Cape Cod Commission Enhances COVID-19 Resources
As COVID-19 continues to impact our communities, the Cape Cod Commission has created a number of new tools and strategies to assist residents, business owners, non-profit organizations, and municipalities.
Cape Cod COVID-19 Data Dashboard
The Cape Cod Commission created the Cape Cod Covid-19 Data Dashboard to provide demographic and economic data for Cape Cod towns, non-profit organizations, and businesses recovering from the economic impacts of COVID-19. The dashboards include regional and town data (when available) on population demographics, unemployment trends, rooms and meals tax revenues, employment, housing, and seasonality.
Economic Impacts of COVID-19: Survey issued to Cape Cod business owners
The Cape Cod Commission and the Cape Cod Chamber of Commerce have issued an online survey to Cape Cod business owners to better understand the current and anticipated economic impacts of COVID-19. Data collected through this survey will be used to support economic recovery now and in the coming weeks and months, and can be leveraged by businesses, towns, and other organizations in future grant applications and reports.
Business owners are asked to share their experiences and answer specific questions on topics including business closure, revenue loss, seasonality, employment impacts, and the need for assistance.
COVID-19 Municipal Planning Strategies Toolkit
With the Commonwealth’s recent plan to allow a gradual reopening of the economy, and with the summer season approaching, the Cape Cod Commission seeks to support local businesses and communities as they face new challenges opening and operating.
Doing so will require businesses to modify their operations and develop new business plans. This COVID-19 Municipal Planning Strategies Toolkit provides information for Cape Cod towns on how they can support the needs of local businesses as they operate during this period of social distancing requirements. It contains strategies to accommodate the new operational standards and includes examples from other municipalities that have expanded opportunities for businesses to offer their goods and services during the COVID-19 pandemic.