The COVID-19 event is a rapidly changing situation and Durant Main Street is working diligently to keep our small businesses and community informed and connected to resources. We are in direct contact daily with the Oklahoma Department of Commerce and they are closely monitoring updates and guidance from our federal and state partners. Please visit www.okcommerce.gov/covid19/ for information on business closures, financial resources, and more. Information posted here may change regularly as new guidance and resources become available for individuals, businesses, and non-profits experiencing health and economic impacts related to COVID-19.
emergency funding programs
This program provides small businesses with working capital loans of up to $2 million to help overcome the temporary loss of revenue they are experiencing.
NOTICE: SBA is unable to accept new applications at this time for the Economic Injury Disaster Loan (EIDL)-COVID-19 related assistance program (including EIDL Advances) based on available appropriations funding.
Applicants who have already submitted their applications will continue to be processed on a first-come, first-served basis.
Paycheck Protection Program:
The Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) is part of the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act.
All loan proceeds used to cover payroll, rent, mortgage interest payments and utilities during the 8 weeks after the loan funds will be forgiven.
NOTICE: The SBA is currently unable to accept new applications for the Paycheck Protection Program based on available appropriations funding. Both borrowers and lenders can find more information at the SBA website.
unemployement and medical leave
Oklahoma Unemployment Insurance:
If you are closing temporarily or permanently due to economic or health disruptions from COVID-19, there is new guidance from the Oklahoma Employee Security Commission. Employer FAQs About Unemployment Insurance
Families First Coronavirus Response Act:
Paid sick leave and FMLA related to COVID-19 are now required for some businesses with under 500 employees. Refundable tax credits will help employers pay for the new, required benefit. Families First Coronavirus Response Act: Questions and Answers
cdc guidelines for businesses
This interim guidance is based on what is currently known about the coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19). COVID-19 is a respiratory illness that can spread from person to person. The outbreak first started in China, but the virus continues to spread internationally and in the United States. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) will update this interim guidance as additional information becomes available.
If you would like more information regarding Reopening Timelines and Business Guidelines adjunct with Oklahoma's Open Up & Recover Safely Plan, click here.
Here are some Printable Workplace Posters from the CDC that you can hang in your windows.
other small business resources
from main street America
Community is at the heart of everything we do. As COVID-19 begins to have an increasingly significant impact on communities across the country, we are compiling existing resources, opportunities, and community response examples to help Main Street districts during this crisis.