FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
On March 24, Governor Herbert released “Utah Leads Together,” a comprehensive task force plan to mitigate the economic consequences of COVID-19. The plan aims to eventually return Utah to the record-setting economic growth it enjoyed before the pandemic. The report and economic playbook include recommendations from dozens of Utah state and industry leaders. More information here.
- Beginning March 31, 2020, the Utah Governor’s Office of Economic Development is offering a bridge loan to Utah-based small businesses with 50 or fewer employees impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic. Loan amounts range from $5,000 to $20,000 with 0% interest for up to a 60-month period. More information here.
The Utah Coronavirus Task Force also maintains a page on its website dedicated to resources for businesses.
Utah's Department of Workforce Services continues to closely monitor the COVID-19 pandemic, under the direction of the Governor’s Office. Information and resources regarding services such as Unemployment Insurance, child care, food assistance, and more can be found here.
The Utah Small Business Development Centers (SBDC) has compiled "Business Survival Tips to Weather the COVID-19 Storm" and is offering one-one-one management consulting. More information here.
Silicon Slopes Serves has compiled an "Emergency Financial Checklist" for businesses affected by the coronavirus, offering webinars on the process "6 Financial Actions For Business Survival During Economic Crisis," and hosting regular COVID-19 town halls. More information here.
SUPPORTING SMALL BUSINESSES
Ordering curbside pick-up, takeout, or delivery from local restaurants is a great way to support local restaurants:
- Curbside Utah—This website allows users to find restaurants that are offering delivery and curbside takeout during COVID-19. Visit the site to find a restaurant near you or to register your own establishment.
- Text-to-Takeout—Silicon Slopes-based tech company Podium has launched "Text-to-Takeout," a platform offered to restaurants at zero-cost that will enable safe online ordering, payment processing, and customer pickup all via text for local restaurants impacted by the pandemic. Participating restaurants can be found here, and businesses interested in registering for "Text-to-Takeout" can do so here.