Latest COVID Related News & Updates

Federal Reserve Board Expands its Main Street Lending Program

The Federal Reserve Board on Monday expanded its Main Street Lending Program to allow more small and medium-sized businesses to be able to receive support. The Board lowered the minimum loan amount, raised the maximum loan limit, adjusted the principal repayment...

Better Together Statement + Media Coverage: For Immediate Release

Today’s Iowa City Press-Citizen headline in no way represents the incredibly peaceful and respectful protests that took place last night in our community. We understand that this headline is largely the result of their parent company’s decimating cuts to this...

Paycheck Protection Program Changes

Last night, the US Senate passed the House’s version (HR7010) of updates to the Paycheck Protection Program. With respect to PPP loans, HR 7010 does the following: Creates a floor of 5 years for loan maturity. Extends the covered period for obtaining and using a loan...

Iowa Eviction & Foreclosure Prevention Program

Governor Reynolds has allocated federal CARES Act funds to assist Iowans who have been economically impacted by COVID-19 and may be facing housing hardships. This program will provide short-term relief to income-eligible renters and homeowners who are at risk of...

Governor Reynolds Relaxes Additional Restrictions

Today, Governor Reynolds signed a new proclamation continuing the Public Health Disaster Emergency until June 25, 2020. As previously stated, bars, wineries, distilleries, and social clubs may reopen May 28th with the same public health measures as restaurants. In...

Additional Businesses to Reopen May 22nd

Today the Governor announced additional openings that will impact movie theaters, museums, wedding venues, auctions, and swimming pools effective at 5 am on Friday, May 22, 2020. The governor sited that the additional business reopening were made possible with...

Considerations if an Employee Contracts COVID-19

Businesses across Iowa (and the country) are facing similar challenges related to the COVID-19 public health emergency.  One predominate recurring question is what to do if one of your employees contracts COVID-19.  As the virus continues to spread across the states,...

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