Resources

SBA Loan Guide: Our team has put together a guide to applying for the Small Business Administration's Disaster Loan Program.
 
Executive Order from Governor Stitt: As of March 24, there were 109 confirmed cases of COVID-19 in Oklahoma, leading to the restriction of nonessential businesses in the 19 counties with confirmed cases, including Payne County. To view a list of industries that are classified as "essential," visit the Department of Homeland Security's website. If your business has not been identified as essential, but you think it should be, fill out this form.
 
Oklahoma Department of Commerce: The Department of Commerce has compiled resources for those applying for unemployment as well as businesses interested in learning how the CARES Act applies to them. 
   
 
 
Oklahoma Employment Security Commission: Resources regarding filing for unemployment or finding work can be found on the OESC website. The one-week waiting period for claiming unemployment benefits has been suspended.
 
Oklahoma Center for Nonprofits: Resources regarding nonprofit management and crisis communications are located on the Center for Nonprofits' website. If your organization has a board that needs to meet virtually, visit this page to learn the benefits of a virtual meeting and how to make it more successful. To receive assistance or learn how to assist in Payne County, visit United Way of Payne County's website.
 
For more resources from the state, visit https://govstatus.egov.com/oklahoma-coronavirus-information.
 
Stillwater Regional Airport: Although nationwide passenger numbers continue to decrease, some essential travel still takes place at Stillwater Regional Airport. Read Airport Director Paul Priegel's statement regarding precautions taken to keep our community safe and healthy.
 
Payne County Election Board: Stillwater School Board elections, previously scheduled for April 7, have been moved to June 30.
 
Stillwater Medical Foundation: Stillwater Medical has a severe shortage of blood supplies to assist patients. The Red Cross will host a blood drive Friday, April 3, from 10 a.m. - 4 p.m. To schedule an appointment, visit redcrossblood.org and enter stillwatermedical as the sponsor code.
 
U.S. Census Bureau: The Census Bureau has added a response rate tracker to its website. Payne County and Stillwater currently have a 32.2% self-response rate, which is slightly higher than the state average. Please encourage members of your organization to respond, and help us spread the word about the importance of reporting in Stillwater.
 
For information about the recently passed CARES Act, visit this article from Forbes.com.