We are committed to doing our part to assist our investors, partners and communities during COVID-19

During this time, we are still here to assist you and your business. We’ve added a listing of business resources that are currently being offered at every level of government. Please check back frequently for updates.

This page is not intended to provide breaking news or health alerts. Please use these resources for those needs:

Kansas Emergency Management: Information portal for the State of Kansas

Stay up-to-date with city, county and state news: http://www.gardnerkansas.gov/discover/resident-resources/coronavirus-covid-19-updates-information

Kansas Plans to Reopen in Phases: Click here to view the plan

NEW: Governor Kelly Announces Masks Must be Worn Statewide Starting July 3 – learn more

The Kansas Essential Functions Framework (KEFF), are guidelines to determine which businesses provide functions considered “essential”. To learn learn more about KEFF , click here.

Johnson County has issued an Emergency Public Health Order effective March 24, 2020. To read the full order for Stay at Home and Social Distancing Requirements.

Business Resources

Paycheck Protection Program Resumes. The second round of loans will initially accept First Draw PPP loan applications from participating CFIs, which include Community Development Financial Institutions (CDFIs), Minority Depository Institutions (MDIs), Certified Development Companies (CDCs), and Microloan Intermediaries. Click here to learn more. 

Regional Survey on the Economic Impact of COVID-19  – learn more

State of Kansas COVID-19 Response and Recovery online portal – click here

Click here to learn about Kansas Gas Service COVID-19 Resources

Department for Children and Families Announces Hero Relief Program: Learn more about child care subsidies to eligible health care workers, first responders and other essential workers

What you need to know about the SBA Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) – click here

Click here to earn more about the programs and initiatives in the Coronavirus Aid, Relief and Economic Security (CARES) Act

The SBA is now issuing COVID-19 Economic Injury Disaster Loans for businesses. To learn more and to apply, click here.

Employer’s Guide for COVID-19 including Human Resource information: https://www.kansassbdc.net/covid19?fbclid=IwAR1JYuuDeu9fVjVyelPTAz7O3YbNbM-7GpmONTGRYBC9NLkvQRYTpih8lRU

Watch the Small Business  Updates on COVID-19 Webinar presented by Kansas Small Business Development Center and JCCC

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Interim Guidance for Businesses: Workplace guidance for employers

Kansas Corporation Commission: Waiver of utility disconnects until April 15

IRS Tax Relief for Disaster Areas: While a payment extension has been granted for individual taxpayers, the filing deadline remains in place.

Kansas Department of Health and Environment: An index of frequently asked questions and recommendations by industry type.

Kansas Department of Labor: Resources of employers regarding workplace safety, the shared work program and filing for potential unemployment claims. Resources for workers impacted by reduced hours or layoffs

Kansas Attorney General: Report price gouging

Small Business Administration: Business emergency plans

Small Business Administration: Disaster Loan Assistance program.