The Kansas Chamber wants to be a resource for the Kansas business community to assist in its response to and understanding of COVID-19.
Click here to read FAQs regarding the impact of COVID-19 on the business community.
Governor’s Executive Orders
Kansas Governor Laura Kelly has issued a broad range of executive orders as part of the state’s response to the COVID-19 pandemic, including a “Stay Home” order. This order supersedes similar orders issued by Kansas counties. Click here to read EO #20-16.
Click here to read all of the governor’s executive orders.
Employers should take immediate steps to maintain a safe workplace. The CDC has issued an Interim Guidance for Businesses and Employers aimed at preventing workplace exposures to acute respiratory illnesses, including COVID-19, in non-healthcare settings. Click here for more on the CDC guidance.
SBA Disaster Loans Now Available for Kansas Businesses
The U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) began offering emergency disaster loans for Kansas businesses today in response to the COVID-19 pandemic. The disaster declaration applies to all 105 Kansas counties.
Eligibility for Economic Injury Disaster Loans is based on the financial impact of the COVID-19. SBA loans may be used to pay fixed debts, payroll, accounts payable and other bills because of the disaster’s impact. The interest rate is 3.75 percent for small businesses and 2.75 percent for private non-profit organizations.