Support for Siouxland Concerning COVID-19: Hotlines, Help for Small Business and More

Mar 23, 2020

Credit IA DEPT. OF PUBLIC HEALTH

Siouxland Public Media KWIT-KOJI is working hard to provide people in Siouxland information they need to stay informed on the COVID-19 Pandemic. If you have anything you would like to add to this list please send our newsroom an email at news@kwit.org. Thank you.

HOTLINE NUMBERS FOR THE TRI-STATE AREA

Iowa: For general questions about COVID-19 call 211 or (800) 244-7431

Nebraska: DHHS Covid-19 Information Line (402) 555-6645 (Open 8 a.m. – 8 p.m.)

South Dakota: Covid-19 Information Line (800) 997-2880

FEDERAL INFORMATION

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention:

https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/index.html

SIOUXLAND DISTRICT HEALTH INFORMATION

http://siouxlanddistricthealth.org

Podcast by Deputy Director Tyler Brock on “Social Distancing”

https://www.buzzsprout.com/323693/3056446%20

IOWA INFORMATION

New Iowa COVID-19 website:

https://coronavirus.iowa.gov

Latest from the Department of Public Health including a “Case by County” Map:

https://idph.iowa.gov/Emerging-Health-Issues/Novel-Coronavirus

NEBRASKA INFORMATION

Nebraska Dept. of Health and Human Services:

http://dhhs.ne.gov/Pages/Coronavirus.aspx

SOUTH DAKOTA INFORMATION

South Dakota Department of Health Updates and Information:

https://doh.sd.gov/news/Coronavirus.aspx

HOSPITAL INFORMATION

Coronavirus Resources for UnityPoint Health:

https://www.unitypoint.org/coronavirus-where-to-go-for-care.aspx

My UnityPoint Nurse hotline: (800) 424-3258

Line is staffed by nurses 25 hours a day, 7 days a week.

What you need to know about COVID-19 from MercyOne in Sioux City:

https://www.mercyone.org/health-and-wellness/health-answers/covid-19-what-you-need-to-know

University of Iowa:

https://coronavirus.uiowa.edu

SIOUX CITY COMMUNITY SCHOOLS INFORMATION

https://www.siouxcityschools.org/coronavirus-health-information-for-families-staff/

CITY OF SIOUX CITY INFORMATION

Information about City of Sioux City services during the COVID-19 Pandemic:

https://www.sioux-city.org/community/coronavirus-covid-19-information

BUSINESS AND ECONOMIC INFORMATION

COVID-19 Small Business Guidance and Loan Resources.  Apply for a potential loan at the link below:

https://disasterloan.sba.gov/ela/

3.25.20 – Small business help provided for Nebraska entities:

Small businesses and private nonprofit organizations of any size can apply for an SBA Economic Injury Disaster Loan at disasterloan.sba.gov/ela.  Applicants may also call SBA’s Customer Service Center at (800) 659-2955 or email disastercustomerservice@sba.gov

The Nebraska Department of Economic Development (DED) has teammates available to assist businesses with their questions.  Contact information for DED’s regional development team can be found on DED’s COVID-19 website at opportunity.nebraska.gov/nded-covid19.  The webpage also has information on SBA resources.

3.23.20 - Governor Reynolds announced COVID-19 Iowa small business relief program.  The dual application for grant assistance and tax deferral is available at iowabusinessrecovery.com. The deadline for applications is March 31 at 12:00 p.m. (noon).

The program may be restricted due to funding availability.  

3:23:20 - Iowa Governor Kim Reynolds announced unemployment insurance tax extension to assist small businesses.  For an employer who elects to take advantage of the extension, please contact our Unemployment Insurance Tax division at either 1-888-848-7442 or by sending an email to Q1tax@iwd.iowa.gov.