3.31.20 St. Joseph Shelter in Place Declaration and Press Release (Check to determine if your business is essential or non-essential.) For more in-depth explanation of essential or non-essential, see the Department of Homeland Security description.
CARES Small Business Guide and Checklist — Your Questions Answered in Easy to Read format, Payment Protection Program
Payment Protection Program — One Sheet Flier from the Department of Treasury
Employee Retention Tax Credit Guide — U.S. Chamber of Commerce
U.S. Small Business Administration’s Economic Injury Disaster Loan Program. Businesses may request up to $2 million in SBA assistance to pay for fixed debts, payroll, accounts payable and other expenses that cannot be met due to the loss of business during the COVID-19 outbreak. For more information, or to apply online, visit: SBA – Coronavirus (COVID-19): Small Business Guidance & Loan Resources
Missouri Department of Labor
COVID-19 FAQ for Businesses and Workers – Unemployment, Workers Compensation Info
If the company is reducing hours but still operating, the Shared Work Program may be a good option. This allows employees to work few hours and receive unemployment benefits for the days they are not scheduled to work. More info here.
If a person is on temporary or permanent layoff, here is the link to file an unemployment claim.
If the person is permanently separated from an employer there are workforce training options and support which is explained in this Employment Transition Team video.
If a company wants to speak to a workforce coordinator about any of the above, the can contact Becky Weiderholt, Workforce Coordinator
Families First Coronavirus Response Act: Employee Expanded Family and Medical Leave Rights — Who is Eligible and What’s Required
Summary of Families First Coronavirus Response Act — Murphy Taylor Siemens & Elliott P.C.
U.S. Chamber of Commerce — Guidance for Employers
Small Business Development Center — check this site for all things related to small business, including COVID-19 resources.
Legal Advice – Polsinelli
COVID-19 What Your Business Needs to Know (Contractual Remedies, Commercial Contracts & More)
Tax Advice — CLA
The coronavirus pandemic has affected all areas of the country. In response to this crisis, the federal government is instituting changes to the tax payment deadline. However, the IRS did not extend the deadline to submit your tax return. Read the article here.
Missouri Enterprise Free Webinar Series — various topics, check them out.
City of St. Joseph Shopping Advisory — Please Post
Health & Safety
Centers for Disease Control (CDC)
Keeping Workplaces, Schools, Home and Commercial Establishments Safe
Latest Case Summaries, General Info on Symptoms and Health Tips
U.S. Department of Health & Human Services
U.S. Food & Drug Administration