cOVID-19 Small business resources

COVID-19 has made its way to our region and is impacting  businesses like yours. Riverside Center For Innovation and other organizations alike are committed to continue to being a resource to your business. Please find below a list of resources avalible for you to take advantage of during this challenging time or join the DBRC to stay up to date.

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What is COVID-19?

Coronaviruses (CoV) are a large family of viruses that cause illness ranging from the common cold to more severe diseases such as Middle East Respiratory Syndrome (MERS-CoV) and Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome (SARS-CoV). Coronavirus disease (COVID-19) is a new strain that was discovered in 2019 and has not been previously identified in humans.

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Wolf Administration Updates Businesses on Guidance for COVID-19 Mitigation Efforts

Earlier today, the Wolf Administration strongly urged non-essential businesses across the state to close for at least 14 days to help mitigate the spread of COVID-19. The governor’s request protects employees, customers, and suppliers and limits the spread of the virus through personal contact and surfaces.

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Federal Reserve Board announces establishment of a Commercial Paper Funding Facility (CPFF) to support the flow of credit to households and businesses

The Federal Reserve Board announced today that it will establish a Commercial Paper Funding Facility (CPFF) to support the flow of credit to households and businesses.

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Why Covid-19 is worse than the flu, in one chart

It’s more contagious, more deadly (particularly for older people), and it has a greater potential to overwhelm our health care system. A question we keep hearing about the Covid-19 pandemic: Isn’t this disease a lot like the flu? A quick unambiguous answer: No, this is not like the seasonal flu. It is worse.

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City of Pittsburgh Moves to Level 2 Emergency Operations in Response to COVID-19

PITTSBURGH, PA (March 18, 2020) The City of Pittsburgh is moving to further restrict face-to-face interactions between City personnel and residents, while preserving core City services in response to the spread of the COVID-19 pandemic.

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Governor Wolf Requests Disaster Declaration for Small Businesses and Non-Profits to Obtain Loans

Governor Tom Wolf today requested that the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) implement an SBA disaster declaration to provide assistance in the form of SBA Economic Injury Disaster Loans for businesses and eligible non-profits in all 67 counties in Pennsylvania.

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