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
Families First Coronavirus Response Act (FFCRA) Payroll Tax Credit Federal tax relief for small to mid-sized businesses
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
Small Business Administration (SBA) Disaster Loan Federal emergency loans for businesses and nonprofits
Wichita Community Foundation Emergency Fund A community fund for nonprofits and individuals
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.
Center for Disease Control Communication Resources
Mar. 19 | Article: Wichita Chamber: Customer Communication Tips in Time of Crisis | Read
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
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
List/Post A Job
Mar. 24 at 10 a.m. | Kansas Manufacturing Solutions: Coronavirus in the Workplace and the Families First Coronavirus Response Act | View Recording
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
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Filing for Unemployment
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
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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