Employment Resources for People Impacted by COVID-19

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Thousands of Utahns have financially felt the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic. Some have felt it as their work hours have been reduced or temporarily laid off. To help individuals make it through these difficult times, resources are available with the Department of Workforce Services.

Utah Economic Response Task Force Facts & FAQs: How to Apply for an SBA Loan

The Utah Economic Response Task Force hosted a “Facts & FAQs” virtual conference call on Thursday, April 2, 2020 at 4:00 p.m. MST to provide an update on the status of economic efforts to mitigate the coronavirus. This Zoom video conference will provide specifics from lenders on how to apply for an SBA loan, and highlight other available business resources. AGENDA  Welcome – …

Utah Banks Ready to Approve Small Business Administration Loans

Salt Lake City, UT (April 2, 2020) – Utah lenders announced today that they stand ready to approve U.S. Small Business Administration-backed loans thanks to the passage of the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act during the bi-weekly virtual Town Hall for the Utah Economic Response Task Force. The CARES Act legislation is designed to help small business …

One Utah Child Care Created to Assist Utah’s Essential Employees

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The Child Care Task Force has created a new program called One Utah Child Care to meet the needs of essential employees such as healthcare workers and first responders during the COVID-19 pandemic. The online tool for parents to register is now available and services will begin Monday, March 30, 2020.

GOED Launches Plan to Offer Assistance to Small Businesses – Utah Leads Together Small Business Bridge Loan Program

Because of the recent COVID-19 pandemic, the Utah Governor’s Office of Economic announces a plan to help Utah small business owners. The Utah Leads Together Small Business Bridge Loan program offers a bridge loan to the state’s small businesses with 50 or fewer employees. The program is available beginning March 31, 2020, at 8 a.m. (MDT). “This new program will …

State Tax Deadlines Extended

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Utah State Tax Commissioners approved adjustments to tax filing and payment deadlines for individuals and business entities during its Commission meeting March 26.

Utah Economic Response Task Force Facts & FAQs: Navigating Stay at Home Orders and Business Resources The Utah Economic Response Task Force hosted a “Facts & FAQs” virtual conference call on Tuesday, March 31, 2020 at 4:00 p.m. MST to provide an update on the status of economic efforts to mitigate the coronavirus. This Zoom video conference will assist you in navigating …

Full Text: Governor’s “Stay Home, Stay Safe” Directive

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These directives establish minimum statewide standards. In consultation with the State, local authorities may impose more stringent directives and orders to address the unique situations in different areas of Utah. They are not be confused with a shelter-in-place order.