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To check the status of the Coronavirus Tax Relief Stimulus checks click here

TAX PAYMENT UPDATE

Louisiana Department of Revenue has followed the lead of the U.S. Treasury Department – tax payments for the state of Louisiana as well as the federal government are now due July 15, 2020. This applies to Louisiana individual, corporation, fiduciary and partnership income tax returns and payments.
This calculator shows how much money you could get if the stimulus bill passes
Over 80 percent of American adults will receive a payment, according to an initial estimate.Read in The Washington Post: https://apple.news/APYZikbcqSDaCSINsB7GeOA

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How Could Coronavirus Relief Efforts Impact You?

Our tax experts continue to provide daily analysis of the latest tax policy developments amid the COVID-19 pandemic. Here are four must-see resources from the last week:

Just Passed: Key Tax Changes in Congress’s Latest Relief Package

  • Expanded unemployment insurance
  • $350 billion allocated to help small businesses
  • Recovery rebate for individuals. (See our breakdown here)
  • Early withdrawal penalty on retirement account distributions waived
  • Certain employer student loan payments excluded from taxable income
  • Business provisions like a refundable payroll tax credit and net operating loss carrybacks

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BATON ROUGE, La. — Today, Gov. John Bel Edwards and Secretary Don Pierson of Louisiana Economic Development announced the opening of an LED help desk that provides email and hotline support for Louisiana businesses impacted by COVID-19.

For COVID-19 business questions, LED may be reached at [email protected] or via the toll-free hotline, (833) 457-0531. The COVID-19 hotline is staffed from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. Monday through Friday. Be aware that high call volumes might result in delays. Callers are encouraged to keep trying, leave a voice mail or contact LED via email.

Opportunity Louisiana

https://www.opportunitylouisiana.com/covid19

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211 Call Center Volunteers Urgently Needed

Help your community without leaving your home – join me in signing up
United Way operates an information system called Louisiana 211.  By maintaining an accurate database of public and community-based resources, Louisiana 211 connects individuals to basic services, a great need in times of disaster. A person can also use the online Service Directory to search for resources nearby.Have a live person to assist people in need can be critical when people are experiencing distress, and given our community needs, it is no surprise that the current capacity for live support from 211 has been overwhelmed.  As of March 20, there were 11,172 calls from Northwest Louisiana alone.

Your help is desperately needed and you don’t have to leave the confines of your home to make this important contribution.  All you need is a personal phone, a laptop or desktop computer, and internet access.  Once you sign up, you will be provide with online training and support.  Please join me as I sign up to be a Louisiana 211 Call Center Volunteer.

To sign up as a call center volunteer, go to https://unitedwaynwla.org/volunteer-form/  and select Louisiana 211 Call Center Volunteer from the options.

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The Webster Parish School Board will be offering breakfast and lunch meals throughout our district during the school closure.Beginning Monday, March 30, we will continue our feeding program at all 6 sites on Mondays and Wednesdays only from 9 am until noon. You will receive multiple days of meals on these two days.  We are trying our very best to find the appropriate balance of providing this much needed service to our students at the same time of making sure our employees are safe. We wish everyone the very best during these uncertain times and cannot wait to see everyone in person when this crisis is over!

 

Sites for Pick-up:

Central Elementary

Doyline High School

Phillips Elementary

Webster Jr. High School

North Webster High School

North Webster Upper Elementary

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As we all try and adjust to the new “norm” of our daily lives, please know that the Greater Minden Chamber is here to serve you in anyway possible that we can. We are continuously working to bring you the latest and up to date information. Our website will be updated once a day with current information. Thank you for all you are doing to keep our community strong and healthy.

Effective Monday March 23, 2020, the Chamber offices along with Webster Parish Convention and Visitors Commission will be closed until April 13, 2020. The Chamber staff will be working remotely from our homes. We have access to email and voice mail. Please do not hesitate to reach out to us for any need, and we welcome your feedback and/or suggestions as we will continue to bring you breaking news.  Please feel free to contact Jana Morgan at [email protected]

Here is a link to the Governor’s order: JBE Order 3-22-2020

Examples of Essential Worker Functions under the Cybersecurity

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Business Owners & Managers:

The City of Minden, The Greater Minden Chamber of Commerce, Webster Parish Convention & Visitors Bureau, The Minden Economic Development Department and Minden Main Street are concerned about you and your business as we are all navigating uncharted waters with COVID-19. Our goal is to understand and capture your business needs as we strive to help coordinate informational resources between our government and our local business community, share information and provide assistance to help maneuver through these times. We will use your survey responses in that effort. In addition, we want to be able to direct you to resources if they are available. Thank you for participating in this confidential survey, which should take 5-10 minutes to complete.
or
Click here to download PDF version to mail to our office.

To assist in situational reporting and planning, please take a few minutes to complete this brief survey.

Click here to take the survey now.

Thank you!

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SouthStar Urgent Care of Minden and Springhill have COVID-19 testing available.  

Our protocol is as follows: If you have fever of 100.4 and respiratory symptoms, we will test you for strep and flu first, if those are negative and the provider deems it necessary we will then test for COVID-19. We will test you in your car if you request. The results are taking 3-7 business days.

If you need medical attention besides COVID-19 testing, we do have masks available to wear in the lobby, we also have a text system in place where you can sign in inside and wait in your car. When your room is ready, we will text you. We also have the Zip Pass App available.

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AT&T is offering a Free 90-day offer of Webex Meetings

with AT&T for new Webex customers, call 877-848-0700 (8am-5pm CST), or email:

BIZ Magazine has waived their subscription fees

for the time being to allow all business community members up-to-date information.

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With the recent upgrade of COVID-19 to a worldwide pandemic, the Greater Minden Chamber has gathered resources for its members to help them navigate all the effects of this declaration.

“We at the Greater Minden Chamber encourage our members to take precautions to prevent the spread of this disease,” said Chamber President/CEO Jana Morgan.

In addition, we are offering the following links to assist members who may be economically affected by recent actions surrounding this outbreak.

The following links provide additional information concerning COVID-19

 

 COVID-19 Resources:

COVID-19 Resources

Guidance for Employers to Plan and Respond to the Coronavirus (Covid-19)

Business Continuity Plan

Businesses best practice

SBA info ~ Small Business Loan Information COVID-19 Disaster

https://www.opportunitylouisiana.com/covid19

The LWC website:

http://www.louisianaworks.net/hire

Governor’s Executive Order and latest press release:

https://gov.louisiana.gov/

https://gov.louisiana.gov/index.cfm/newsroom/detail/2411

https://gov.louisiana.gov/assets/ExecutiveOrders/27-JBE-2020-COVID-19.pdf

Coronavirus Legal & Business Hub resource for businesses, governments and non-profits.

https://www.butlersnow.com/coronavirus-hub/

 

We want our members to know that we are here for them as we combat, and ultimately overcome, this challenge.

 

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Employer COVID-19 FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
TIP:

Be sure to answer YES, when asked if applying for reasons related to COVID-19. This will help YOU and businesses get relief.

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SHARE YOUR BUSINESS IMPACT

The Louisiana Travel Association wants to keep our industry informed with resources, updates and developments during the COVID-19 event. As your business, event or workforce is impacted, we want to gather information about closures, cancellations and the economic challenges facing tourism-related businesses. This information will help us advocate on your behalf as we urge lawmakers to provide recovery resources.

Please complete this short survey to share how the Coronavirus is impacting your business by clicking the link below.

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Webster Parish Convention & Visitors Commission is taking the recommended precautions to prevent the spread of the COVID-19 virus. Please be aware that the Dorcheat Museum, Germantown Museum, City Art Works and Lake Bistineau State Park are closed to the public at this time.  As of right now, the trails and water access are open at Caney Lakes for recreation, however no additional RVs or campers will be granted overnight stays. There are also several public boat launches throughout the parish if you are interested in fishing or paddling. You can locate these on our website or in the Visit Webster Parish app. Our website has also recently been updated to feature which restaurants are offering delivery and curbside pick up.

WHAT’S YOUR CRAVING?

There are still ways to discover our good nature while practicing “social distancing”. Please give us a call if you have any questions.