As part of continued efforts to reverse the trend of COVID-19 spread in Arizona, please visit https://azgovernor.gov for the most up-to-date information from Governor Doug Ducey.
**NOTICE TO ALL BUSINESSES**
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June 17, 2020, Governor Doug Ducey announced enhanced actions to contain the spread of the virus and protect Arizona’s residents. A few of the requirements statewide, include:
- Physically distancing of 6 feet;
- Providing employees with face-coverings and requiring usage;
- Conducting symptom checks for all employees before shifts;
- Requiring sick employees to stay home;
- And, increasing the frequency of employee hygiene, cleaning and disinfecting.
You can read more details in the Governor’s Press Release here.
You can read the Governor's Executive Order here.
Click below for ALL Business, Restaurant, and Bar requirements
pursuant to Executive Order 2020-40 Containing the Spread of COVID-19
RESTAURANTS & BARS
|Business Planning and Reopening Guidance|
|National Restaurant Association|
|Southwest Valley Chamber of Commerce|
|US Chamber of Commerce||
|Center for Disease Control (CDC)|
|International Health, Racquet & Sportsclub Association (IHRSA)||
IHRSA has an entire page dedicated to CoVid-19 resources – including webinars, articles, videos, and resources. Below is a link to the full list and a few select articles.
|Resources Available for Business Owners|
|CITY OF GOODYEAR||The latest information about the Coronavirus||goodyearaz.gov/residents/coronavirus-info|
|Arizona @ Work (Employees)||Arizona employers with Immediate Openings||arizonaatwork.com/newsroom/all/arizona-employers-immediate-openings|
|Arizona @ Work (Employers)||The city of Goodyear is partnering with Arizona@Work to assist Goodyear companies who are either temporarily hiring or laying off employees during the Covid-19 pandemic.||arizonaatwork.com|
|Arizona Commerce Authority||Resources to support businesses and employees as they help combat the spread of COVID-19.||
|Arizona Corporation Commission (ACC)||Power Arizona’s future by ensuring safe, reliable, and affordable utility services.||azcc.gov|
|Arizona Department of Economic Security||DES services to help individuals and families meet their basic needs and reduce financial burdens by lowering healthcare costs associated with the COVID-19 virus.||des.az.gov/services/coronavirus|
|Arizona Office of Tourism||
|AZ Job Connection||Whether you're looking for that perfect job, that perfect employee or information on an industry or workforce, AZ Job Connection is for you.||azjobconnection.gov|
|AZ Pro||Free “Open During COVID-19” banners. Email us at email@example.com See offer on AZPro LinkedIn||azprogroup.com/contact|
|CARES Act||On March 27, the Coronavirus Aid, Relief and Economic Security (CARES) Act was signed into law, becoming the largest stimulus package in U.S. history and providing $2.2 trillion in much needed relief to individuals and businesses grappling with the fallout of the COVID-19 epidemic.|
|Greater Phoenix Economic Council (GPEC)||This page consolidates the options available to your business and provides insight about how to navigate the application process.||gpec.org/covid-19/financial-resources/|
|Greater Phoenix SCORE||Guidance for small businesses during the Coroanvirus outbreak. Mentors are available to participate in remote mentoring sessions via phone, email, and video.||greaterphoenix.score.org/content/small-business-disaster-preparedness-resources|
|Local First||FREE Webinars on planning for the potential impact on your business and practical tips to consider.||localfirstaz.com/covid19|
|Maricopa County Library District||(Library Card Required) Many business resources, including Gale Small Business Builder, and more.|
|National Restaurant Association||To ensure that restaurants have the latest information about coronavirus, we created this industry-specific guidance for owners and operators.||www.restaurant.org/covid19|
|National Retail Federation||Coronavirus Resources for Retailers||nrf.com/resources/retail-safety-and-security-tools/coronavirus-resources-retailers|
|The InnovationHub @ GoodyearAZ||One-on-one mentoring to help you reposition your business during this temporary setback.||goodyearaz.gov/innovationhub|
|Small Business Administration||The SBA provides low-interest disaster loans to help businesses and homeowners recover from declared disasters.||sba.gov/funding-programs/disaster-assistance|
|SBA Economic Injury Disaster Loan||
SBA’s EIDL program offers long-term, low interest assistance for a small business or non-profit. These loans can provide vital economic support to help alleviate temporary loss of revenue. EIDL assistance can be used to cover payroll and inventory, pay debt or fund other expenses. Additionally, the EIDL Advance will provide up to $10,000 ($1,000 per employee) of emergency economic relief to businesses that are currently experiencing temporary difficulties, and these emergency grants do not have to be repaid.
UPDATE - June 15, 2020 – the U.S. Small Business Administration reopened the Economic Injury Disaster Loan (EIDL) and EIDL Advance program portal to all eligible applicants experiencing economic impacts due to COVID-19 today.
To apply for a COVID-19 Economic Injury Disaster Loan, click here.
Small Business Development Center
|The Maricopa Small Business Development Center Network (SBDC) provides advising, training, online courses and resources for businesses throughout the valley.|
|SmallBusinessTrends.com||Coronavirus Business Center||smallbiztrends.com/tag/coronavirus-biz-advice|
|Southwest Valley Chamber of Commerce||Resources for the business community to help enforce strategies to protect employees, residents, and visitors.||southwestvalleychamber.org/covid19.html|
|U.S. Chamber of Commerce||The latest resources, guidance and insights to protect American businesses, workers and families.||www.uschamber.com|
6 Areas You Can Focus on Right Now for Building Business Sustainability - Webinar
As a founder or business owner, you may be wondering what you can do during these trying times. It's tempting to freeze, worry or spin your wheels not knowing where to adjust first. However, you can approach this time as an opportunity to strengthen your business at its core, and be set up for smoother days ahead. We will look at ways to proactively address areas that can be stress points during these difficult times.
This session is led by Celi Arias, a startup COO and Solutions Architect who ensures that businesses have the right tools, processes and strategies in place to achieve their goals and market longevity.
During this chat, she'll review areas that can be proactively strengthened for future sustainability.
Learn how to feel confident when speaking about your P&L
Discover how to create realistic goals based on historic data and projections
Learn how to boost employee morale and productivity in a surprisingly easy way
Learn when is the right time to course correct and how to do it
Walk away knowing the specific areas that you’ll need to focus on next to create sustainability for your business
About This Webinar
During a workshop subject matter experts will deliver structured content along with additional resources for independent study. These sessions may also include interactive elements such as group and individual projects. All workshops will incorporate Q&A sections. Although not required, participants can maximize their experience by doing some research ahead of time, and coming prepared with specific questions.
How You Can Help
Please continue to support our local businesses as much as you can during this uncertain time.
- Order pick up/to go food
- Purchase online
- Buy gift certificates
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- Approach this situation in an innovative and proactive manner
- Focus on what is going right!
- Be a leader and virtually connect friends, family and business associates
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