Coronavirus Update 5.28.20
Coronavirus update 5/28/20

Governor Baker,
We are the Commonwealth's second largest private employer. Our dining rooms have been closed for 75 days. We have no information. We need to know what is going to be required of us in order to safely reopen and we need a date. Our industry was shut down overnight, it cannot be turned back on without notice and information.
-The Massachusetts Food and Beverage Industry

Washington DC
House Passes PPP Fixes, Senate needs to hear from you
The Paycheck Protection Flexibility Act makes desperately-needed improvements for restaurants with PPP loans, including:
  • greater flexibility in how a restaurant can use a PPP loan
  • longer time for a restaurant to use a PPP loan
  • improvements to the rehiring deadline to allow a PPP loan to be forgiven
The bill was approved overwhelmingly in the House, but it has an uncertain path in the Senate. They need to hear from you  now  to pass this bill, fix the PPP, and preserve our restaurants. 
Click   here   to contact your Senators and make your voice heard!

MRA Webinar Series
The MRA has launched a series of on-demand webinars the will focus on a different aspects of the re-open process. 

Today's webinars: 
How to Effectively Return Your Workforce During COVID19
This webinar speaks to key considerations for employers returning employees to work and offer some best practices for managing employees in the time of COVID. This seminar is presented by Attorney Amy Carlin, a Partner at the Employment Law Firm Morgan, Brown and Joy 

Common Sense Suggestions and Planning the Logistics of Reopening
“To Rebuild Trust, You Can Only Reopen Once, You Have To Get It Right The First Time!” This seminar presented by Christopher Muller, Ph.D. Principal, Gastronomical Adventures Consulting

All MRA Webinars can be found on demand here:

Massachusetts Restaurant Association
160 East Main Street, Suite 2, Westborough, MA 01581
Phone: (508) 303-9905