COVID-19

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We are monitoring the news and information being shared from our county, state and federal government regarding COVID-19 and have created this page to keep you informed about resources available in your place of business and your employment status. We cannot emphasize enough to prepare, not panic and use the information below to help guide you throughout this time.

We encourage you to check this page for updates. We will be providing additional resources to help you make connections and continue business through this challenging time.

If you have a specific need or question, send us your request using the form at the end of this page.


Preparing for Hurricanes During the COVID-19 Pandemic

 
06/18/2020 10:24 AM
Planning for hurricane season and other potential disasters can be stressful, and because the 2020 hurricane season comes during the COVID-19 pandemic, it may be especially so.

Public health and emergency response professionals have advice to help you safely prepare, evacuate, and shelter for severe storms while protecting yourself and others from COVID-19. Here are some tips to help you and your family stay safe during hurricane season this year.... Read more

GET YOUR BUSINESS READY FOR SEVERE WEATHER – HOW TO PREPARE, RESPOND & RECOVER

 
06/14/2020 09:05 PM
A natural disaster will strike no matter where you live in the United States. It’s is not a question of if, but when. But if you’re prepared, the damaging impact of a tornado, flood, earthquake or hurricane can be managed.

A recent webinar conducted jointly by the Small Business Administration (SBA) , the Insurance Information Institute (Triple-I), and the Insurance Institute for Business and Home Safety (IBHS) offered business owners valuable advice on how to plan to withstand a disaster.... Read more

Why a Strong Census Is Key to Strong Businesses

 
06/10/2020 07:59 AM
For an inside look at the growing roster of 2020 Census partners, we asked ReadyNation, part of Council for a Strong America, what motivated the organization to engage its network of more than 2,700 business executives about the importance of responding to the 2020 Census.... Read more

Interactive Dashboards, Maps, Indicators Provide Demographic and Economic Data During COVID-19

 
06/09/2020 07:50 AM
Platforms like the new data.census.gov provide access to the full breadth of available data, but this tool puts key information for this unprecedented and particular task at users’ fingertips.... Read more

Employers can grant paid leave for COVID-19

 
06/02/2020 11:00 AM
Under the Families First Coronavirus Response Act, employers can grant paid leave for an employee to take care of their health needs related to COVID -19 or to care for their family members. This relief helps ensure employees are not forced to choose between being paid or staying home to care for themselves, a child or other family member.

In addition to the relief for employees, businesses can claim two new refundable payroll tax credits for granting paid leave to their employees. The paid sick leave credit and paid family leave credit are available for eligible employers who pay qualified sick leave wages and/or qualified family leave wages from April 1, 2020 through December 31, 2020, and who have fewer than 500 employees.... Read more

Census Bureau Partners With Children-Focused Groups to Promote the Importance of Counting Kids in 2020

 
06/02/2020 09:10 AM
What better way to highlight the importance of counting young children in the 2020 Census than in words and song from Bob the Tomato, Larry the Cucumber and their VeggieTales pals?

Children love to see their favorite characters on TV, online, and in books. Often these characters can teach them key lessons like how to brush their teeth, get ready for bed, and take care of younger siblings.... Read more

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