Coronavirus, Covid 19, Business Resources
This page is not intended to provide breaking alerts or health updates. Please use these resources for those needs:
- Kansas Emergency Management: Information portal for the State of Kansas
- Miami County Health Department
- Miami County Emergency Alerts: Updates from county government regarding response and emergency status
- City of Louisburg: Changes in service and local updates
- City of Paola: Changes in service and local updates
- City of Spring Hill: Changes in service and local updates
- City of Osawatomie: Changes in service and local updates
Regulations regarding face coverings:
Please note that the face covering requirements may be in flux at the end of March and the first few days of April as various state and county regulations may change.
- City of Paola: The City Council has repealed its ordinance requiring face coverings effective April 21, 2021.
- City of Spring Hill: The city follows Johnson County’s emergency protocols for both sides of the county line. As such, they have adopted an order requiring face coverings through April 30. Information on when it applies and related exemptions are available on the city’s website. A sign template is available from the city here. Johnson County government is offering a series of educational templates for businesses to use. They are available here.
- City of Osawatomie: The City Council has adopted an ordinance requiring face coverings. Information on when it applies and related exemptions are available on the city’s website.
In summary, operations within the cities of Paola, Spring Hill and Osawatomie currently have local guidance requiring face coverings. Operations within the City of Louisburg or the unincorporated portions of the county do not have state or local requirements. Businesses may place their own restrictions on operations. Some industry types may still have CDC guidance that needs to be followed.
Business owners need to evaluate what local guidance is in place for members of the general public along with potential industry specific requirements. The CDC's industry guidance is available here. The state's industry guidance is available here. The CDC offers free, educational materials and templates on their website.
Testing and Vaccinations:
Testing: Kansas Department of Health and Environment is currently offering free COVID testing. Information on current locations and hours is available here.
Vaccinations: The Miami County Health Department is gathering information from persons interested in receiving the vaccine. You can sign up via their survey here.
Also on this page:
AltCap COVID Relief Fund: A new $5 million loan pool has been created for loans up to $100,000. Priority will be given to small businesses in retail, food service, arts and entertainment, hospitality, healthcare not directly involved in the COVID-19 response, fitness, personal service and transportation.
Artist Relief Fund: A national organization, Artist Relief will distribute $5,000 grants to artists facing dire financial emergencies due to COVID-19
Child Care Impact Grants: The Child Care Impact Grants program, established by Child Care Aware of Kansas in partnership with the Kansas Departments of Health and Environment and Children and Families, is intended to provide financial support for eligible child care programs to address facility and other demonstrated needs related to COVID-19 mitigation, health and safety. Applications are being taken until April 15, 2021.
Employee Retention Tax Credit Program, US Chamber of Commerce: Summary of the application process
Evergy Assistance Programs: The region’s provider of electrical service is offering grants to nonprofits
Kansas Emergency Rental Assistance: This program assists renters with their housing and utility payments. Property owners must verify the person's status.
Main Street Lending Fund, US Treasury: Summary of the application process
Paycheck Protection Program, US Treasury: Summary of the application process
Restaurant Revitalization Fund, National Restaurant Association: Funded by the American Rescue Fund Act
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Interim Guidance for Businesses: Workplace guidance for employers
Equal Employment Opportunity Commission: Guidance regarding Covid-19 and non-discrimination laws.
Pandemic Unemployment Assistance: Unemployment assistance for those who are self-employed, independent contractors, "gig" workers such as Uber and Lyft drivers, employees of religious organizations whose employment has been impacted by COVID-19 or those who lack sufficient work history to file a claim or have been disqualified for state benefits but who are impacted directly by COVID-19
Kansas Attorney General: Report price gouging
Kansas Department of Health and Environment: An index of frequently asked questions and recommendations by industry type
Kansas Department of Labor: Resources of employers regarding workplace safety, the shared work program and filing for potential unemployment claims. Resources for workers impacted by reduced hours or layoffs
USDA: Frequently asked questions and resources regarding COVID-19 and food production, inspections, loans, plant and animal health guidelines and more
Small Business Administration: Business emergency plans
Woman’s Foundation: Webinars and updates regarding efforts to support women-owned businesses.
Crafting a Profit and Loss Statement: This financial report lets you know your company’s profitability. SCORE’s free online course will help you create a P&L.
Personal Financial Statement: This document provides lenders with an overview of your personal assets and liabilities SCORE has a free template for you to download.
Tax Deadlines: IRS deadlines