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Cape Cod Commission and Cape Cod Chamber of Commerce Launch Second Survey of COVID-19 Business Impacts

Media Contacts:

Kristy Senatori, Cape Cod Commission Executive Director | 508-362-3828
Wendy Northcross, Cape Cod Chamber of Commerce CEO | 508-362-8610
Sarah Colvin, Cape Cod Commission Communications Manager | (508) 744-1271

Cape Cod Commission and Cape Cod Chamber of Commerce Launch Second Survey of COVID-19 Business Impacts

Survey seeks to better understand the impacts of COVID-19 amid reopening

For Immediate Release (August 7, 2020) – Building on an effort launched earlier this summer, the Cape Cod Commission and the Cape Cod Chamber of Commerce have issued a second online survey to Cape Cod business owners to understand the continuing impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic.

The initial survey responses provide data to inform the region’s economic recovery that can be leveraged by businesses, towns, and other organizations in future grant applications and reports. This second survey aims to capture new data from businesses in an effort to dive deeper into the impacts of COVID-19 during Cape Cod’s peak summer season.

“For many of our small businesses, now is the time to bring in the revenue that will sustain them all year,” said Wendy Northcross, Cape Cod Chamber of Commerce CEO. “Survey responses will show how the pandemic is impacting our businesses during this peak time and will help us refine a strategy for recovery.”

The survey again addresses businesses’ operational and workforce impacts. Business owners are also asked to share information about resources they have leveraged or are still needed to aid in recovery efforts.

“Data collected from our first survey laid the groundwork for strategic recovery,” said Cape Cod Commission Executive Director Kristy Senatori. “This new data will provide critical information from businesses and organizations during our region’s busy summer season.”

Responses are held confidentially and results reported out in aggregate. Business owners, including past survey participants, are encouraged to respond.

The Cape Cod Businesses: Economic Impacts of Covid-19 survey is available here:

The results of the first survey are posted here: 



The Cape Cod Commission is the regional land use planning, economic development, and regulatory agency for Barnstable County, Massachusetts. It was created in 1990 to serve the citizens and 15 towns that comprise Cape Cod. The Commission works toward maintaining a healthy balance between economic progress and environmental vitality. “Keeping a special place special” describes the agency’s mission to protect the region’s unique qualities. The 19-member volunteer Cape Cod Commission board represents a wide spectrum of the community and provides oversight for a staff of 40 professionals. For more information, visit