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.

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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.

Helpful links:

SBA Disaster Assistance
The SBA provides low-interest disaster loans to help businesses and homeowners recover from declared disasters.

We’re #INthistogether
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

Social distancing

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.

Wash your hands
Just a reminder: We are open! Portage businesses that you can support.

Child Care:

  • Ma's Li'l Champs Learning Academy

    219-763-0020

Restaurants:

  • BAM Pizza

    Carry-out/Delivery
    219-763-1767

  • Clancy's Public House

    Carry-out
    219-764-4995

  • El Salto

    Carry-out/Delivery
    219-734-6463

  • JC Bocatas

    Drive-thru
    219-841-9523

  • Lincoln Flats

    Carry-out/Curbside/Deliver
    219-510-5046

  • Longhorn Steakhouse

    Carry-out/Curbside
    219-762-5911

  • Mexico Lindo

    Curbside Pickup
    219-841-9843

  • Shenanigan's

    Carry-out/Delivery
    219-762-0509

  • Subway (Willowcreek)

    Carry-out
    219-763-7006

  • Tate's Place

    Carry-out/Delivery
    219-764-8283

  • Texas Roadhouse (Portage)

    Carry-out/Curbside
    219-762-5900

  • Tocayos

    Carry-out/Delivery
    219-850-4458

  • Vital Nurtrition

    Carry-out/Doordash
    219-764-6360

Retail:

  • Allen's Lawn Care

    219-763-1532

  • At Natures Door

    219-762-7025

  • Boost Mobile/Dream Fireworks

    219-787-8000

  • Castle Buick

    219-764-5020

  • City Electric Supply

    219-386-3434

  • Dean's Tire and Auto

    219-929-4289

  • Discovery Travel

    833-469-8785

  • Edible Arrangements

    219-763-3600

  • Family Express

    219-764-3014

  • Flower Power

    219-763-3133

  • Lovings Heating and Cooling

    219-763-4247

  • M&M Maintenance

    219-734-6414

  • Minuteman Press

    219-762-5660

  • Monroe Pest Control

    219-942-2161

  • Mopsters Inc.

    480-365-8256

  • Ondro CPA

    219-764-3949

  • Paul Heuring Motors

    219-942-3673

  • Pet Supplies Plus

    219-763-0697

  • Portage Real Estate

    219-762-2186

  • Portage Tire and Auto

    219-762-0405

  • Portage Township Food Pantry

    219-299-6273

  • Pulse Technology

    800-837-1400

  • Reeder's Auto

    219-763-1782

  • Shay Furniture

    By appointment only
    219-254-2399

  • Simko Signs

    219-308-6000

  • Steindler Signs

    219-733-2551

  • Strack & Van Til

    219-762-9518

  • Summers Heating and Cooling

    219-472-9036

  • The Cleaning Niche

    219-595-5303

  • Wal-mart

    219-759-5900

  • WiseGuys Marketing Solutions

    219-940-3579

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.