Dear Members,

This list will be a living document to pull together resources to a single source so you don’t have to spend hours researching to find relevant information to help you through the COVID-19 crisis.

If any of you need assistance with digital marketing, updating your websites, or need signage created, I am currently offering my services for FREE to help. Additionally, if anyone finds any additional resources that should be added to this post, please contact me so I can add it.

My contact e-mail is nelsonf@grandave.com

Sincerely,

Nelson Fox – Contractor

 Grand Avenue Business Association

CITY INFORMATION

City of St. Paul – Regular updates on city regulations, public health information, and information for small businesses & workforce. 

St. Paul Bridge Fund – Grants being offered until April 14, 5 P.M. for small businesses deeply affected by COVID-19. They are providing a flat $7500 grant.

COVID-19 and Unemployment Insurance – For many of you asking questions about whether you will receive benefit charges for former employees applying for unemployment due to layoffs related to COVID-19, this is a great resource. A must read.

3/26/20 St. Paul City Update – Includes information regarding the St. Paul Bridge Fund for small businesses, the shelter at home executive order, scammers preying upon people’s fear of COVID-19, and more.

The Small Business Owner’s Guide to the CARES Act – The programs and initiatives in the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act that was just passed by Congress are intended to assist business owners with whatever needs they have right now. This guide will help you navigate how to capitalize on this.

  

 BAR & RESTAURANT INFORMATION

 Executive Order 20-04: Providing for the Temporary Closure of Bars, Restaurants, and Other Places of Public Accommodation

 National Restaurant Association COVID-19 Resource Page – A great resource page for restauranteurs who are looking for all manner of information on how to survive during COVID-19.

GENERAL BUSINESS INFORMATION

 SBA Small Business Guidance & Loan Resources

 Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) Information Sheet: Borrowers – The federal government has set aside $350B for forgivable loans to small businesses to cover payroll for their employees. Read this guide for information on how you can apply for these loans.

 Do mandatory paid sick leave laws cover COVID-19 absences? If covered, can employers require employees to use paid sick leave? – A guide provided by the National Restaurant Association Law Center

 Economic Injury Disaster Loans – This document will guide you through how you can apply for a special low interest loan to help you through this tough time.