COVID-19 New Hampshire Business Resources

The Falls Chamber of Commerce is actively monitoring the evolving situation with regard to the threat that COVID-19 presents to our state. To help our members and the greater community navigate this challenging time, we have compiled a number of resources from sources including but not limited to, the BEA, BIA, SBA, and SBDC

NH Re-Opening Guidelines

View the full list of NH Re-Opening Guidelines by Industry

View the full list of NH Essential Businesses

For a comprehensive list of essential functions, please refer to Emergency Order #17, Exhibit A

Public Health and Support

New Hampshire Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS) provides services to ensure the health and well-being of citizens during a layoff. Dislocated workers can discuss healthcare options, apply for food stamps, cash assistance, medical assistance, childcare and medical savings. Individuals can apply online at NHEasy or by calling 603-271-9700.

State Resources

COVID-19 Overview Dashboard is a high-level snapshot that shows key New Hampshire COVID-19 metrics on a single screen.

FAQs regarding COVID-19 Guidance for businesses.

Direct Contact for Business Support, one New Hampshire's Business Retention specialists, can provide assistance to businesses affected by COVID-19 through custom and personal counseling. FAQs regarding the Coronavirus COVID-19 virus and pubic health.

Unemployment Resources for employers who need to recruit, and retain, their workforce, including Job Match; NH Works

General Travel and Quarantine Guidance for general travel and employers,  and screening and exclusion criteria.

The Small Business Development Center: (SBDC) provides highly individualized, advising and education, to NH businesses at no cost. SBDC’s team of advisors can help businesses apply for SBA Economic Injury Disaster Loans, prepare for relief measures as they are introduced, and discuss concerns related to cash flow, staffing, marketing, accounting, supply chain interruptions, and more. Visit SBDC’s COVID-19 Assistance page for best practices and guidance from business advisors.

Business Finance Authority: Business loan programs administered by the NH BFA include small-business loan guarantees, the Capital Access Program, the Guarantee Asset Program, and the Working Capital Line of Credit Guarantee. In addition, the NH BFA offers finance programs designed to help local or regional economic development organizations recapitalize or expand to stimulate business movement to the state.

Community Development Finance Authority (CDFA): Grants, Loans and Tax Credits to assist municipalities, nonprofits and businesses to meet their current and ongoing needs, up to $500,000.

NH Insurance Department: The Department provides information for consumers as well as for business owners on how their respective insurance policies may cover or be affected by COVID-19.

NH Secretary of State: The New Hampshire Secretary of State is responsible for recording all required information regarding business and entities operating in New Hampshire.

Healthy Business, Healthy Workplace: Guidance from the Centers for Disease Control for mitigating and preventing the spread of COVID-19    

Workplace Preparedness:  CDC - keeping your business open and your employees safe

Workplace Preparation Guidance:  US DOL Occupational Safety and Health Administration

    NH SBDC is the leading resource for business advising and education for small to medium businesses in the Granite State. Their advisors meet with small business clients from all sectors seeking advice on financing, improving operations, management infrastructure, business sustainability best practices, bringing new products to market, and where to start in launching a new business or purchasing/selling an existing one. Whether you are in the early stages of a creating a business or are well-established, you can benefit from SBDC’s no-cost, individualized, expert business advisingFor more information and to check out their webinars and online courses, visit Request an appointment with an advisor by clicking below. Please indicate that you heard about SBDC from your Chamber of Commerce.


    Funded in part through a Cooperative Agreement with the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) and through assistance provided by the State of New Hampshire. The NH SBDC is an outreach program of the UNH Peter T. Paul College of Business and Economics in conjunction with SBA, the New Hampshire Department of Business and Economic Affairs, the University of New Hampshire, and the private sector.


    The Falls Chamber of Commerce is a professional association of businesses in  the falls area.  We are the catalyst that facilitates business growth , prosperity, partnership and success for our members. 



    Emerson Doiron, Executive Director
    office hours by appointment: 472 High Street, Somersworth NH 03878


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