COVID-19 Resources

In order to assist you with your business and workforce needs during the COVID-19 response we’ve created this resource page. We will update the resources on this page as new information becomes available. Please check back periodically for updates.

Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) Information

Resources for the acquisition of personal protective equipment for businesses and organizations to operate safely during the COVID-19 pandemic.

  • Wayne County PPE Marketplace – Provides Wayne County small businesses and nonprofits with PPE supplies so they can safely stay open or reopen.
  • Indiana PPE Directory – The Indiana PPE Directory features Indiana companies that manufacture and distribute a variety of PPE items available for purchase. The directory replaces the Small Business PPE Marketplace originally created by the state to provide small businesses with PPE supplies.

Business Information

Information regarding programs and funding assistance to help employers being impacted by COVID-19.

  • Accepting applications now until August 19th for Round 2 Funding. Wayne County COVID-19 Small Business Loan Program: Round Two – The Wayne County Economic Development Revolving Loan Board is re-purposing a portion of its revolving loan funds to be able to offer loans to small businesses in response to the COVID-19 pandemic. With additional support from the Economic Development Corporation of Wayne County, Wayne County Government, City of Richmond and a group of private investors that make up the Economic Growth Group, we have pooled $900,000 to loan to small businesses located in Wayne County that have been negatively impacted by COVID-19. After Round One of funding, $569,000 remains to be loaned in Round Two.
  • Manufacturing Readiness Grant Program – This grant program is now accepting applications for up to $200,000 in matching grants for companies committed to increasing their competitiveness by integrating smart technologies and processes in order to improve capacity, capability, speed and quality. Funding may also be utilized for health care manufacturing technology, providing financial assistance to manufacturers supporting COVID-19 response efforts. This grant program is being offered by the Indiana Economic Development Corporation in partnership with Conexus Indiana.
  • Small Business Restart Grant Program – Small businesses who meet the eligibility requirements can be awarded up to $2,500 to $5,000 for each month in which the business demonstrates a revenue loss of at least 40% or at least 80% respectively with grants issued up $10,000 per company. Applications open June 3rd.
  • Applications are no longer being accepted for this program. COVID-19 Response Program from the City of Richmond and Center City Development Corporation – Grant applications being accepted from businesses located in the Main Street business district of Richmond. Businesses must have employees beyond the business owner and have not received Payroll Protection funding from the federal government.
  • COVID-19 Response Program from the City of Richmond and Center City Development Corporation – Grant applications being accepted from businesses located in the Main Street business district of Richmond. Businesses must have employees beyond the business owner and have not received Payroll Protection funding from the federal government.
  • Paycheck Protection Program – Information regarding the paycheck protection loan program. This is a forgivable loan available for small businesses to temporarily cover costs associated with payroll, utilities, and mortgage/rent payments. Find revised Full PPP Loan Forgiveness application instructions here. Find the revised Full PPP Loan Forgiveness application here. Find the EZ Loan Forgiveness application instructions here. Find the EZ Loan Forgiveness application here.
  • SBA Economic Injury Disaster Loan Funding Application – Apply for SBA funding for assistance during the COVID-19 pandemic.

If you have any questions about small business assistance programs currently available, please contact Wayne County’s Indiana Small Business Development Center Advisor, Scott Underwood at 765-686-1041 or sunderwood@isbdc.org.

Re-Opening Guidelines for Employers

Workforce Information

Information and resources for employees who are being impacted by COVID-19.

State Information

Stay up-to-date on information from Governor Eric Holcomb, state legislature, and state departments as the response to COVID-19 evolves.

  • Back-on-Track Indiana – Website with details on the state’s five-phase plan to get “back on track” during the COVID-19 pandemic.
  • Back-on-Track Indiana Five-Phase Plan – Breakdown of each of the five phases of the state’s “back on track” plan and dates for specific businesses to begin operations.
  • Executive Orders from Governor Eric Holcomb – Executive orders from Governor Holcomb as officials and state departments respond to the challenges caused by COVID-19. Includes Stay at Home orders as well as many other important executive orders issued to respond to the challenges for businesses and residents caused by the pandemic.
  • State News Releases – Information regarding scheduled news conferences as well as the information provided in news conferences and additional information as the pandemic situation evolves.
  • The state has established a Critical Industries Hotline to provide guidance and assistance for businesses and industries concerning Governor Holcomb’s executive order. Call the hotline at 877-820-0890 or email at covidresponse@iedc.in.gov
  • Indiana Department of Health COVID-19 Webpage – Information and updates from the state health department regarding COVID-19 along with a map of the state with data including the number of identified cases and deaths from COVID-19.

Richmond – Wayne County Information

Stay up-to-date on local information from the City of Richmond and Wayne County Government in response to COVID-19.

Below is a map of operating businesses in Wayne County providing access to food, including restaurants, grocers, food pantries, and other establishments along with their hours of operation.

 

Additional Resources

Resource guides and additional information regarding the COVID-19 response.