Town of Barnstable staff is working from home to help our businesses get
ready to reopen successfully, to recover from this crisis, and to move towards a
stable and prosperous future. Town staff is listening to and working with our
businesses, residents, the Economic Development Task Force (a Town Council
presidential subcommittee) and other community partners on developing an
Economic Recovery Plan.
First, we are preparing to assist Barnstable businesses in all industry sectors to reopen as safely and as quickly as possible when allowed by the Governor. The second phase of the plan will be centered on policies and actions that can strengthen our community through efforts to support local businesses, promote community health and nutrition, ensure high-speed connectivity for residents and businesses, and address housing needs for homeowners and renters at all income levels.
Phase I - Reopening
Temporary Outdoor Business Guidelines & Application
The Town has released guidelines for temporary outdoor business expansion, including outside dining and retail space. The guidelines represent a streamlined approach to multi-department approval. Applications will be reviewed by staff, Zoom meetings scheduled as needed, and, where required, on-site inspections conducted to finalize approved layouts.
For questions, please contact Maggie Flynn, Permit Coordinator, at
Hyannis Main Street Temporary Pedestrian and Outdoor Business SpaceInformation on Hyannis Main Street Modifications
Submit CommentsWe are looking at ways the Town can support our local businesses. If there are ways we can help you succeed in the coming days, months, and in the long-term, please reach out and share your suggestions with us. Submit your suggestions below or feel free to reach out to Town staff.
Contact Information – Town Staff
Business Resources and Other Assistance: Gloria McPherson, Planning & Economic Development Coordinator, firstname.lastname@example.org, 508-862-4701
Permitting Guidance and Questions: Maggie Flynn, Permit Coordinator, email@example.com, 508-862-4679
General Questions: Elizabeth Jenkins, Planning & Development Director, Elizabeth.firstname.lastname@example.org, 508-862-4735
The Town of Barnstable looks to the Governor for guidance on reopening. Reopening information and Mandatory Workplace Safety Standards from the Massachusetts Department of Public Health can be found here.
Ready to Reopen: A Playbook for Your Small Business
U.S. Chamber of Commerce
Center for Disease Control Guidance for Sectors, Worker Safety and Support, Cleaning & Disinfecting, Communication Resources
Mass Design Group – Role of Architecture in Fighting COVID-19