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Join us for our Weekly COVID-19 Update!

Our Weekly COVID-19 Situation Update Virtual Meeting is Wednesday at 1:00pm.

Some Agenda Items Are:

  • A Situational update
  • How other business owners are handling the situation
  • Information about access to assistance, financial and other

To keep everyone in the loop, these virtual meetings are ongoing and held every Wednesday at 1:00pm until further notice.





Available COVID-19 Resources


General Resources:

The Oklahoma State Department of Health has established a call center to answer COVID-19 related questions. The number is 877-215-8336. The call center has the capability to connect callers to Spanish-speaking interpreters.


Business Resources:

Families First Coronavirus Response Act:

Paycheck Protection Program Loan Information: (SBA IS CURRENTLY OUT OF FUNDS FOR THIS LOAN)

Economic Injury Disaster Loan Information (EIDL): (SBA IS CURRENTLY OUT OF FUNDS FOR THIS LOAN)

  • SBA has a new, streamlined online loan application with no filing requirement to provide tax returns, financial statements, etc. – one application which includes the EIDL loan and an EIDL Advance.
  • Overview of the EIDL Program: covid19-economic-injury-disaster-loans.pdf
  • To apply for an EIDL loan: https://covid19relief.sba.gov/
  • Small businesses may request an Advance up to $10,000
  • The EIDL Advance does not have to be repaid.
  • There is no cost to apply and no obligation to accept an approved loan.
  • A local Small Business Development Center counselor may be able to help – to find one, visit: https://www.sba.gov/local-assistance.

SBA's Customer Service Center

  • To check the status of your loan application or Advance, call SBA’s Customer Service Center at (800) 659-2955 or email disastercustomerservice@sba.gov.
  • SBA is presently processing millions of loan applications – there may be delays at our Customer Service Center – please be patient, don’t give up – keep trying to get through.
  • Note: My office cannot check your loan status or help with questions about completing the application – please contact SBA’s Customer Service Center.

Employee Retention Tax Credit Information:

TEDC Creative Capital: https://tedcnet.com/programs/lending/

  • Business Resilience and Recovery Loans
    • The City of Tulsa, in collaboration with TEDC, has created the Business Resilience and Recovery Fund providing loans up to $50,000 to help meet the immediate working capital needs of EXISTING small businesses. Funds are being provided by the City of Tulsa. ZERO processing fee, ZERO interest and ZERO payments for 3 months pending available funding. Thereafter, the principal will be paid over 3 to 5 years. To qualify, businesses must demonstrate a decrease in revenue of at least 25% due to COVID-19, have fewer than 50 employees and have 2019 revenues less than $5,000,000.
    • To apply for the Tulsa Business Resilience and Recovery Loan: https://tedcnet.com/apply-online/

From Governor Stitt:

  • We have launched a new form for you to apply to be considered an essential business. We understand that many of our job creators and industries play an important role in serving Oklahomans as we respond to COVID19. If you believe your business is essential, please visit: https://lnkd.in/ejG4qzB
  • To protect the health & safety of all Oklahomans, all nonessential businesses & non-critical infrastructures will be closed in counties with community spread of COVID19. This will go into effect at 11:59 P.M. on March 25th, 2020. Additional sectors may be designated as critical by E.O. or Memorandum. Nothing in this provision shall prevent restaurants & bars from providing pick-up, curbside, & delivery. For a current definition of what is an essential business or critical infrastructure please visit:  https://www.cisa.gov/publication/guidance-essential-critical-infrastructure-workforce

The online form for Oklahoma small businesses impacted by COVID-19 is now available. You can fill it out at http://damage.ok.gov
Oklahoma is now eligible for the SBA Disaster Loans. Here is some information on how to apply: https://disasterloan.sba.gov/ela/Documents/Three_Step_Process_SBA_Disaster_Loans.pdf

Kiva loans
Effective immediately, U.S. applicants for a Kiva loan will have access to the following:

  • Expanded eligibility: More businesses in the US will be eligible for a Kiva loan.
  • Larger loans: The maximum loan on the Kiva platform will increase from $10,000 to $15,000.
  • Grace period: New borrowers may access a grace period of up to 6 months for greater financial flexibility.

If you’re a small business owner who believes you can benefit from a Kiva loan, or you know one in your community, reach out. Join us at kiva.org/borrow and apply for a loan. The Kiva community is behind you.
Find out more → http://bit.ly/2U882sV

Capital Access Manager: Jeff Burdge tulsa@local.kiva.org


Workforce Resources:


Community Resources:

  • Affordable Home Internet Options: https://www.cox.com/c2c
  • Find a Meal Site Near You: https://meals4kidsok.org/
  • Bixby Public Schools https://www.bixbyps.org/article/216172?org=bixby-public-schools
    • Meals will be “grab and go” breakfast and lunch via walk-up or drive through in order to minimize contact
    • Service will begin on Tuesday, March 24th
      • Meals will be available for pick up Monday - Friday 8 AM - 11 AM
    • Students who are able to pick up meals on their own may do so.
    • For parents picking up, students are not required to be present.
    • Locations:
      • 9GC at 301 S. Riverview: Drive-by pick-up via bus loop behind the 9GC building
      • YMCA at 134th and Memorial: Drive-by pick-up in the parking lot
    • After hours and other pick-up options are available at Bixby Outreach Center:
      • 77 E Breckenridge Ave
      • Monday 5 PM- 7 PM
      • Tuesday - Thursday 1 PM - 4 PM
  • Broken Arrow Public Schools http://www.baschools.org/vnews/display.v/ART/5e713050716ad
    • Due to the state-mandated school closure, Broken Arrow Public Schools is providing free grab-and-go meals for students 18 and under beginning March 23 until April 3 at the following locations:
    • Children must be present to receive a meal.
    • Please remain in your vehicles
  • Catoosa Public Schools https://www.catoosaps.net/
    • Meals include breakfast and lunch
    • Meals are free to children 18 and under regardless of income or where they go to school
    • Child must be present to pick up the meal
    • only one meal per child
    • Beginning March 23 through April 3 (Weekdays Only) 9:30am - 11:30am
    • Locations:
      • Catoosa Schools Dome Cafeteria - 2000 S Cherokee
      • Good News Church Parking Lot - 19529 E 4th Pl, Rolling Hills
      • JW Sam Elementary Parking Lot: 701 W Rollins St
  • Claremore Public Schools https://www.claremore.k12.ok.us/o/cps
    • Claremore Public Schools is approved for a drive-thru “Grab and Go” meal service. Children, 18 years and under, will receive lunch for the current day and breakfast for the next morning at NO COST.  
    • Meal drive-thru locations will begin distribution on March 23 and will be available as long as schools are closed. Locations will be open Monday - Friday from 10:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. 
    • Current locations will include: 
      • Westside Elementary - 2600 Holly Road - in the circle drive behind the school
      • CPS Enrollment Center - 101 West  11th Street - in the circle drive
      • Cedar Point Church - 1660 N Lynn Riggs  - outside the main entrance
  • Cleveland Public Schools http://www.clevelandtigers.com/food-service-program-information-for-march-23rd-to-april-3rd-2020/
    • Starting March 23rd and running weekdays until April 3rd, Cleveland Public Schools will be delivering Breakfast and Lunch grab and go meals at 29 locations in the district. These meals are available to any student enrolled at CPS regardless of age or anyone ages 18 and under.
    • student MUST be present in order to receive the meals
    • Please visit the link above for location information
  • Glenpool Public Schools https://www.glenpoolps.org/all_news.cfm
    • ALL Glenpool students will be provided a free breakfast and lunch regardless of if they qualify for free or reduced-price meals. 
    • DRIVE-THRU LOCATION:  APB Parent Loop (for all grades)
    • HOURS OF OPERATION:  Mon-Fri, 11:00am - 1:00pm
      • Please do not approach or enter the building
      • Please remain in vehicle - student must be present in vehicle
      • Pull forward in one lane; closest to sidewalk-stop at awning (south entry door)
      • Staff will confirm student name and/or student ID number & “take order”
      • Once order is placed pull forward toward 5th/6th Entrance and your meals will be brought to your vehicle
      • If you are walking to pick up your meals - please wait on sidewalk near 5th/6th grade entrance
      • For the safety of students and staff there will not be any Guest meals available for purchase
  • Hominy Public Schools https://www.hominy.k12.ok.us/vnews/display.v/ART/5e753d011fca2
  • Jenks Public Schools https://www.jenksps.org/vnews/display.v/ART/5e724d1cdf90b
    • Beginning Monday, March 23, Jenks Public Schools will offer FREE Trojan Take-Out meals for children 18 years of age and under.
    • Grab-and-go meals will be available from 9:30 a.m. - 11:30 a.m. Monday through Friday at the Jenks High School Dining Hall (205 E. B Street, Jenks, OK 74037). Breakfast and lunch will be available at the same time. 
    • Those wishing to grab a meal should pull up to the front of the Dining Hall and remain in their car while the meals are delivered to their vehicle.
  • Pawhuska Public Schools https://4.files.edl.io/4969/03/18/20/234336-ac9b77d6-c144-4584-a2c3-ea0304b34cd0.pdf
    • Beginning March 23: Pawhuska Public Schools will be providing breakfast and lunch for all students 18 and under, free of charge. Breakfast and lunch will be served as grab-and-go meals from the Elementary Cafeteria.
      • Breakfast will be served at the Elementary circle drive from 8-9 a.m.
      • Lunch will be served at the Elementary circle drive from 11 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.
    • We will also be delivering meals in the following areas:
      • Meadow Glenn Addition
      • St. Paul & Old Highway 99
      • 9th & Prudom
      • Sunset & Bayliss
      • 17th & Bighill
  • Sand Springs Public Schools https://sites.google.com/sandites.org/covid-19information/food-service-program?authuser=0
    • Sand Springs Public Schools will provide FREE meals to children 18 years old and younger during the school closure, due to COVID-19. Meals will be available from March 23 to April 3, Monday-Friday, at the following sites:
      • Limestone Technology Academy / 4201 S. Walnut Creek Dr.
      • Clyde Boyd Middle School / 305 W. 35th Street
      • Garfield STEAM Academy / 701 N. Roosevelt Ave.
      • Central Ninth Grade Center / 14 W. 4th
      • Charles Page High School / 500 N. Adams Road
    • Breakfast and lunch will be served from 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.
    • Meals will be served as grab-and-go outside the front entrance of each school except Charles Page High School, where meals will be served on the east side of the building by the parking lot doors.
    • Children must be present to receive meals.
    • Children may pick up a grab-and-go lunch AND breakfast for the next morning.
  • Sapulpa Public Schools https://www.sapulpaps.org/news/what_s_new/free_meals_during_closure
    • Sapulpa Public Schools is offering free meals to children during the mandatory closure of schools.
    • The drive-through curbside service will be available Monday through Friday at Holmes Park Elementary between 10 a.m. and 12 p.m. beginning March 23rd. Patrons should come from the east to access the bus loop off of Adams Street to receive the meals. If you're traveling from Mission, turn east onto McLeod and follow it to Watchorn. Turn south. When you come to Dewey, go west to Adams and turn north.
    • Children will receive both a breakfast and a lunch upon their arrival.
    • No one, other than cafeteria staff, will be allowed inside the building. Those partaking in the free meal service are asked to remain in their vehicle. Sapulpa Public Schools employees will be outside to serve children in order to practice proper social distancing guidelines as well as following recommendations of limiting gatherings to fewer than 10 people.
  • Tulsa Public Schools https://www.tulsaschools.org/parents-students/mealsites
    • TPS Is providing free meals for children 18 and under.  They MUST be present to receive a meal.
    • Grab and Go Locations Schedule: Tuesday, March 24 – Friday, April 3: 11 a.m. – 1 p.m. with curbside meal pick-up (Weekdays only)
    • Mobile Meals Schedule: March 23 – April 3: 11 a.m. – 1 p.m (Weekdays only)
  • Union Public Schools https://www.unionps.org/236749_2?articleID=51151
    • Beginning Monday, March 23rd, Union Public Schools will be offering FREE drive-thru meal pick-ups at three locations. The hours for pick up will be from 9:30 a.m. – 11:30 a.m. week days at:
      • Ellen Ochoa Elementary, 12000 E. 31st Street – East-side drop-off loop
      • 6th/7th Grade Center, 10100 E. 61st Street – West Side drop-off loop
      • Jefferson Elementary, 8418 S. 107th E. Ave. – South side drop-off loop
    • Two meals, breakfast and lunch, will be available for FREE drive-through pick up for any children.


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