March 20, 2020

The East and West Dearborn Downtown Development Authorities are closely monitoring developments related to the coronavirus (COVID-19), and we are committed to following the recommended guidelines from the federal, state and local health officials. Please read our community statement   here .

We thank Downtown Dearborn businesses for continuing to serve our community and encourage business owners to visit the COVID-19 Resources for Downtown Dearborn Businesses page on the Downtown Dearborn website often; we will continue to update it as resources become available. Current resources are shared below.

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)
  • Interim Guidance for Businesses and Employers to Plan, Prepare and Respond to Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19)
  • Tips for keeping your home and workplace safe

U.S. Small Business Administration
  • Congress passed legislation that makes $1 billion available to the Small Business Administration to provide low-interest loans to small businesses, small agricultural cooperatives, and nonprofits that have suffered substantial economic losses as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic.
  • Once granted, an SBA Economic Injury Disaster declaration will make disaster loans of up to $2 million available to small businesses to help overcome the temporary loss of revenue they are experiencing. In the interim, small businesses that could benefit from SBA loans are encouraged to start collecting the information they’ll need to complete and submit their applicationClick here for examples of information needed.
  • For additional information or to obtain help preparing the loan application in advance of the declaration, contact the Michigan SBA offices in Detroit or Grand Rapids.
  • The Michigan Small Business Development Center can also provide resources for small businesses impacted by COVID-19. Visit their website for additional information.

Facebook Small Business Grants Program
  • Facebook is offering $100M in cash grants and ad credits for up to 30,000 eligible small businesses in over 30 countries. Click here to learn more.

State of Michigan
  • Michigan Department of Health and Human Services Interim Recommendations for COVID-19 Community Mitigation Strategies.
  • The Department of Labor and Economic Opportunity today provided guidance to Michigan employers on how to avoid potential layoffs related to COVID-19.
  • The Department of Labor and Economic Opportunity is providing guidance to Michigan employers on how to avoid potential layoffs related to COVID-19. The governor has expanded the state’s Work Share program that can temporarily subsidize employer payroll to avoid layoffs during declines in regular business activity.
  • Additional unemployment resources for employers can be found here.
  • Eligible employees can apply for unemployment benefits online.

Michigan Economic Development Corporation
  • Resources for Michigan Businesses during COVID-19

City of Dearborn
  • The City of Dearborn has launched a webpage with the latest updates and information on COVID-19 including health guidelines from state and county officials, city services that may be impacted, resources for residents, closings and cancellations and other important information.

Dearborn Area Chamber of Commerce 

Main Street America

Retail Business