COVID-19 (Coronavirus) Resources

The Broken Arrow Chamber is closely monitoring this rapidly developing situation. We are committed to the health and safety of the community and firmly believe in being prepared and proactive. The Chamber strongly advises our city to continue to be cautious and heed the advice of medical professionals at the Oklahoma State Department of Health and the Centers for Disease Control as well as follow directives given by local and state officials.

We understand it’s a time of uncertainty, but we are confident in the leadership of our city, county, state and federal governments to ensure the safety of our families. In the face of this challenge, our nation and community will be resilient and overcome.

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State and Local Updates and Requirements:

 

City of Broken Arrow:


For the latest updates on COVID-19/Coronavirus news from the City of Broken Arrow, please visit BrokenArrowOK.gov/Coronavirus

If you need additional direction to understand if your business is deemed as essential under the Governor’s guidance, please contact the City of Broken Arrow at (918) 259-6512 or email [email protected] and they will assist you. We are working jointly with them to help businesses navigate these directives.

 

State of Oklahoma:


The Governor of Oklahoma has issued Oklahoma Executive Order 2020-07 which requires all non-essential businesses in the state of Oklahoma to close effective 11:59 PM, March 25, 2020. The Oklahoma Department of Commerce has more information on how to determine if your business is considered essential. That page can be found here: Oklahoma Department of Commerce COVID-19 Resources

 


Business Resources to Reduce the Impact of COVID-19:

 

CARES Act/ Families First Coronavirus Response Act (Link)


The US Chamber provides this resource on “What Small Businesses Need to Know.” This resource covers information on the Paycheck Protection Program, Changes to the SBA’s Economic Injury Disaster Loans (EIDLs), business tax changes, and changes to paid sick leave and paid FMLA leave from the Families First Coronavirus Response Act. To better understand how you can take advantage of the CARES Act and the Families First Coronavirus Response Act please see the below guides:

  • Paycheck Protection Program Application (Link)
  • US Chamber Guide and Checklist for Businesses (Link) (PDF)
  • US Chamber Guide to the Employee Retention Tax Credit (Link) (PDF)
  • Broken Arrow Chamber – Overview of Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) & SBA’s Economic Injury Disaster Loans (EIDLs) (Link)
  • Families First Cornavirus Response Act – What Small Businesses Need To Know (Link)
  • CARES Act Overview from the Office of Representative Kevin Hern (Link)

 

 

SBA Disaster Assistance Loans for Small Business


Businesses and nonprofits can now apply for up to $2 million in loans through the Small Business Administration’s Economic Injury Disaster Loan Program that can provide vital economic support to small businesses to help overcome the temporary loss of revenue they are experiencing.

  • SBA Disaster Loan Application (Link)
  • Small Business Administration Loan Resources  (Link)
  • US Chamber Guide to Economic Injury Disaster Loans (Link) (PDF)

 

 

Tax Deadlines, Extensions, and Economic Impact Payments 


Tax deadlines have been extended from April 15th to July 15 for state and federal filings.

  • Federal – The IRS offering guidance to help taxpayers, businesses and others affected by the COVID-19 (Link)
  • State – The Oklahoma Tax Commission offers a resource page for taxpayers and encourages use of their online services. (Link)

 

The Treasury Department and the Internal Revenue Service announced that the distribution of economic impact payments will begin soon and will be distributed automatically, with no action required for most people.

  • To learn more about Economic Impact Payments, check IRS.gov for the latest information (Link)

 

 

Export Resources


The Export-Import Bank of the United States (EXIM Bank) is offering several relief measures for small businesses (Link)

 

Other Useful Links: 


Oklahoma Manufacturing Alliance – Resources for Manufacturers (Link)

U.S. Chamber’s Guidance for Employers to Plan and Respond to Coronavirus (Link)

Oklahoma State Department of Health – Recommended strategies for employers (Link)

CDC’s Guidance for Businesses and Employers (Link)

TEDC Relief Assistance Loan Application (Link)

OK Department of Labor Occupation Licenses Extension (Link)



Workforce Resources for Businesses and Workers:

 


For Businesses:


Oklahoma Employment Security Commission (OESC) Unemployment Benefit Claim Filing During Covid-19 Pandemic (Link)

  • Filings/Reporting
  • Insurance

 

Requirements for Employer Paid Leave – Families First Coronavirus Response Act (Link) (PDF)

US Chamber Employer Guide to Coronavirus Paid Leave Programs (Link)

U.S. Department of Labor resources for employers and workers (Link)

  • Workplace Saftey
  • OSHA Guidelines

 

OSHA Guidelines for COVID-19 in the workplace (Link)

 

For Workers:


Oklahoma Employment Security Commission (OESC) Unemployment Benefit Claim Filing During Covid-19 Pandemic (Link)

  • Filings/Reporting
  • Insurance

 

Employee Paid Leave Rights– Families First Coronavirus Response Act (Link) (PDF)

U.S. Department of Labor resources for employers and workers (Link)

  • Wages, hours and leave
  • Unemployment Insurance
  • Dislocated Workers

 

Other Useful Links: 


Oklahoma State Chamber Unemployment Q&A (Link)

Oklahoma Works – See which businesses are hiring now (Link)

Find A Job/Post A Job on OK Job Match (Link)

Jobs in Broken Arrow Now – Broken Arrow Chamber’s Facebook Job Board (Link)



Medical Supply Support:

Oklahoma companies wanting to help address the medical supply shortage can participate by manufacturing equipment and donating PPE. The Oklahoma Department of Commerce has joined the Oklahoma Manufacturing Alliance in directing and connecting manufacturers and suppliers interested in donating/manufacturing critical healthcare equipment. To participate, please submit the below form:

The primary products needed include:

  • Cotton swabs with long wooden sticks
  • Endotracheal tubes (assorted sizes)
  • Falcon tubes
  • Gloves (all sizes)
  • Lightweight protective suits
  • N95 masks
  • Over-the-shoe booties
  • PAPRs
  • Rapid PCR test kits
  • Ventilators, specifically Positive End Expiratory Pressure (PEEP) ventilators
  • Vital sign monitors
  • Viral transport media

 

 

Broken Arrow Chamber Webinar Series:


To view past and upcoming webinars from the Broken Arrow Chamber with resources for COVID-19, click the link below.

Broken Arrow Chamber Webinar Series

 

 

Support Broken Arrow Restaurants:


For a list of Broken Arrow restaurants you can support through curbside pickup and delivery, click the link below.

Support Broken Arrow Restaurants



Status Updates:

The Oklahoma State Department of Health has established a call center to answer COVID-19 related questions. The number is 877-215-8336. The call center has the capability to connect callers to Spanish-speaking interpreters.

Tulsa County Health Department Latest Information (Link)

Oklahoma State Department of Health – COVID-19 Latest News and Current Situation (Link)

CDC Latest News (Link)

FEMA Information on COVID-19 Emergency Declaration (Link)


“Committed To Clean” Sticker Initiative:

The Broken Arrow Chamber of Commerce is launching the initiative “Committed to Clean”. Stickers stating “Committed to Clean” are being distributed for businesses to display on their window to communicate they are utilizing best practices in line with CDC recommendations for cleaning and disinfecting surfaces, equipment and other elements of the workplace, as well as ensure their employees are personally taking steps to help prevent the spread of viruses. Stickers will be mailed per request. To make a request, please email [email protected]

 

 

DISCLAIMER: Resources are provided as information only and should not be construed as medical or legal advice.