JEDCO

COVID19 Updates

The JEDCO team continues to monitor the impact of COVID-19. We stand at-the-ready to support our business community. This page will serve as a resource and a guide for Jefferson Parish businesses. It will be updated regularly with new information.

Jefferson Parish Businesses Open for Business

LET US KNOW YOUR BUSINESS IS OPEN

Business Assistance Resources

JEDCO COVID-19 Business Assessment Survey

CARES ACT

JEDCO’s Guide to the CARES Act: A Summary

Understanding the CARES Act: Web Conference Monday, March 30, at 1:30 PM
Interested in attending? Contact Pamela Manuel at pmanuel@jedco.org.

SBA Economic Injury Disaster Loan

Apply for SBA Economic Injury Disaster Loan

SBA’s Coronavirus (COVID-19) Disaster Relief Lending

SBA Disaster Assistance Resources for Businesses ~ Coronavirus Economic Injury Disaster Loan

ADDITIONAL RESOURCES

Unemployment Support for Employers & Workers Impacted by COVID-19

United Way of Southeast Louisiana Hospital Cares Pandemic Response Fund

Families First Coronavirus Response Act:Employer Expanded Family and Medical Leave Requirements

WorkNOLA Job Openings during COVID-19 Event

Facebook Grant for Small Businesses

COVID-19 Tax Relief

GNOpivot
GNOpivot is an initiative to help regional companies pivot their standard operations in order to make products or provide services in demand for the fight against Coronavirus. If successful, GNOpivot will both help Louisiana “flatten the curve” of COVID-19 infections, but will also help sustain the Greater New Orleans economy.

Louisiana Department of Education Child Care Assistance Program

STAY AT HOME ORDER – IN EFFECT AS OF MONDAY 3/23/2020

Stay at Home Order

Essential Businesses Allowed to Continue Operating

 Updates

  • President Donald Trump issued a major disaster declaration for Louisiana on March 24. Read more here.
  • From now through March 29, 2020, the U.S. Department of Labor (USDOL) invites you to share your ideas on how they can help employers and employees understand their responsibilities and rights, respectively, under the expanded family and medical leave and paid sick leave provisions of the Families First Coronavirus Response Act (FFCRA). Submit ideas here.
  • Governor John Bel Edwards issued a statewide “Stay-at-Home” order, which will go into effect Monday, March 23, 2020 at 5:00 pm. Read the full statement here, which includes clarification on essential businesses that are allowed to stay open.
  • After much deliberation, JEDCO has chosen to postpone the 2020 JEDCO Challenge powered by Greater Lakeside Corporation indefinitely for the safety and well-being of our community and our team. We hope to host the event at a later date this year.
  • JEDCO will maintain normal office hours at this time. However, for the safety and health of our community, the JEDCO offices will not be open to the public until further notice. Instead, we encourage you to reach out to our staff via phone or email. We look forward to continued support of our business community.
  • The health and safety of our community is paramount during this uncertain time. As such, JEDCO and the Jefferson Chamber of Commerce together decided to postpone the upcoming Prosper Jefferson seminar in March with plans to reschedule later in the year. Thank you for your patience and understanding.

Economic & Government Partner Resources

Jefferson Parish
Jefferson Parish Government
Jefferson Chamber of Commerce – Coronavirus Resources
Jefferson Transit 
Jefferson Parish Schools 
Jefferson Visitors & Convention Bureau 

ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT PARTNERS
Greater New Orleans, Inc. – Coronavirus Resources
Louisiana Economic Development – Coronavirus Response
Hispanic Chamber of Commerce
Louisiana Small Business Development Center – Greater New Orleans Region
Louisiana Association of Business & Industry – Coronavirus Resources 
US Chamber of Commerce Corporate Aid Tracker

BUSINESS SERVICES
AT&T
Atmos Energy
Blue Cross Blue Shield LouisianaCox Cable
Entergy
Postlethwaite & Netterville COVID-19 Resource Center 
Sprint
T-Mobile
Verizon
Zoom

 Updates

  • Governor John Bel Edwards issued a statewide “Stay-at-Home” order, which will go into effect Monday, March 23, 2020 at 5:00 pm. Read the full statement here, which includes clarification on essential businesses that are allowed to stay open.
  • After much deliberation, JEDCO has chosen to postpone the 2020 JEDCO Challenge powered by Greater Lakeside Corporation indefinitely for the safety and well-being of our community and our team. We hope to host the event at a later date this year.
  • JEDCO will maintain normal office hours at this time. However, for the safety and health of our community, the JEDCO offices will not be open to the public until further notice. Instead, we encourage you to reach out to our staff via phone or email. We look forward to continued support of our business community.
  • The health and safety of our community is paramount during this uncertain time. As such, JEDCO and the Jefferson Chamber of Commerce together decided to postpone the upcoming Prosper Jefferson seminar in March with plans to reschedule later in the year. Thank you for your patience and understanding.

Best Practices and Tips for the Workplace

My Employee Tested Positive for COVID-19. Now What?
Interim Guidance for Businesses and Employers to Plan and Respond to Coronavirus Disease 2019
Workplace Tips for Employees
Guidelines for Employers: Planning & Responding to COVID-19
OSHA: Guidance for Preparing Workplaces for COVID-19
Business Pandemic Planning Checklist
Business Resiliency Planning
Corporate Aid Tracker
Maritime Industry Resources 

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