THE PIKE COUNTY CHAMBER OF COMMERCE, INC.


Suggested Business Practices to Slow the Spread:

  • Actively encouraging employees to stay home when sick.
  • Emphasizing the importance of hand washing and respiratory etiquette by all employees.
  • Routinely cleaning all frequently touched surfaces and providing cleaning wipes to employees to do the same.
  • Making fact-based decisions regarding travel and complying with the latest guidance, specifically surrounding international travel.
  • Maintaining business as usual with limited disruptions while monitoring the evolving situation.
  • Mitigating household fear by keeping all employees informed on the facts of the situation and educating them on how they can prepare for the potential impacts of the virus.

Utilizing these resources in conjunction with proper caution and preparation rather than alarm will steer our community through this challenging time.

Recently Added Resources & Information:

These resources have been added within the last couple of days:

Informational Documents and Links:

Governor's Office:

The Governor’s Office is committed to keeping the citizens of Alabama informed on efforts to mitigate the spread of COVID-19 during this pandemic. A webpage has been designed to be a compilation of resources provided in collaboration with our local, state and federal partners. 

    Governor's Office Links:


    U.S. Chamber of Commerce:

    Combating the Coronavirus Toolkit provided by the U.S. Chamber of Commerce includes:

    US Chamber Links:


    U.S. Department of Labor:

    The Families First Coronavirus Response Act (FFCRA or Act) requires certain employers to provide employees with expanded family and medical leave for specified reasons related to COVID-19. The Department of Labor’s (Department) Wage and Hour Division (WHD) administers and enforces the new law’s paid leave requirements. These provisions will apply from the effective date through December 31, 2020. 


    US Department of Labor Links:

    Small Business Administration:

    Health and government officials are working together to maintain the safety, security, and health of the American people. Small businesses are encouraged to do their part to keep their employees, customers, and themselves healthy.


    Paycheck Protection Program

    The Paycheck Protection Program prioritizes millions of Americans employed by small businesses by authorizing up to $349 billion toward job retention and certain other expenses. Small businesses and eligible nonprofit organizations, Veterans organizations, and Tribal businesses described in the Small Business Act, as well as individuals who are self-employed or are independent contractors, are eligible if they also meet program size standards.

    Under this program:

    • Eligible recipients may qualify for a loan up to $10 million determined by 8 weeks of prior average payroll plus an additional 25% of that amount.
    • Loan payments will be deferred for six months.
    • If you maintain your workforce, SBA will forgive the portion of the loan proceeds that are used to cover the first 8 weeks of payroll and certain other expenses following loan origination.

    Click here to learn more.


    SBA Debt Relief

    The SBA Debt Relief program will provide a reprieve to small businesses as they overcome the challenges created by this health crisis.

    Under this program:

    • The SBA will also pay the principal and interest of new 7(a) loans issued prior to September 27, 2020.
    • The SBA will pay the principal and interest of current 7(a) loans for a period of six months.

    Economic Injury Disaster Loans and Loan Advance

    In response to the Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic, small business owners in all U.S. states, Washington D.C., and territories are eligible to apply for an Economic Injury Disaster Loan advance of up to $10,000.

    The SBA’s Economic Injury Disaster Loan program provides small businesses with working capital loans of up to $2 million that can provide vital economic support to small businesses to help overcome the temporary loss of revenue they are experiencing. The loan advance will provide economic relief to businesses that are currently experiencing a temporary loss of revenue. Funds will be made available within three days of a successful application, and this loan advance will not have to be repaid.


    To apply for a COVID-19 Economic Injury Disaster Loan, click here.


    The State of Alabama has been approved for Disaster Assistance, from the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA), that will serve to help our Small Business Community and our Community as a Whole. As a result, Small Business Owners, in the entire State of Alabama, are eligible to apply for Assistance. Click HERE for the SBA Letter from SBA concerning this.


    SBA Links:


    Congress.gov:

    The US Congress has passed and the President has signed into law the Families First Coronavirus Response Act (“FFCRA”).  This bill responds to the coronavirus outbreak by providing paid sick leave and free coronavirus testing, expanding food assistance and unemployment benefits, and requiring employers to provide additional protections for health care workers.


    The US Congress has passed and the President has signed into law the Coronavirus Aid, Relief and Economic Security (CARES) Act.  

      Congress.gov Links:


      US Dept of the Treasury:

      The Federal Government is committed to an all of government approach to providing COVID-19 relief. Learn how each government agency is working to combat the Coronavirus.


      US Dept of the Treasury Links:


      US Senate Committee on Small Business & Entrepreneurship:

      To help small business owners and entrepreneurs better understand the new programs that will soon be available to them, we have created a comprehensive guide to many of the small business provisions in the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act that was just passed by Congress. These programs and initiatives are intended to assist business owners with whatever needs they have right now. 


      When implemented, there will be many new resources available for small businesses, as well as certain non-profits and other employers. This guide provides information about the major programs and initiatives that will soon be available from the Small Business Administration (SBA) to address these needs, as well as some additional tax provisions that are outside the scope of SBA. 

      To keep up to date on when these programs become available, please stay in contact with your local SBA District Office, which you can locate here.

      Download the guide here.

      US Senate Committee on Small Business & Entrepreneurship Links:


      www.troyal.gov     www.brundidge.org     www.alabama.gov


      Home | About Us | Join us | Events | Member Directory  | Contact Us 

      101 A East Church Street - P.O. Box 249 - Troy, Alabama 36081 - (334) 566-2294 - info@pikecoc.com

      Powered by Wild Apricot Membership Software