In response to the Coronavirus (COVID-19), the City of Page is communicating with public health partners at the regional, state, and federal level to ensure we are working together to provide our community with the most accurate and timely information and to protect the health and safety of our residents.
In an effort to slow the spread of COVID-19, public health officials are encouraging people to practice social distancing and to stay home whenever possible, especially if they are sick. People who become ill should stay home until they are no longer showing symptoms of illness. To assist in these efforts, we are endeavoring to keep our City website updated with current COVID-19 information and assistance resources, our City Council meetings are available online to the public via live streaming on YouTube, and our staff at City Hall is here to support our community through this difficult time. Call us at 928-645-8861, or e-mail our staff for specific department assistance.
Last but far from least, this is a trying time that affects each of us in different ways but all of us in some way. The current state of our community and nation can naturally create feelings of worry and confusion, and it is important to care for our wellbeing - physically and mentally - especially during this time. The Coconino County Stronger As One program is here with free resources to connect our community and support our wellbeing, and to remind us that we may be apart for now, but we do not have to be alone.
Learn more at https://coconino.az.gov/2265/Stronger-As-One.
- The virus is thought to spread mainly from person-to-person.
- Between people who are in close contact with one another (within about 6 feet).
- Through respiratory droplets produced when an infected person coughs or sneezes.
- Older adults and people who have severe underlying medical conditions like heart or lung disease or diabetes seem to be at higher risk.
- There is currently no vaccine to prevent COVID-19. The best way to prevent illness is to avoid being exposed to this virus.
- Symptoms start 2-14 days after exposure, and include fever, cough, and shortness of breath.
If you develop emergency warning signs for COVID-19 get medical attention immediately. YOU MUST CALL YOUR PROVIDER, CLINIC, OR HOSPITAL IN ADVANCE – DO NOT JUST APPEAR AT THESE LOCATIONS.Some (but not all) emergency warning signs include trouble breathing, persistent pain or pressure in the chest, new confusion or inability to arouse, bluish lips or face.
Help the City better understand the local economic impact COVID-19 has on our business community.
Light It Blue, Page!
In recognition of our local essential workers, the City of Page is joining in the #LightItBlue campaign that is reaching across the United States and the globe.
This show of support is not only for our heroes in healthcare who are fighting COVID-19 head on, but for the families dealing with illness, those who have lost their lives, and those on the front lines who bravely leave their homes to do their part to keep Page open and operating.
To our healthcare providers, police and fire departments, retail workers, restaurant workers, delivery drivers, elderly caretakers, childcare workers, city administrative, public works, parks, and court staffs, and all of our other local business workers who continue to serve us all during this challenging time – you are seen, you are appreciated, and with this gesture we honor your contribution to our community.
Show your love! All area buildings, local businesses, and residents are encouraged to participate by lighting their buildings and homes blue or displaying blue ribbons or lights.
Page, let’s Light It Blue for our front line!
COVID EMERGENCY FUNDING PROGRAMS FOR SMALL BUSINESSES
Note: These Programs Have Limited Funds, So Act Now.
In addition to traditional funding programs offered by the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA), the CARES Act was signed into law, which among other relief provides funding through disaster assistance programs to help small businesses during the COVID-19 disruption. Learn more at https://sba.gov.
FOR ASSISTANCE with any of the SBA programs or for valuable guidance on resources for small businesses, contact the Coconino County Small Business Development Center, or register for one of their online workshops on SBA disaster assistance options for small businesses.
Coconino County Small Business Development Center (SBDC)
To register for a workshop, contact the SBDC or visit their Facebook page.
- (PPP) Paycheck Protection Program: An SBA loan that helps businesses keep their workforce employed during the Coronavirus (COVID-19) crisis.
- The Paycheck Protection Program is a loan designed to provide a direct incentive for small businesses to keep their workers on the payroll.
- SBA will forgive loans if all employees are kept on the payroll for eight weeks and the money is used for payroll, rent, mortgage interest, or utilities.
- You can apply through any existing SBA 7(a) lender or through any federally insured depository institution, federally insured credit union, and Farm Credit System institution that is participating. Other regulated lenders will be available to make these loans once they are approved and enrolled in the program. You should consult with your local lender as to whether it is participating in the program.
- Click here for list of approved lenders.
- Download the PPP Application Form.
- Click here for the PPP Loan Calculator to estimate your loan amount.
- Other SBA Programs:
- (EBL) SBA Express Bridge Loan Pilot Program
- Enables small businesses who currently have a business relationship with an SBA Express Lender to access up to $25,000 quickly.
- Click here for the EBL Program Guide.
- SBA Debt Relief
- The SBA will pay 6 months of principal, interest, and any associated fees that borrowers owe for all current 7(a), 504, and Microloans in regular servicing status as well as new 7(a), 504, and Microloans disbursed prior to September 27, 2020.
- (EBL) SBA Express Bridge Loan Pilot Program
- This relief is not available for Paycheck Protection Program loans or Economic Injury Disaster loans.
- Borrowers do not need to apply for this assistance. It will be automatically provided as follows:
- For loans not on deferment, SBA will begin making payments with the next payment due on the loan and will make six monthly payments.
- For loans currently on deferment, SBA will begin making payments with the next payment due after the deferment period has ended, and will make six monthly payments.
- For loans made after March 27, 2020 and fully disbursed prior to September 27, 2020, SBA will begin making payments with the first payment due on the loan and will make six monthly payments.
- SBA has notified 7(a), 504 and Microloan Lenders that it will pay these borrower loan payments. Lenders have been instructed to refrain from collecting loan payments from borrowers.
INFORMATIONAL ASSISTANCE FOR SMALL BUSINESSES
City of Page / Chamber of Commerce Daily Zoom Meetings
The City of Page Community Development Department and the Page Chamber of Commerce have joined together to host meetings for specific industries and topics. These meetings are open to the public. Interested residents and local business owners are encouraged to participate.
The meetings are held at 9AM every weekday via Zoom. JOIN VIA ZOOM
Mondays: Page Lodging
Tuesdays: Page Dining
Wednesdays: Marine Rentals
Thursdays: Job Seekers Task Force
Page Chamber, County Workforce Development, and employers address topics including re-opening plan, workplace health and safety, Arizona trends statewide, workforce trainings, and economic diversification.
Fridays: Page Ultimate Adventure Package
The POST COVID-19 “think tank” for brainstorming sessions including tourism promotion, marketing, collaborative teamwork, adventure packaging and convenience for travelers.
Arizona Commerce Authority (ACA) Small Business Boot Camp
The Arizona Commerce Authority (ACA) is the state's leading economic development organization with a streamlined mission to grow and strengthen Arizona’s economy. The ACA has gathered resources to support businesses and employees as they help combat the spread of COVID-19. Visit the ACA COVID-19 Resources page to learn about financial assistance, workplace health and safety, and more.
In partnership with Local First Arizona and a dynamic group of community leaders, the ACA is hosting a Small Business Boot Camp & Collective. These online sessions will help Arizona's small businesses respond to the immediate impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic, as well as plan ahead and return stronger. Join local business leaders and subject matter experts as they discuss resources across Arizona in live, daily sessions.
Other webinars are being offered by industry experts across banking, real estate, economic development and more, and cover topics including the Paycheck Protection Program, workforce continuity, and ensuring business continuity.
Governor Ducey launched the Arizona Together initiative to support Arizonans during the COVID-19 outbreak, a comprehensive source connecting individuals and businesses to resources, raising money for community organizations and providing information on volunteer opportunities.
WE'RE IN THIS TOGETHER
“As we work to combat the spread of COVID-19, access to resources that can help support families and businesses in this time of need is critical. We’re calling on Arizonans to be informed, get engaged, and support organizations doing important work to keep our communities safe and healthy. Arizona will get through this together.” - Doug Ducey, Governor of Arizona
ASSISTANCE FOR INDIVIDUALS:
COVID EMERGENCY HOUSING ASSISTANCE FOR INCOME-QUALIFIED APPLICANTS:
Note: These Programs Have Limited Funds, So Act Now.
- ADOH (1 Month +) INTERIM Assistance for Renters and Homeowners:
Arizona Department of Housing (ADOH)
- Renters: This funding provides partial payment of rent for approved month(s).
- Homeowners: Separate assistance options are available for homeowners.
SHORT-TERM ASSISTANCE WITH HOUSING/UTILITIES FOR INCOME-QUALIFIED APPLICANTS:
- CCHHS (1 Month) SHORT-TERM Assistance for Rent/Mortgage and Utility Payments:
Coconino County Health & Human Services (CCHHS)
- This existing program offered by CCHHS provides qualified applicants with a one-time partial payment of rent/mortgage and utilities.
PAGE/GREENEHAVEN/FREDONIA RESIDENTS ONLY. Separate funding is available for residents of the Navajo Nation. Residents should contact Navajo Nation Social Services for assistance:
UNEMPLOYMENT INSURANCE BENEFITS:
- Applicants are advised to be aware of delays and are encouraged to keep applying until successful.
Arizona Department of Economic Security (DES)
877-600-2722 / www.azui.gov
FEDERAL ECONOMIC IMPACT PAYMENT:
- Eligible individuals will receive $1,200. An additional $500 will be paid for each qualifying child.
Internal Revenue Service
OTHER PROGRAMS AND RESOURCES:
- A centralized source for Arizonans to access information and assistance for employment and finances, homeowners and renters, food and meals, healthcare, children and parents, veterans, seniors, community, emergency services, mental health, business resources, and opportunities to volunteer and donate.
- Existing programs from Coconino County Health & Human Services that are continuing to operate during COVID, including rental assistance, meal deliveries, and Women, Infants and Children (WIC).
Coconino County Health & Human Services
- Burial and funeral assistance for residents of Navajo Nation.
Department of Self Reliance
- The Federal CARES Act of 2020 (Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security), a > $2 trillion economic relief package for assistance to American workers, families, small businesses, job preservation in affected industries, and state, local, and tribal governments.
U.S. Department of the Treasury