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The novel coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak is creating a challenging business climate in our area and across the country. Your continued success is important which is why we have put together a list of resources to help you lessen how the pandemic affects your business, and your employees. We’ve also gathered some links to resources that may be helpful for employers in general
The Northcoast Small Business Development Center is providing regular updates and resources on their page.
Read previous: North Coast Small Business Pandemic Updates
We have published a Business and COVID-19 Special Edition - the Greater Eureka Chamber of Commerce shares resources and messages from our community leaders. Click on the cover graphic to read more about support and information for community resilience.
The Humboldt County Office of Emergency Services asks for the participation of every Humboldt business to complete its COVID-19 Economic Impact Survey.
The purpose of this survey is to capture current, ongoing, and cumulative data on the total amount of economic loss for businesses in Humboldt County due to COVID-19. This survey is an electronic version of the Disaster Economic Impact worksheet for businesses and is meant to be taken on a bi-weekly basis. Completing this survey will provide data that will be used in the total claim submitted by Humboldt County for disaster relief. Please note that your information will be confidential and not be made public.
Reduced Work Hours
Employers experiencing a slowdown in their businesses or services as a result of the coronavirus impact on the economy may apply for the UI Work Sharing Program. This program allows employers to seek an alternative to layoffs. Visit Work Sharing Program to learn more about its benefits for employers and employees, and how to apply.
Because many people are concerned about potential exposure to COVID-19, we want to let you know how to access our services if you think you have been exposed and are experiencing fever and respiratory symptoms.
Click the financial resources graphic for a comprehensive menu of help being offered through local financial institutions. Stay tuned for listings of grants, low-interest loans, payment help, and much more.
Do you have a marketing strategy in place for your business amidst covid-19? Here's some tips and a great article by Retail Strategies to help you navigate through these difficult times.
Helpful information about the novel coronavirus, COVID-19 from St Joseph Health
Please call ahead before coming in person to one of our physician clinics, urgent care centers or emergency departments. You can find phone numbers for our providers and locations at www.stjosephhealth.org.
See a provider virtually using Express Care Virtual*. With this service, you can visit with one of our providers via online video from the comfort of your home, seven days a week.
Use our new online coronavirus assessment tool. We developed this “chat” tool to help you assess your risk and to connect you with a provider virtually if you are at a higher risk for the virus.
By calling ahead or connecting with us online, we can talk with you about seeking care, including options for testing, while minimizing the risk of exposing yourself or others through an in-person visit.
For more helpful tips visit the St Joseph's Coronavirus site