In response to the COVID-19 pandemic, EBP assisted the Nantucket Economic Survey Team (NEST) conduct an online survey to organizations with activities on the island.
The survey assessed how organizations have been impacted by COVID-19, how they are responding, what they anticipate happening, and what support they need. The survey opened on April 3rd and closed on April 15th, 2020. It received 442 total responses, representing an estimated 42% of all establishments on Nantucket.
The information gathered from the survey will be used to advocate for support from state and federal agencies, provide necessary information for ongoing decision making related to local impacts, and assist in developing appropriate programs and activities to help businesses and organizations weather the storm. A series of follow-up surveys will assess how organizations are doing in their response and recovery.