Over the past several days, DED and the Governor’s Office have started receiving requests from business owners (including health care practices) for potential resources to assist in navigating COVID-19. This is an evolving list, and I will send additional resources as they become available.

Economic Injury Disaster Loan Program

U.S. Small Business Administration SBA working with state Governors to provide targeted, low-interest loans to small businesses and non-profits that have been severely impacted by the Coronavirus (COVID-19). Working capital loans up to $2 million to help small businesses overcome temporary loss of revenue. https://www.sba.gov/disaster

Environmental Cleaning and Disinfection Recommendations Centers for Disease Control and Prevention https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/community/organizations/cleaning-disinfection.html

Health Insurance – “Coronavirus – What Does My Health Insurance Cover?”Nebraska Department of Insurance 3/11/2020 Consumer Alert regarding communication with major health insurance carriers in Nebraska regarding COVID-19 benefits. https://doi.nebraska.gov/sites/doi.nebraska.gov/files/doc/ConsumerAlertCoronavirus-WhatDoesMyInsuranceCover.pdf

Interim Guidance for Businesses and EmployersCenters for Disease Control and Prevention https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/community/guidance-business-response.html

Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) COVID-19 Guidance
United States Department of Labor/OSHA https://www.osha.gov/SLTC/covid-19/controlprevention.html#health

Short-Time Compensation (STC) Nebraska Department of Labor
Helps prevent layoffs by allowing employers to uniformly reduce affected employees’ hours by 10 to 60 percent while permitting the employees to receive a prorated unemployment benefit. https://dol.nebraska.gov/STC

Unemployment Insurance Benefits
Nebraska Department of Labor
Certain requirements waived in response to COVID-19 (waiting period, requirement that one be seeking work and willing to take a new job, charges waived to employers for providing benefits to former employees).https://www.dol.nebraska.gov/UIBenefits

Economic Injury Disaster Loan Program
U.S. Small Business Administration
SBA working with state Governors to provide targeted, low-interest loans to small businesses and non-profits that have been severely impacted by the Coronavirus (COVID-19). Working capital loans up to $2 million to help small businesses overcome temporary loss of revenue .https://www.sba.gov/disaster

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