Non-Business Related Resources during the COVID-19 Crisis

On top of our business resources, Opus Consulting Group has put together this list of resources that may assist you and your employees through the COVID-19 Pandemic. We will continue to update this blog post on a regular basis.

Please contact us if you have any questions.

WORKER COMPENSATION ASSISTANCE:

Waiting periods have been waived and you do not need to actively look for work if your reason for applying is because of COVID-19.

UTILITIES & RENT ASSISTANCE

Cut-offs for residential non-payments suspended for the following New England utility companies:

HEALTH ASSISTANCE

FITNESS AND WELLNESS ONLINE SERVICES

RESTAURANT INDUSTRY SPECIFIC RESOURCES

  • National Restaurant Association – Provisions specific to restaurants, food service establishments and their employees in the CARES act.
  • One Fair Wage – Emergency fund for all hospitality and gig economy workers. Currently fundraising to refill the fund but still accepting applications.
  • Another Round Another Rally – Relief fund for all industry employees, providing $500 grants.
  • Restaurant Opportunities Centers United – Relief fund for all industry employees.
  • Restaurant Workers Community Foundation – National relief fund for industry employees. Read their FAQ here.
  • USBG National Charity Foundation – Apply for Bartender Emergency Assistance Program. You do not need to be a member of USBG to receive aid.
  • Golden Rule Charity – Grant fund for hospitality workers who have been in the industry for at least 6 months. Money is distributed to vendors instead of directly to the applicant (i.e. to your landlord if you apply for help with rent).
  • James Beard Foundation – Emergency relief fund to begin accepting applications in the next few days. Visit the JBF website to add your information and express interest in an application when they go live. For more information fill out this form.
  • Lift Your Spirits – Grant for US industry employees who receive the majority of their income from hospitality jobs. First come first serve. Grant applications available on their site.