Coronavirus – Small Business Resources

The economic health & safety of our business community in Lafayette County is of paramount importance. As the coronavirus continues to spread and has reached Mississippi, it is important that Lafayette County is prepared to handle the issue. This is a rapidly-changing situation that is continually being monitored by the CDC and the Mississippi State Department of Health as more cases in the U.S. are expected.

Below are resources we have pulled together to help educate employers on the coronavirus and the current economic climate we are now facing:

Mississippi Coronavirus Hotline: 877-978-6453
(8 a.m. – 5 p.m., Monday through Friday)

From the Mississippi Small Business Development Center

COVID-19 Business Response Toolkit

Business Resiliency Guide

Business Resiliency Plan

Emergency Procedures


Lafayette County has not been declared a disaster zone yet and does not qualify for these loans currently.  We are working on the declaration and will post here as soon as these loans are available.

SBA To Provide Small Businesses Impacted by Coronavirus (COVID-19) Up to $2 Million in Disaster Assistance Loans

Helpful links from the Center for Disease Control and Prevention:

Resources for Businesses and Employers

General Info & FAQs

Steps to Preventing Illness

Preventing COVID-19 Spread in Communities

Other useful links

Mississippi State Department of Health Coronavirus Information Page

Centers for Disease Control Coronavirus Information Page

Centers for Disease Control Coronavirus Interim Guidance for Businesses and Employers

Sign Up for Email Updates

U.S. Chamber of Commerce’s Coronavirus Resource Page and Press Statement by U.S. Chamber CEO Thomas Donohue

Association of Chamber of Commerce Executives Crisis Management Center Website

US Small Business Administration Disaster Assistance Information

Share the safety measures your organization is taking with this Customizable Flyer from the US Chamber of Commerce Foundation

US Chamber of Commerce Foundation “Resilience in a Box” Resource Page