COVID-19 Resource Hub



Resources for Businesses and Workers (Updated March 31, 2020)

Below are resources from the State of Indiana for businesses and workers during this unprecedented time:

Watch this video from the Indiana Department of Workforce Development (DWD) explaining unemployment insurance basics and what impacted Hoosiers need to know. Watch it here

Click here to access COVID-19 Resources for Hoosiers looking for assistance.

Small Business Resources

The following links are simplified instructions for small businesses.

Paycheck Protection Program Overview – Click here

Paycheck Protection Program ApplicationClick here

U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) has complete guidance on how to apply for loans and grants from the U.S. government for small business owners. Included is the Paycheck Protection Program authorizing dollars toward job retention and certain other operating expenses; and Economic Injury Disaster Loans.

Internal Revenue Service (IRS) updates for individuals and businesses for questions related to impacts of COVID-19 as well as tax credits and tax deadline changes. Scroll down for various news releases, statements, FAQs, guidance and tax help. The deadlines to FILE and PAY federal income taxes are extended to July 15, 2020.

Association of Chamber Executives website provides state and general resources related to the virus and how to navigate through this critical time for those businesses with locations in a variety of states with links to many other resources.

U.S. Chamber of Commerce has been a good resource on pending and passed legislation as well as state resources and national resources for business.

This Chamber guide walks you through the SBA loan applications process. You can see it here: U.S. Chamber’s Small Business Loan Guide

State of Indiana, Secretary of Career Connections has released information for workers and businesses during the COVID-19 outbreak.
Click here to access: COVID-19 Resources for Workers and Businesses


All information regarding local community resources, including school food programs, mobile meals, healthcare, childcare, small businesses, workers and more can be found here. This information is updated frequently.

General Community Resources

Follow this link to see the executive order given by Mayor Dermody in effect 12:01 am April 4 until April 30. Mayor Dermody’s Executive Order

Click here for an update from the Indiana State Board of Animal Health: Question & Answer Pet Owner Guidance

Click here for information on prescription and food delivery services by REAL Services: La Porte County Delivery

Click here for offers for First Responders during the COVID-19 crisis: COVID-19 Fuel and Beverage Offers for First Responders

Healthcare Coverage Enrollments – Healthy Communities

Healthy Communities is available to help you access healthcare insurance.

Click here to obtain instructions or simply call: 219.809.9094 Website

Childcare & Welfare Resources

Little Miracles
Address: 18 Pine Lake Avenue La Porte, IN 46350
Phone: 219.379.6338 Hours: 5 am – 7 pm
Openings Available for:
Infants, Toddlers (15-30 months), Preschool (3-5 years old), School Age Children

Click the following link to learn more about childcare available during this time.
Childcare Offerings (Updated 4.2.2020)
Phone: 219.326.7646
Openings Available for:
Newborns to Children 12 years old

Click to view Dunebrook’s response to the COVID-19 crisis.
Dunebrook’s Response Plan – COVID-19

Women, Infants & Children (WIC)  La Porte County, IN

The WIC program is a Department of Agriculture program and is available to low to moderate income pregnant women, recently delivered women, breastfeeding women, infants, and children up to age 5 who are at nutrition risk. Fathers can also bring their children to apply for WIC. You may apply for WIC if you are working or unemployed.

The WIC offices are closed to the public due to COVID-19. Contact them by phone for services:
La Porte, Phone: 219.326.7565   Michigan City, Phone: 219.879.3025 Hours: Monday, 9a-5:30p and Tuesday – Friday, 8a-4:30p

City Transportation

Update from the Office of Mayor Tom Dermody, City of La Porte
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