COVID-19 Resources for Memphis Locals

GREATER MEMPHIS CHAMBER BUSINESS RESOURCES

Business Resources Center - Reopening information, job openings, webinars and other resources for small businesses, hospitality businesses and individuals

Local Job Openings

Tennessee Department of Tourism Resources

There are currently no state-issued travel restrictions in Tennessee, but you can find guidance on responsible travel through the state's "For The Love of Tennessee, Travel Safe" initiative.

SBA Disaster Loan Information

The U.S. Small Business Administration is offering low-interest federal disaster loans for working capital to Tennessee small businesses suffering substantial economic injury as a result of the Coronavirus. Learn more about the loan and how to qualify here. You can also review this SBA Disaster Loan FAQ provided by the Greater Memphis Chamber.

U.S. Department of Treasury and U.S. Travel Cares Act

U.S. DEPARTMENT OF THE TREASURY 

Temporary Paid Leave and Family Medical Leave Guide: The Families First Coronavirus Response Act created new temporary paid sick leave and paid Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA) programs that are 100% reimbursable by the federal government. CLICK HERE to download the new guide which provides information on requirements, employee eligibility paid leave calculations and exemptions.

Quick Reference Sheets: The U.S. Chamber has compiled some quick reference sheets that provide information about eligibility, terms and how to apply for SBA Disaster Loans, the Paycheck Protection Program, Economic Injury Disaster Loan and Employee Retention Tax Credit.  CLICK HERE to download.

U.S. TRAVEL CARES ACT 

The CARES Act, the largest economic relief package in our nation’s history, was signed into law on March 27, 2020, and includes major provisions U.S. Travel fought for to deliver economic support to travel businesses, travel workers and their families. LEARN IF YOU ARE ELIGIBLE

RELIEF FOR LOCALS

COMMUNITY FOUNDATION MID-SOUTH COVID-19 RESPONSE FUND
The Community Foundation of Greater Memphis has launched a Mid-South COVID-19 Response Fund for funding organizations that serve high-risk residents. 

FOR INFO & TO DONATE

COVID-19 BLUES MUSICIAN EMERGENCY RELIEF FUND
The Blues Foundation established the COVID-19 Blues Musician Emergency Relief Fund to provide immediate resources to full-time blues musicians whose revenue streams have been severely diminished by the current coronavirus pandemic. The fund is intended for blues musicians for whom performing makes up the bulk of their income and who have no other outlets for work. A professional blues musician with financial need will be considered for an award by the Fund Committee based on the subjective merits of their application and financial need. Award amounts are intended to assist primarily with immediate essential needs such as food, rent/mortgage, utilities, phone and car payments. Medical insurance premiums will also be considered.

LEARN MORE & APPLY

MEMPHIS FOOD INDUSTRY EMERGENCY WORKER ASSISTANCE RELIEF FUND
Edible Memphis launched an emergency fund for food industry workers. 

Donate Here

SERVICE INDUSTRY WORKERS

Please complete this short survey to help Edible Memphis prioritize those in our community most at risk and in need. If you haven’t already, click here to begin your application for Unemployment Benefits/Reemployment Assistance.

Food Assistance

The Mid-South Food Bank is packing up hundreds of boxes to help families and seniors who may be staying at home amid coronavirus concerns. The food bank preparing 250 boxes, weighing more than 30 pounds each to supplement what people may have at home for about 14 days.

HOW YOU CAN HELP