COVID-19 Resources and Information
US Treasury PPP Information – April 9, 2020
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 (updated March 2021) 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.
- For a top-line overview of the program CLICK HERE
- If you’re a lender, more information can be found HERE
- If you’re a borrower, more information can be found HERE
- The application for borrowers can be found HERE
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)
Information for Independent Contractors and Self-Employed Individuals
Unemployment Insurance – Provisions in CARES Act
Video from Indiana Department of Workforce Development April 8, 2020
OSHA and CDC Information
Guidelines from the CDC on Hand Washing
State of Indiana Resources
CLAIMANT FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS for COVID-19 work-related issues
Back on Track Indiana announced May 1, 2020
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 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.
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
Back to Work Resources
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
New COVID Orders April 6, 2021
AMENDED COVID Mitigation Orders March 8, 2021
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
FREE COVID Testing Sites, 6-26-20
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
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
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
Greater Elkhart Chamber Recent E-newsletters
Conference Call with Representative Walorski
Conference Call with Senator Young
Loans, Debt Relief, and Tax Relief – 4-1-2020
From the Chambers in Elkhart Co – 3-31-2020
Supporting Next Steps – 3-30-2020
COVID-19 US Senate Stimulus Package Information – 3-26-2020
Indiana Stay-At-Home Order – 3-23-2020