COVID-19 Business Resources

The COVID-19 pandemic and the resulting social distancing precautions are impacting our local economy.  We understand the stress that our businesses and workers are facing given the uncertainty of this outbreak and the disruption of our normal schedules.  The purpose of this site is to communicate important information and share business resources to enable you and your employees to stay safe and informed during these uncertain times.

The most up-to-date information about the virus in Lowell can be found at LowellMa.gov/coronavirus

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You can contact our Team directly at DoBizInLowell@LowellMA.gov or here.

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Initiatives & Programs

Creative Restaurant Marketing during COVID-19
COVID-19 presents an unprecedented challenge for restaurants but also an opportunity for them to be creative with their online marketing.  In partnership with Susu Wong of Tomo360, our office will present two FREE webinars on Creative Restaurant Marketing in 2020.

First Webinar
Wednesday, April 1, 2020 @ 9:00 - 10:00 AM
REGISTER in advance for this meeting.

Second Webinar
Wednesday, April 8, 2020 @ 9:00 - 10:00 AM
REGISTER in advance for this meeting. 

Restaurant Curbside Parking Program

The City of Lowell has implemented a special Restaurant Curbside Pickup Parking space allocation. Restaurants may apply for a meter bag and sign indicating the space has been allocated for customer curbside pickup only.  Click here for additional details about the program or click here for an application.  If you have additional questions, please contact Parking@LowellMa.gov. 

Business Impact Survey
Please take a few minutes to complete this survey to help us document and understand COVID-19 impacts on our local economy.  These results will help inform mitigation and recovery programming. 

Restaurant Registration Form
If you area restaurant and/or food business and are currently open, please let us know and we will be glad to promote your business hours and services on our website and social media channels. 

Local Artists Registration Form
Our local artists are small business owners and are a big part of our local economy. Please take a few minutes to fill out our registration form to help us promote your websites and online shops. 
Technical Assistance
Contact the individuals below to schedule a conference call for technical and language assistance for any program or initiative:
  • ENGLISH, please contact Christine McCall at 978-674-1432 
  • PORTUGUESE, please contact Maria Dickinson at 978-674-1435
  • SPANISH, please contact the Entrepreneurship Center @ CTI at business@commteam.org
Financial Resources for Businesses
Unemployment Information