Covid-19 City of Beloit

This page is intended to be an information condenser to better enable you to navigate the particular challenges that you are currently facing.  If something is missing or needs to be updated, please email me at  ADDITIONAL UPDATES COMING



Small Business Resources

Business Assistance

3.26.2020 Employer Guide COVID-19

3.25.2020 Update from Representative Marshall’s Office:

DOL Expanded Sick and FMLA Guidance: The U.S. Department of Labor’s Wage and Hour Division (WHD) issued guidance related to the expanded sick leave and FMLA provisions provided for in HR 6201. These are for businesses with fewer than 500 employee. Guidance for employees can be found HERE. Guidance for employers can be found HERE. General questions and answers can be found HERE. The guidance announced today is just the first round of information and compliance assistance to come from WHD. A workplace poster required for most employers will be published later this week, along with additional fact sheets and more Q&A. You can check out the DOL’s website for more resources and guidance as it relates to coronavirus.

We do want to note that there are a few details in this provision that will be important for employers to consider:

  1. Healthcare and emergency response employers can exempt employees from the provisions
  2. Business owners with 50 or fewer employees who believe they will either no longer be able to operate their business or are concerned about the viability of their business if they have to comply with the provisions, will have the ability to apply for an exemption. All of this is explained in the FAQ document referenced above.

**We have spoken with several small business owners concerned about the impact the FMLA provisions will have on their businesses. We will note that included in the Phase 3 legislation is authorization for the SBA to provide loans to employers through its 7(a) loan program to cover payroll, mortgage, rent or utility costs. We will provide more details as they become available.**

3.21.2020 Update from North Central Regional Planning Commission

All our 12-county service area is NOW eligible to apply for SBA Economic Injury Disaster Loans (EIDL) up to $2,000,000. Most business eligible, except farmers.

Click on this link for details:

Up to $25,000 Loan:

*Decision primarily made from business owner’s Experian credit score. The loan is unsecured loan at 3.75% fixed interest rate, up to 30 year term.

$25,001 - $500,000

*3.75% fixed interest, up to 30 year term, real estate is the preferred collateral for the program including business real estate/personal residence/personal real estate

Requires several items including:

Business registering on the site as a user at

Also, this is a list of documentation the business will need in the application process:

• Tax Information Authorization (IRS Form 4506-T), completed and signed by each applicant, each principal owning 20 percent or more of the applicant business, each general partner or managing member; and, for any owner who has more than 50 percent ownership in an affiliate business. Affiliates include, but are not limited to, business parents, subsidiaries, and/or other businesses with common ownership or management

• Complete copies, including all schedules, of the most recently filed Federal income tax returns for the applicant business; an explanation if not available

• Personal Financial Statement (SBA Form 413) completed, signed, and dated by the applicant, each principal owning 20 percent or more of the applicant business, and each general partner or managing member

• Schedule of Liabilities listing all fixed debts (SBA Form 2202 may be used)

• If the most recent Federal income tax return has not been filed, a year-end profit-and-loss statement and balance sheet for that tax year

• A current year-to-date profit –and-loss statement

All of these forms are available in the Disaster Loan Application Portal:

Affected businesses and private nonprofit organizations may go to and click on the “Apply for Assistance” button and then click on “Eligible Disaster Areas”. Select “Kansas” and your county. The most recent declaration will be at the top and that’s where you’ll find information on the COVID-19 EIDL Loans and be able to apply.

The SBA also has a webpage that encompasses all of the information we have available for Small Business related to COVID-19. See: Guidance for Businesses and Employers to Plan and Respond to Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19).

Tourism & Hospitality Assistance

Governor Laura Kelly has established the Hospitality Industry Relief Emergency Fund to assist hospitality businesses seeking emergency loans in response to the economic impacts of COVID-19. The loan program, administered by the Kansas Department of Commerce and NetWork Kansas, offers loans up to $20,000 at 0% interest for a term of three years. 

 HIRE Fund Resource Guide


Local News Resources

Latest Federal, State, and Local Guidance Documents

3.25.20 | 3.25.2020 Mitchell County Heath Department Press Release-Second Positive Case

3.24.20 | 3.24.2020 Governor Kelly Executive Order 20-10 Foreclosure/Evictions; 3.24.2020 Governor Kelly Executive Order 20-11 Continuation of Recycling and Waste Removal; 3.24.2020 Governor Kelly Executive Order 20-12 Driver’s License and Registration ; 3.24.2020 Governor Kelly Executive Order 20-13 Deferred State Tax Date; Mitchell County Health Department Gathering Order; Mitchell County Health Department Quarantine Order

3.23.20 | Mitchell County Courthouse and County Facilities Closure

3.22.20 | 3.22.2020 KDHE Childcare Guidance

3.21.20 | 3.21.2020 MCHD Press Release- First Positive Case

3.20.20 |  3.20.2020 KDHE Symptom Guide; City of Beloit Administration Office Closed

3.19.20  |  3.19.2020 MCHD Press Release ; 3.19.2020 USD 273 BHS Announcement ; 3.19.2020 USD 273 BES Announcement

3.18.20  |  Continuity of Kansas Ag Industry Remains a Priority ;  Department of Labor FAQ ; NCK Tech Press Release
Executive Order Temporarily Prohibiting Evictions and Foreclosures ; Guidance for Dental Offices ;  3-18-20 Quarantine Mandate

3.17.20  |  3.17.2020 MCHD Order ; 3.17.2020 MCHD Letter ;  Food Establishment Guidance ;  15 Days to Slow the Spread ; Executive Order No. 20-04 ; Executive Order No. 20-05

3.16.20  |  City of Beloit closures: Municipal Building, Economy Shop, Gymnasium, All City Facilities to outside access, Administration Office open with limited access

Latest COVID-19 Legislative Updates


IRS Announces Tax Day Moving from April 15 to July 15

The Treasury Department and the IRS are providing special payment relief to individuals and businesses in response to the COVID-19 Outbreak. For complete information, please visit 

Employee Relations & Benefits 

Update on newly signed Families First Coronavirus Response Act (U.S.)

Includes information on newly signed Families First Coronavirus Response Act (U.S.)

On 3/18/2020, President Trump officially signed into law H.R. 6201, the Families First Coronavirus Response Act, making official billions of dollars in aid and relief for small business owners and employees dealing with the Coronavirus outbreak. Follow this link to review resources approved by H.R. 6201.  

FAQs for Business Owners: The follow link provides some of the most detailed and specific information on what businesses (and employees) are eligible for and who is exempt from having to offer certain benefits. Scroll down for a chart of paid leave requirements (this chart can be downloaded to share with others). Click HERE to access the page. The Congressional Research Service (CRS) has also put together a very informative 3-page explainer of who is eligible for which benefits. Access it HERE.
Nutritional Programs: Families dealing with food and nutritional access issues can find more information on new benefits available HERE. These programs will be run by the state and apply predominantly to those who already receive SNAP and WIC benefits. The USDA has also allowed schools to offer meals outside of the school setting. Kansas has applied for and received the necessary Congregate Meal Waiver that allows for flexibility in school meal delivery. Many school districts are already putting in place plans to offer meal pick up or delivery options but if you are unsure of how to proceed, the following link has some great information. Read more HERE.
Tax Delays: The Treasury Department issued guidance that gives individuals and business owners relief from tax payments. People are still required to file their 2019 taxes by April 15 but payments of to $1 million will be deferred until July 15. Click HERE to learn more about the IRS guidance.
Housing Evictions & Utility Shut-Offs: The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development will suspend foreclosures and evictions for 60 days on properties with mortgages backed by the Federal Housing Administration (FHA) and Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac. Additionally, the FCC has encouraged all telephone and broadband providers to delay any service disconnections for at least 60 days. Governor Kelly has also mandated that all utilities not disconnect utilities due to missed payments at this time through at least May 1st.

Workforce Updates- Unemployment Resources/Employment Opportunities

Kansas Department of Labor

The Kansas Department of Labor recognizes the impact of COVID-19 on employers and workers alike. We are here to assist as we tackle this challenge together. We will continue to update this web page with available resources and contact information as it becomes available.

Businesses may be exploring reducing production as a result of supply chain challenges related to COVID-19.  The Shared Work Program is an excellent tool to use in lieu of a temporary, total layoff of employees. It allows for partial work week and partial unemployment benefits to employees. To participate, normal weekly work hours for employees must be reduced by 20% (no more than 40%) and apply to at least 10% of employees.
For more information, visit  or email

Individual Filing for Unemployment Insurance Benefits.
If you are not working or working reduced hours due to COVID-19, you may be eligible for Unemployment Insurance (UI) benefits. The UI program was established as a means to protect those who are involuntarily unemployed from the financial burdens and dangers that come with being unemployed. It is designed to be a short-term assistance program and may be able to help those whose employment has been adversely impacted by COVID-19.
Check out our UI and COVID-19 Fact Sheet and apply for benefits online at
Unemployment insurance benefits may be available to individuals who are involuntarily unemployed as a result of COVID-19. The amount of the benefit will vary based upon the amount of money that the individual has previously earned but will be between $122 and $488 per week.  At this time, individuals can receive up to a maximum of 16 weeks of benefits.


Kansas Works- JOB SEEKERS
Encouraging people to log in from home onto their Kansas Works account if they can, to job search and apply. Majority of employers that has a recent job advertisement posted is still hiring. Kansas Works are encouraging people to do what they can during this time of calamity to reach out to employers.  

Local Employers Currently Hiring

AGCO- Beloit

Department of Child and Family Resources

Did you know there’s a place online where you can check your eligibility for benefits and apply for services including food assistance, cash assistance, child care assistance, energy assistance and more? Check out the Kansas DCF Self-Service Portal here: 

Local Resources

Mitchell County Business Resource

Beloit Summer Kid’s Cafe Sack Lunches for Kids

USD 273 Grab and Go Lunch Program for Students Ages 1-18

Restaurants Status- GET CREATIVE! SHOP LOCAL! 

RestaurantStatusPhone Number
Banner RestaurantCarry out, drive thru. Dining Room Closed785-738-5751
Bubba Q’sTake out, call to order. Dining room open.785-534-1300
China HouseOnline ordering. Pick up.785-738-4444
Dairy QueenDrive thru, dining room closed. Hours 11 AM to 9 PM785-738-5092
El PuertosCarry out only, Mon-Sat. 11 AM to 8 PM785-738-3773
KettleOrder on App CLOOSIV or call. Curbside and carry out. Dining room closed. Hours 7AM- 2PM785-534-1971
Pizza HutCarry out, Delivery. Limited dining available. No buffet or salad bar. 785-738-5706
Plum CreekCurbside and carry out. Dining room closed. 785-738-3893
Sonic Drive-inApp available to order. Drive in, Drive thru.785-534-1467
SubwayOrder on App, drive thru. Dining Room Closed.785-738-4100

*This is a work in progress, please reach me at 785-534-3439 to have your business updated or be added.

Retailers/Service Business Status- GET CREATIVE! SHOP LOCAL!

BusinessStatusPhone Number
Becker Autos & Trailers
Beloit Auto & Truck Plaza
Beloit Buick GMC
Beloit CallLimited office access.785-738-3537
Beloit Typewriter ExchangeOpen for business. Curbside delivery available. Hours 7 AM to 5 PM785-738-2028
Central National BankDrive thru open. Lobby closed.785-738-4044
City Limits LiquorCurbside delivery.  Store is open.785-738-2967
Cunningham Telephone & CableNo office access. Staff available by phone or email. Regular hours785-534-1111
Dental DesignsClosed until further notice.
Economy ShopClosed until further notice.
8th Street LiquorOpen for business. Hours 10 AM to 10 PM 785-738-5894
Eubanks Dental
Farmway Credit Union
First Bank of BeloitDrive thru open. Lobby closed. 785-738-2251
Fouts Insurance AgencyOnline, phone, email, text, limited office access785-738-3558
Given GraceOpen for business. Delivery available. Hours 9:15 AM to 5:15 PM785-534-1205
Gray Drug and FountainCurbside pickup, delivery, or mail only.  785-534-1200
Guaranty State Bank & TrustDrive thru open, online, app. Lobby closed. Hours 9 AM to 3 PM785-738-3501
H & R Block 
Open through drop off and encrypted digital upload.785-738-5801
ImpressionsClosed for duration.785-738-3773
Ludwig Chiropractic
Nail Details
Nailed it! Nail ArtOpen for appointments.785-534-7464
Owen ChiropracticCheck FB for hours.785-738-5353
Port LibraryLibrary facility closed.  Items may still be returned via the outside drop785-738-3936
Rays Apple MarketOpen for business. Hours 7 AM to 8 PM785-738-5704
S&S DrugCurbside and delivery. Building closed to public.785-534-1090
Schnell & Pestinger Appliance & Furniture
Solomon Valley BankDrive thru open. Lobby closed.785-534-1390
Solomon Valley CinemaClosed until further notice. 
Solomon Valley TransportationServices suspended until further notice785-534-2395
Tangles Salon & Day SpaOpen for appointments.785-738-2846
Total ImageOpen for appointments785-738-2300
NCK Wellness CenterClosed for duration.  Programming available through Facebook785-738-3995
Wheat Fields FloralClosed until further notice.
Wholesale LiquorDrive thru only.785-738-3899
Zachary’s Ace HardwareDoors closed to public.  Call in your orders to be picked up.785-738-3121 or 738-3213

*This is a work in progress, please reach me at 785-534-3439 to have your business updated or added.


Beloit (KS) Area Helping Hands

Beloit Lions Club Service

Beloit Ministerial Association

Local Government, Departments, and Hospitals

Mitchell County Health Department

Mitchell County Emergency Management

Mitchell County- Government

City of Beloit

  • Phone Number: 785-738-3551
  • Non Emergency After-hours: 785-738-5121
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Mitchell County Hospital Health Systems

NCK Technical College

USD 273