COVID-19 Community Response
News and Information
Shelter in Place
The Shelter in Place (AKA Stay at Home) order directs all residents to remain at their place of residence, except to perform an Essential Activity. People at high risk of severe illness from COVID-19 are urged to stay in their residence except as necessary to seek medical care. Everyone shall practice social distancing while performing essential activities by remaining at least 6 feet of distance from everyone other than household members.
To read the news release click: https://bit.ly/Stayhomekc
To read the order click: https://bit.ly/StayathomeUGorder
Latest Information from The Unified Government
Handy database of restuarants offering curbside pickup. To get added to this list, email email@example.com.
Let people know you are open and doing take out. Midtown signs is offering discounted 2×2 sign frames with panels in them for restaurants – banners – temporary window graphics.
KCSourceLink created a portal of business resources—and business resources specific to the coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak—to help you stay informed, safe and sane.
Use their portal to check on updates on small business assistance, remote business workshops, tips for communicating to your team and your customers, and applying for funding. Also has hotline at 816-235-6500
The Kelly Administration has established the Hospitality Industry Relief Emergency (HIRE) Fund to provide bridge loans for Kansas’ hospitality sector during the COVID-19 crisis.
Governor Kelly is committed to providing support to our state’s small businesses, and she understands this pandemic is an especially serious challenge for the hospitality industry. In order to sustain operations for this sector, the administration has allocated $5 million for a round of bridge loans to hospitality businesses.
The Unified Government Board of Commissioners approved temporary changes to the Small Business Grant for 2020 to help reduce the financial strain on our local businesses as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic. The maximum grant amount businesses can apply for is $5,000.
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).
As Community Development Financial Institution, if your small business is experiencing difficulties during this time due to the loss of customers and income, supply chain disruption, or other issues, you can reach our to discuss options for accessing capital and how AltCap can support you.
A number of resources are offering DAILY food pickup, especially for children and displaced workers:
If you are not working or working reduced hours due to COVID-19, you may be eligible for
Unemployment Insurance (UI) benefits.
During this time the Kansas Department of Labor is offering special allocations, including waiving the waiting week requirement and not having to look for other work if you are unemployed due to COVID-19.
More information can be found at the Kansas Unemployment benefits website, found here: https://www.getkansasbenefits.gov/Home.aspx
BPU (electric/utility company) will not disconnect service for non-payment as customers and communities during this time of hardship with the coronavirus. This applies to residential and business customers. Customers who are financially impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic can set up payment arrangements by calling 913-573-9145.
Wyandot Center’s therapy and case management services have been modified to be provided by telephone and telehealth. Call 913-328-4600, Monday through Friday from 8:30am to 5:00pm.