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Out of Work due to COVID-19 Shutdown?

Louisiana workers who have been laid off or told not to come to work due to the COVID-19 disease outbreak have until 5 p.m. Saturday, March 28, 2020, to file a claim for unemployment benefits. Payments are expected to take three to five business days. For more information, visit the Louisiana Workforce Commission’s guidelines.


  1. Paycheck Protection Program Overview

  2. Paycheck Protection Program: Forgivable Loans

  3. Paycheck Protection Program: Borrowers Info Sheet

  4. Paycheck Protection Plan: Lenders Info Sheet

  5. Paycheck Protection Plan Application Form



  • Encourage your employees to practice personal hygiene such as, washing their hands for at least 20 seconds, covering their cough, and staying home if they are sick.

  • Meet with your employees to discuss your emergency plans and preparedness efforts. 

  • Clean and disinfect any rooms or areas within your facility. Click here for guidance from the CDC on cleaning and disinfection recommendations. 

  • Encourage your employees to stay home if they are sick. 

  • Review your office sick leave, tele-working, and any other related policies. 

  • Review and update your employee meeting and travel policies for your employees. 

  • Share all policies and updates with your employees in writing.

  • Click here for guidance from the CDC for businesses and employers regarding COVID-19 (Novel Coronavirus).

The Baton Rouge Area Chamber (BRAC) has released a business survey to help evaluate the impact of COVID-19 (Novel Coronavirus) on local businesses and the regional economy in our area. Click here to TAKE THE SURVEY. For more information on resources for businesses, visit the BRAC website

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