As a retired nurse, I understand this challenge. This virus will spread as long as it is in our community, and we do not have a vaccine.
Check these resources for updates:
We need to protect workers
This crisis has put thousands of Arkansans out of work. These resources may help:
If you have lost your job or worry you may lose your job because of the COVID-19 Pandemic, you can file a claim online at https://www.ezarc.adws.arkansas.gov/.
Visit the Arkansas Division of Workforce Services website at https://www.dws.arkansas.gov/ unemployment for more resources to help with unemployment.
You may also contact ADWS Info at 1-855-225-4440 or by email at ADWS.Info@arkansas.gov.
Small Business Info
Small business is the backbone of our state
I own a small business. I understand how important it is to make payroll. If your business needs help check out these resources:
Arkansas small businesses suffering economic injury due to coronavirus (COVID-19) are now eligible to apply for low-interest SBA loans:
Go to www.disasterloan.sba.gov/ela to register and apply.
The Arkansas Economic Development Commission is assisting businesses during this time, contact by email or phone:
Phone: 501-682-1121 or toll-free: 1-800-ARKANSAS
The Arkansas Small Business and Technology Center is offering a series of webinars and this fact sheet on the SBA and COVID-19.
The Quick Action Closing Fund allocation will prioritize companies that are in the supply chain of essential goods and services, including healthcare, food manufacturers, and logistics, in addition to small businesses.
You are not alone. Don't give up. You matter.
This crisis is hard on everyone. If you are having suicidal thoughts, or need to talk with someone, there are resources:
National Suicide Prevention Lifeline
1-800-273-TALK (8255). Veterans can access the Veteran Crisis Line by calling the national line and pressing 1.
Anyone can also text the crisis line by sending TALK to 741741, or chat online at www.chat.suicidepreventionlifeline.org.
The ADH Injury and Violence Prevention Section works to prevent suicides through education, resources, and awareness. To learn more about the trainings and resources that are available for your group, business, or school, visit http://www.healthy.arkansas.gov/progra…/…/suicide-prevention.
Contribution checks may be sent to
Lou Reed Sharp for State Representative
PO Box 675
Tontitown, AR 72770
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