COVID-19 Resources

Day County Economic Development office continues to support businesses during this unprecedented time. Let us know how you are being impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic and how we may assist you.

While the Day County Courthouse is closed to the public, we are available by phone (345-3159), email (wadc[at]itctel.com), social media or Zoom video. 


Click on the image to learn more about the
Let's Wow Webster Gift Card Drive set for
Thursday, May 7 from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Key Resources:

Governor Noem Small Business Relief Fund
Eligibility and application https://sdreadytowork.com/covid-19/

SBA Guidance on EIDL Advance
https://drive.google.com/file/d/17k7OsOVaFQXHtvYFBHrcpUGngA4QWpLA/
Apply https://www.sba.gov/page/disaster-loan-applications

Pandemic Unemployment Assistance
For independent contractors, self-employed, and gig workers
Apply now https://dlr.sd.gov/

USDA Rural Resources Guide
https://www.rd.usda.gov/sites/default/files/USDA_COVID-19_Fed_Rural_Resource_Guide.pdf

NorthWestern Energy announced $300,000 in aid to assist communities they serve that are struggling with the impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic.
Apply here https://contactus.northwesternenergy.com/CharitableGrantApp/applicationsb

Comparison of Economic Injury Disaster Loan (EIDL) and Payroll Protection Program (PPP)
https://www.claconnect.com/resources/articles/2020/comparison-of-eidl-and-paycheck-protection-programs

Small Business Guide to CARES Act
US Senate Committee on Small Business & Entrepreneurship
https://www.sbc.senate.gov/public/index.cfm/guide-to-the-cares-act

CARE Act: What Small Businesses Need to Know 
3/27 US Chamber https://www.uschamber.com/co/start/strategy/cares-act-small-business-guide

Coronavirus Emergency Loans: Small Business Checklist
3/27 US Chamber https://www.uschamber.com/sites/default/files/023595_comm_corona_virus_smallbiz_loan_final_revised.pdf


Webinars & Virtual Training:



RECORDINGS
How to Offer Gift Cards Online
4/1 Featuring Blue Sky Technologies of Brookings
https://youtu.be/8Eg5TOzH3SI 

SBA Economic Disaster Loan Information Webinar
SD Tourism 3/26
Recording https://youtu.be/PWWhG8hmI_0

Unemployment Insurance Webinar
SD Retailers Association & SD Dept. of Labor 3/27
Recording https://youtu.be/Fyj4j37ktZc
Slideshow https://www.sdra.org/uploads/1/2/3/4/123460478/covid-19_ra_2020_mar_26_powerpoint_fullpgslides.pdf

How to Work Remote like 9Clouds
Recording https://9clouds.com/resource/webinar-how-to-work-remote-like-9-clouds-thank-you/

What Your Business Can Financially Do Right Now
Fresh Impact 3/16 featuring Sioux Falls consulting CFO Megan Dahle
https://www.facebook.com/FreshImpactllc/videos/220277412501043

CARES Act & TeleTownhall with Rep. Johnson
4/1 1 Million Cups Aberdeen & Sioux Falls
https://www.facebook.com/167340397129425/videos/910089172745626/

Paycheck Protection Program
Recording: https://vimeo.com/402967720
Slideshow: shorturl.at/dsM27
More Info: shorturl.at/otDN4

Additional Resources

"SBA Approves Economic Injury Disaster Loan Fund Program Access for South Dakota" 
SD State 3/20
https://news.sd.gov/newsitem.aspx?id=26544

"Coronavirus: SD Lawmakers pass several emergency bills overnight to end 2020 session"
Argus Leader 3/31
https://www.argusleader.com/story/news/2020/03/30/coronavirus-south-dakota-lawmakers-debate-emergency-covid-19-bills-veto-day/5087511002/

"Here's What Is In The 'Families First' Coronavirus Aid Package Trump Approved"
NPR 3/19 - Free testing, paid sick leave, unemployment aid, and nutrition assistance
https://www.npr.org/2020/03/19/818322136/heres-what-is-in-the-families-first-coronavirus-aid-package-trump-approved

Guidance for Small and Medium Manufacturers
http://www.mfgfoundation.com/covid-19-guidance-resources-for-small-and-medium-manufacturers/

COVID-19 Manufacturing Best Practices
SD Manufacturing & Technology Solutions
https://sdmanufacturing.com/resources/covid19manufacturingbestpractices/

“Seven ways to support the small businesses in your community during the coronavirus crisis”
Inc 3/16 https://www.inc.com/jason-aten/7-ways-to-support-small-businesses-in-your-community-during-coronavirus-crisis.html
Many other ideas out there. How can you offer creative ways for folks that love your business to help you get through this time?

"Gannett launches website to help local small businesses hit hard by coronavirus crisis"
Argus Leader 3/23 -- Add your business, or add your favorite places as a visitor
https://www.argusleader.com/story/news/2020/03/23/coronavirus-help-small-local-businesses-south-dakota/2900302001/
https://supportlocal.usatoday.com/

Restaurant Employee Relief Fund
https://rerf.us/apply-for-aid/

How Facebook is Supporting Small Businesses
4/5 Mari Smith, social networking expert
https://www.facebook.com/marismith/posts/10156965400530009

SD Governor's Office of Economic Development
https://sdreadytowork.com/covid-19/

SD Department of Labor
https://dlr.sd.gov/covid_19_resources.aspx

U.S. Small Business Administration 
https://www.sba.gov/coronavirus

IRS Tax Relief
https://www.irs.gov/coronavirus

Bush Foundation
https://www.bushfoundation.org/covid-19-resources 

Main Street America
https://www.mainstreet.org/howwecanhelp/resourcecenter/covid19resources

Facebook Small Business Grants Program
https://www.facebook.com/business/boost/grants

TechSoup Resources for Nonprofits
https://page.techsoup.org/covid-19-resources

SD Small Business Development Center
SD Manufacturing & Technology Solutions
SD International Trade Center
https://sdbusinesshelp.com/


Local Media & Updates

Day County Alerts
http://day.sdcounties.org/county-alerts/

Reporter & Farmer daily updates
http://reporterandfarmer.com/covid-19.html

City of Webster Emergency Ordinance Effective March 25 at Midnight
http://reporterandfarmer.com/covid-19.html

State of South Dakota
http://covid.sd.gov/

US Centers for Disease Control 
https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/