Michigan City – COVID 19 Resources
The Economic Development Corporation Michigan City (EDCMC) and the Michigan City Chamber of Commerce stand ready to help our community navigate these uncertain times.
Business & Employer Resources
Updates for Businesses & Employers
- GIS Compliance Bulletin
Congress has enacted two laws requiring employers to provide paid leave for Coronavirus-related reasons.
Small Business Administration Disaster Assistance (SBA)
The U.S. Small Business Administration is offering designated states and territories low-interest federal disaster loans for working capital to small businesses suffering substantial economic injury as a result of the Coronavirus (COVID-19).
Indiana Critical Industries Hotline – For questions related to what businesses are essential or non-essential through the Governor’s Stay At Home Order, or for offers to support the sourcing and/or production of personal protective equipment (PPE): +1 877-820-0890 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Employees that may be temporarily laid off at this time, can apply for benefits online.
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Reporting Business Complaints: Employees may file complaints related to COVID-19 at https://www.in.gov/dol/.
Indiana Department of Labor: For employer and employee questions related to employee rights, resources and commonly asked questions and answers: https://www.in.gov/dol/3144.
Many new and useful resources are updated daily on HFL’s COVID-19 Resource Hub. Unity and United Way of La Porte County worked alongside our partners at HFL to deploy a new volunteer hub and other resources as part of HFL’s resource hub. We will continue to populate/update as necessary. If you need assistance posting volunteer needs or other resources, please reach out to Shannon Walker at: email@example.com. You can also easily register your organization and post your volunteer needs on the volunteer hub.
Governor Eric Holcomb Executive Stay at Home Order information
The Critical Industries Hotline is up and running and is available to answer business and industry
questions only regarding the Stay-At-Home order.
FAQ Page: https://www.in.gov/gov/3232.htm
Executive Orders: https://www.in.gov/gov/2384.htm
NIPSCO has voluntarily provided accommodations for its customers by suspending utility shutoffs and waiving late fees to assist families during this time of financial hardship.
- United Way of La Porte County – COVID-19 Community Response Fund
- Distribute additional relief funds to La Porte County agencies who are serving the immediate needs of individuals, families, and those most in need of assistance.
- Help provide funds for food relief and to help restock our La Porte County pantries
- Provide medical relief to La Porte County individuals and families for costs associated with medical supplies, prescriptions, insurance co-pays/deductibles, and memorials.
- Provide housing support for mortgage, rent and utility assistance; assistance to shelters; and to help prevent homelessness.
- Provide assistance for child care to La porte County families.
Donate to the Fund https://secure.qgiv.com/for/uniwolacocovid1responfun/
Reporting Business Complaints: Concerned citizens should report complaints or activity in violation of the Executive Order by contacting their local health authority, which is tasked with enforcing the mandate. The list of local health departments is available here: https://www.in.gov/isdh/24822.
Health Inquiries: If you have questions regarding your health or are experiencing possible COVID-19 symptoms, please call your doctor. Questions may also be directed to the Indiana State Department of Health toll-free number: 1-877-826-0011 (open 24/7).
Both the EDCMC and Michigan City Chamber of Commerce are working in unison to formulate a business recovery plan. We have been meeting with business leaders, directing local businesses to both national and local resources, and working to create a strategic plan for our business community moving forward. The Economic Development Corporation Michigan City and the Michigan City Chamber of Commerce stand ready to help our business community navigate these uncertain times.
Clarence L. Hulse
Executive Director, EDCMC
President, Michigan City Chamber of Commerce
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