5 Things: March 31, 2020
1. Upcoming Webcasts
Economic Outlook & the Economy After Coronavirus
April 1 | 2:00 - 3:00 pm
Join top economists, traders, and market analysts from Bank of America as they look ahead to the rest of 2020 and share their predictions for a post-coronavirus economy.
Teleworking & Running a Decentralized Business
April 2 | 3:00 - 4:00 pm
Learn what it takes to succeed while physically separated from your colleagues and clients. Hear the top strategies for managing a remote workforce and hear from experts about how this temporary crisis will make permanent changes in the way we work.
2. Meeting the Needs
Local businesses are continuing to come up with new ways to cope with the restrictions put in place to combat COVID-19.
Minuteman Press Bellevue is now providing curbside and pickup to reduce contact and meeting social distancing requirements
Though their 31st floor view cannot currently be enjoyed, Ascend Prime Steak & Sushiis offering chef-prepared dinners for pickup. Kids meals, bottles of wine, and chef-driven recipe kits are available as well.
3. CARES Act Update
The Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act allocated $350 billion to help small businesses keep workers employed amid the pandemic and economic downturn. The administration soon will release more details including the list of lenders offering loans under the program. In the meantime, the U.S. Chamber of Commerce has issued this guide to help small businesses and self-employed individuals prepare to file for a loan.
4. City Funding Boost
The City of Bellevue Wednesday announced that it’s increasing its contract with five human service agencies by $90,000 each for a total of $450,000. The move is aimed at providing critical emergency financial assistance to the community during the ongoing COVID-19 health crisis.
5. Social Distancing, Not Social Isolation
With social distancing measures in place, face-to-face interaction is discouraged, however, there are many ways to stay connected with friends and family. Check in with family by video call instead of text, host online happy hours with your friends, or reach out to others in your community via social media platforms.