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The Small Business Administration (SBA) released a toolkit offering guidance for businesses and employers to plan and respond to Coronavirus. They also offer the Economic Injury Disaster Loan program that provides small businesses with working capital loans of up to $2 million that can provide vital economic support to small businesses to help overcome the temporary loss of revenue they are experiencing.
Federal Small Business Administration Disaster Loans are now available for Nebraska’s Businesses effected by Covid-19.
These loans will be available directly through the SBA – plus many local lenders have been learning more about these programs and may be able to help you.
If you have not already done so – be sure to communicate with your lender about any difficulties you are having or expect to have – Many banks are extending lines of credit and providing other assistance in this difficult time. Do not be afraid to seek help!
Gov. Ricketts has issued an Executive Order to Loosen Unemployment Insurance Eligibility Requirements.
The Nebraska Department of Labor is waiving the required work search requirement and the one week wait period for unemployment benefits for those who are unable to report to work due to closure or illness. The employer fee for short-term benefits is also waived. In addition, the State has expanded its Short-Time Compensation program to help reduce or prevent layoffs by providing prorated unemployment benefits to those still working but who have had their hours reduced.
More information can be accessed on the Department of Labor’s website at:
If you are needing to temporarily lay-off your employees these resources are for you. Don’t Be Afraid to Call and Ask Questions to ensure you get the paperwork done right.
U.S. Chamber of Commerce:
The U.S. Chamber is working to inform and equip businesses with the most important and up-to-date information to prevent the spread of the virus and prepare businesses for the near and long-term impact.
U.S. Department of Labor:
The U.S. Department of Labor provides information on common issues employers and employees face when responding to influenza, pandemics, or other public health emergencies. Information for Employees and Employers
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) provides extensive information and updates on how to prevent community spread. Below is specific guidance for community organizations, businesses, and event planners.