COVID-19 - Coronavirus Updates
The Staff and Board of Directors of the Midstate Chamber of Commerce are here for you during this challenging time. Every facet and segment of business is being impacted by the Coronavirus pandemic - you are not alone. We operate as a small business and share your concerns. We have always been a credible and trusted source for information and we will continue to be as we all work together to move forward. We are receiving regular updates from our officials at the local, state and federal levels, and will continue to share those updates as quickly as possible...
- *NEW* Reopen CT | Testing Strategy and Implementation - information includes: Guiding principles for statewide testing; Expand statewide testing program; The state’s reopen goals/timeline; Testing objectives and population goals
- Re-Open Guidelines for Specific Sectors and Self Certification Requirements - Please note all businesses subject to these guidelines are required to self-certify prior to opening May 20th. The certification system will be online next week, and a link will be added at that time. Self Certify HERE
REGIONAL WATER AUTHORITY URGES REOPENING BUSINESSES TO FOLLOW DPH’S RETURN TO SERVICE FLUSHING GUIDANCE - Flushing internal plumbing can help remove stagnant water from buildings that have gone unused
- Federal "CARES" COVID-19 Emergency Loans Small Business Guide - Checklist
- Local Information: For Meriden Businesses in English & Spanish | Meriden Info | Wallingford Info | Berlin Info
- State of Connecticut Business Resource Page | CT DECD: Department of Economic & Community Development | Updates and links for SBA Assistance; Filing Extensions; Unemployment Assistance
- Guidance for Businesses and Employers CDC recommended guidance for employers, including advice for developing a response plan and steps that all employers can implement now.
- CT Artist Relief Fund
- SCORE Resource HUB
- Facebook Small Business Grants
- FedEx Small Business Grants
- FinTech Companies Approved by SBA for Funding Programs
- Constant Contact Small Business Support
- UKS - Updike, Kelly Spellacy COVID-19 Response Team & Resources
- IRS: Employee Retention Credit | designed to encourage businesses to keep employees on their payroll. The refundable tax credit is 50% of up to $10,000 in wages paid by an eligible employer whose business has been financially impacted by COVID-19 - Restrictions Apply if Other Relief is Being Received.
- HOW TO APPLY for SBA Disaster Loan Assistance | VIDEO Courtesy of CEDF: Community Economic Development Fund | Additional Resources Including Articles & Podcasts
- SBA Disaster Loan Assistance | Information & Application for Businesses & Non-Profits
- Resources from EANE: Employers Association of New England | Webinars, Slides & More COVID-19 Tools for Businesses
- NEW! Staying Healthy in Mind, Body and Spirit During a Crisis | Courtesy of Hartford Healthcare
- Restrictions on Workplaces for Non-Essential Businesses. Effective on March 23, 2020 at 8:00 p.m. and through April 22, 2020: What is Essential? What Businesses are Exempt?
- Responses from CT Business Survey (summary of responses from March 17-March 22): 5 Minute (or less) Business Survey - Please Complete ASAP
- Pandemic Guidance | A brief outline of how to prepare before and respond during a pandemic by Ready.gov, official website of the Department of Homeland Security.
- Key planning recommendations for Mass Gatherings in the context of the current COVID-19 outbreak: Interim guidance | A guide outlining key planning considerations for organizers of mass gatherings in the context of the COVID-19 outbreak, by the World Health Organization (WHO) (Feb 14, 2020)
- CT Recovery Bridge Loan | To provide emergency cash flow relief to small businesses and nonprofits negatively impacted by the coronavirus, Connecticut is now offering qualifying organizations with 100 or fewer employees access to no-interest loans. ***AS OF 3/27, DECD IS NO LONGER ACCEPTING APPLICATIONS***
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