🦺 Resources to mitigate the impact of the Coronavirus (COVID-19) on individuals and businesses in New Hampshire.

For individuals.

Resources for individuals and employees.

Extended unemployment benefits.

The State of New Hampshire expand unemployment benefits to included more people:


File for unemployment online.

File an unemployment claim online.

The unemployment office is busy. Your last name determines when you can file for unemployment.

The unemployment office is busy. Your last name determines when you can file for unemployment.

File for unemployment by telephone.

If you do not live in New Hampshire, assistance is available by phone at 1-800-266-2252, Option #4, Monday through Friday, 9am to 4pm EST.

File for unemployment in-person.

You can visit a NH Employment Security office. There are several in the State. They don't take appointments, so be prepared to wait.

Office Locations

Urban Sitter.

UrbanSitter is offering a 2-months free parent subscription during the COVID-19 outbreak. Parents can find trusted childcare help to support them as they work from home during this period. Every sitter is background checked and UrbanSitter provides parents with as much information as possible to make informed decisions.

UrbanSitter - Open for Business - UrbanSitter.com

For businesses.

Resources for businesses and employers.

NH small business relief grant.

New Hampshire small business may be entitled to a grant to offer losses incurred as a result of COVID-19.

To qualify, you must submit your pre-grant application by May 29.


WMUR Open for Business

Open For Business: List of New Hampshire restaurants, stores, other businesses still open

Is your business still open? Email openforbusiness@wmur.com and include your business's name, a brief description of what you're offering, the hours you’re open and any relevant contact information like a phone number, email address, website and/or social media page link.

State of NH COVID-19 business resources.

The State released a collection for resources for NH businesses.

NH Economy Business Center

NH Stay at Home order from Gov. Sununu.

Issued Mar. 27, 2020. Effective Mar. 28, 2020 12:00 am. Includes detailed descriptions of essential businesses.

SBA coronavirus relief options.

The SBA created a landing page containing multiple tools through which businesses can seek financial relief.

Coronavirus Relief Options

SBA disaster loan assistance.

The SBA is providing low-interest loans to businesses facing a drop-off in revenue.


Disaster Loan Assistance

The above link will take you to the login screen. You may not have an account yet. Above the "User Name" field, there is a tab that says, "Register." Click that to create an account. You can check the status of an existing application at the same website.

SBA local assistance.

Enter your ZIP code and you'll be connected to your local SBA government office.

Small Business Administration

Business pandemic planning checklist.

Use this CDC authored checklist to keep you, your employees, and your customers safe.

Use this CDC authored checklist to keep you, your employees, and your customers safe.


Square help physical retail locations operate online. For business that can no longer host customers in their stores, Square will help them build a bridge to e-commerce; to start selling online, deliver, and ship.

We are refunding all software subscription fees for the month of March for existing sellers who currently use Square Appointments, Retail, Restaurants, Loyalty, Team Management, Payroll, Marketing, and Square Online Store. You don’t have to do anything—we’ll manage the process for you.

Support and Response Resources


Restaurant businesses have some additional resources.

There are some misconceptions about restaurants and whether takeout and curbside pickup are safe. While restaurants and patrons need to take safety precautions, Governor Sununu is supporting them.


Uber Eats.

Uber Eats is a food delivery service. It's waiving delivery fees for independent restaurants in the United States and Canada. It can help restaurants put their food in the hands of customers.


This page also contains a lot of guidance on food safety and may inform messaging to customers.

Square for Restaurants.

Square announced a number of features to help restaurants stay open for business.

...[Square is] releasing curbside pickup, and adding a local delivery feature that will be available later this week. We are also waiving curbside pickup and delivery fees for the next 3 months. We already offer online orders for in-store pickup with no monthly fee.

Get Started with Square for Restaurants

All software subscription fees will be refunded for the month of March, which includes Appointments, Retail, Restaurants, Loyalty, Team Management, Payroll, Marketing, and Online Store. Square will manage the process for you—there’s no need to do anything.

Managing expectations.

Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) Frequently Asked Questions

What the FDA says about the Coronavirus (COVID-19) and food safety. Its guidance can inform messaging to restaurant customers.

Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19)

What the CDC says about coronaviruses, COVID-19, and food safety. Its guidance can inform messaging to restaurant customers.

Education and non-profits.

Software for schools, healthcare, and non-profits.


GoToMeeting is offering 3 months of free site-wide licensing of its video conferencing solution, GoToMeeting, for eligible organizations (health care providers, educational institutions, municipalities and non-profits).

Coronavirus Disruptions: An Offer of Support to our Communities and Customers - GotoMeeting

Google and YouTube.

With students everywhere doing remote learning, Google is doing its part to help. In additions to raising the limits on Hangouts Meet for Education customers, they're introducing a lot of new features and resources to help teachers reach their students.

Helping educators and students stay connected


Notion is a tool for creating collaborative workspaces, wikis, spreadsheets, databases, and more. This wiki was created with Notion. It's free for students and educators.

NH Center for Non-profits.

The NH Center for Non-Profits complied a list of resources for impacted non-profits.

Coronavirus, COVID-19 Resources for Nonprofits

Facebook Workplace.

Most everyone knows how to use Facebook. Facebook Workplace is the same thing, except it's for use by businesses. It's free to non-profits.

Using Workplace to stay connected to your workforce during the coronavirus outbreak.

Tech tools for everyone.

Software to help you get your work done remotely.


Stream is software that works with Zoom. It lets businesses charge for their Zoom webinars. This is great for yoga instructors, painters, and other educators who provide interactive, on-the-spot feedback to their clients. Stream is free to use for 3 events/week with up to 1,000 attendees.



1Password is a tool for storing and sharing passwords. For teams who are working remotely for the first time, it can help close a security hole.

COVID-19 Response - Removing trial limits to help businesses work securely from home | 1Password

Google Hangouts Meet

Google is expanding features of Hangouts Meet, its video conferencing platform, for current customers through July 1st, 2020. Customers can now host larger meetings with up to 250 participants, live stream to 100,000 viewers, and save recordings to Google Drive.

Connecting businesses and educators with advanced Hangouts Meet capabilities | Google Cloud Blog


Box is like Dropbox for the enterprise market. It's a secure file sharing and collaboration platform. It's giving 3 months of free access to its Business plan which includes unlimited storage, mobile access, and advanced user and security reporting.


Microsoft Teams.

Microsoft is giving 6 months of free access to Microsoft Teams. It's a collaboration tool for teams. If you're familiar with what Slack is, you'll find it pretty familiar.

Manage the free Office 365 E1 Trial - Microsoft Teams

Zoho Remotely.

Zoho Remotely is an entire suite of collaboration tools for remote teams. It's free to new customers until July 1, 2020.

Zoho Remotely- The Remote Work Suite From Zoho


Quip helps remote teams collaborate by combining documents, spreadsheets, and chat, so all employees can work together more effectively. Salesforce is making Quip free for any organization globally, through September 30th.

Work From Home With Quip


8x8 Video Meetings is free to all users, and offers 80+ local dial-in numbers (11 toll-free). Users can create a custom URL to host meetings of up to 50 participants without any time restrictions.

Coronavirus (COVID-19) Business Continuity Planning | 8x8

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