On March 24, 2020, Gov. Herbert released “Utah Leads Together,” a comprehensive task force plan to mitigate the economic consequences of COVID-19. The plan aims to eventually return Utah to the record-setting economic growth it enjoyed before the pandemic. The report and economic playbook include recommendations from dozens of Utah state and industry leaders.
U.S. Small Business Administration Disaster Loan
In partnership with Utah’s congressional delegation, the state emergency management division and the Utah Governor’s Office, we’re pleased to announce that businesses located in all Utah counties are now eligible to apply for low-interest loans through the Small Business Administration.
We recognize this loan program will not solve all of today’s economic challenges, but it will be a useful tool for businesses affected by COVID-19.
Details of the new SBA loans are as follows:
The SBA offers a PDF that explains the application process in detail. For additional information, please contact the SBA disaster assistance customer service center at 1-800-659-2955 (TTY: 1-800-877-8339) or by email.
You’ll need to select “Economic Injury” and “COVID-19” options. The Utah disaster number is UT00066. The process requires several financial documents and may take over an hour to apply.
Below are resources compiled by the Outdoor Recreation team that are related to the COVID-19 pandemic and the outdoors.
Tips to get outdoors in the next few weeks and months (OR Roundtable)
10 nature activities to help get your family through the coronavirus pandemic (Children & Nature Network)
Road trips are good for the mind and body (Roadtrippin’ with Bob & Mark)
What Coronavirus Means for Outdoor Recreation (American Trails)
The Respite of Trails and Outdoor Recreation (American Trails)
Our Guide to Getting Outdoors During the COVID-19 Pandemic (She Explores)
Finding Nature: Staying connected to the natural world during COVID-19 (Children & Nature Network)
Please visit this website to view the latest information about the Utah State Parks.
Pease visit this website to view the latest information about the National Parks in Utah. Click on the individual park to see COVID-19 related news.
In these uncertain times, dependable broadband access is critically important as many Utahns are instructed to stay home from work and school as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic.
In response, several broadband providers throughout Utah are temporarily offering free internet service, waiving disconnect and late fees, providing access to wi-fi hot spots, and providing additional benefits during these challenging times to help people at home access the services they need.
Accessibility is critical in meeting Utah needs for education, telemedicine, telecommuting and overall quality of life.
Below are links to Utah broadband providers where you can learn about their continuity of service to communities during this time of need.
If your internet service provider is not listed, contact them directly.
Utah Leads Together Plan
On March 24, 2020, Gov. Herbert released “Utah Leads Together,” a comprehensive task force plan to mitigate the economic consequences of COVID-19. The plan aims to eventually return Utah to the record-setting economic growth it enjoyed before the pandemic. The report and economic playbook include recommendations from dozens of Utah state and industry leaders. Please see the documents above.
Utah Essential Business
If your business provides what you consider vital services during the coronavirus pandemic and is interested in potentially being added to the list of Utah’s essential businesses, please complete this form.
Updated Resources for Business on the State’s Coronavirus Site
GOED is now curating the content on coronavirus.utah.gov/business so all statewide information and resources are in one place.
Additional State Benefits
The state of Utah offers additional benefits for children and adults such as Medicaid, Children’s Health Insurance Program, Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program, and more. A separate application must be submitted for these benefits. Visit jobs.utah.gov for information about these programs.
International trade and investment are some of the most powerful ways to immunize Utah businesses from the economic effects of COVID-19. World Trade Center Utah (WTC Utah) leverages its global network to provide international B2B matchmaking, webinars, market research and consultations. Additionally, WTC Utah and administers grant funding to small and medium-sized Utah businesses who conduct business internationally. You don’t have to travel to utilize our resources and engage with opportunities abroad. As Utah businesses face unprecedented problems, WTC Utah resources and services can provide solutions.