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Small Business Info Sessions on Indoor Ventilation Best Practices during COVID-19

The City worked with Environmental Health and Engineering, Inc. to provide small businesses with information on common approaches to improve indoor ventilation designed to help protect people during the current Pandemic.

This new program provided two opportunities for businesses to receive assistance. The first opportunity was sector specific question and answer info sessions. These sessions provided Cambridge small businesses a chance to ask experts in public health and mechanical systems questions and receive information to assist in the safe operation of the business’ facilities. These sessions were open and could include up to 100 businesses per session.

The second opportunity was small group follow-up sessions. These were half-hour sessions that provided a small group of businesses with time to ask questions that are specific to their location. These sessions were limited to six (6) businesses per session, and were offered on a first come, first serve basis.

Sessions were free and only available to Cambridge businesses. If you are not interested in a session, but would like some general resources, check out the Suggested Guidance for Small Business Ventilation Memo. Click here for a PDF copy of the Suggested Guidance Memo. 

The materials and information provided at the sector specific question and answer info sessions and small group follow-up sessions are not created by the City of Cambridge and the City of Cambridge does not adopt any positions contained therein.  Any questions on the materials and information provided should be directed to EH&E and not the City of Cambridge.

Opportunity #1: Question and Answer Information Sessions

Click here for a PDF copy of the Question and Answer Information Session Presentation. 

Session One: COVID-19 Control Strategies for Personal Services and Fitness Sectors

  • When: Friday, February 26, 1:00 p.m. – 2:00 p.m.
  • Where: Online. After registration, businesses will receive a link to access the online session and instructions on the platform.
  • This session is for salons, barbershops, spas, gyms, and other personal service businesses that have questions related to COVID-19 control strategies for indoor operations.
  • Click here for the a link to the recorded session (coming soon). 

Session Two: COVID-19 Control Strategies for Restaurants & Cafes

  • When: Wednesday, March 3, 2:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m.
  • Where: Online. After registration, businesses will receive a link to access the online session.
  • This session is for restaurants, coffee shops, and other food related businesses that have questions related to COVID-19 control strategies for indoor operations.
  • Click here to watch the recorded session.

Session Three: COVID-19 Control Strategies for Retail & Small Office Establishments

  • When: Friday, March 12, 11:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
  • Where: Online. After registration, businesses will receive a link to access the online session.
  • This session is for retailers and small office-related businesses that have questions related to COVID-19 control strategies for indoor operations.
  • Click here to watch the recorded session. 

Opportunity #2: Small Group Follow Up Sessions

Six small group sessions were limited to six (6) business owners per session, first come, first served. They were held from February 26 - March 12, 2021.  

For more information

The Question and Answer Information Sessions were recorded and the links are above. If you are unable to see a recorded session or have questions of the program, please contact Pardis Saffari at psaffari@cambridgema.gov or 617-349-4654. 

 

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