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Thursday, February 04, 2021

麻州撥款1億7400萬元補助小企業 8日起餐館、企業容納量可提升至40%

麻州州長查理貝克(Charlie Baker)。(視頻截圖)
                      (Boston Orange 整理編譯)麻州州長查理貝克(Charlie Baker)(4)日在疫情匯報中宣佈,放寬開放限制。下週一的28日凌晨5點起,包括餐館在內,企業營運量可從25%增加到40%。群聚人數限制,仍維持在室內10人,戶外25人。

             麻州目前仍在恢復開放的第三階段第一步驟,包括室內表演場所,諸如滑輪溜冰,蹦床公園等室內娛樂行業,仍然得等到第三階段第二步驟,才能開放。

             營運容量可增加到40%的行業包括,商場及娛樂業,駕駛及飛行學校,體育館/健身俱樂部,圖書館,博物館,零售店,辦公室,信仰崇拜所,住宿場所(公用場所),高爾夫球場(室內部分),電影院(每間放映戲院不得多於50)

麻州副州長白莉朵(Karyn Polito)。(視頻截圖)
             麻州政府同時宣佈,已經又再撥17390萬元給4043家受新冠病毒打擊最嚴重的小企業,包括餐館,酒吧,外燴,以及個人服務業,獨立零售商等等。這已是麻州成長資本企業(MGCC)發放的第六輪新冠病毒紓緩金。

             在新冠病毒小企業補助項目方面,查理貝克政府已共撥發45000萬元,資助9,900家小企業。這些費來自去年12月設立的66800萬元企業濟助金,以及包括在10月宣佈,包括在經濟復甦方案內5080萬元

        MGCC還將從24日起和漏交文件的特定行業補助款申請者聯絡,在未來數週內幫助他們辦妥申請。

        麻州公共衛生廳的昨日新冠病毒數據為新增確診2186人,新增死亡53人,疫情有趨緩現象。

        由於214日的情人節在望,許多商家都期望政府放寬限制,好讓她們有機會爭取一點生意哦。不過都會區計畫委員會主任Marc Draisen認為,放寬限制很可能讓人們開始對病毒掉以輕心,覺得疫情已經沒那麼嚴重,可以多出去了,但在疫情未完全消除之前,最好還是謹慎小心些。

Baker-Polito Administration Awards Nearly $174 Million in Grants to 4,043 Additional Small Businesses for COVID Relief, Increases Capacity Limits for Businesses and Other Activities

Over $450 million in direct financial support has been awarded to 9,900 small businesses; Capacity limits for most sectors increased to 40%

BOSTON — Today, the Baker-Polito Administration announced approximately $173.9 million in awards to 4,043 additional small businesses in the sixth round of COVID relief grants administered by the Massachusetts Growth Capital Corporation (MGCC). This program is focused on serving businesses that have been most impacted by the pandemic, including restaurants, bars, caterers, personal services and independent retailers.

The Administration also announced that effective Monday, February 8th at 5:00 AM, businesses can operate at 40% capacity. This is an increase from an existing order limiting capacity to 25% for many businesses that expires Monday.

Beginning when the order expires, restaurants and close contact personal services will also be allowed to operate at a 40% capacity limit.

Additionally, the Administration announced that current restrictions limiting gathering sizes to 10 persons indoors and 25 persons outdoors would remain in place for the present time.

All other orders and safety guidance remain in place throughout the Commonwealth as the state continues to fight COVID-19 and vaccination ramps up in all regions.

COVID-19 SMALL BUSINESS GRANT PROGRAMS 

To date, the Baker-Polito Administration has awarded more than $450 million in direct financial support to 9,900 small businesses. This funding has been made available through a $668 million business relief fund set up in December, as well as a $50.8 million fund for small and diverse businesses included in the economic recovery package announced in October. 

In parallel with the awards announced today, MGCC is engaging with applicants to the Small Business and Sector-Specific Grant Programs that meet sector and demographic priorities but are missing certain documents that are necessary to be considered for an award. Those applicants will be contacted beginning today, February 4th, and MGCC will work with those businesses over the coming weeks to finalize their applications.

SECTOR-SPECIFIC CAPACITY RESTRICTIONS

Effective Monday, February 8th at 5:00 AM, those businesses and other sectors in Massachusetts currently limited to 25% capacity following an across the board capacity reduction on December 26, 2020 will be permitted to increase to a 40% capacity limit. Businesses and activities affected by the adjustment include:

  • Arcades and Recreational Businesses
  • Driving and Flight Schools
  • Gyms/Health Clubs
  • Libraries
  • Museums
  • Retail
  • Offices
  • Places of Worship
  • Lodging (common areas)
  • Golf (indoor areas)
  • Movie Theaters (no more than 50 people per theater)

In addition, restaurants and close contact personal services will now be allowed to operate at a 40% capacity limit, which reflects an increase from the 25% limit imposed in December. As under the current 25% limit, workers and staff will not count towards the occupancy count for restaurants and close contact personal services.

The Commonwealth remains in Phase 3, Step 1 of the Baker-Polito Administration’s reopening plan.

Phase 3, Step 2 businesses, including indoor performance venues and indoor recreation businesses like roller rinks and trampoline parks, remain closed.  

GATHERING LIMITS

The current gathering limits, in place since December 26, are being extended. Indoor gatherings and events will remain limited to 10 people. Outdoor gatherings and events will remain limited to 25 people. The gathering limits apply equally to private homes, event venues, and other public spaces.

Click here to read the read the updated gatherings order.

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