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COVID-19 (coronavirus) resources

Published Tuesday, June 9, 2020


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The Tulsa Regional Chamber is here to assist companies and their employees through a safe transition back into the workplace. We are committed to the resilience of area businesses and the recovery of our region’s economy, and we’re confident northeast Oklahoma will emerge from this crisis with an even more prosperous future on the horizon.



Open for Business Guide

This digital publication collects recommendations from trusted federal, state and local sources so businesses have the best-available information to develop their own reopening strategy.

The document offers general guidelines for a healthy work environment and specific recommendations for different industries and workplaces.


Business Support Series

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As the COVID-19 pandemic continues to impact area companies, the Tulsa Regional Chamber has launched a new resource for our members. Our Business Support Series will feature regular, public conference calls on timely topics relevant to the community's COVID-19 response.


Conference Calls

Slides and documents

Key takeaways from episodes 9 through 16

Episode 4 – Leadership Now

Episode 19 – Hilti's COVID-19 crisis management plan


Situation updates

Oklahoma State Department of Health

Oklahoma will begin implementing a three-phased approach to open Oklahoma’s economy back up starting April 24, 2020. For additional information on the phased reopening and industry-specific guidance from the Oklahoma Department of Commerce, click here.

City of Tulsa

A Safer at Home Order is in place for all Tulsans, regardless of age. It prohibits all public events, private events and social gatherings. This order extends through April 30.

For additional information, click here. For the city of Tulsa's worker and industry guide for complying with the order, click here.

Tulsa Health Department

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)

Tulsa Public Schools


Minimizing business impact

Open for Business Guide

Produced by the Tulsa Regional Chamber, the Open for Business Guide provides companies with resources and guidelines for a safe and healthy return to the workplace. 

City of Tulsa and TEDC Creative Capital: Business Resiliency and Recovery loans

In partnership with Tulsa Economic Development Corporation (TEDC), the City of Tulsa is dedicating $1.1 million in funds for zero interest loans to provide financial assistance to small business owners and entrepreneurs affected by COVID-19.

TEDC will begin accepting loan applications from local businesses immediately..

To qualify as a small business, applicants must have fewer than 50 full-time equivalent (FTE) employees, have 2019 revenues that did not exceed $5,000,000 and have experienced a decrease in revenue of at least 25 percent between February and March 2020 due to COVID-19. 

CARES Act: federal relief for businesses

The Paycheck Protection Program, one of the largest sections of the CARES Act, is the most important provision in the new stimulus bill for most small businesses. This new program sets aside $350 billion in government-backed loans, and it is modeled after the existing SBA 7(a) loan program many businesses already know. For more information, click here.

For a list of approved Tulsa-area lenders, click here.

For more information on how to apply for forgiveness after you've secured a Paycheck Protection Program loan, click here.

Coronavirus fraud resources (Oklahoma Attorney General)

Identifying your business as essential critical infrastructure (State of Oklahoma)

Critical infrastructure workforce guidance (Department of Homeland Security)

SBA disaster loans now available for Oklahoma companies

IRS guidance on extended tax filing, payment deadlines

CDC's guidance for businesses and employers

Tulsa Area COVID-19 Response Fund (Tulsa Community Foundation and the Tulsa Area United Way)

Remote working tips from Tulsa Remote

U.S. Chamber's guidance for employers to plan and respond to coronavirus

Disaster preparedness and business resilience planning from the U.S. Chamber Foundation



Small Business Administration (SBA) guidance and resources

Navigating SBA loan options from BKD CPAs and Advisors

Coronavirus response strategies from the U.S. Chamber of Commerce

Relief Assistance Loans from TEDC Creative Capital

Tulsa Small Business Connection virtual meeting with Tulsa City Councilor Kara Joy McKee (April 3)


Workforce impacts

CARES Act and the Pandemic Unemployment Assistance program

Navigating workforce challenges and best practice guides from the Society for Human Resource Management

Employer FAQs about unemployment insurance and COVID-19 from the Oklahoma Employment Security Commission

Families First Coronavirus Response Act and federal employment law FAQ from GableGotwals

Coronavirus resources from the Department of Labor

Requirements of the WARN Act for layoffs or closures





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