COVID-19 COMMUNITY INFORMATION
The resources below have been collected by the Community Foundation to share for the betterment of our region.
Assistance for Individuals
If you’ve lost your job or need other assistance, please contact:
Assistance for Small Businesses
The resources below are available to help during this time.
CFSI Disaster Relief Fund
The Community Foundation has opened our Disaster Relief Fund to provide for community needs which arise from COVID-19. 100% of the donations will be used to address community needs related to this pandemic. If you want to help you can make a gift to the fund via the giving page on our website or by recommending a grant from your donor advised fund. Learn more.
One Southern Indiana provides info for small businesses – March 27, 2020
Courtesy of the US Chamber of Commerce, attached please find a summary of the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security Act (Phase III) which has passed both chambers of Congress and was just signed by the President. This is the stimulus bill designed to provide emergency economic support during the outbreak. Many of the programs for small businesses will run through qualified lenders to expedite the assistance. Please review the 1si website for COVID-19 resources as we will add additional details for businesses as they come along.
One Southern Indiana launches 1si cares to assist businesses – March 24, 2020
The initiative is a three-pronged approach to assist businesses navigate the current health crisis. All aspects of 1si Cares! can be found on the 1si website at www.1si.org/covid-19.
Floyd County Health Department Drive-Thru Testing – March 20, 2020
Beginning today, health officials will be using a drive-thru format, according to a news release issued Thursday night. Initially, the testing will be done in the parking lot of the Floyd County Health Department.
Health officials emphasize that this process will not test people who show up without prescreening, nor will walk-ins be tested at this time. Initial service hours today are from noon until 3 p.m.
This testing plan is a project in evolution. The Health Department will provide updates on changes in hours, format and testing procedures. For more information, call 812-948-4726, ext. 656.
Baptist Health Floyd COVID-19 Hotline – March 19, 2020
Due to the growing number of questions the staff is receiving about when to go to the Emergency Department, when to stay home, and, in general, what to do if you are experiencing respiratory symptoms, Baptist Health Floyd has implemented an informational hotline to help answer these questions – 812-981-8798.
From One Southern Indiana – March 18, 2020
In an effort to keep our members up-to-date, we want to share this information sent to us from the Indiana Department of Workforce Development.
INDIANAPOLIS (March 17, 2020) – The Indiana Department of Workforce Development would like to assist employers, workers, and agents during this emergency. If you are temporarily closing or reducing worker hours, please encourage your employees to file for unemployment insurance benefits. They must do this online, through a computer or smart phone. They should visit unemployment.in.gov for Frequently Asked Questions, video tutorials, and a link to file for unemployment insurance.
If you have the means to assist your employees by allowing them to file from your business, please assist as you can. DWD does have available equipment at our WorkOne locations, but we are also practicing social distancing which creates a barrier to quickly serving large groups of workers. Any assistance you can provide in getting these important benefits to your employees while preventing the spread of this disease is greatly appreciated.
If your employees must go to a WorkOne to use a computer, please have them contact the center ahead of time as some hours of operations have been changed.