COVID-19- RESOURCES

The COVID-19 outbreak has been an extremely difficult time for business owners across the world. Now more than ever, it’s critical to support local. We are here for our business owners, please reach out if you are needing assistance navigating through any of these resources, or to discuss a specific business need you may have during this time.

Nebraska Business Development Center  

Business Resiliency Resources

NBDC seeks to provide you the information you need right now to support you and your business.

Nebraska Department of Labor

This will be beneficial as a resource for employers to assist employees that have reduced hours and are losing compensation due to the impact on the business from the Coronavirus. This also has links to the Center for Disease Control (CDC), Department of Homeland Security (DHS), Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS) as well. COVID-19 Resources and Information

Any workers in a non-paid status due to COVID-19 may file a claim for unemployment insurance benefits. Unemployment claims in Nebraska are filed online at NEworks.nebraska.gov.

In addition to regular unemployment insurance benefits, employers also have the option of utilizing Short-Time Compensation (STC). The Short-Time Compensation program helps prevent layoffs by allowing employers to
uniformly reduce affected employees’ hours by 10 to 60 percent while permitting the employees to receive a prorated unemployment benefit. For more information, see the information on this page:
https://dol.nebraska.gov/STC.

U.S. Small Business Administration

The U.S. Small Business Administration is offering designated states and territories low-interest federal disaster loans for working capital to small businesses suffering substantial economic injury as a result of the Coronavirus (COVID-19). NBDC will update this site if Nebraska is approved for this Economic Injury Disaster Loan. SBA Press Release: (COVID-19)

Health and government officials are working together to maintain the safety, security, and health of the American people. Small businesses are encouraged to do their part to keep their employees, customers, and themselves healthy. SBA has put together several resources to help guide business owners.

SBA Coronavirus (COVID-19): Small Business Guidance & Loan Resources

Small Business Development Center

Nebraska Small Business Development Center (SBDC) is here to help businesses who have been affected by recent disasters in Nebraska. The SBDC is using all available local, state and federal resources to help businesses recover and will work closely with communities impacted by these disasters. Our services include:

Procurement Technical Assistance Center (PTAC)

Nebraska Procurement Technical Assistance Center(PTAC) is providing free, confidential assistance to Nebraska businesses. Our services include:

  • DUNS Number Request

  • System for Award Management (SAM) Registrations

  • FEMA Registration

  • Disaster-related Contracting Opportunities

Professional & Organizational Development

Prepare your company to resume business after facing a natural, technological or other disruptive event by enrolling in Emergency Preparedness & Business Continuity certificate.

Topics Covered:

  • Disaster impact analyses

  • Hazard and risk management

  • Public and private coordination during events

  • Agency cooperation and communication

  • Continuity and recovery plans

  • Fiscal sustainability

For more information, see Emergency Preparedness & Business Continuity.

SCORE

SCORE COVID-19 Toolkits – SCORE HQ has made toolkits available on the Support Center of resources to support your clients and volunteers. All SCORE COVID-19 Resources can be viewed here.

Facebook Small Business Grants Program

We know that your business may be experiencing disruptions resulting from the global outbreak of COVID-19. We’ve heard that a little financial support can go a long way, so we are offering $100M in cash grants and ad credits to help during this challenging time.

U.S. Chamber of Commerce

The coronavirus pandemic is affecting small businesses in a variety of ways. From loss of business to remote work, things are changing fast during the COVID-19 outbreak and businesses are being forced to adapt. CO— is working to bring you the best resources and information to help you navigate this challenging time.

Assistance for Small Businesses

The Paycheck Protection Program prioritizes millions of Americans employed by small businesses by authorizing up to $349 billion toward job retention and certain other expenses.

Small businesses and eligible nonprofit organizations, Veterans organizations, and Tribal businesses described in the Small Business Act, as well as individuals who are self-employed or are independent contractors, are eligible if they also meet program size standards.

How to Continue to
Support Local Businesses

Many local businesses have changed their way of operations to continue to provide for our county. Check out updates below and be sure to check out business websites as another way to shop and support local businesses. If you don’t see your business information listed below, please feel free to email bcdasec@boone-county.org. 

Retail Business NameCOVID-19 Information
Nicole2Jane Boutique
Hours and sales listed on social media:
Facebook and Instagram: Nicole2Jane Boutique. Offering free shipping right now.
Shop online: Nicole2Jane.com
St. Edward Floral
Hours and sales listed on social media: www.facebook.com/stedwardfloral Instagram: stedward_floral Can take orders on social media or via website: https://stedwardfloral.com/
Sal’s ShoppeHours and sales listed on social media:
Facebook: Sal’s Shoppe
Instagram: salsshoppe
Shop online: https://salsshoppe.shopsettings.com/
Albion Thriftyway
Offering deliveries and curb side pick up just need to call in your order and we will get them together.
For ads, coupons, recipes, and more information visit: https://albionthriftyway.com
Barn Wood & Brush Strokes
We are offering to go packs during our closure. Limited quantities check via message on Facebook:
or call the store at ( 402-395-3357).
Bomgaars
Offering curbside and carryout service. For flyers and specials, visit: https://www.bomgaars.com
Cedar Valley Lumber
Offering curbside service and delivery in town. Please give us a call if we can be of service to you. 402-395-2048
Patriot’s Landing
Open as usual, but can work many of the custom-orders via phone: 803-968-3941
Facebook at www.facebook.com/clyde.stuhr.3
Dollar General
Senior Store Hours are designed to allow some of the most vulnerable neighbors the ability to shop during the first hour that our stores are open to avoid busier and more crowded shopping periods. Store will continue closing an hour early for the time being to allow employees to clean stores, restock shelves and care for their own well-being.
Fringe & Skin
Accepting orders on www.facebook.com/fringeandskin/ or online: www.fringeandskin.com *free shipping on orders over $50. Also can schedule in-town pick up.
Gragert’s Shur Save
Hours will remain the same. Pick up and delivery are available. Facebook: facebook.com/gragertsmarket/
Jarecki’s Lawncare & Greenhouse
Will be opening green house this spring. Still doing lawncare. For questions or to schedule services, call (402) 395-6194.
Jean’s Custom Framing
Store is closed, however, available by appointment. Call or text 402-741-0460, email : jeansframes@gmail.com or PM on www.facebook.com/jeansframes/
Leifeld’s Furniture
Regular hours. Offers free delivery/pick up. Call (402) 395-3387 or email leifelds@frontiernet.net to place orders. Visit www.Leifelds.com for more information.
Loco’s Designer T’s
Accepting orders via phone, 402-395-2666 or by email, locosdesignerts@gmail.com or on Facebook, LoCo’s Designer T’s & More.
If you have a pick up, call and they can bring it out. Please call to see if we are in the shop as we will be working as business warrants.
The Dotted Daisy
Store is closed, but if anyone needs anything they can message the store on Facebook to work something out. www.facebook.com/dotteddaisy406/
Mission Possible Store
Store is closed, but can be reached via Facebook at www.facebook.com/Mission-Possible-Store-Albion-Nebraska-1161871390524364/
Timeless Floral, Rentals, and Decor
Offering curbside pick up and in-town delivery. Order online: http://timelessfloralalbion.com or via social media: 
Facebook: www.facebook.com/timelessfloralrentalsanddecor/?ref=br_rs
NAPA Auto Parts
Regular hours. Offering delivery and curbside pick up.
Call (402) 395-2169 to place orders or visit https://www.napaonline.com
Albion News
Regular hours.
Customers can also call (402) 395-2115 to make orders for office supplies. Offering delivery or curbside pick up, as well.
Bethscheider’s MarketOffering in-town delivery and curbside pick up.
Call 308-358-0480.
Leifeld’s HardwareOffering curbside pick up.
More information: http://www.leifelds.com
Petersburg Building & SupplyOffering delivery and pick up.
Call (402) 386-5207
Rae Valley Market
Offering delivery. Curbside pick-up available.
Contact: (402) 386-5771 or Facebook: facebook.com/Rae-Valley-Market-147820618595892/
Werts’ GW
Only offering curbside at the moment. Staff will take orders at the front door.
To make an order, customers can also call (402) 678-2661 or email wertsgw@gpcom.net.
For more information, visit www.facebook.com/Werts-GW-433347836715945/ or www.wertsgw.com
Restaurant Business NameCOVID-19 Information
3C’s
Offering dine in, carry out, curbside delivery and home delivery. Hours and specials listed on social media: 
www.facebook.com/3Cs-Clevelands-Cafe-and-Catering-805126372946697/
 
Call ahead to order : 402-395-6334
Albion Country Club

Offering to go meals and limiting dine-in until further notice.

(402) 395-2493 http://albioncountryclub.com and www.facebook.com/Albion-Country-Club-101264509960562/

HWY 14 Brewing Co
Open for TO-GO Growler fills only, specials and hours of operation listed on social media:
www.facebook.com/hwy14brewingco/ http://www.hwy14brewingco.com
(402) 395-8733 — Call ahead to have your growler ready for pick-up. Gift cards also available for purchase!
Pizza Hut
Suspended dine-in we are offering All Day Delivery. You MUST call (402) 395-6281 to get delivery, you cannot order online.
SubwayCarry out only. (402) 395-6135 subway.com
The J Sports Bar & Grill

To-go orders available. Open Monday- Saturday, and now open on Sunday (11-2)– drive through only. 

Call ahead to order: 402-395 6408

The Stirred Pot
Hours of operation listed on social media: www.facebook.com/TheStirredPot/
Call ahead to order:402.843.6334
Offering curb side and primarily to-go orders.
Time Out BarClosed. www.facebook.com/Time-Out-Bar-106169067401813/
Country Inn
Offering carry out or dine-in. Hours and specials listed on social media:
www.facebook.com/cedarcountryinn/
Call ahead to order: (308) 358-0623
Frey’s Pub & GrubClosed until further notice.
Knotty Pine
Dine-in, carry out and delivery available. Hours and specials listed on social media:
www.facebook.com/3Cs-Knotty-Pine-2344375328977408/
Call ahead to order: (402) 386-5488.