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Wichita Resource Center on COVID-19


The safety, health and well-being of our community is of utmost importance during this challenging time. We all can play an important role in slowing the spread of the coronavirus (COVID-19) and hopefully limit the impact on our region.

While the current health crisis has temporarily changed the way we do business, our commitment to collaboration for the advancement of the Wichita region remains strong. We are a resilient region with a shared dream of prosperity for all. 

Facebook Small Business Grants Financial support for small businesses

Details Here

Families First Coronavirus Response Act (FFCRA) Payroll Tax Credit Federal tax relief for small to mid-sized businesses

Details Here     

More Information
U.S. Department of Labor FFCRA Questions and Answers

Mar. 24 at 10 a.m. | Webinar: Kansas Manufacturing Solutions: Coronavirus in the Workplace and the Families First Coronavirus Response Act | Register
Mar. 20 | Webinar: Martin Pringle Law Firm: Families First Coronavirus Response Act | View Recording

Hospitality Industry Relief Emergency (HIRE) Fund Short-term, zero-state interest loans for the hospitality sector

Details Here     Apply Here

***UPDATE*** on Mar. 24

Due to the overwhelming initial response, we regret to announce that all our initial funds available through the HIRE Fund have been allocated at this time. However, we are keeping our form open and will continue to collect information from Kansas hospitality businesses on the losses they are facing due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

ICT Bar Rescue Fund Fund for Wichita hospitality workers

Details Here      Donate Here     Apply Here 

Small Business Administration (SBA) Disaster Loan Federal emergency loans for businesses and nonprofits

Details Here      Read Before You Apply    

More Information
Mar. 23 | Wichita Chamber: Small Business Administration Disaster Loan Information | View Recording | Read FAQs

Wichita Community Foundation Emergency Fund A community fund for nonprofits and individuals

Details and Apply Here

 

Sedgwick County is Seeking Local Business Support to Fight COVID-19

In response to the coronavirus pandemic, Sedgwick County officials are asking local businesses to help provide needed equipment and supplies including: 

  • Protective face masks
    • N95 masks
    • Surgical masks
  • Non-latex, medical gloves
  • Hand sanitizer
  • Surface cleaners
  • Non-permeable/fluid resistant gowns
  • Nasopharyngeal specimen collection – swab and viral transport medium 

The County has been working with local, state, and federal partners on acquiring equipment for local health care and public safety partners. Supplies have come in, but more are needed. 

“We are not getting the supplies we need to protect our health care system and first responders,” said Commission Chairman Pete Meitzner. “We know that our business community is innovative and determined. Hopefully they can assist us and support our community during this pandemic.”    

Businesses willing and able to help should contact Sedgwick County Emergency Management at (316) 660-5959.

 

Communications

Center for Disease Control Communication Resources

Mar. 19 | Article: Wichita Chamber: Customer Communication Tips in Time of Crisis | Read

General

Kansas Global Trade Services on COVID-19 and Global Trade Expert Roundup
Kansas Small Business Development Center FAQs

Mar. 30 at 10 a.m. | Webinar: Kansas Small Business Development Center: Small Business Updates on COVID-19 Disaster Resources | Register
Mar. 27 | Webinar: Wichita Chamber with Daniel White of AGH: Dealing with Difficulty and Uncertainty as a Business and as a Business Manager | View Recording
Mar. 24 | Webinar: Kansas Small Business Development Center: COVID-19 Best Business Practices | View Recording

Healthcare Information

Center for Disease Control on COVID-19 for Employers
Kansas Department of Health and Environment on COVID-19

Human Resources

Mar. 31 at 1 p.m. CST | Webinar: USI & ThinkHR: COVID-19 Update and Employer FAQ | Register
Mar. 23 | Webinar: Foulston Siefkin LLP: An Employer's Guide to Coronavirus | View Recording | View Presentation Slides
Mar. 20 | Webinar: USI & ThinkHR: COVID-19 HR Guidance and Best Practices | View Recording
Mar. 17 | Webinar: AGH: Workplace Response to COVID-19 | View Recording

Legal

Mar. 25 | Article: The Kansas Chamber with Hinkle Law Firm: COVID-19 FAQs - What Employers Need to Plan For | Read
Mar. 24 | Sedgwick County Stay-At-Home Order

List/Post A Job

Workforce Centers
Nation Job

Manufacturing

Mar. 24 at 10 a.m. | Kansas Manufacturing Solutions: Coronavirus in the Workplace and the Families First Coronavirus Response Act | View Recording

Mental Health

Center for Disease Control on Managing Stress & Anxiety in relation to COVID-19

Unemployment Insurance

Kansas Department of Labor on Mass Filing
Kansas Department of Labor on Shared Work Program

Workplace Environment

OSHA on Preparing Workplaces for COVID-19
U.S. Department of Labor on Families First Coronavirus Response Act: Questions and Answers
U.S. Department of Labor on COVID-19 and FMLA Questions and Answers
U.S. Department of Labor on New Employer Extended Family & Medical Leave Requirements under FFCRA

Mar. 22 | Article: Center for Disease Control: What every American and community can do now to decrease the spread of the Coronavirus | Read
Mar. 17 | Webinar: Martin Pringle Law Firm: Coronavirus & the Workplace | View Recording
Mar. 6 | KDHE: Interim Guidance for Businesses and Employers to Plan and Respond to Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) | Read

 

Can you be a resource to other employers? Submit your webinars and articles here.

 

Community Resources

City of Wichita on COVID-19
Sedgwick County Health Department on COVID-19
United Way of the Plains

Family Resources

Kansas Department of Health & Education Family Action Plan
Kansas Health Foundation Family Resources

Filing for Unemployment

Kansas Department of Labor on Filing for Unemployment
U.S. Department of Labor on Employee Paid Leave Rights under the Families First Coronavirus Response Act (FFCRA)

Healthcare

Center for Disease Control on COVID-19 Symptoms
Center for Disease Control on What To Do if You Are Sick

March | Article: Kansas Department of Heath and Environment: COVID-19 (2019 Novel Coronavirus) | Read

Job Openings

Daily Job Postings with Workforce Centers
Nation Job Job Postings

Mental Health Resources

Center for Disease Control on Managing Stress & Anxiety in relation to COVID-19

Mar. 21 | Article: KVC Hospitals: To Address the Severe Bed Shortage for Children's Mental Health in Kansas, KVC Hospitals Adds 92 Beds | Read


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you be a resource to others in the community? Submit your webinars and articles here.

 

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