Navigating Covid-19 for Businesses

Resources for Opening

Resource
Host Organization
How To Contact
Description
Cedar Rapids Business Reopen Toolkit
City of Cedar Rapids, Economic Development Team
A resource plan to assist businesses in their re-opening tasks and trajectory
Cedar Rapids FAQ Website
City of Cedar rapids, Economic Development Team
Answers to Frequently Asked Questions regarding repoening tips and practices in Cedar Rapids
Public Health Guidance for Businesses That Provide Direct Services to Clients
Iowa Department of Public Health
A resource for client-facing businesses regarding re-opening

Business Resources

Resource
Host Organization
How To Contact
Description
COVID-19 Vaccine Information
HEDCO and Linn County Public Health
A resource with relevant vaccine distribution information.
COVID-19 Vaccine Business Registry Updates
HEDCO and Linn County Public Health
An update regarding the Linn County Public Health business registry for vaccine distribution.
Small Business Update Webinar
U.S. Chamber
A webinar on how the latest federal stimulus bill may affect your business. U.S. Chamber chief policy officer Neil Bradley will provide updates on PPP, new tax credits, EIDL grants and more
Covid-19 Vaccine Rollout Details
Iowa Department of Health
Iowa's vaccine rollout plans and other details important to business recovery
Federal Relief Package Information
Build Back Better
Details regarding President Biden's American Rescue Plan
Paycheck Protection Program Reopens
SBA
The PPP provides loans to help businesses keep their workforce employed during the Coronavirus (COVID-19) crisis
First Time Borrowers- Paycheck Protection Program Reopens
SBA
The PPP provides loans to help businesses keep their workforce employed during the Coronavirus (COVID-19) crisis. This resource is for first-time borrowers.
Second Draw Loans- Paycheck Protection Program Reopens
SBA
The PPP provides loans to help businesses keep their workforce employed during the Coronavirus (COVID-19) crisis. This resource is for second draw borrowers.
Face Covering Guidelines
Center for Disease Control
Guidelines from the CDC regarding face coverings and provisions for critical workers that may have been exposed to the novel coronavirus
OSHA COVID-19 Resource Website
Occupational Safety and Health Administrations (OSHA)
Guidance from OSHA regarding business re-openings and how to prevent the spread of COVID-19
State of Iowa's Resource for COVID-19 Information
State of Iowa
Literature from the State of Iowa regarding the COVID-19 outbreak
Debt Relief for Existing and New SBA Borrowers
CARES Act/U.S. Small Business Administration
Information for business owners on SBA loan
Business Tax Relief
CARES Act/U.S. Small Business Administration
Business tax relief information and provisions for business owners
Families First Coronavirus Response Act
Department of Labor
Resources outlining relief aid for workers affected by the global pandemic
Grant - Bartender's Guild
Bartender's Guild
Resources and information on aid for those employed in the hospitality industry
Workforce for Businesses & Employee Assistance Impacted by a Lay Off or Reduction in Hours
City of Cedar Rapids, Community and State Partners
PDF
Workforce information for those who have experienced a job change or layoff in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic
Iowa Small Business Relief Fund (1-7 Employees)
Empower Money
Provisions for small business owners in Iowa that are otherwise unable to receive or ineligable for federal or state aid
Restaurant Industry-Resource Directory
Iowa Restaurant Association
Specific information for restaurants regarding re-opening and operation practices due to COVID-19 and government requirements
Alcoholic Beverages Industry-Resource Directory
State of Iowa Alcoholic BEverages Division
Resource for businesses that serve alcoholic beverages and information how various licenses and operations will be affected
Iowa Income Tax Extension
Iowa Department of Revenue
Literature surrounding information regarding tax deadline extensions in the state of Iowa
Unemployment Insurance Resources
Iowa Workforce Development
Information for employers and employees from Iowa Workforce Development
Daily Health Screening Tool
Iowa Department of Public Health
An infographic to assist employers and emploees in health screening on daily basis
COVID-19 Outbreak Guidance for Business
Iowa Department of Public Health
Information for businesses that experience a COVID-19 outbreak in their workplace, as well as information on cleaning and disinfecting.
Small Business Counseling and Business Development
Kirkwood Small Business Development Center
Multiple resources for small businesses to help them navigate the pandemic and it's economic impacts
Iowa Business Recovery Page
Iowa Economic Development Authority
Guidance on how to navigate various event cancellations, postponements, and business closures
Mental Health Tools for Employers, Employees
Foundation 2
Resources to assist those in need of mental health services during this time.
Human and Social Services-Funding Sources and Directory
United Way of Johnson and Washington Counties
Assistance for families needing support as the outbreak continues to affect communities
Hiawatha COVID-19 Business Reopening Toolkit
HEDCO
A toolkit from the city of Hiawatha to ensure the safety and wellbeing of residents and business owners as reopening occurs
Paycheck Protection Program Loan EZ Forgiveness Application
U.S. Small Business Administration
The PPP EZ application requires fewer calculations and less documentation for eligible borrowers.  Details regarding the applicability of these provisions are available in the instructions to the new EZ application form. 
Paycheck Protection Program Loan EZ Forgiveness Application
U.S. Small Business Administration
The revised, borrower-friendly Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) loan forgiveness application implementing the PPP Flexibility Act of 2020, signed into law by President Trump on June 5, 2020.
Small Business Utility Disruption Prevention
Iowa Economic Development
Funds to assist small businesses who have been impacted by COVID-19 and are facing hardships in paying their utility bills.
Iowa Restaurant and Bar Relief Grant Program
Iowa Economic Development Authority
Governor Reynolds has allocated $40 million in federal CARES Act funds to provide financial relief for eligible restaurants and bars that were impacted during the COVID-19 pandemic.

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