This page is a compilation of safe and approved COVID-19 information sites, links to SBA loans, and top CDC-recommended tips that small business owners can take to mitigate risk, protect employees and support customers during the COVID-19 pandemic.
Starting yesterday. the state has shifted to a two-phase system called “Healthy Washington — Roadmap to Recovery” (details are here on the Governor’s medium.com page) and the chart is here.
SBA Economic Injury Disaster Loans
The SBA will work directly with state Governors to provide targeted, low-interest loans to small businesses and non-profits that have been severely impacted by the Coronavirus (COVID-19). The SBA’s Economic Injury Disaster Loan program provides small businesses with working capital loans of up to $2 million that can provide vital economic support to small businesses to help overcome the temporary loss of revenue they are experiencing.
Coronavirus Response Kit
The U.S. Chamber of Commerce offers a coronavirus response kit with a compilation of the CDC’s recommendations for businesses and workers across the country. Key points include:
- Determine if flex working is an option
- Create an employee communication plan
- Decide how to handle absenteeism
- Coordinate with local and state officials
- Make a business continuity plan