Flagstaff City Economic Development Offices have historically contributed articles about programs, events, partners and partner agencies, and opportunities to Flagstaff Business News. This month, business development workers are commemorating behaviors that have a positive impact on an individual, family, neighborhood, community, and country.
First, here are some behaviors that anyone can practice every day that will help in good times and bad:
Wash your hands and rest.
Take stock of the good things in your life, including the tremendous blessings of being alive. In other words, practice gratitude.
Share a smile and / or kind word when around other people (at healthy distances during cold and flu seasons). In other words, practice kindness.
Second, there are a number of tremendous resources that are providing new information, practices, and programs to help people and businesses understand the COVID-19 climate and culture. Here is a list of credible resources that should serve as a focal point for information and programs:
U.S. Centers for Disease Control: The Centers for Disease Control (CDC) website is the best place to get accurate information about COVID-19 (cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/).
Health and Social Services of the Coconino County: The Coconino County Health and Social Services (CCHHS) is the area manager and main contact for all COVID-19 issues in the Coconino County, coconino.az.gov/covid19.
SBA Emergency Loan Assistance: The Small Business Administration (SBA) is a federal body that takes the interests of small businesses into account. The SBA has approved low-interest loans for small businesses severely affected by the coronavirus (COVID-19) (sba.gov/disaster-assistance/coronavirus-covid-19).
Arizona Department of Security (DES): The Arizona Department of Economic Security (DES) is committed to ensuring that every child, adult and family in Arizona is safe and economically protected. During this period of adaptation to COVID-19, DES serves as a resource store for employees affected by layoffs and eliminating working hours (des.az.gov/services/coronavirus).
The Arizona Department of Economic Security (DES) also provides resources for employers, which can be found at des.az.gov/services/employment/unemployment-employer.
The Arizona DES Shared Work Program is an innovative solution for adapting to limited hours available. For more information, see des.az.gov/services/employment/unemployment-employer/shared-work-program-faqs.
Coconino County: Coconino County's Economic Development Offices are a county resource and a link to information and programs to help businesses and workers adapt to the new conditions of COVID-19. Please contact Chris Pasterz at email@example.com or 928-679-7134 for more information.
City of Flagstaff: The City of Flagstaff Discover Flagstaff team is the designated marketing organization for all things Flagstaff. Flagstaffarizona.org/blog/traveladvisories/.
As the world adapts to the new conditions of COVID-19, we encourage you to call your accommodation provider or the attraction / facility you may wish to visit for information.
The City of Flagstaff Economic Development Offices are a city resource and link to information and programs to help businesses and workers adapt and manage these changing conditions of COVID-19. Please contact John Saltonstall at firstname.lastname@example.org or 928-213-2966 for more information. FBN
By John Saltonstall
John Saltonstall is the retention and expansion manager for the City of Flagstaff.