COVID-19 Resources and Information

Federal Resources

US Treasury PPP Information – April 9

The United States Department of Treasury continues to provide resources to answer questions and provide support for businesses that are looking to utilize the Payroll Protection Program.

They have recently released a FAQ document to address common inquiries and requests for information pertaining to the Paycheck Protection Program (PPP).

Also, they have provided an easy to use link on Treasury website that allows users to find an eligible lender for PPP. As new lenders become eligible they are added.

Paycheck Protection Program

The Paycheck Protection Program prioritizes millions of Americans employed by small businesses by authorizing up to $349 billion toward job retention and certain other expenses.

Small businesses and eligible nonprofit organizations, Veterans organizations, and Tribal businesses described in the Small Business Act, as well as individuals who are self-employed or are independent contractors, are eligible if they also meet program size standards.

Paycheck Protection Program Guide to Forgiveness

On May 20, the U.S. Chamber published a new Paycheck Protection Program Guide to Forgiveness.  Like our previous guides, this document provides businesses with an easy to understand explanation of what they need to do to apply for forgiveness of their PPP loans.  Click here to download the guide.  Please note, this guide will be updated as new guidance is issued by the Dept. of the Treasury.

Guide to the Employee Retention Tax Credit

The Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act created a new employee retention tax credit for employers who are closed, partially closed, or experiencing significant revenue losses as a result of COVID-19. Here is a guide to it from the US Chamber.

Families First Coronavirus Response Act and the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security Act (CARES Act)

An overview of Resources that are now available through the Families First Coronavirus Response Act and the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security Act (CARES Act)

Family First FAQ from Department of Labor

Information for Independent Contractors and Self-Employed Individuals

The guide for independent contractors and self-employed individuals is available at uschamber.com/ICguide. The Spanish version of the guide can be found at uschamber.com/ICGuideESP

Unemployment Insurance – Provisions in CARES Act

Video from Indiana Department of Workforce Development  April 8

OSHA and CDC Information

OSHA: Safety and Health Topics / COVID-19

Hand Washing

Guidelines from the CDC on Hand Washing

State of Indiana Resources

Governor Holcomb’s Plan to Reopen Indiana

Details on the plan announced May 1

Indiana Face Covering Requirement, July 27

CARES Act Update June 2020

Gov. Holcomb approved $30 million in federal funding made available through the CARES Act to small business restart grants, helping accelerate the speed of economic recovery activity by providing working capital to cover certain expenses related to the global pandemic. Eligible Indiana small businesses can seek reimbursement for up to 80% of qualified expenses, such as rent/mortgage payments, utilities, lease payments for real or personal property, and safety investments, such as personal protective equipment (PPE) and infrastructure improvements. More information is available at https://backontrack.in.gov/2377.htm

Indiana-COVID-19-Resource-Guide

Indiana Small Business Development Center offers the  Indiana-COVID-19-Resource-Guide. It helps explain the difference between the federal programs, who is eligible, and what your business owners should do now to strengthen their business resiliency.

Indiana State Department of Health (ISDH) COVID-19

Updates from ISDH

Personal Protection Equipment Available

As we continue the process of reopening in a purposeful and sensible way, The state of Indiana is making personal protection equipment (PPE) available through the Indiana Economic Development Corporation (IEDC). Today they have opened up the state’s PPE Marketplace. The items available include masks, sanitizer, and face shields. These items are currently free of charge to businesses registered to do business in the state of Indiana with the Indiana Secretary of State.

This link will take you to the PPE Marketplace,  https://www.backontrack.in.gov/ppemarketplace.htm, which has the information on the items, qualifications, quantities, and the order form.

City of Elkhart Resources

City of Elkhart COVID-19 Resources and Assistance

 

Back to Work Resources

Beacon Health System’s Getting Back to Business Playbook

Safe Return to Work for Indiana’s Manufacturing, Logistics, and Warehousing Sectors: Keeping our Hoosier workers safe so they can restart the state

Elkhart County Resources

Elkhart County COVID-19  Resources

Elkhart County is here to help

Mask Mandate, 6-29-2020

Elkhart County Mask Mandate_ Eng 6-29-20
Elkhart County Mask Mandate_ FAQ Eng 6-29-20
Public Health Order No. 01-2020 – Business Sign (English – Fillable) 6-29-2020
ECHD_Health Officer_PSA 6-30-2020- English
Elkhart County Mask Update – Spanish 6-29-2020
Elkhart County Mask Mandate_FAQ Spanish 6-29-20
ECHD_Health Officer_PSA 6-30-2020 – Spanish
Public Health Order No. 01-2020 – Business Sign (Spanish – Fillable) 6-30-2020

Releases from Elkhart County Department of Emergency Management or Elkhart County Health Department

Back to School Order 8-07-2020
Back to School order PSA 8-07-2020

ECHD back to school recommendation 7302020
ECHD back to school recommendation 7302020 Spanish

Long-term Care Facility Visitation Restriction, 7-17-20

FREE COVID Testing Sites, 6-26-20

Elkhart Testing Sites, 6-26-2020
Elkhart Testing Sites Spanish, 6-26-2020
Goshen Testing Sites, 6-26-2020
Goshen Testing Sites Spanish, 6-26-2020

CO 2020-18 Commissioners Endorsing Health Department Recommendations 6-15-20
Message from the Health Officer, 6-17-20
Message from the Health Officer-Spanish, 6-17-20
Updated Data by Zip Code, 6-16-20
Updated Data by Zip Code Spanish, 6-16-20

ECHD Face Coverings Guidance, 6-12-20
ECHD Face Covering Guidance FAQ, 6-12-20

Living with COVID, 6-11-20
Living with COVID (Spanish), 6-11-20
ECHD Corona Virus Study, 6-4-20
ECHD Corona Virus Study – Spanish, 6-4-20

Opening the Economy Has Risks, 5-27-20
Elkhart County Data-By Zip Code, Demographics of Positive Cases And Deaths 5-22-20

Stage 3 Openings, 5-21-20
Testing in Elkhart County, 5-20-20
National EMS Week, 5-19-20

Absentee Voting in Elkhart County, 5-18-20

Why we can’t say it enough, 5-12-20

Back On Track Stage 2.5 and Beyond 5-10-20
Masks, Social Distancing and Churches, 5-8-20
Back On Track Stage 2 Reopening Guidelines 5-4-20

Testing Site: Spanish speaking and uninsured 5-1-20

Testing Site: Concord Mall Site-uninsured and Spanish Speaking (English Version) 5-1-20
Returning to Work 5-1-20
Elkhart County Testing Sites 4-29-20

Building Water Startup Guidance
Disinfectants 4-24-20
Restaurants Owners and Consumers 4-22-20
Domestic Violence and Child Abuse 4-20-20
Property Tax Payments – 4-15-20

Return to Work Information – 4-14-20

Executive Order 20-18 Information – 4-7-20

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