Keeping You Informed Through COVID-19

Hello! We want to keep you informed. 

For some of you this may be the first time you are seeking information from us at The People Perspective and for others you are long time valued clients. During this terrible pandemic the world is experiencing right now, we are turning our focus to two words; Generosity and Flexibility. We want these to guide us in everything we are doing right now. To us, we believe, it is easier to exude these characteristics when we are informed and serve those in our community. So, we want to spend our time helping others get through these uncertain times through education and service.

If you are feeling overwhelmed with what to do next or where to begin with managing your staff right now please don’t hesitate to give us a call. We are your one stop shop for all things people and specialize in Human Resource strategies and solutions. We are offering FREE guidance and consultations.

Information originally published March 23rd, 2020

Below, you will find quick information and resources to get you up to speed and back to your employees and business operations, including:

  • Highlighted information for the Families First Coronavirus Response Act that goes into effect April 1st, 2020.
  • Resources for your business to get the assistance you need. For example, The U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) began offering emergency disaster loans for Oklahoma businesses on Saturday in response to the COVID-19 pandemic. Get the link to apply below.
  • Resources for you and your family. Although helping businesses is what we do, we believe to run a successful organization you have to take care of yourself first!

Your COVID-19 Resource Guide

The following resources are provided to you hoping that somewhere in this list you can find one or two things that can provide assistants for your unique situation in these unprecedented times.

Business Resources

U.S. Small Business Administration: 

The U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) began offering emergency disaster loans for Oklahoma businesses in response to the COVID-19 pandemic. Check out their page on Small Business Guidance & Loan Resources. 

Oklahoma Department of Commerce: 

Similarly, The Department of Commerce provides real time updates on COVID-19 and disaster recovery programs. Check out their website here. 

City of Tulsa:

City Updates can be found here.

Registering Your Business for Curb Side Pickup – “Businesses using delivery and pick up options will be able to utilize a curbside pick-up parking space in front of their restaurant and the City will waive the fee so we can institute temporary pick up location for restaurants. Businesses must fill out the necessary paperwork for parking approval”.

Tulsa People:

Check out how to support Tulsa businesses, nonprofits during COVID-19 here. You can even email in your business information to get added to the list.

Oklahoma Works: 

This page will serve as an update on unemployment insurance, American Job Centers, companies hiring, resources, and other workforce needs.

Facebook:

Facebook is offering $100M in cash grants and ad credits to help during this challenging time. Check out how to apply here.

Google:

Also, Google provides tips and recommendations to help you navigate through these times for your employees and customers. See their information here.

Chamber’s of Commerce:

Chambers are a form of business network located in towns and cities formed to advocate on behalf of the business community. Check out your local chamber for a supportive business community.

Community Resources

Lift Your Spirits: 

Isolation & stress are heightened during this time. Therefore, it is important to keep your spirits up. This link is a great feel good article about people doing good in our own community.

School Meals: 

  • Beginning Monday, March 23, TPS students and students at TPS’ partner charter schools will be able to pick up “grab and go” meals on weekdays at sites throughout the city. Meal distribution locations will be announced on TPS’ website no later than 2 p.m. Friday.
  • Due to the state mandated school closure, Broken Arrow Public Schools is providing free grab-and-go meals for students 18 and under beginning March 23 until April 3 at the following locations
    • Central Park – 11 a.m. to 11:30 a.m.
    • In front of Sequoyah Middle School – noon to 12:30 p.m
    • Indian Springs Apartments – 1 p.m. to 1:30 p.m.
    • Children must be present to receive meals
  • Similarly, Union may provide students “grab and go” meals beginning Monday, March 23. We will have more information on pickup locations and times at the end of the week.
  • Other school districts will most likely follow. Continue to check your local school districts website.

Resources for Family Crisis: 

The following are resources that can help with mental health, homelessness, domestic violence, child abuse situations, food assistance and so much more. Due to quarantine recommendations, families will be home together a lot more during this time and although it can bring the joy of togetherness for some families it will bring stress and anxiety. Please utilize these fantastic resources below.

Tulsa Kids: 

This resource includes information on the impacts the coronavirus is having on the community but also includes great family friendly activities to do while everyone is home together.

Official News Sources

Tulsa Health Department 

CDC

World Health Organization 

Oklahoma Health Department 

Other Local Media Sources 

Tulsa Kids

University of Tulsa – Collegian 

Tulsa World 

Oklahoma Magazine 

Tulsa People

Greater Tulsa Reporter

Tulsa Today 

Stay Healthy. Stay Safe. 

And stay connected with us. We are constantly monitoring the situation and we are happy to help you with any questions you may have. Our expertise is in Human Resources surrounding policies, procedures and employee relations. Most noteworthy, we are offering FREE guidance so please reach out if you need us. You can email us at brittany@pplperspective.com, give us a call at 918.630.0769 or visit us on social media!

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