COVID-19 & Reopening the Economy Resources

Companies & Employees

These federal, state, local and corporate resources can provide information and assistance to companies and employees in the Northern Kentucky region and Commonwealth of Kentucky in response to COVID-19.

Tri-ED is committed to supporting and serving our clients and Northern Kentucky businesses in partnership with our communities. We encourage you to reach out to our team if we can be of assistance. Our contact information is available here.

In addition to the resources listed below, REDI Cincinnati has created a page of programs and resources covering the 16-county and three-state region that it represents.

Resources are listed in the following categories (clicking the link will take you to that section):
Federal Legislation
National Resources & Federal Agencies
Reopening the Economy
Northern Kentucky
NKY Cities
Entrepreneur and Startup Resources
Support Small Businesses


COVID Relief Package & Omnibus Spending Bill (December 2020)

U.S. Chamber of Commerce – Guide to Small Business COVID-19 Emergency Loans

CARES Act Programs for Businesses (March 2020)

U.S. Chamber of Commerce – Coronavirus Emergency Loans Guide and Checklist

U.S. Small Business Administration Loan Overview – Economic Injury Disaster Loan (EIDL) and Paycheck Protection Progam (PPP) (from KYSBDC)

U.S. Treasury – Paycheck Protection Program

U.S. Senate Committee on Small Business & Entrepreneurship – Small Business Owner’s Guide to the CARES Act

U.S. Senate Committee on Small Business & Entrepreneurship – Paycheck Protection Program FAQs

U.S. Senate Appropriations Committee – CARES Act Summary

Families First Coronavirus Response Act

U.S. Department of Labor – Questions and Answers

U.S. Department of Labor – Employee Paid Leave Rights


Kentucky: COVID-19 Testing Labs

Kentucky: Mandatory Requirements for All Businesses

Kentucky: Requirements by Sector –

Kentucky: Benchmarks for Reopening the Economy

Kentucky: Frequently Asked Questions on Reopening the Economy

Kentucky Chamber of Commerce: Restart Kentucky (A Responsible Plan for Returning to Work)

NKY Health Department: Business Toolkit (2021)

Cushman & Wakefield: Guide for Reopening Your Workplace

Cushman & Wakefield: Warehouse Readiness Essentials Checklist

Cushman & Wakefield: Retail Readiness Essentials Checklist

Kroger: Sharing What We’ve Learned: A Blueprint for Businesses

LEAR: Safe Work Playbook

RESTART Task Force: Principles of a Responsible Return


U.S. Chamber of Commerce – Combating the Coronavirus

U.S. Small Business Administration – Disaster Loan Assistance

U.S. Department of Homeland Security – Critical Infrastructure Workforce

IRS – Coronavirus Tax Relief

U.S. Occupational Safety and Health Administration

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Interim Guidance for Businesses and Employers from the CDC

Pandemic Planning from the Department of Homeland Security

Preparedness Planning for Businesses from the Department of Homeland Security

Preparedness Planning for Families from the Department of Homeland Security


Kentucky COVID-19 website: Hotline: 800-722-5725

Kentucky: COVID-19 Testing Labs

Kentucky FAQ on KYSAFER:

Kentucky Education & Workforce Development Cabinet: Unemployment Insurance – Employer Handbook for COVID-19

Kentucky Career Center: (Employers & Employees – Unemployment Insurance)

Kentucky Chamber of Commerce:

Kentucky Small Business Development Center (SBDC) Contact:

Kentucky Cabinet for Economic Development:


Northern Kentucky Chamber of Commerce:

Northern Kentucky Office – Kentucky Career Center:

Northern Kentucky Health Department:

Boone County:

Campbell County:

Kenton County:


The Northern Kentucky cities listed below have a specific webpage with COVID-19 related information. For a full list of the 36 cities, and their websites, in Boone, Campbell and Kenton Counties, please visit our partner page.

City of Alexandria:

City of Cold Spring:

City of Covington:
Emergency Disaster and Rent & Mortgage Business Assistance Program

City of Mentor:

City of Union:

City of Wilder:


Cintrifuse – Supporting Startups

Blue North – Remote Work & Virtual Event Tools + Tips


Blue North: Support Small Businesses

NKY Chamber of Commerce – Support Local Business Resources