The coronavirus pandemic is affecting small businesses in a variety of ways. From loss of business to remote work, things are changing fast during the COVID-19 outbreak and businesses are being forced to adapt. The Portage Chamber is working to bring you the best resources and information to help you navigate this challenging time.
Governor Holcomb's Roadmap to Safely Reopen Indiana
5 Stages to get Indiana Back On Track. Learn more about the different stages and the associated dates to get a better understanding about where we’re going as a state.
SBA Disaster Assistance
The SBA provides low-interest disaster loans to help businesses and homeowners recover from declared disasters.
Social distancing is the most important, effective tool we have to defeat COVID-19—and a growing coalition of Indiana-based partners is committed to equipping everyone in our state with the knowledge and the resources to stay connected and motivated.
Updates from the Mayor of Portage
Get information about city office closures and other Portage related updates.
Families First Coronavirus Response Act: Employer Paid Leave Requirements
The Families First Coronavirus Response Act (FFCRA or Act) requires certain employers to provide their employees with paid sick leave or expanded family and medical leave for specified reasons related to COVID-19.
COVID-19 Federal Rural Resource Guide
U.S. Secretary of Agriculture Sonny Perdue today unveiled a one-stop-shop of federal programs that can be used by rural communities, organizations and individuals impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic.
Indiana COVID-19 Small Business Resource Guide
Information about available loans and other resources for small businesses.
Indiana Career Connect
A network for employers and job seekers
Coronavirus Information and Resources
Restaurant industry-specific information
Why practice social distancing?
COVID-19 spreads mainly among people who are in close contact (within about 6 feet) for a prolonged period. Spread happens when an infected person coughs, sneezes, or talks, and droplets from their mouth or nose are launched into the air and land in the mouths or noses of people nearby. The droplets can also be inhaled into the lungs. Recent studies indicate that people who are infected but do not have symptoms likely also play a role in the spread of COVID-19.
It may be possible that a person can get COVID-19 by touching a surface or object that has the virus on it and then touching their own mouth, nose, or eyes. However, this is not thought to be the main way the virus spreads. COVID-19 can live for hours or days on a surface, depending on factors such as sun light and humidity. Social distancing helps limit contact with infected people and contaminated surfaces.
Although the risk of severe illness may be different for everyone, anyone can get and spread COVID-19. Everyone has a role to play in slowing the spread and protecting themselves, their family, and their community.
Please visit the CDC website for up-to-date helpful information on how to protect yourself, and what to do if you are sick.
Ma's Li'l Champs Learning Academy
Clancy's Public House
Texas Roadhouse (Portage)
Allen's Lawn Care
At Natures Door
Boost Mobile/Dream Fireworks
City Electric Supply
Dean's Tire and Auto
Lovings Heating and Cooling
Monroe Pest Control
Paul Heuring Motors
Pet Supplies Plus
Portage Real Estate
Portage Tire and Auto
Portage Township Food Pantry
By appointment only
Strack & Van Til
Summers Heating and Cooling
The Cleaning Niche
WiseGuys Marketing Solutions
Learn How Has Covid-19 Impacted Local Businesses
The Portage EDC and the Portage Chamber of Commerce have partnered to identify the extent of the economic impacts, suggest ways to speed recovery, and support requests for state and federal emergency funding due to COVID-19. Out of the 46 responses to the survey, here are the results.