COVID-19 (Coronavirus) Assistance

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Asssistance for Businesses

SBA Economic Injury Disaster Loan Program Approved

The Coronavirus (COVID-19) disaster incident period began 1/31/2020 and is ongoing. SBA Economic Injury Disaster Loan Declaration was certified in early April, due to business having suffered substantial economic injury as a result of the COVID-19 disaster.

Businesses can apply for SBA loans at https://www.sba.gov/funding-programs/disaster-assistance. Commerce representatives will be available via a new Live Chat function from 9 a.m.-4 p.m., Monday-Friday at https://kansascommerce.gov/covid-19-response.

Additional Resources for Businesses

Small Business Administration

The Small Business Administration (SBA) recently approved Economic Injury Disaster loans for Kansas businesses due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

Businesses can apply for SBA loans at https://www.sba.gov/funding-programs/disaster-assistance. Commerce representatives will be available via a new Live Chat function from 9 a.m.-4 p.m., Monday-Friday at https://kansascommerce.gov/covid-19-response.

FEMA

Businesses are encouraged to track reimbursable COVID-19 expenses using the FEMA Incident Command System Reimbursement Form (ICS 214)

U.S. Department of Labor

The U.S. Department of Labor provides resources to help workers and employers prepare for the COVID-19 virus, including the effects on wages and hours worked under the Fair Labor Standards Act and job-protected leave under the Family and Medical Leave Act. Wage questions can be asked at: 866-487-9243. Visit the U.S. Department of Labor Coronavirus page for more information.

U.S. Chamber of Commerce

The U.S. Chamber of Commerce has published the Coronavirus Small Business Survival Guide on their web site. The page contains all COVID-19 related small business information in one place.

Kansas Department of Commerce

The Kansas Department of Commerce COVID-19 Response page provides access to critical news, tools and resources for Kansas businesses. The page is updated as more information becomes available. 

COVID-19 Flyers & Posters

Sedgwick County offers COVID-19 related flyers and posters for businesses and employers.

Assistance for Workers

Kansas Unemployment Benefits & COVID-19

Kansas workers who are unemployed more than one week due to layoffs and temporary store closings in response to the Coronavirus pandemic may qualify for unemployement benefits. Visit the https://www.getkansasbenefits.gov web site for more information.

KansasWorks

KansasWorks, due to the impact of Coronavirus, now provides services virtually for Kansas workers. Customers can call 316-771-6800 or access the chat feature on Kansasworks.com.

U.S. Department of Labor

The U.S. Department of Labor has resources to help workers prepare for the COVID-19 virus, including the effects on wages and hours worked under the Fair Labor Standards Act and job-protected leave under the Family and Medical Leave Act. Wage questions can be asked by calling 1-866-487-9243. Get more information at https://www.dol.gov/coronavirus.