March 24, 2020 -
COVID-19 is rapidly reshaping the business landscape throughout Delaware, the nation and the world. Conditions are changing on a day-to-day, hour-by-hour basis, and Delaware’s government, healthcare, business and nonprofit sectors are working around the clock to help contain COVID-19 and support Delawareans.
Throughout the pandemic, Delaware Prosperity Partnership remains open for business. Virtual meetings are being scheduled both to maintain momentum on future development and to assist with response and the eagerly awaited recovery in the aftermath of COVID-19.
Here are resources to assist you as we move forward.
The State of Delaware Official Coronavirus Website may be accessed here.
The State of Delaware Resources for Business page may be accessed here.
Information about and an application for the Delaware Hospitality Emergency Loan Program (HELP) are here.
Delaware has been approved for U.S. Small Business Administration Economic Injury Disaster Loans. Learn more and apply here.
The Delaware Division of Small Business chart "Which loan program is right for my business?" is here.
The State of Delaware Essential and Non-Essential Businesses Spreadsheet is here.
The Delaware Division of Health and Social Services Division of Public Health "Coronavirus Business Briefing" is here.
Access the Delaware Division of Small Business website's COVID-19 page here.
FINANTA, a Philadelphia-based nonprofit that serves all three counties in Delaware, is offering emergency loans of $5,000 to $15,000. Access FINANTA's website here.
The Delaware Division of Unemployment Insurance's COVID-19 FAQs are available here.
Delaware Joblink, a service of the Delaware Department of Labor, is offering a special COVID-19 job-search portal here.
The Delaware Restaurant Association has formed the Restaurant Industry Emergency Action Trust to provide immediate funding to hospitality workers displaced by statewide shutdowns. Donate or apply for help here.
Read about the list of products and services needed from suppliers to aid in combating the COVID-19 outbreak that is being developed by World Trade Center Delaware here.
The Delaware Manufacturing Extension Partnership's "Solutions for Manufacturing Companies, Healthcare & Service Providers and Government" page may be accessed here.
The Medical Society of Delaware brief "Delaware Unemployment Guidance During COVID-19" may be accessed here.
United Way of Delaware and Delaware Health and Human Services sponsors Delaware 2-1-1, a free, confidential referral and information site that connects people to essential financial, domestic, health and disaster-related resources. Access the website here and a brief on specific COVID-19 food, utilities and health assistance here.
The Delaware Division of Small Business has prepared a map showing businesses in New Castle, Kent and Sussex counties that the public can patronize during the statewide COVID-19 stay-home order. To add your business to the map, email the business name and physical address to the Division.
Anchor Security Team is offering free phishing training throughout the COVID-19 outbreak to help protect the community, businesses and individuals from the skyrocketing number of phishing attacks that have occurred since the pandemic started.
A list of the eight free outside Wi-Fi hotspots being made available to those without in-home internet access by New Castle County, Verizon and Assurance Media is available here.
Tech Impact is offering free remote work training webinars on topics such as nonprofit communications, tech committees, donor management software and online survey tools and techniques. Details are here.
A list of Delaware Department of Education student nutrition sites is available here.
Millions of dollars flow to Delaware medical research amid coronavirus pandemic - News Journal, April 4, 2020
DRBA donates 4,000 N95 respirator masks and 2,000 pair nitrile disposable gloves in Delaware and New Jersey - dscc.com, March 30, 2020
Supporting Delaware's Small Businesses through COVID-19 - First State Insights podcast, March 28, 2020
FMC donates 165,000 masks to Philadelphia-area hospitals - Philadelphia Business Journal, March 27, 2020
Brandywine High students using 3D printers to help meet need for mask in coronavirus fight, The News Journal, March 27, 2020
DuPont expediting production of hazmat suits for health care workers - nbcnews.com, March 26, 2020
Gov. Carney announces request for assistance from vendors: State requests private-sector assistance to supply products and services to assist with COVID-19 response - news.delaware.gov, March 25, 2020
Keep calm ... and small business on - Delaware Business Times, March 24, 2020
The critical time is this week: Why we must follow Carney's order to stay home (Opinion) - The News Journal, March 23, 2020
Sharing critical supplies: UD donates gloves, masks and other personal protective equipment - UDaily.com, March 23, 2020
Can’t find hand sanitizer? Delaware distilleries might be here to help - Delaware Today, March 20, 2020
Del. farmers see growth amid pandemic - Delaware Business Times, March 19, 2020
Small business owners: Keep an eye out for possible coronavirus loan scams - business.delaware.gov, March 19, 2020
Del. Department of Labor adjusts unemployment rules for hospitality workers amid coronavirus outbreak - business.delaware.gov, March 18, 2020
How to set up online gift cards for your small business - business.delaware.gov, March 17, 2020
Google My Business tips to keep customers informed - visitdelaware.com, March 2020
Facebook announces $100 million program for smalls businesses impacted by coronavirus (Sign up for updates until the application period opens at Facebook Small Business Grants Program)