Mass Restaurant Assc. COVID Update for May 28

May 28, 2020
Massachusetts Restaurant Association

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 

To view recording click here: How to Effectively Return Your Workforce During COVID19
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
To view recording click here:Common Sense Suggestions and Planning the Logistics of Reopening
All MRA Webinars can be found on demand here: