Coronavirus (COVID-19) Employer Resources
In considering upcoming meetings and events sponsored by the Ogden-Weber Chamber of Commerce, we are monitoring the threat posed to health by the COVID-19 virus, including updates and recommendation from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, as well as state and county authorities.
At this time, we are limiting in-person meetings hosted by the Chamber. While we wish to avoid the spread of illness, we plan to continue providing valuable benefits to our members! Meetings and events that can take place virtually, will be. Please look for specific communication about the format, dates and times.
For Chamber committee events that track attendance, the decision to not attend will NOT be counted against attendance requirements.
Weber Center and Chamber Office Facility Access
For the next 15 days, the Weber Center will be available by appointment only and closed to the general public beginning March 17th at noon. The Ogden-Weber Chamber of Commerce will remain open for business and members may enter the building for Chamber business.
Please call 801-621-8300 to schedule an appointment.
To protect public health, the Weber Center can be accessed from the front door on Washington Boulevard ONLY. All visitors will be met by a security guard and permitted to enter the building when mentioning that you have business to conduct with the Chamber of Commerce.
For the time being, the Weber Center parking structure is closed to all vehicles. Parking for members is available in the parking lot east of the Weber Center, the lot east of the old Wells Fargo building (across 24th Street), and on the street (along 24th Street and Washington Boulevard). We apologize for the inconvenience. While we do not know how long the structure will be closed, we will update our members with new information as soon as we have it. Thank you for your patience.
Utah Leads Together: Utah’s Plan for Health & Economic Recovery
On March 24, 2020 the Economic Response Task Force released a plan that conveys three passes of response: urgent, stabilization, and recovery. These phases help businesses correctly balance the health of employees with planning imperatives necessary for continuing operations. Learn more at coronavirus.utah.gov
Download PDF Version of the Plan
Urgent Phase Health Strategy: Contain the Spread of COVID-19
Small Business Administration Disaster Assistance
The State of Utah has been granted access to the SBA Economic Injury Disaster Loan Fund. Small businesses and private non-profits affected by COVID-19 can now apply for low-interest loan assistance. These loans may be used to pay fixed debts, payroll, accounts payable and other bills that can’t be paid because of the disaster’s impact.
See Utah Disaster Declaration Release
Important Loan Information:
- Up to $2 million in assistance
- 3.75% interest rate for small businesses
- 2.75% interest rate for non-profits
- Repayment terms of up to 30 years
For more information, visit https://www.sba.gov/disaster-assistance/coronavirus-covid-19
Weber County has now been added to the list of affected areas on SBA’s website. You may apply online or download the following paper applications forms and submit them via mail to:
U.S. Small Business Administration
Processing and Disbursement Center
14925 Kingsport Road
Fort Worth, TX 76155
Business Loan Application
Disaster Home / Sole Proprietor Loan Application
Disaster Loan Assistance Requirements
Ogden City Emergency Loan Funds
Ogden City has funds available to help companies immediately affected by COVID-19 (coronavirus) in the form of Emergency Loan Funds. We are committed to responding to COVID-19 and its related economic impacts, and these loans are intended to support companies during a short period of economic hardship.
Loans up to $10,000 are available for working capital to help businesses with expenses such as rent and payroll. General loan terms are provided below:
- Loans amount: Up to $10,000
- Interest rate: 0%
- Term: 10 years
- Deferred payment: Up to 12-month deferral on payment
For more information and application visit this link.
At present, there is limited funding available for loans and a high volume of applications is anticipated. Businesses are encouraged to apply as soon as possible. Loan funding will be prioritized based on urgency of need. Ogden City is pursuing additional funding to support this loan program.
Family First Coronavirus Response Act
In response to the spread of the 2019 Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19), President Trump signed the Family First Coronavirus Response Act on March 18, 2020. The Act is an economic stimulus plan that affects coverage and cost sharing for COVID-19 testing and provides expanded federal family and medical leave and a new federal paid sick leave law. The Act also addresses other issues such as coverage and cost sharing for COVID-19 testing under Medicare and Medicaid, emergency grants to states for unemployment insurance, tax credits for paid sick and paid family and medical leave, and federal funding for various programs.
Other Employer Resources:
Filing and Payment Deadlines Questions & Answers | IRS
Employee Benefits Best Practices | Fringe Benefit Analysts
Financial & Accounting Resources | Eide Bailly
Utah Governor’s Office of Economic Development Business Services | GOED
Workplace Tips for Employees | The U.S. Chamber of Commerce Foundation
Guidance for Businesses and Employers to Plan and Respond to COVID-19 | SBA
Emergency Planning Exercises | FEMA
Guidance on Preparing Workplaces for COVID-19 | CDC
Coronavirus and COVID-19 | SHRM
Available Employment Opportunities
Department of Workforce Services Assistance Resources
Guide ’em Ogden | Employment Loss & Financial Burden Resource Guide
Business Impact Surveys
Weber County is seeking to understand the impact of COVID-19 on local businesses to best respond with assistance.
Weber County Business Impact Survey
The Utah Economic Response Task Force would like your insights regarding how to reduce economic impacts for businesses impacted by COVID-19 and also, most recently, the earthquake of March 18.
State of Utah Business Impact Survey
COVID-19 Community Resources
The United States Department of Health and Human Services