Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) Resources

Mayor Broderick and the City of Anderson want to ensure that businesses can quickly and easily find resources on the novel coronavirus outbreak.  This page is dedicated to business related resources; community resources can be found on the City of Anderson Coronavirus  Community Resource page.

Announcements and Press Releases from the City of Anderson

Reopening Resources

  • 5 Stages to get Indiana Back on Track - What’s Open, What’s Closed?  Learn more about the different stages and the associated dates.

  • Back on Track Indiana Industry Guidelines - All Indiana businesses should take measures and institute safeguards to ensure a safe environment for their employees, customers, and clients. The safeguards below are based on the recommendations of the CDC and OSHA.

  • PPE Marketplace - A program to connect small businesses and nonprofit organizations employing up to 150 with PPE so they can safely reopen.  The state of Indiana is initially fulfilling orders at no charge.

  • Ready to Reopen A Playbook for Your Small Business - A step-by-step guide by the U.S. Chamber of Commerce for small businesses detailing how they should approach reopening once COVID-19 restrictions are lifted.

Funding Assistance and Counseling for Businesses

Employment Related Information

If your employment has been interrupted or ended due to COVID-19, you should file for UI and your claim will be evaluated. You must apply for UI benefits online, using a computer or smart phone. Online filing information can be found at Unemployment.IN.gov.  If you have questions, please review the Frequently Asked Questions, the Claimant Handbook and/or the online video tutorials. You can also review the COVID-19 Frequently Asked Questions for Claimants.

Indiana Department of Workforce Development (DWD) also has published COVID-19 Frequently Asked Questions for Employers

If you are ineligible for UI benefits (self-employment, independent contractors, gig economy workers), Pandemic Unemployment Assistance (PUA) under CARES Act offers a temporary federal unemployment insurance (UI) program.  Click here for PUA Frequently Asked Questions by DWD. 

All DWD/WorkOne offices are currently closed to the public. If individuals still have questions, they can contact DWD via email (AskUIContactCenter@dwd.IN.gov) or telephone (1-800-891-6499).  

The U.S. Department of Labor (DOL) has published guidelines for the Families First Corona Response Act (FFCRA) The FFCRA requires certain employers to provide employees with paid sick leave or expanded family and medical leave for specified reasons related to COVID-19.

Health and Safety Updates

List of Small Business Awareness & Assistance Opportunities

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