The Braintree Chamber of Commerce hosted its second COVID-19 update with Mayor Kokoros, State Senator John Keenan and members of the real estate community on May 11.
Meeting by video conference, participants discussed the pandemic’s impact on residential and commercial renters and landlords as well as the broader business community. Incoming Braintree Chamber chair Kim Kroha led the meeting.
Coronavirus update from Town Hall
The mayor reported that 78 Braintree residents have died of Covid-19 to date, and 65% of cases are in nursing homes and long-term-care facilities. The number of new cases is declining, although the numbers are “far higher” than could have been anticipated at the start of the crisis.
The mayor expressed his commitment to working closely with business owners to reopen safely after the governor lifts restrictions and issues guidelines.
“We want everyone to get back to work, but we also don’t want everyone to get exposed,” the mayor said. Given that Braintree’s numbers are higher than the state average, the town likely will require stricter measures than those ordered by the state, he added.
Braintree’s elected officials briefed members of the local business community in a videoconference hosted by the Braintree Chamber of Commerce on April 27.
The virtual meeting featured Mayor Charles Kokoros, Town Council President Shannon Hume and Braintree’s two state senators: Walter Timilty and John Keenan. Here is the recap:
Thanks to outreach from the Braintree Town Council, the list below shows how local restaurants and small businesses are continuing to serve Braintree through the coronavirus COVID-19 situation.
These organizations are employers, taxpayers and integral parts of the community. Many of them have given generously to Braintree’s schools, youth groups and nonprofit organizations.
Now they need residents’ support more than ever. You can help them by ordering takeout and purchasing gift certificates.
About This List
The Braintree Chamber of Commerce is happy to support the Town Council’s work by updating this list here on our website. If you own a Braintree business and have an update, email firstname.lastname@example.org and email@example.com. You do not need to be a member of the Braintree Chamber to be listed here during the coronavirus situation.
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