During the COVID-19 precautions, many Downtown Businesses have felt the intimidate effects. For information regarding open businesses, business resources and City of Manistee information, please see the links below. Additional partners contacts are addressed below with the most up to date information.
For the most up to date information from the State of Michigan, visit https://www.michigan.gov/Coronavirus
For updated health information regarding the District Health Department #10, visit https://www.dhd10.org/ or their Facebook page at www.facebook.com/DHD10
For Health related news, symptoms and precautions, visit the Center of Disease Control and Prevention’s COVID-19 page at https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/index.html?CDC_AA_refVal=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.cdc.gov%2Fcoronavirus%2Findex.html
Supporting our Local Businesses is critical during this time. The Manistee County Visitors Bureau and Chamber of Commerce are keeping a completed list of hours, operations and availability. If you are an open business, please reach out to both entities to have your name on the list! These are the pages in which we are sharing with visitors for their shopping needs.
Manistee County Visitors Bureau COVID-19 Business List: https://www.visitmanisteecounty.com/safetravels
Manistee County Chamber of Commerce: https://www.facebook.com/manisteeareachamberofcommerce/
Our local institutions and organizations want to help. Manistee is feeling the effects of economic loss and local organizations are putting together resources and funding o support gaps in funding needs during this time. This list will continue to grow, but additional updates will be shared on the Manistee DDA Facebook page and email as well.
Manistee Community Foundation: COVID-19 Community Response Funding: This funding opportunity is to continue supporting non-profits, government entities and schools continue to provide essential needs during COVID-19 stipulations. https://www.manisteefoundation.org/learn/letter-from-exec-director
Consumers Energy: Consumers Energy is willing to work with small businesses on utility billing, connection to partner resources and supporting businesses through the Pure Michigan Business Connect Program. For assistance, call 800-805-0490. https://www.grandrapids.org/wp-content/uploads/2020/03/Small-Business-Relief-One-Pager-2020-FINAL-004.pdf
Comcast: Comcast is providing internet essentials to applicants FREE for first 60 days assisting with ability to reach news, finish classes, and complete work essentials during limited operations through the COVID-19. https://www.wxyz.com/news/national/coronavirus/comcast-offering-internet-essentials-package-free-for-60-months-during-coronavirus-outbreak
As of April 1st, Sprint is now a T-Mobile company. In response to the pandemic, Sprint customers will receive benefits for the next 60 days. https://newsroom.sprint.com/covid-19-updates-sprint-responds.htm
Our local banks want to help. Each of the following institutions have shared their information to pass on to small businesses are resources during this time.
Bank: West Shore Bank is offering relief programs for consumer loan payments,
mortgage and home equity payments, and other business relief programs
Bank: Chemical Bank is offering consumer payment deferrals, repossession halt
program, suspension of foreclosure program and other hardship assistance with
small business loan and grant assistance. https://www.chemicalbank.com/COVID-19
Credit Union: 4Front Credit Union (4Front) has created a COVID-19 Support
Request Form for businesses asking for direct communication for specific needs.
4Front is additionally assisting with government lead programs of the CARES
Act, Paycheck Protection Program, Economic Injury Disaster Loans and Small
Business Debt Relief Program. https://www.4frontcu.com/covid-19business
Filer Credit Union: Filer Credit Union is offering additional Skip-A-Pay on loans and waiving the fee. Filer Credit Union is assisting with government lead programs and warnings about scams. https://filercu.com/2020/03/13/concerned-about-going-out-during-this-outbreak/
Other Resource pages with support and directions of operation during the COVID-19 in the prevention of spread.
United States Department of Labor: https://www.osha.gov/SLTC/covid-19/
United States Department of Homeland Secretary/Ready: https://www.ready.gov/pandemic
United States Department of Argicluture COVID-19 Tool Box: https://www.rd.usda.gov/sites/default/files/USDA_COVID-19_Fed_Rural_Resource_Guide.pdf