personal protective equipment (PPE) supplies and provide resources for health care providers and patients.

For more information on COVID-19, visit www.Mass.gov/covid19. Get notifications to your phone or mobile device by texting COVIDMA to 888-777.


Massachusetts town-by-town coronavirus numbers

For the first time, Mass. officials release town-by-town coronavirus numbers. The state has previously only released the COVID-19 data by county.
https://www.boston.com/news/local-news/2020/04/15/massachusetts-number-coronavirus-cases-towns-cities?fbclid=IwAR2gh09CGrDDBKHKIxkOa6QoaJx7CXD75qVksD-JfBQx02aeKhvvMInwndk


MASS-211

The Massachusetts Department of Public Health announces the launch of 2-1-1 to provide COVID-19 information and referrals 24/7. Massachusetts 2-1-1 will now provide real-time COVID-19 information, resources, and referrals in multiple languages. Residents with questions should call 2-1-1 from any landline or cellphone. Callers dialing 2-1-1 will hear an automated menu of options. Callers press 2-6 for Coronavirus. Residents can also reach 2-1-1 through a live chat option on the Massachusetts 2-1-1 website.


COVID-19 Text Notification System

Massachusetts has launched a new messaging tool called "AlertsMA" which will allow residents to subscribe to real-time notifications by texting the keyword COVIDMA to 888-777. After signing up, state and public health officials can send short messages and links to information directly to a resident's cell phone or other mobile device. The AlertsMA notifications can be used to share news, prevention information, and help connect residents to information that they are looking for through other public information channels, such as the state's Information line, 2-1-1, and website searches on www.Mass.Gov.


Massachusetts RMV - Inspection Dates

In an effort to help you and your customers maintain proper social distancing, as of March 20, the annual motor vehicle safety and emissions inspection expiration dates are being extended as follows:
All non-commercial vehicle inspection stickers that expire on March 31, 2020(designated by a number 3 on the inspection sticker) must be inspected by May 31, 2020.
All non-commercial vehicle inspection stickers that expire on April 30, 2020 (designated by a number 4 on the inspection sticker) must be inspected by June 30, 2020.

Non-commercial vehicles that are issued a failed inspection sticker (indicated by a sticker with a red or black letter ‘R’) that is due to expire in the month of March, 2020, must be re-inspected by May 31, and non-commercial vehicles issued a failed inspection sticker due to expire in the month of April, 2020, must be re-inspected by June 30. Additionally, the one free re-test for these vehicles is also extended to May 31 or June 30 provided the re-test is performed at the same inspection station that performed the initial inspection.

  • Regardless of the date of inspection, vehicles issued a failed inspection sticker due to a safety defect (indicated by a sticker with a red letter ‘R’) shall not be operated until appropriate repairs have been completed.
  • All motorcycle inspection stickers originally set to expire on May 31 must be inspected by June 30.
  • The RMV is also extending the time during which newly registered vehicles must be inspected, which is typically within 7 days of the date of registration.
  • Any newly-registered non-commercial vehicle purchased between March 1, 2020 and March 31, 2020 must be inspected by May 31.
  • Any newly-registered non-commercial vehicle purchased between April 1, 2020 and April 31, 2020 must be inspected by June 30.

 

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Cape Cod Healthcare medical supply donation sites to close May 8

After an amazing response and six weeks of operation, the five designated drop-off locations will close on Friday, May 8. This decision came in part due to a decrease in donations. CCHC is still looking for donations before the May 8 closure. Specifically, in need are:

  • N95 and N99 Masks
  • Isolation Gowns
  • Cloth Masks

After May 8, all donation inquiries should be coordinated directly with the Cape Cod Healthcare Foundation by calling the main office line: 508-862-5600. Donations can also be dropped off at the Foundation office at 32 Main Street, Hyannis. https://www.capecodhealth.org/ways-to-give/amazing-response-to-medical-supply-donations-sites-to-close-may-/


A new tool to prevent the spread of COVID-19 on Cape Cod

Barnstable County residents are the first in the state to have an online tool that tracks the hot spots of coronavirus cases in the region.
A joint effort among Cape Cod Healthcare, the Barnstable County Department of Health and Environment and the Cape Cod Commission, this online tool provides case details by postal zip codes and at a sub-regional level. https://www.capecodhealth.org/medical-services/infectious-disease/coronavirus/cases-on-the-cape/


Cape Cod Healthcare Testing Site

Cape Cod Healthcare, in partnership with Barnstable County Department of Health and Environment, will provide drive-through COVID-19 coronavirus testing. As of March 20, 2020, a physician must have affiliated status with Cape Cod Healthcare to submit a patient's order for drive-through testing. A physician outside of the network will not be able to submit an order for testing. Testing will be held at Cape Cod Community College at 2240 Iyannough Road from 8:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m., seven days a week.

Individuals without a primary care physician who are experiencing symptoms, including fever, coughing or shortness of breath, should call 508-862-5595 and they will be screened for COVID-19 testing with a Cape Cod Healthcare clinical provider via phone.

If testing is required, the clinical provider will follow the same process of submitting the doctor's order to the testing team and the patient will be called with a testing appointment time.

Those arriving at the testing site without a doctor's orders and/or an appointment will be turned away without exception.

Full details here:​https://bit.ly/2J4RgFI


 

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Cape Cod Healthcare Blood Center

Over the past weeks, blood centers throughout the country are experiencing a significant drop in donations which is limiting the ability for the nation’s blood supply to be adequately replenished.  Jonathan DeCoste, senior blood donor recruiter at Cape Cod Healthcare has emphasized, “The Cape Cod Healthcare Blood Program continues to need blood. We are still running the same drives and hours that we have scheduled on our calendar. While all types are needed, we are especially in need of O negative” said DeCoste. Blood centers are regulated by the FDA and must follow specific guidelines to ensure donor safety at all times.

The list of drives can be found at https://www.capecodhealth.org/ways-to-give/blood-center/

The scheduled drives are updated regularly so be sure to check back for up to the minute schedule changes. Information can also be found on the Cape Cod Healthcare Facebook page. To minimize contact with others, all donations are by appointment only. Call 508-86BLOOD (862-5663)or schedule online within the individual donation page events.


 

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Cape Cod Resilience Fund

Powered by Love Live Local and the Hyannis Main Street Business Improvement District, with help from our friends from the Brewster Chamber of Commerce, Chatham Chamber of Commerce, Harwich Chamber of Commerce, Orleans Chamber of Commerce, and Provincetown Chamber of Commerce the Cape Cod Resilience Fund will provide direct grants to small business owners on Cape Cod to offer some relief from economic damage caused by the Covid-19 pandemic. https://lovelivelocal.com/resilience/


Cape Cod Gig Relief Fund

To benefit musicians, music teachers, and concert production professionals who have lost wages due to the Covid-19 outbreak.
https://vinegrass.org/cape-cod-gig-relief-fund


Food 4 Vets

Massachusetts Military Support Foundation's mission to provide 50,000 vital food kits to veterans in New England who will have limited access to food dur to COVID-19. To donate or find distribution locations, times and instructions https://massmilitarysupportfoundation.org/


Quick Guide to State & Federal Assistance Programs

Economic Impact Direct Cash Payment // $1200 pp + $500 per child, with some limits 
https://www.irs.gov/newsroom/economic-impact-payments-what-you-need-to-know

Traditional State UI benefits // Quarantined, laid off, furloughed, or workplace shut down temporarily 
https://www.mass.gov/info-details/massachusetts-covid-19-unemployment-information

Federal Pandemic U/I Assistance // New Federal benefits, includes $600 week boost & extra 13 weeks 
https://www.investopedia.com/how-to-apply-for-unemployment-insurance-now-4800548

Paycheck Protection Program // Forgiveable grants based on payroll costs, if under 500 employees 
https://www.sba.gov/funding-programs/loans/coronavirus-relief-options/paycheck-protection-program-ppp

Economic Injury Disaster loan & advance // Low interest loan with emergency advance feature 
https://www.sba.gov/funding-programs/loans/coronavirus-relief-options/economic-injury-disaster-loan-emergency-advance

Families First Coronavirus Response Act // Emergency paid sick leave and family & medical leave 
https://www.dol.gov/agencies/whd/pandemic/ffcra-employee-paid-leave

Mass. Transitional Assistance // SNAP, Cash assistance, SSP 
https://www.mass.gov/orgs/department-of-transitional-assistance


Where restaurant workers can get financial help during the coronavirus crisis

The Lee Initiative - The Restaurant Workers Relief Program was started by Chef Edward Lee to provide food, funds and supplies to out-of-work restaurant workers across the country in collaboration with Alon Shayla, Maker's Mark and more. https://leeinitiative.org/

National Restaurant Association Educational Foundation - The NRAEF in collaboration with Guy Fieri and others launched Restaurant Relief America where restaurant workers can apply for a one-time $500 check to use toward daily expenses (groceries, medical bills, etc.) and a grant by the NRAEF. https://rerf.us/

One Fair Wage [] - The nonprofit that advocates against sub-minimum wage for restaurant workers started the OFW Emergency Fund that will provide immediate cash assistance to restaurant employees, delivery drivers and others who are tipped in the industry. https://www.mightycause.com/story/Ofw

Restaurant Opportunity Centers United - The ROC Disaster Relief Fund has a goal of raising $500,000 to help both documented and undocumented restaurant workers during the crisis. https://rocunited.org/relief/

Another Round, Another Rally - The group is distributing $500 grants to those who have lost their jobs or hours due to the pandemic and they are currently accepting donations to their fund.

Restaurant Strong Fund - Originally started in Sam Adams' home state of Massachusetts, the fund expanded on April 3 to include 19 states where they are offering grants. Applications close April 30.

Go Tip Em - This virtual "tip jar" allows people to give tips in either $1, $2 or $5 to their favorite bartenders across the country through a list on the company website.

CORE - CORE: Children of Restaurant Employees fund helps food and beverage employees with children who have been diagnosed with COVID-19 or have had a family member diagnosed. https://coregives.org/covid-19/

Restaurant Workers' Community Foundation - The Restaurant Workers COVID19 Crisis Relief Fund is distributing money to organizations helping those on the ground, providing zero-interest loans to businesses and providing funds for individual workers facing economic hardships because of the crisis. https://tinyurl.com/vz652ze

James Beard Foundation  - The James Beard Foundation Food and Beverage Relief Fund is distributing micro-grants to independent businesses. https://www.jamesbeard.org/relief

Massachusetts:

Behind You Emergency Fund https://www.behindyouinc.org/

Relief for Our Friends in Hospitality https://www.gofundme.com/f/relief-for-our-friends-in-hospitality


The Cape Cod and Islands Major Crisis Relief Fund (MCRF)

A nonprofit disaster response organization that provides humanitarian aid to local individuals and families. Addressing critical, long-term needs that are unmet by traditional forms of private and public disaster aid, we fill existing gaps in preparing for and responding to natural disasters, such as blizzards and hurricanes, and man-made crises such as health epidemics and terrorism. Our services include financial aid for food, housing, transportation, and medical/mental healthcare. More information: https://majorcrisisrelieffund.org/


HAC Workforce Housing Relief Fund Update

Donations made by Sunday, April 19 will be matched up to $10,000. 100% of these donations will go back into the community.
More info: https://www.facebook.com/haconcapecod/

Workforce Housing Relief Fund

In the first week since Governor Charlie Baker ordered the shutdown on non-essential business, Housing Assistance Corporation has received a dramatic influx of calls and emails asking for urgent assistance. The agency has established the Workforce Housing Relief Fund to respond to an anticipated prolonged increase in local need for housing support.

Housing Assistance has modeled the Workforce Housing Relief Fund on the state RAFT (Residential Assistance for Families in Transition) program. RAFT is only available for households that typically make 50% or less of the Area Median Income (AMI). The Workforce Housing Relief Fund will cover households making between 50% and 100% AMI who are still unable to maintain stable housing without help.

Before the coronavirus crisis, Housing Assistance's RAFT program supported up to 16 households per month at a cost of $50,000 with an average of roughly $3,200 per household. Payments are made directly to the lender or landlord to ensure they are used as intended.

In just the last three days, Housing Assistance received 35 inquiries for assistance, 33 of which were related to COVID-19. At this rate, Housing Assistance anticipates the need to raise at least an additional $100,000 per month over the next six months to help our workforce remain safely and stably housed and recover from the economic impacts of the pandemic. Individual donations to the Workforce Housing Relief Fund will be 100% pass-through to pay for client's housing. These donations will be added to contributions from towns and foundations to create one coordinated housing relief fund.

Clients seeking access to services are asked to either call 508-771-5400 or email prevention@haconcapecod.org for assistance.

To donate to the Workforce Housing Relief Fund go to www.haconcapecod.org or contact Anne Van Vleck, Chief Development Officer, avanvleck@haconcapecod.org.


Massachusetts COVID-19 Relief Fund

Massachusetts is our home. We need your help to keep our people well and safe.

COVID-19 is taking a toll on Massachusetts communities, especially on the most vulnerable populations and the heroic essential workers on the front lines. The needs are pronounced and are felt across many cities and towns. The healthcare system is under duress, families are struggling to get by, businesses are shuttered and resources are limited. So many have reached out to help knowing our fellow residents and neighbors need help more than ever.

First Lady Lauren Baker and the One8 Foundation are teaming up with philanthropists, business leaders, Eastern Bank, The Boston Foundation, and the Foundation for Business Equity to launch the Massachusetts COVID-19 Relief Fund to support those across the state most impacted by this health crisis. The Fund will work in concert with regional non-profit leaders, community foundations, leaders on the ground and at the state level to understand the response and relief landscape locally and statewide to strategically fill in where gaps are pronounced. The mission is to ensure essential needs are understood in real time and provide resources for interventions that are effective and impactful.

GUIDING PRINCIPLES

  • 100% of all donations will serve people and families most in need
  • The Fund will work in partnership with community foundations and local non-profit organizations providing critical, essential services in local communities throughout Massachusetts
  • Get dollars out quickly and with transparency
  • Monitor progress and provide updates on needs
  • Continue to provide support throughout the crisis
  • All donations are unrestricted

WHO THE FUND WILL SUPPORT

  • Frontline healthcare professionals, first responders, and other essential worker assistance
  • Households disproportionately affected by the impact of COVID-19
  • Immigrant and undocumented populations
  • Food insecurity
  • People with disabilities
  • Homeless populations

Dunkin' Joy in Childhood Foundation

Dunkin' wants you to know that they have your back through this difficult time. They're giving $1.25 million dollars in emergency funding to help families during the COVID-19 crisis. The donation is through the Dunkin' Joy in Childhood Foundation, a 501(c)3 founded in 2006 with the mission to provide the simple joys of childhood to kids battling hunger or illness.
This funding will allow organizations to help their local communities and get them the nourishment and resources they need during difficult times.
Donations like this help support organizations like End68 Hours of Hunger, who provide meals for at-risk children, take immediate action in their communities during this time of crisis.
Any donation, large or small, can help make an immediate difference for people in need - we're all in this together. To see how you can help out or if you are a nonprofit and would like to apply for a grant visit Dunkin's Joy in Childhood Foundation at www.joyinchildhoodfoundation.org.


Cape & Islands United Way

In response to the COVID-19 crisis, the Cape and Islands United Way has established a Community Relief Fund. The first priority area of funding will be for nonprofit organizations providing access to basic needs such as food, shelter, and emergency assistance). To apply for funding or to make a donation, visit www.capeandisalanduw.org.


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Small Business Recovery Loan Fund

The Baker-Polito Administration announced economic support for small businesses with a $10 million loan fund to provide financial relief to those that have been affected by COVID-19. The $10 million Small Business Recovery Loan Fund will provide emergency capital up to $75,000 to Massachusetts-based businesses impacted by COVID-19 with under 50 full- and part-time employees, including nonprofits. Loans are immediately available to eligible businesses with no payments due for the first 6 months. Massachusetts Growth Capital Corporation (MGCC) has capitalized the fund and will administer it.

How to Apply:
Please complete the application found on MGCC’s website, EmpoweringSmallBusiness.org. Completed applications can be sent via email to mgcc@massgcc.com with the subject line “2020 Small Business Recovery Loan Fund”.


Small Business Direct Financial Assistance

The goal of the Economic Development Division at this point is to gather and disseminate information that can be of help to our local businesses. Fore more information please visit: https://barnstablehealth.com/2020/04/03/694/


COVID-19 Entrepreneur Resource List

National, regional, and local resources for entrepreneurs and small businesses in our communities. Click for more info.


 

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Mass. Opens Unemployment Applications to Self-Employed Amid Coronavirus Crisis

Apply for Pandemic Unemployment Assistance. Pandemic Unemployment Assistance (PUA) provides up to 39 weeks of unemployment benefits to individuals who are unable to work because of a COVID-19-related reason but are not eligible for regular or extended unemployment benefits. https://www.mass.gov/how-to/apply-for-pandemic-unemployment-assistance


Unemployment Services

Effective Tuesday, March 17th, MassHire Cape and Islands Career Center and Community Action Committee of Cape Cod and Islands has put in place emergency programming to ensure that we can continue to provide critical services to our clients while maintaining social distancing protocols for the health and safety of our community, our clients and our staff. While we are closing our buildings to walk-in traffic, our staff is available by phone and/or email. Please call MassHire at 508-771-JOBS (5627) or Community Action Committee of Cape Cod and Islands at 508-771-1727 and our staff will work with you to find the right solution for you and your family during this challenging time. Stay well!

The Barnstable County Department of Human Services is asking workers who are out of work or losing hours due to COVID-19 to apply for unemployment compensation. Claimants are eligible if their place of business has shut down, significantly reduced employees' hours or told workers to stay home, or if they must stay out to care for a child or other family member. Those who are being paid sick leave from their employer are not eligible.

Apply online at https://uionline.detma.org/Claimant/Core/Login.ASPX

If people are unable to file online because of language, special needs or disability, there is a form to set up a callback from the Massachusetts Department of Unemployment Assistance (DUA):
https://www.mass.gov/forms/covid-19-department-of-unemployment-assistance-contact-request

It is highly recommended that these contacts with the DUA be made online using the links provided. :
When calling the TeleClaim Center at 877-626-6800, please follow the schedule below. Only as a last resort should the public call the DUA as follows:
If the last digit of your Social Security Number is:
0 or 1, please call on Monday
2 or 3, Tuesday
4,5 or 6, Wednesday
7,8 or 9, Thursday
Any last digit may call on Friday.
Calls will be answered in the order in which they are received.


 

Where restaurant workers can get financial help during the coronavirus crisis

The Lee Initiative - The Restaurant Workers Relief Program was started by Chef Edward Lee to provide food, funds and supplies to out-of-work restaurant workers across the country in collaboration with Alon Shayla, Maker's Mark and more. https://leeinitiative.org/

National Restaurant Association Educational Foundation - The NRAEF in collaboration with Guy Fieri and others launched Restaurant Relief America where restaurant workers can apply for a one-time $500 check to use toward daily expenses (groceries, medical bills, etc.) and a grant by the NRAEF. https://rerf.us/

One Fair Wage [] - The nonprofit that advocates against sub-minimum wage for restaurant workers started the OFW Emergency Fund that will provide immediate cash assistance to restaurant employees, delivery drivers and others who are tipped in the industry. https://www.mightycause.com/story/Ofw

Restaurant Opportunity Centers United - The ROC Disaster Relief Fund has a goal of raising $500,000 to help both documented and undocumented restaurant workers during the crisis. https://rocunited.org/relief/

Another Round, Another Rally - The group is distributing $500 grants to those who have lost their jobs or hours due to the pandemic and they are currently accepting donations to their fund.

Restaurant Strong Fund - Originally started in Sam Adams' home state of Massachusetts, the fund expanded on April 3 to include 19 states where they are offering grants. Applications close April 30.

Go Tip Em - This virtual "tip jar" allows people to give tips in either $1, $2 or $5 to their favorite bartenders across the country through a list on the company website.

CORE - CORE: Children of Restaurant Employees fund helps food and beverage employees with children who have been diagnosed with COVID-19 or have had a family member diagnosed. https://coregives.org/covid-19/

Restaurant Workers' Community Foundation - The Restaurant Workers COVID19 Crisis Relief Fund is distributing money to organizations helping those on the ground, providing zero-interest loans to businesses and providing funds for individual workers facing economic hardships because of the crisis. https://tinyurl.com/vz652ze

James Beard Foundation  - The James Beard Foundation Food and Beverage Relief Fund is distributing micro-grants to independent businesses. https://www.jamesbeard.org/relief

Massachusetts:

Behind You Emergency Fund https://www.behindyouinc.org/

Relief for Our Friends in Hospitality https://www.gofundme.com/f/relief-for-our-friends-in-hospitality


 

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Schools and Non-Emergency Child Care Programs:

Governor Charlie Baker issued an emergency order extending the closure of all public and private schools through the end of the school year, and the closure of all non-emergency childcare programs until June 29, 2020 in an effort to prevent the further spread of COVID-19 in the Commonwealth. https://www.mass.gov/news/baker-polito-administration-announces-extension-of-school-and-non-emergency-child-care-0


Food access information for Barnstable County

https://www.bchumanservices.net/library/2020/04/Food-Access-Resources-DG-4-15-2020.pdf


Cape Cod School info

Barnstable

“Grab and Go” breakfast and lunch pick-up between 10am – 1pm and 4 – 6pm, Monday through Friday (on Friday, weekend meals given out) at the schools below. Any child 18 and under is eligible to pick up a meal, including toddlers. All districts welcomed.
More info
• Barnstable Intermediate School, 895 Falmouth Road, Hyannis
• United Elementary, 730 Osterville-W. Barnstable Rd, Marston Mills
• Hyannis West, 549 West Main Street, Hyannis
• Barnstable Community Innovation School, 165 Bearses Way, Hyannis
(Starting Monday, April 13th – No longer at HYCC)

These “Grab and Go” breakfast and lunch bags are available at these additional sites, see below:
Bus Stop Locations and Times:
• Route A
– 465 Sea Street (Sea Street Beach) – 10:45 to 11:15 am
– 200 Main St (Health Offices) – 11:30 am to 12:15 pm
• Route B
– 367 Main Street (Town Hall lot) – 10:45 to 11:30 am
– 767 Independence Dr (Village Green Apts. entrance) – 11:50 am to 12:30 pm
• Route C
– Turtleback Rd (Turtleback Triangle at Fleetwood) – 11:00 to 11:30 am
– 2095 Main Street (old Marstons Mills Elementary) – 11:50 am to 12:30 pm
• Route D
– 852 Bearse’s Way (Hyannis Elk) – 10:45 to 11:30 am
– 168 Barnstable Road (Cromwell Court) – 11:45 to 12:30 pm
• Route E
– 2377 Meetinghouse Way (Lombard Field) – 11:00 to 11:30 am
– 3195 Rt. 6A (County Complex, behind Fire dept.) – 11:45 am to 12:15 pm
• Route F – NEW LOCATION Starting Monday 3/30/20
– 1638-72 Falmouth Rd, Rt. 28 (Centerville Plaza lot across from the post office)
– 10:55 to 11:25 am
– 140 Old Oyster Rd (old Cotuit Elementary) – 11:45 am to 12:15 pm

Bourne

The Bourne Patrolman’s Association (Bourne Police Union) will assist any child who receives free or reduced breakfast/lunches while school is out. People can reach out through their Facebook page.
Coronavirus Plan for the Friends Food Pantry for the week of March 16: The Friends Food Pantry will be open to clients this week, Tuesday 9 AM-12 PM and Saturday 9 AM-11 AM. We will also be making home deliveries to those who are enrolled in our Home Delivery Program. If you have any questions or concerns, please call Karen, Pantry Manager at 508-759-3351.

Falmouth

Falmouth Public Schools will continue to offer free "grab and go" breakfast and lunch meals to qualifying students. If you would like to continue to receive free school meals for your child during the closure, please email info@falmouth.k12.ma.us. Starting Tuesday, March 17th, meals will be available at schools each day from 11:00am-1:00pm.

Sandwich

To help aid students and their families who live “food insecure” and rely on the school to eat, all three Marshland Restaurant locations are offering a school style breakfast for $2.50 from 8:00 am until 11:30 am and then a school style lunch for $3.00 until 3:00 pm. They will offer curb-side pickup throughout and will turn no student away due to an inability to pay for the meals.

Locations:

  • The Original Marshland 109 Route 6A, Sandwich
  • Marshland Too & Too's Tavern, 315 Cotuit Road, Sandwich
  • Marshland 3A, 986 State Road 3A, Plymouth

Dennis-Yarmouth

The Dennis-Yarmouth School District will be operating the “Dolphin Drive Thru” for any student in need of breakfast or lunch. Go to any D-Y school between 11a-1p, drive up to the main entrance and remain in your car, and the food service worker will provide breakfast and lunch bags. You do not need to qualify for free or reduced lunch to take advantage of this.

Monomoy Regional School District
(Harwich/Chatham)

(Starting Friday 3/20) Monomoy Regional School District will be offering grab-and-go meal service in order to provide free breakfast and lunch to all students. Meals will be available from 9a-12p and families will be able to pick up both meals at the same time for their children on a daily basis. There will be two drive-through pick-up locations for the food program - please remain in the car and meals will be brought to you:

  • Monomoy Regional Middle School, Chatham
  • Monomoy Regional High School, Harwich

Monomoy Regional School District adding Sharks on Wheels to Free Grab-and-Go Meals Program

Beginning Monday April 27, 2020, and operating on Mondays and Thursdays, Monomoy Regional School District will be adding a Sharks on Wheels program to its Grab and Go free meal service. This is a meal delivery program for families who are unable to to travel to one of the Grab and Go sites.

There is a signup form on the district's website that families must complete in order to arrange for delivery of meals. - LINK TO FORM - [https://forms.gle/yzmPzt45G8DMSUfd6] - MRSD will not be able to schedule delivery until one form per child is submitted. Families need only submit the form once per child in order to sign up for the delivery program. On Mondays, families will receive three breakfasts and three lunches per child, and on Thursdays, families will receive four breakfasts and four lunches, to cover the weekend.

The existing Grab and Go meal program will continue to be available to families.

The meals will be compliant with the USDA School Lunch Guidelines.

If more food is needed for a student or family, or if a family is not able to access a pickup location, please email meals@monomoy.edu or call (508) 237-1781.

Nauset School District
(Brewster, Orleans, Eastham, Wellfleet, Truro, Provincetown)

Food Services Program will be opening up a “Grab-and-Go” service for students in order to offer free breakfast and lunch to all families. This program is being offered for children, eighteen years of age and under, by providing meals that would typically be provided during the school day. Families will be allowed to pick up meals for their own children on a daily basis. There will be four locations for this “Grab-and-Go” food program. Parents may pick up meals at ANY one of the four locations including:

  • Eddy Elementary School - Brewster (2298 Main Street - drive around to the back parking lot and pick up will be behind the school)
  • Orleans Elementary School - Orleans (46 Eldredge Park Way - at the front of the school)
  • Eastham Elementary School - Eastham (200 Schoolhouse Rd. - enter the back parking lot where parent drop-off occurs)
  • Wellfleet Elementary School - Wellfleet (100 Lawrence Rd. - drive into the first parking lot entrance and pick-up will be by the cafeteria door)

The “Grab-and-Go” meals will be available for pick-up from 10:00 AM to 1:00 PM daily, Monday through Friday|

Wareham

Wareham Public Schools will be providing a meal pick up service for students from 9:30 AM to 10:30 AM at the following outdoor locations:

  • Wareham Middle School
  • Bandshell at Onset
  • Gleason Family YMCA
  • Woods @ Wareham
  • Swifts Beach Playground
  • Brandy Hill
  • Shangri La Playground
  • Decas Elementary School
  • West Wareham School Parking Lot

All students are welcome to pick up meals. This will begin on Monday, March 16th and will continue until we return to school or until further notice.

Wellfleet/Truro/Provincetown

"Meals for our Students" program is open to all local students regardless of district or address. On weekdays from 7-9AM parents can pick up a bagged breakfast at Fox and Crow Cafe, 6 Commercial St., Wellfleet. Breakfast will include an egg sandwich, potato pancake, and a piece of fresh fruit. This will be free, funded by private donations. This is an honor system and primarily intended for children in need of a daily meal normally supplied by the schools and day care programs that are now closed.


 

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Schools and Non-Emergency Child Care Programs:

Governor Charlie Baker issued an emergency order extending the closure of all public and private schools through the end of the school year, and the closure of all non-emergency childcare programs until June 29, 2020 in an effort to prevent the further spread of COVID-19 in the Commonwealth. https://www.mass.gov/news/baker-polito-administration-announces-extension-of-school-and-non-emergency-child-care-0

 

Exempt Emergency Child Care Programs

In the wake of the closure of early childhood education programs by state order due to the spread of COVID-19, 17 Cape Cod facilities are available to provide emergency child care for essential personnel. To ease the burden on parents and guardians working on the front lines, the state will fund approved Exempt Emergency Child Care Programs, which are the only such programs allowed to operate during the state of emergency.

The emergency programs can be accessed by doctors, nurses, health care professionals, law enforcement, fire and rescue personnel, grocery store employees and others deemed essential by the state.

The programs, free of charge for families, will operate seven days a week until further notice. They are exempt from Gov. Charlie Baker's order temporarily closing all early childhood education programs in the state from March 23 through at least April 6.

State education officials have identified emergency providers who will provide back up, drop-in child care. Priority will be given to essential workers, families involved with the state Department of Children and Families and families living in shelters.

Four Cape YMCAs, two child care centers and several home-based child care businesses have been identified as emergency child care providers on the Cape.

YMCA Cape Cod has a total of 200 slots available and anticipate high usage. Little Stars Learning Center LLC in South Dennis, has been approved for 40 slots even though it's licensed for 82. The state Department of Early Education and Care is abiding by a 10 child-per-class guideline. Child care staff at all locations will do wellness checks at the door and take children's temperatures. Only children will be allowed to enter the facilities.

A list of authorized emergency child care providers can be found at: https://eeclead.force.com/resource/1584817665000/EEC_EmergencyProviderList


Emergency Child Care Programs

YMCA Cape Cod is EXPANDING Exempt Emergency Child Care Programs for ALL essential workers starting Wednesday, April 1.

[​https://ymcacapecod.org/covid-19-programs-alert/​​​]
Available ONLY for parents/guardians who are essential workers as defined by Governor Baker: https://www.mass.gov/info-details/covid-19-essential-services
There is no cost to families for this service.
Programs will operate 7 days a week, until further notice.
Childcare hours are DROP IN from 6 am to 11 pm at the following YMCA Cape Cod childcare locations:

  • Falmouth Hospital Campus, 67B Ter Heun Drive, Falmouth
  • North Falmouth Congregational Church, 155 Old Main Road, North Falmouth
  • Lyndon P. Lorusso YMCA, 2245 Iyannough Road, West Barnstable
  • Harwich Elementary School, 263 South Street, Harwich
  • Stony Brook Elementary School, 384 Underpass Rd, Brewster

Each location will accept a maximum of 40 children at any given point in time. If we reach capacity and a child is picked up, we will take the next child in line. Siblings will remain together as much as possible.
Children can be as young as 13 weeks and as old as 12 years
FREE breakfast, lunch, dinner and 3 snacks per day will be served.
There is no need to pre-register; however all parents must complete information forms available on the YMCA Cape Cod website: https://ymcacapecod.org/wp-content/uploads/YMCA-Cape-Cod-EEC-Emergency-Child-Care-Child-Info-Forms-.pdf. To reduce wait time at drop-off, parents are asked to fill out the forms in advance of dropping off their children.
Parents MUST stay in their car at drop-off.
All children and staff will be temperature checked at the time of drop off. Be prepared for wait time. Temperature checks will operate on-going throughout the hours of operation.
Childcare staff have been specially trained in health protective measures per Center for Disease Control (CDC) protocols.
CDC cleaning protocols and more will be followed prior to opening, after closing, and during the day.
We have tried to answer as many anticipated questions as we can on our website. Due to staffing shortage, we deeply regret that we are not able to accommodate phone calls or emails.

CLICK HERE to read the complete press release.


 

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artwestfall

There are over 5,000 hospitality workers on Cape Cod and the Art Westfall Foundation is working to financially assist hospitality workers of the Cape & Islands who need assistance due to a tragic, unforeseen situation. We are in this together, please click the link to donate! #FriendsHelpingFriends

 


Food access information for Barnstable County

https://www.bchumanservices.net/library/2020/04/Food-Access-Resources-DG-4-15-2020.pdf


Restaurants

Click HERE for a partial list of restaurants that are open and offering takeout, delivery and/or curb service by town.
Also links for all the Cape Chambers with Covid-19 updates and/or links to which restaurants are open and offering takeout, delivery and/or curb service.

Cape Cod Chamber   

Cape Cod Canal Chamber

Sandwich Chamber   

Falmouth Chamber

Mashpee Chamber   

Greater Hyannis Chamber

Yarmouth Chamber   

Dennis Chamber

Harwich Chamber    

Brewster Chamber

Orleans Chamber   

Eastham Chamber

Wellfeet Chamber   

Truro Chamber

Provincetown Chamber


Where restaurant workers can get financial help during the coronavirus crisis

The Lee Initiative - The Restaurant Workers Relief Program was started by Chef Edward Lee to provide food, funds and supplies to out-of-work restaurant workers across the country in collaboration with Alon Shayla, Maker's Mark and more. https://leeinitiative.org/

National Restaurant Association Educational Foundation - The NRAEF in collaboration with Guy Fieri and others launched Restaurant Relief America where restaurant workers can apply for a one-time $500 check to use toward daily expenses (groceries, medical bills, etc.) and a grant by the NRAEF. https://rerf.us/

One Fair Wage [] - The nonprofit that advocates against sub-minimum wage for restaurant workers started the OFW Emergency Fund that will provide immediate cash assistance to restaurant employees, delivery drivers and others who are tipped in the industry. https://www.mightycause.com/story/Ofw

Restaurant Opportunity Centers United - The ROC Disaster Relief Fund has a goal of raising $500,000 to help both documented and undocumented restaurant workers during the crisis. https://rocunited.org/relief/

Another Round, Another Rally - The group is distributing $500 grants to those who have lost their jobs or hours due to the pandemic and they are currently accepting donations to their fund.

Restaurant Strong Fund - Originally started in Sam Adams' home state of Massachusetts, the fund expanded on April 3 to include 19 states where they are offering grants. Applications close April 30.

Go Tip Em - This virtual "tip jar" allows people to give tips in either $1, $2 or $5 to their favorite bartenders across the country through a list on the company website.

CORE - CORE: Children of Restaurant Employees fund helps food and beverage employees with children who have been diagnosed with COVID-19 or have had a family member diagnosed. https://coregives.org/covid-19/

Restaurant Workers' Community Foundation - The Restaurant Workers COVID19 Crisis Relief Fund is distributing money to organizations helping those on the ground, providing zero-interest loans to businesses and providing funds for individual workers facing economic hardships because of the crisis. https://tinyurl.com/vz652ze

James Beard Foundation  - The James Beard Foundation Food and Beverage Relief Fund is distributing micro-grants to independent businesses. https://www.jamesbeard.org/relief

Massachusetts:

Behind You Emergency Fund https://www.behindyouinc.org/

Relief for Our Friends in Hospitality https://www.gofundme.com/f/relief-for-our-friends-in-hospitality


 

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Planet Fitness

Planet Fitness will be offering free, daily at-home workouts for anyone and everyone via Facebook Live. Get moving with their trainers and even some surprise celebrity guests for a 20 minute workout to relieve stress and stay healthy. Let’s workout through this. United We Move.


Cape therapists offer free 'comfort conversations'

Volunteers will speak by phone with community members under stress. People can call the Center for Family Therapy at 508-539-0221 and press 0 for the general line, then leave a name, phone number and a statement saying they want a comfort conversation. A volunteer therapist will call them within 24 hours.

The conversations might last anywhere from 30 to 50 minutes, Smith-Brown said. If a person leaves details about the reason for a call, They will try to match it with a therapist who specializes in that area.

The therapists also can refer the clients who call to other available resources, she said. For instance, other therapists are starting online resources available for first responders and those on the front lines, such as grocery store workers. Many therapists are offering pro bono work or reduced fees.


Online Virtual 12 Step Meetings

During these times of uncertainty, you can be certain that American Addiction Centers (AAC) cares about your recovery journey and we understand that attending in-person meetings over the coming weeks will be difficult. These sessions will be based on traditional 12-step meetings, hosted by a person in recovery, and topics or meeting types will vary based on the group’s preference. Following the traditions of 12-step programs, these meetings are not affiliated with AAC or any of its affiliates. https://americanaddictioncenters.org/virtual-meetings


Coronavirus...When Staying at Home is NOT your Safest Place!

Staying at home is the healthiest and safest course of action to stop the spread of COVID-19. But for victims of domestic and sexual violence, home may be the most unsafe place.
Reports during this pandemic have confirmed that domestic violence victims are facing increased risks to their safety! Survivors quarantined at home with a partner or family member who uses controlling and violent behavior, are at high risk of being harmed.

Abuse and risk comes in many ways, including mental, emotional and physical abuse. For children at home during this time, they will witness this violence and experience trauma that affects their emotional, psychologic and mental health, and without intervention this can affect them the rest of their lives. Their immediate safety may be at great risk too.
Independence House urges survivors/victims of domestic and/or sexual violence to privately contact us (1-800-439-6507) or ask someone else to reach out on their behalf! Please reach out! We are here for you, doing what we always do, and we are alerted to the fact that you, or someone you know, may need our services and support more than ever! 
The Independence House Board of Directors is sending a message that you are NOT ALONE! Independence House, Cape Cod's leading resource, counseling, and advocacy center to address and prevent domestic and sexual violence, is here to help you and your children, or someone you know, now more than ever!

During this pandemic, our agency is OPEN and offering our programs and services in creative ways. Our 24-hour hotline 800-439-6507 offers immediate response to any physical or emotional crisis arising from abuse or sexual assault. Staff are accommodating communication and scheduled sessions with people in need of our services by phone. Protective Order applications and safety planning is still available from Independence House SAFEPLAN advocates or our staff attorney. Independence House Counselors and Staff Attorney are continuing to work with individuals who are domestic and sexual assault victims and are providing remote support by telephone.
The Independence House Board of Directors is conveying our deepest concern and affirmation, and we actively support the well-being and safety of survivors.
Let's take this emergent time to help make certain everyone has a right to a life without violence.


Heroes In Transition Offers Virtual Support to Military Community

 In response to the COVID-19 pandemic, Heroes In Transition (HIT) has stepped up its virtual programming to ensure the region's military community has the support it needs at this time.

While its public events have been postponed for the time being, Heroes has held several virtual gatherings for veterans, military couples, military spouses, and active duty military in recent weeks. Anyone interested in learning more or participating in upcoming virtual sessions should email contact@heroesintransition.org.

Every Tuesday evening, HIT holds a Zoom meetup for military couples. On Saturday mornings, it holds a virtual coffee chat for military spouses.

Heroes In Transition's Family Coordinators Casey and Aaron Van Huysen are organizing a virtual trivia night for military families on Friday, April 24 at 5 pm.

Starting Monday, April 13, HIT will be holding its three-part virtual series (Wednesday, April 15 and Friday, April 17) focused on strategies individuals and families can use to cope with the pandemic. This will be the second time HIT has offered the series, Strategies for Coping, since the quarantine began. The series is facilitated by psychologist Dr. Marie Bartram.

Along with its virtual offerings, Heroes is seeing the community step up to support the organization. On Sunday, April 19 at 7 pm, the Rick Lockwood Trio will be performing live on Facebook to raise funds for Heroes In Transition's services which includes: providing financial assistance to veterans and military families in need; a Fall Couples Retreat; a Families In Transition (FIT) equine therapy program; a canine co-pilot program; monthly outings for the military community; and a new REBOOT program for female veterans, active duty military, and military spouses.

LINK TO SITE - ​https://www.heroesintransition.org/​​​


 


 

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Critical Delivery Services

The Cape Cod Medical Reserve Corps (MRC), in service to the Barnstable County Incident Command COVID-19 response, is now providing a free service delivering pre-paid groceries to seniors and people at higher risk for infection.

The new initiative consists of over 40 MRC volunteers who will pick up pre-ordered, prepaid groceries from food stores offering curbside pick-up options, and deliver to residents in all 15 towns of Barnstable County. For more information: https://www.ccmedicalreservecorps.org/61-2/


Hyannis Main Street Marketplace on Facebook

The Hyannis Main Street Marketplace is a Facebook page where Hyannis Main Street merchants can post their products and shoppers can purchase directly from the local business on one page. https://www.facebook.com/groups/695799954500916/


Comcast/Xfinity

On the heels of offering new, low-income Internet Essentials customers two months of free internet and raising the speed of that program's service to 25/3 Mbps, Comcast  announced additional steps to help ensure people stay connected to the internet as more schools suspend classes and companies encourage employees to work from home due to the Coronavirus.

Comcast is taking steps to implement the following new policies for the next 60 days, and other important initiatives:
Xfinity WiFi Free For Everyone: Xfinity WiFi hotspots across the country will be available to anyone who needs them for free - including non-Xfinity Internet subscribers. For a map of Xfinity WiFi hotspots, visit www.xfinity.com/wifi. Once at a hotspot, consumers should select the "xfinitywifi" network name in the list of available hotspots, and then launch a browser.

  • Pausing Our Data Plan: With so many people working and educating from home, we want our customers to access the internet without thinking about data plans. While the vast majority of our customers do not come close to using 1TB of data in a month, we are pausing our data plans for 60 days giving all customers Unlimited data for no additional charge.
  • No Disconnects or Late Fees: We will not disconnect a customer's internet service or assess late fees if they contact us and let us know that they can't pay their bills during this period. Our care teams will be available to offer flexible payment options and can help find other solutions.
  • Internet Essentials Free to NewCustomers: New customers will receive 60 days of complimentary Internet Essentials service, which is normally available to all qualified low-income households for $9.95/month. Additionally, for all new and existing Internet Essentials customers, the speed of the program's Internet service was increased to 25 Mbps downstream and 3 Mbps upstream. That increase will go into effect for no additional fee and it will become the new base speed for the program going forward.
  • News, Information and Educational Content on X1 and Flex: For those with school-age students at home, we've created new educational collections for all grade levels in partnership with Common Sense Media. Just say "education" into your X1 or Flex voice remote. To help keep customers informed, we also have created a collection of the most current news and information on Coronavirus. Just say "Coronavirus" into your X1 or Flex voice remote.
  • 24x7 Network Monitoring: Underpinning all of these efforts, Comcast's technology and engineering teams will continue to work tirelessly to support our network operations. We engineer our network capacity to handle spikes and shifts in usage patterns, and continuously test, monitor and enhance our systems and network to ensure they are ready to support customer usage. Our engineers and technicians staff our network operations centers 24/7 to ensure network performance and reliability. We are monitoring network usage and watching the load on the network both nationally and locally, and to date it is performing well.

For more information and updates from Comcast related to Coronavirus, visit: http://www.comcastcorporation.com/COVID-19/


Supermarkets

  • Stop & Shop stores will be open daily from 6:00AM-7:30AM to serve customers who are age 60 and over only.
  • Shaws/Star supermarkets will be open 7am-9am on Tuesdays and Thursdays to serve customers most at risk, age 60+, compromised immune systems and pregnant women.
  • Market Basket Beginning Monday March 23, 2020, all Market Basket stores will be open every day from 7:00 AM - 6:00 PM. Senior shopping hours WILL continue each Tuesday, Wednesday & Thursday from 5:30 AM to 7:00 AM where the stores will be open ONLY to serve customers 60 and older.
  • Roche Bros. will serve senior citizens and disabled people each day between 7 and 8 a.m., welcoming everyone else between 8 a.m. and 8 p.m. at all stores.
  • Dollar General stores are dedicating the first hour of each shopping day to senior shoppers.

Steamship Authority

The Steamship Authority has made cuts to the number of trips to Martha's Vineyard and Nantucket.

"The schedules are in response to a noted decline in passenger and vehicular traffic on board its vessels this week, as well as in anticipation of lowered demand for the foreseeable future," the authority said in a statement.

The modified schedule will run through April 2, but could be extended and can be found online at steamshipauthority.com/schedules.


Hy-Line

Hy-Line Cruises has reduced passenger capacities on Nantucket ferries to allow for the opportunity for appropriate social distancing.

This will not affect any pre-existing reservations.

Due to this, reservations are necessary to guarantee your travel. We strongly encourage you to make reservations online so that your boarding pass is emailed to you and you do not need to check in at the ticket office.
In addition, we ask for your cooperation in social distancing onboard the vessel and in queuing for boarding.

Should circumstances continue to change, we will communicate all updates in the normal fashion. New information will also be posted on our website as soon as its available [https://hylinecruises.com/]


CCRTA

Alert: To support the health of our customers and employees and to help slow the spread of the coronavirus, CCRTA will be operating on a new reduced fixed route schedule, effective Monday April 6th, 2020. We fully recognize our services are still needed to provide an essential transportation option. Our Dial-A-Ride (DART) service will also be limited to only essential trips. http://www.capecodtransit.org/


Planet Fitness

Planet Fitness will be offering free, daily at-home workouts for anyone and everyone via Facebook Live. Get moving with their trainers and even some surprise celebrity guests for a 20 minute workout to relieve stress and stay healthy. Let’s workout through this. United We Move.


A Message from the Melody Tent

As you know our shelter-in-place order is now through May 4th. CCMT and SSMC will continue to follow the guidelines as they are presented and do our part to comply. We wanted you to know we are still booking shows and are looking forward to summer! We will have some changes to our June schedule coming up, and will post the details for you here soon.

  • We continue to remain optimistic and have put the following in place for you and our employees' protection:

  • Our employees are working remotely and standing by to take your calls from the hours of 9 - 5 PM Monday through Friday

  • Our Online Box Office is OPEN 24hrs a day, 7 days a week at our websites. www.MelodyTent.org & www.TheMusicCircus.org

Etix is our official ticketing service. You can call them to order your tickets over the phone and pay the same prices as on our website. Etix 800-514-3849.
Our social media sites will continue to be updated so look for announcements and even messages from our artists coming soon!

We have one simple objective that guides us in these troubling times: keeping you and our employees safe. Thank you for understanding and doing your part! We look forward to seeing you soon at the Tents.


Open For Business c/o love, live, local. 

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