A TALK Briefing | March 29, 2020
Covid-19 Resources on TALK Website
We have put our own COVID-19 page with our past briefings and key links to check the coronavirus trajectory for you to follow at www.talklou.com. It's there when you need to know.
News To Use

Centers for Disease Control: Coronavirus latest updates


KY COVID-19 Hotline -- (800) 722-5725
The COVID-19 hotline is a service operated by the healthcare professionals at the KY Poison Control Center who can provide advice and answer questions. Also, visit, kycovid19.ky.gov

The Department of Labor has issued  guidance  on the Families First Coronavirus Response Act: Employer Paid Leave Requirements.


The SBA and KY Gov. Andy Beshear have worked to qualify the entire state for SBA disaster certification. With that certification now in place, small businesses, for-profit contractors and private non-profits anywhere in Kentucky that have been harmed by the COVID-19 pandemic are eligible to apply for low-interest SBA Economic Injury Disaster Loans. SBA Economic Injury Disaster Loans applications can be completed and filed online at  www.sba.gov/disaster
The SBA is also mobilizing call centers to assist in the loan-application process. Call 1-800-659-2955 (TTY: 1-800-877-8339) or e-mail  disastercustomerservice@sba.gov .

GLI COVID-19 Help: Small Business Q&A with the SBA 
Monday, March 30 ● 2:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m.  Register Now.

KY Small Business Development Center’s business coaches are available to meet via Zoom web conference or phone to develop a plan of action for your business. Contact the Kentucky SBDC at:

In Indiana:
If you are out of work due to COVID-19 and need of guidance on how to file for unemployment:
Watch the webinar DWD recently recorded to inform Hoosiers impacted by COVID-19:  The Unemployment Insurance Basics: What Impacted Hoosier Workers Need to Know
We invite you to join Louisville Mayor Greg Fischer at 11:30 a.m. on Wednesday, April 1, for a Virtual Town Hall hosted on Facebook Live. During the event, Mayor Fischer will field questions from members of local chambers of commerce and business associations related to the COVID-19 pandemic, its impacts, and available resources. He will be joined by representatives from Louisville Forward, GLI and the U.S. Small Business Administration’s Kentucky District Office. Questions for the Mayor to: caitlin.bowling@louisvilleky.gov  
Practical Information


Louisville Mayor Fischer will have daily press briefings at 4:00 pm that you can watch via Facebook Live: https://www.facebook.com/MayorGregFischer/ .

If a business or groups of individuals are not following guidelines and orders, complaints can be submitted by calling 311, on the Metro311 mobile app, or by visiting www.louisvilleky.gov/government/metro311. A state hotline has also been established: 1-833-KY-SAFER / 1-833-597-2337 (toll free).

What to Do When Not Working
Post your positivity story on Twitter with hashtags #TogetherKY, #healthyathome, #TeamKentucky, #Patriot.

Remember the main library is only open by phone on weekdays--(502) 574-1611 beginning at 9 AM to 5 PM.

Research your family history from home on Ancestry.com Library Edition, available now through April 30
In response to the COVID-19 crisis, ProQuest and Ancestry.com have made access to its Library Edition temporarily available to library patrons from home through April 30. Click here to get started .

Looking for more to do? LFPL now has more to offer!
Have Some Time To Read Up on the US Tech Industry and KY's tech numbers? Visit www.talklou.com
Take a Look at the CyberStates Research Report by CompTIA, a TALK partner. The definitive national, state, and city analysis of the U.S. tech industry and tech workforce.  Click here for the most recent final report. Or use the interactive map for your purposes.
Take a Look at the recent State of Computer Science Education by Code.org, a TALK partner, found on the TALK website, together with KY's information . https://talklou.com/

Join TALK as an individual member by credit card today! Follow us on Linked In and Facebook at Technology Association of Louisville Kentucky! Twitter: @talklou