Coronavirus Updates

Information From Elected Officials and the SBA

For information about the Coronavirus (COVID-19), please visit the following government public health organization websites:

Many national and statewide organizations have also created COVID-19 resource pages for communities and small businesses, which are linked below:

SPECIFIC PROGRAMS

Below are links to specific programs that may of of interest to Mississippi’s Main Street communities:

Small Business Administration (SBA)

U.S. Department of the Treasury

The Following is a checklist for small business during the coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak.

✓ If your business is staying open, publish commitment to public health and outline actions for ensuring a clean facility and healthy staff; have hand sanitizer available for customers and latex gloves available for employees

✓ Offer digital gift cards that customers and patrons can buy now and use later

✓ Start, maintain, and enhance business webpages, online shopping opportunities, and social media presence

✓ Keep customers updated on new experiences or products you’ll offer when conditions improve

✓ Develop customer membership programs, such as “subscribe and save” on delivery or pickup of coffee beans, fresh produce, etc.

✓ Develop online shopping list services. For example, many grocery stores offer grocery pickup or delivery to customers who submit shopping lists online.

✓ Offer digital services and support to virtually sell, answer questions, and provide customer service

✓ Keep it lively! Offer trivia nights via livestream and provide virtual tours of your shop