Coronavirus Help Links

The Whitley County Chamber of Commerce & Visitors Center seeks to provide the community with access to information and resources to help navigate the rapidly changing economic environment we are currently experiencing due to the Coronavirus. Here are some links to information that might be helpful to you. Please contact us at office@whitleychamber.com if you know of an important resource link not currently shown here.


Job Loss due to Coronavirus

Indiana’s Department of Workforce Development has launched a site to help those who may have lost (or will lose) their jobs due to the coronavirus. www.in.gov/dwd/19.htm


SBA Data Collection for Disaster Loans

The Indiana Small Business Development Center is collecting data on behalf of the State of Indiana to provide more clarity and to work toward the ability to apply for disaster loans from the U.S. Small Business Administration


Tax Relief related to Coronavirus

Find information about tax relief related to Coronavirus here https://www.irs.gov/coronavirus


General Health Information about Coronavirus

For general health information about Coronavirus, visit https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-nCoV/index.html


Indiana Health Department Resources

For the latest information from the Indiana Health Department, visit https://www.in.gov/coronavirus/


Whitley County Health Department Resources

For the latest information from the Whitley County Health Department, visit https://www.whitleygov.com/department/index.php?structureid=16


Indiana Critical Industries Hotline (+1 877-820-0890 or covidresponse@iedc.in.gov): For questions related to what businesses are essential or non-essential through the Governor’s Stay At Home Order. For offers to support the sourcing or production of personal protective equipment (PPE).

Small Business Inquiries: If you are an entrepreneur or small business owner seeking guidance or information on SBA Economic Injury Disaster Loans, please visit the Indiana Small Business Development Center here: https://isbdc.org/indianacovid19smallbusiness/.

Reporting Business Complaints: Employees may file complaints related to COVID-19 at https://www.in.gov/dol/. Concerned citizens should report complaints or activity in violation of the Executive Order by contacting their local health authority, which is tasked with enforcing the mandate. The list of local health departments is available here: https://www.in.gov/isdh/24822.htm.

Unemployment.IN.Gov: For employer and employee questions related to filing for unemployment in Indiana. Information, resources, FAQs, and webinars are available here:  https://www.in.gov/dwd/3474.htm.

Indiana Department of Labor: For employer and employee questions related to employee rights, resources, and commonly asked questions and answers: https://www.in.gov/dol/3144.htm.

General Inquiries: For general inquiries on Stay At Home mandates, such as leaving your house, please review the FAQs available here:  https://calendar.in.gov/site/gov/event/indiana-stay-at-home-order-faq/.

Health Inquiries: If you have questions regarding your health or are experiencing possible COVID-19 symptoms, please call your doctor. Questions may also be directed to the Indiana State Department of Health toll-free number: 1-877-826-0011 (open 24/7).

Additional Resources:
 
Stay at Home Order: Executive Order 20-08, which outlines essential activities and businesses, is available here: https://www.in.gov/gov/files/Executive_Order_20-08_Stay_at_Home.pdf.

COVID-19 Resource Guide: The document, which outlines various resources and guidance for Hoosiers looking for assistance, is available here: https://coronavirus.in.gov/files/IN_COVID-19%20Resource%20Guide%203.23.20.pdf.

Regular Indiana Updates on COVID-19:
Daily updates on COVID-19 in Indiana are available here: https://coronavirus.in.gov/