COVID-19 Information

Coronavirus Resources

The Independence Chamber of Commerce is dedicated to helping business in our community as well as making a positive impact on our community.


The following are resources that provide helpful information you may need to navigate the current situation.

Current news and updates

What does your business need / What can you offer?
March 19, 2020 – KDHE REVISED Quarantine Mandate
March 18, 2020 – Quarantine Mandate
March 17, 2020 – Kansas Department of Agriculture COVID–19 Guidance for Food Establishments
March 16, 2020 – KANSASWORKS Operations Update
March 16, 2020 – Montgomery County Press Release
Kansas Department of Labor – COVID-19 Updates
March 14, 2020 – City of Independence Kansas Closing City Hall Press Release
Latest City of Independence Kansas Announcements
CDC Updates


Reduce the Spread
If You Are Sick with COVID-19
Family Action Plan
COVID-19 vs. Cold vs. Flu vs. Allergies
Business Pandemic Influenza Planning Checklist
Coronavirus Workplace Tips for Employees
Kansas HIRE Fund

Montgomery County CDBG Small Business Relief Loan Fund
For small businesses not covered under the HIRE program above, we have limited funds available for rapid response working capital loans for businesses affected by COVID-19. We have very limited funds, so these funds will be disbursed in small amounts, to help as many businesses as possible. These loans for for businesses with 5 or fewer employees, including owners. Terms will likely be set at 36 months at 1% interest. There will be no principal or interest payments for the first four months. The first round of applications will be considered on Monday, March 23rd. Download your application now.

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