April 27th, 2020
State Guidance on the following:
April 21, 2020
Testiowa.com - TestIowa is a new initiative in partnership with our state leaders and private corporations. Our goal is to dramatically increase the rate of COVID-19 testing so Iowans can have better access to testing and help stem the spread of COVID-19 to get us back to normal as quickly as possible.
View video press conferences and news releases from the office of the Governor. Iowa.gov
https://coronavirus.iowa.gov/ - COVID-19 In Iowa website. This page provides information, maps, and resources about the coronavirus response in our local area.
Resources gathered by Iowa Economic Development Authority including financial assistance, Iowa Impact, Financial Guidance, Busines Guidance, Health Recommedations, and Connectivity Resources.
The SBA prepared guidance for businesses and employers to plan and respond to Coronavirus Disease 2019.
Slide presentation from the March 24th webinar.
Apply for an Economic Injury Disaster Loan online via the SBA portal: https://disasterloan.sba.gov/ela/
U.S. Small Business Administration
Processing and Disbursement Center
14925 Kingsport Rd.
Ft. Worth, TX 76155-2243
(The SBA recommends online or email. Mailing the application will add 1-2 weeks to the application process)
May 1, 2020
With the global spread of COVID-19 (the coronavirus disease) the Center for Industrial Research and Service (CIRAS) at Iowa State University is providing educational guides and direct support for our clients to help them plan, prepare, protect, and recover their operations.
Advance Iowa frequently has live webinars via Zoom. And all of their past webinars are archived on their site. You can also follow them on Facebook to get alerts each time they are live.
Online Retail During COVID-19 - April 30
Resources for businesses, communications tool kit, chamber actions and business response.
Guidance and resources for small businesses.
Complete coverage , updated daily with new resources to assist you and your business.
Community Mitigation Strategies and current confirmed cases by county, including demographics. Updated daily. (idph.iowa.gov)
The following interim guidance may help prevent workplace exposures to acute respiratory illnesses, including COVID-19, in non-healthcare settings:
Free webinars designed to provide small business owners with knowledge and trends to help your business grow.
Free web series, March 24 – April 2, 2020
Web series on how you can best lead and operate during the COVID-19 situation. Hosted by McChrystal Group and led by retired 4-Star Gen. Stanley McChrystal.
Rapid response teams have been coordinating with manufacturers globally with the capacity to produce. Within weeks, millions of units of personal protective equipment (PPE) should be available for distribution.
We are working with governments to determine where demand is and where it is most urgent. This is a tool designed to gather data as efficiently as possible to assist in distribution efforts.
Please note this process is rapidly evolving and we are doing our best to be as responsive to emergent needs as quickly as possible. However, please bear with us given the rapidly evolving nature of the pandemic.
The White House announced new telehealth initiatives including expanding Medicare immediately to cover telemedicine. Click here to download a fact sheet with commonly asked questions. Call your doctor's office if you have additional questions.
USA Today answered tons of questions from the public about coronavirus.
Johns Hopkins University is tracking the spread of the coronavirus around the world, including in the U.S. See the below map for the very latest.
Working from Home and Loving it (connectednation.org)
What do I need to work from home due to coronavirus? (theguardian.com)
Checklist For Companies With Remote Employees Due to COVID-19 (Forbes theguardian.com)