A TALK Briefing | March 22, 2020
COVID-19 Resources and Updates
Other Sites with Updates to Watch:


Financial News, Resources & Support:

SBA help for small businesses struggling to survive in the face of COVID-19:

For the SBA, you can also call: Call 1-800-659-2955 (TTY: 1-800-877-8339) or e-mail  disastercustomerservice@sba.gov

Credit card assistance programs- Many credit card companies are offering assistance amid the coronavirus crisis.

Medical News of Interest:

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention built a map to identify where the people most vulnerable to the illness live . Adults older than 65 are at the highest risk for contracting coronavirus. The map combines population figures with the CDC's Social Vulnerability Index to predict which communities might need more hospital beds and healthcare workers.

Local Caregiver Dialin Support:

The University of Louisville Trager Institute recognizes that caregivers are critical to creating strong support systems for older adults. This reality is especially true during these challenging times as we work to protect the health and safety of our loved ones. 

Upcoming Virtual Support Groups

Upcoming Rural* Counties Sessions: 

*Please note: these above sessions are open to caregivers living in the following counties: Bullitt, Henry, Oldham, Shelby, Spencer, and Trimble.

Upcoming Jefferson County Sessions: 

Still Struggling to Get the Office to Work From Home?

As a response to the COVID-19 pandemic, CloudNexus Technologies, a Louisville-based IT and Cyber Security managed service provider, has been helping new and existing customers convert to a remote workforce setup. There are several actions companies can take to enable their office workers to work from home. Even if the company does not have all of the technical capabilities required to completely convert to a remote workforce, there are steps that can be taken to allow critical employees to work remotely.

VoIP: If you have a Voice over IP phone system, in many cases, the handsets can either be taken home with the employee or a softphone app can be used on a personal smart phone that will not impact mobile plans. Some of these setups take no configuration at all and others will require a Virtual Private Network.  

VPN: Virtual Private Network is a key element for many companies where employees need access to file and print services, financial applications and other critical systems that will remain in the office. A virtual private network provides the ability of key users to remotely access securely, information and operate as if they were in their physical office. An example would be QuickBooks. If you install the QuickBooks application on your home PC and connect to your work network via a VPN, you will be able to access your company file at your office.

Another Option: Another option is to add remote access software to employee work computers and then launch a remote session and have them do all of their work from home while on their work computer that is still in the office.

For new customer assistance, call TALK Board Member Jay Rollins, owner of Cloud Nexus IT at 502-440-1380 or jay@cloudnexusit.com.
Upcoming: March 24-- Global Supply Chains and Covid-19
Product Movement by the World Trade Center-Kentucky
12:00 - 1:15 PM
Zoom Conference
WTC-KY Members: No Charge
Future Members: $15

Lift Your Spirits Spotlight
Louisville Metro launches Lift Up Lou initiative to help citizens stay connected

Lift Up Louisville is designed to lift up our spirits during the fight against Coronavirus. Find fun ways to stay active, connected, and healthy at LiftUpLou.com.
Watch Lift Up Lou daily on Facebook for live programming at 9 a.m. (Health & Fitness), 11 a.m. (Education), and 4 p.m. (Music/Performance). 
Upcoming Cybersecurity Sessions in April
The first session will be conducted online as a dialin on April 24 at 2 PM for one hour to begin the first session of the Cyber Readiness Institute curriculum that we will cover live and/or via podcasts. Visit www.talklou.com to learn more!
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