Resources for Employers and Businesses
This webpage is a one-shop-stop for a Utah business’s response to COVID-19. It provides information and resources for protecting workplace health and what to do if an employee, customer or visitor tests positive for COVID-19.
It also describes and links to existing loans and grants information to help financially struggling businesses.
Coming soon: Businesses will be able to request onsite COVID-19 testing. Stay tuned for more information.
New Paycheck Protection Program
Business owners: The Economic Aid Act authorizes the U.S. Small Business Administration to guarantee additional loans under the temporary Paycheck Protection Program, which was initially established under the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security Act to provide economic relief to small businesses nationwide adversely impacted under the Coronavirus Disease 2019 Emergency Declaration issued by President Trump on March 13, 2020.
Most Utah small businesses — even those with just one employee, like independent contractors — can qualify for PPP assistance. If you have a corporate bank, your banker can help you apply for PPP. The state’s Rapid Response Team and Utah’s SBA Team, working with multicultural partners, can help all Utah businesses. If you don’t have a banker, please contact either the SBA or Rapid Response Team. If you’re interested in PPP, the state has resources to help.
- Do you have a business-related question about the coronavirus pandemic? We have answers. Please email email@example.com or call 1-800-456-7707.
- There is a new online reporting system for businesses. You can use this link to confidentially report all positive COVID-19 cases and any close worksite contacts. https://redcap.
Utah Health Guidance Levels
The COVID-19 Transmission Index clarifies the public health metrics that are used to determine which counties are at what level of transmission: high, moderate, or low. These levels correspond directly to the case rates, positivity rates, and ICU utilization.
The data helps us understand the real risk of transmission in our communities. Important health behaviors, based on epidemiology and medical science, are described at each level to protect yourself, your family, and your community from COVID-19.
COVID-19 Business Manual (Updated 4/2021)
This step-by-step, downloadable PDF guide from the Utah Department of Health helps you protect worker’s health. Its detailed table of contents lets you quickly find the information and resources you’re looking for. It includes recommendations from the CDC, OSHA, and U.S. Department of Labor.
- What to do if an employee is exposed to or tests positive for COVID-19
- Answers to questions about quarantine, isolation, sick leave, and tax credits
- How to protect your worksite, operations, and employees
The In Utah public awareness and information campaign is a Legislative initiative using federal CARES Act money as part of the state’s coronavirus pandemic response.
Assigned to the Governor’s Office of Economic Development, In Utah supports Utahns making healthy choices while boosting Utah’s economy. The campaign focuses on making connections between consumers, businesses and experiences in Utah.
Partner organizations can join the In Utah campaign, share success stories, post using #InUtah on social media, use campaign logos and graphics, and provide In Utah swag to their constituents.
Learn more about In Utah and how to get involved at inutah.org.
Stay Safe to Stay Open
Stay Safe to Stay Open is a statewide initiative to help businesses communicate to their consumers their pledge to follow safety guidance from the Utah Department of Health.
We recognize the challenges before us. We also know Utah has a strong, robust economy. We were leading the nation at the beginning of 2020, and we intend to continue our focus on Utahn’s health and economic prosperity. Our response to the COVID-19 pandemic will become another example of how Utahns come together to build a better, more secure future.