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COVID-19 Resources and Updates

These resources are listed for your convenience. This list may not be exhaustive and the Chamber will work to update it continuously.

Shelby County Back to Business Plan

Back to Business COVID Compliant Protocol

Back To Business Framework

Back to Business Framework Grid

COVID-19 GIS Data Tracking Map (Select geographic area and click data requested, then click on map for data window with stats)

Federal, TN State & Shelby County Resources:


TN Business Relief Program

Expanded Small Business Relief Program

CDC Website for Businesses

University of Tennessee Health Science Center Memphis – COVID-19 Info

TN Chamber COVID-19 Business Resources

TN Department of Labor & Workforce Resources

TN Manufacturers Association – Best Practices

TN Guide to File Unemployment Insurance

TN Unemployment Benefits Information

Financial Aid Available for Certain Families That Lost Employment Due to COVID-19

Shelby County Community Resources


SBA Loan Application, Training Info, and Help Resource:

Daily WebEx Meeting Schedule – SBA Virtual Office Hours

SBA Paycheck Protection Plan – explanation of program

FAQs regarding Payroll Protection Plan

Cares Act – Small Business Checklist

The SBA has approved Tennessee’s request for Economic Injury Disaster Loan Assistance. Small businesses can now apply for loans up to $2 million to help meet financial obligations and operating expenses.

Applicants may apply online, receive additional disaster assistance information and download applications at Applicants may also call SBA’s Customer Service Center at (800) 659-2955 or email for more information on SBA disaster assistance.

IMPORTANT – SBA PowerPoint on the Economic Injury Disaster Loan Program, click here for full instructions for applying for this loan.  Also, if you need FREE assistance to complete the application:

  • Visit
  • Select “Request Free Advising”
  • Select “Local Advising” and Choose Your County
  • Complete the Requested Information (it’s a SBA Form 641 for confidential counseling)
  • A business counselor will contact the firm within 48 hours to set an appointment or start the process over the phone and/or via online video conferencing

Key information will be required:

  • Business information
  • Contact information and social security numbers for all applicants
  • Employer Identification Number (EIN) for business applicants
  • Insurance information
  • Financial information (e.g. income, account balances and monthly expenses) – Know the total amounts and payments due for debts that will be paid over the next 10 months or longer (i.e. mortgages, student loans, credit cards, etc.)


  • Use Internet Explorer or Mozilla Firefox to apply.
  • The ‘Help Button’ provides useful information for each page.
  • Use the ‘Save Button’ frequently.
  • Be patient and keep trying if you experience slow load times.
  • Have your monthly expenses and financial projections ready (your local SBDC can help with this)

SBA Loan Documents:

ELA0-Personal Financial Statement (SBA 912)

ELA0-Business Loan Application (SBA 5)

ELA0-Loan Application (Sole Prop) SBA 5C

ELA0-Request for Transcript of Tax Return (IRS 4506T)

ELA-Request for Transcript of Tax Return (instructions IRS Form 4506T)

ELA0-Monthly Sales Figures (SBA 1368)

ELA0-Fee Disclosure Form and Comp Agreement (SBA 159)

ELA0-Schedule Of Liabilities (SBA 2202)

Information from the US Treasury Dept and IRS:


Treasury and IRS Issue Guidance on Deferring Tax Payments Due to COVID-19 Outbreak

Payment Deadline Extended to July 15, 2020

Notice 2020-17 (PDF), Relief for Taxpayers Affected by Ongoing Coronavirus Disease 2019 Pandemic

Support 38002 small businesses while practicing social distancing. Use hashtag #ArlingtonToGo to highlight local eateries/food services and let your friends know if they are doing curbside takeout, home delivery, etc. Be sure to follow up with a positive review on social media!

Misc. Resources

Supporting Your Mental Health While Navigating Change

Mental Health Resource