Business Resources

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

Payment Protection Program — Info for lenders, borrowers and application can be found here, Department of Treasury. Borrower application direct link here.

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

SBA Economic Injury Disaster Loan Application

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. Department of Labor — Families First Fact Sheet for Employees, Fact Sheet for Employers and Questions and Answers addresses critical questions.

U.S. Chamber of Commerce — Small Business Resources Surviving Coronovirus

U.S. Chamber of Commerce — Guidance for Employers

OSHA Standards and COVID-19

Small Business Development Center — check this site for all things related to small business, including COVID-19 resources.

Facebook Small Business Grants Program

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

Online Gift Card Resources for Business: Square, PayPal, Kabbage

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