In response to the growing public health concern over the COVID-19 virus, the Calhoun County Area Chamber & Visitors Center is monitoring the situation, and working hard to provide you with accurate information, useful tools and resources that will allow you to operate your business effectively, and stay safe and healthy.
Please see our list of resources below.
Guidance for employers to plan and respond to the Coronavirus
Workplace tips and resources for employers to combat the virus
Corporate aid tracker for details on how businesses are helping nationwide
Resilience in a Box toolkit created in partnership with UPS
Additional resources from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)
Payroll Protection Program (PPP) Calculator from Intuit
Save Small Business Fund – An Initiative of the U.S. Chamber of Commerce Foundation
COVID-19 Grant Opportunities compiled by the City of Jacksonville
COVID-19 Grant Opportunities (cont’d) compiled by the City of Jacksonville
Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) and Economic Injury Disaster Loan (EIDL) Similarities and Differences
State-By-State Data on Independent Contractors
Proceeding with Caution Small Business Reopening
Guidelines for Opening Up America Again, provided by The White House
Small Business Resilience Toolkit, per Facebook
State-by-State Business Reopening Guidance Map from the U.S. Chamber of Commerce
Proceeding with Caution – Updated Statewide COVID-19 Health Order for Alabama, per the Office of the Governor of the State of Alabama
Alabama Small Business Development Center Payroll Protection Program (PPP) Forgiveness Application
Need to know the status of your SBA Disaster Loan applications? Email email@example.com with your application number or call 1-800-659-2955, but be prepared to wait.
Suggestion: Check your personal credit report.
When your application is being reviewing by a loan officer, they will check your credit. If you see that your credit was pulled, it likely means that SBA is working on your application.
Article #1 regarding the Small Business Relief Fund
Article #2 regarding the Small Business Relief Fund
Article #1 regarding our small business community’s initial response to COVID-19
Mask Mandate Signs for Small Businesses
The Pediatric Care Center offers both the Rapid and the PCR Covid-19 testing. Appointments are welcome. Your insurance will be billed with no co-pay. To schedule your appointment, please call 256-237-1184.
U.S. Chamber of Commerce article about the 2nd Round of PPP and other federal aid programs.