The Downtown Improvement District has created a COVID-19 resource page. We know that these are uncertain times, but please know that the we are here to support you however we can. If you have information that should be added to this page, please email info@downtownfortwayne.com.

 

LINKS TO SUPPORT LOCAL

Dine Local 2GO FW

Shop Local Online

 

Allen County Dept Health

Community Resources

COVID Relief for Non-Profits

Department of Labor: Employer Requirements

Foellinger Foundation Critical Response Grant

Fort Wayne Newspapers Community Marketing Grant for Small Businesses

Free PPE for Qualifying Small Businesses

Funding, Counseling, & Advising

Fund the Fort

GFW Reopen Safely Webinars

GFW Response Center

Restaurant Info & Resources

Save Small Business Fund

Small Business Investor Alliance

Small Business Loans Resources

Stimulus Webinar 

United Way Emergency Relief Fun

 

SOCIAL DISTANCING: DOING YOUR PART

The events of this past week are unprecedented for many of us. As the number of COVID-19 cases in Indiana continues to rise, our elected officials, workplaces, local businesses, and families have had to make difficult decisions quickly to protect the public health and safety of us all. The rate at which the pandemic is spreading requires widespread and comprehensive social distancing efforts. For social distancing to be effective, every one of us must do our part.

 

WHAT IS “SOCIAL DISTANCING”?

Social distancing is an effort to put literal space between people in the community. These measures have been shown to slow the spread of infectious diseases. This is important because by slowing the spread of infectious disease, we help to ease the inevitable burden our health care system will face as the number of cases grow. Many of these measures have been implemented or recommended by our state officials already, such as closing school, limiting groups of more than ten people, working from home, and canceling events. All of these actions are taken to “flatten the curve”.

 

WHAT CAN YOU DO?

  • If you are able, work from home. Many employers are directing employees to work from their homes for the foreseeable future. 
  • Stay home as much as possible. Only leave to perform essential tasks such as picking up groceries or prescriptions and attending work that cannot be done from home 
  • If you are sick, do not leave home and avoid contact with others. 
  • Maintain a 6 feet distance from individuals that you do not live with. 
  • No group gatherings. This includes not visiting families and friends that live in other homes. No playdates or sleepovers, or going out to restaurants or bars. 

 

TAKE THESE STEPS TO MINIMIZE YOUR RISK OF CONTRACTING THE VIRUS:

  • Wash your hands for at least 20 seconds with soap and warm water. If you are unable to do so, use hand sanitizer that has at least 60% alcohol. 
  • Avoid touching your eyes, nose, and mouth, especially when out in public. 
  • Avoid contact with people who are sick, and stay home if you are sick. 
  • Clean and disinfect frequently touched objects and surfaces using a regular household cleaning spray or wipe.