• Health care operations, including home health workers;
• Critical infrastructure;
• Businesses that provide food, shelter, and social services, and other necessities of life for economically disadvantaged or otherwise vulnerable individuals;
• Fresh and non-perishable food retailers, including convenience stores, grocery stores, farmers’ markets, and food banks;
• Businesses that ship or deliver groceries, food and goods directly to residences;
• Pharmacies, health care supply stores and health care facilities;
• Child care facilities, with some limitations;
• Gas stations and auto repair facilities;
• Laundry businesses, dry cleaners and services necessary for maintaining the safety, sanitation and essential operation of a residence, including garbage collection;
• Hardware stores, plumbers, and electricians;
• Educational institutions, for the purposes of facilitating distance learning;
• Roles required for any business to maintain minimum basic operations, which includes security, and payroll; and
• Law and safety, and essential government functions will continue under the recommended action.
The information in this section is changing quickly in response to the current Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security Act (stimulus bill). Please be sure to research your options thoroughly prior to making a financing decision.
A Resilience and Recovery Fund from the City of Tulsa and the Tulsa Economic Development Corporation (TEDC) has dedicated $1.1 million in funds for zero interest loans to provide financial assistance to local small business owners and entrepreneurs affected by COVID-19. Apply at tedcnet.com or call (918) 585-8332 with questions.
To qualify, a small business applicant must have fewer than 50 full-time equivalent (FTE) employees, have 2019 revenues that did not exceed $5,000,000 and have experienced a decrease in revenue of at least 25 percent between February and March 2020 due to COVID-19. The Resilience and Recovery Fund will lend up to $50,000 to qualifying businesses and entrepreneurs. Loans can be used for a wide variety of things, including but not limited to; payroll, insurance premiums, bridge loans, etc.
As the COVID-19 pandemic continues to impact area companies, the Tulsa Regional Chamber has launched a new resource for our members. Our Business Support Series will feature regular, public conference calls on timely topics relevant to the community’s COVID-19 response. More here >