COVID-19 UPDATES

Reopening Guides

Open the attached documents for reopening orders from the State of MO and guidelines from the Dunklin County Health Department

Governor Parson Announces Launch of New Economic Recovery Dashboard.  Visit the dashboard at: https://showmestrong.mo.gov/dashboard/ 

Governor Parson's Show Me Strong Guiding Principles to Missouri's Recovery Plan https://showmestrong.mo.gov/

PPE Resources and Marketplace https://health.mo.gov/living/healthcondiseases/communicable/novel-coronavirus/ppe.php

Kennett Info

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.

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

SBA Disaster Loan Assistance

The U.S. Small Business Administration is offering designated states and territories low-interest federal disaster loans for working capital to small businesses suffering substantial economic injury as a result of the Coronavirus (COVID-19). Upon a request received from a state’s or territory’s Governor, the SBA will issue under its own authority, as provided by the Coronavirus Preparedness and Response Supplemental Appropriations Act that was recently signed by the President, an Economic Injury Disaster Loan declaration. Source: https://covid19relief.sba.gov/#/

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

MO Workforce and Department of Labor

Businesses: follow this link for information from Vickey Bonney the Workforce Coordinator for the Southeast Region of Missouri

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

DHSS

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.

DHSS COVID-19 webpage https://health.mo.gov/living/healthcondiseases/communicable/novel-coronavirus/


 
 
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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