Mar. 24, 2020
Wichita Resource Center on COVID-19
Looking for information about the financial tools and loans available to businesses impacted by COVD-19? Need resources for handling customer communication and workplace safety?
The Chamber has launched the Wichita Resource Center on COVID-19 that will be a coordinated community effort to keep businesses and individuals informed with resources and education in response to the Coronavirus (COVID-19).
***Update from the Kansas Department of Commerce on March 24***
Due to the overwhelming initial response, we regret to announce that all our initial funds available through the HIRE Fund have been allocated at this time. However, we are keeping our form open and will continue to collect information from Kansas hospitality businesses on the losses they are facing due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

Sedgwick County Local Health Officer Signed Stay-At-Home Order
The Sedgwick County Commission convened on Mar. 23 and made a recommendation by a 3-2 vote to a stay-at-home order that was signed by Local Health Officer, Dr. Minns on Mar. 24. The order goes in to effect at 12:01 a.m., Mar. 25.

Businesses can call 316-660-9000 or email stayathomefaq@sedgwick.gov with questions about whether they're essential of not.

The County will be holding a public press conference at 1 p.m. that you can view on their Facebook.
Small Business Administration (SBA) Disaster Loan Information
Angie Elliott of the Chamber sat down with Wayne Bell of  U.S. Small Business Administration  (SBA) to talk about the SBA Disaster Relief program via Facebook live this morning. The Chamber will continue to work with the SBA to provide information and answers to the questions you have.

The Chamber will be reposting resources and offers through our social media channels from experts and reputable sources.