The COVID-19 pandemic is impacting all aspects of life in Sioux Falls. And we know that even when it has passed, its effects will persist. The Chamber is here to support businesses of all sizes as you navigate changing times. Please contact us if we can be of assistance.
Below is a list of resources that may be helpful for your business or for your employees.
Fighting the Virus
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention is the best source of information on the virus itself. Visit their Businesses and Workplaces page for specific prevention approaches you can use to help keep your employees and customers safe.
The City of Sioux Falls SOAR program provides guidance for local businesses to comply with the recommendation of federal, state and local health officials
U.S. Department of Labor - Wage and Hour Division provides information on common issues employers and employees face when responding to COVID-19, and its effects on wages and hours worked under the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA), job-protected leave under the Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA), and paid sick leave and expanded family and medical leave under the Families First Coronavirus Response Act (FFCRA).
The U.S. Treasury Department has complete information on the CARES Act, the Paycheck Protection Program and other loan programs to help your business.
Local help for employees and individuals
Information on the coronavirus has been translated into several languages by local nonprofit organizations. Visit The Multi-Cultural Center or SD Voices for Peace to find information you can share with employees who have a first language other than English.
Nationwide, the business community is mobilizing its expertise, capabilities and community resources to assist with the relief and containment efforts. View the Corporate Aid Tracker to find programs that may fit your industry or employees.
The One Sioux Falls Fund helps individuals avoid evictions and financial hardships if they are unable to work due to COVID-19 and if they are unable to qualify for federal or state assistance.
Corona Help Sioux Falls is a coalition of churches is working to bring supplies and food to those in need during the pandemic.
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