COVID-19 UPDATES

Kennett Chamber of Commerce Office is closed to outside visitors.  Staff are available M-F 9 a.m.-4 p.m.  Call 573-888-5828 or email info@kennettmo.com for service.

Economic Injury Disaster Loans are now available to small businesses in Missouri
▶️Apply for a disaster loan: https://disasterloan.sba.gov
▶️More Coronavirus resources for small businesses: https://www.sba.gov/coronavirus

The U.S. Treasury Department, Internal Revenue Service, and the U.S. Department of Labor announced that small and midsize employers can begin taking advantage of two new refundable payroll tax credits, designed to immediately and fully reimburse them, dollar-for-dollar, for the cost of providing coronavirus-related leave to their employees. https://www.dol.gov/newsroom/releases/osec/osec20200320

CARES Act Small Business Loan info: https://www.uschamber.com/sites/default/files/023595_comm_corona_virus_smallbiz_loan_final.pdf

Many Kennett restaurants and stores are offering delivery, drive through, or curbside pickup.  For a complete list of Kennett restaurants (some with menus), stores and their contacts visit : visitkennett.com

MO DHSS has activated a statewide public hotline at 877-435-8411 for citizens or providers needing guidance regarding COVID-19.  This hotline is operated by medical professionals and is available 24/7.

Businesses:  Has your business been impacted by the Coronavirus?  Check out the FAQ page at https://labor.mo.gov/coronavirus for information about avoiding layoffs, unemployment, workers’ compensation and more.

Individuals who need to apply for Unemployment Benefits due to COVID-19 do not have to apply at the Job Center unless you do not have internet/computer access or if you have questions.  You can apply at UINTERACT uinteract.labor.mo.gov. 

Youtube video on how to apply for unemployment benefits https://youtu.be/yjspqVgB_Po

Families First Coronavirus Response Act: The Department of Labor has issued guidelines on paid leave relating to COVID-19:
https://www.dol.gov/agencies/whd/pandemic/ffcra-employee-paid-leave
https://www.dol.gov/agencies/whd/pandemic/ffcra-employer-paid-leave
https://www.dol.gov/agencies/whd/pandemic/ffcra-questions

Department of Labor FFCRA Poster: https://www.dol.gov/sites/dolgov/files/WHD/posters/FFCRA_Poster_WH1422_Non-Federal.pdf


 
 
Kennett Chamber of Commerce
P.O. Box 61 • 1601 First Street • Kennett, MO 63857
573.888.5828 • Fax: 573.888.9802
Email: info@kennettmo.com
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