With the spread of COVID-19, it is imperative that we make fact-based decisions to keep our local economies strong while also taking precautions to protect our employees and community. The Vermilion Chamber wants to ensure our membership that we are monitoring and following official guidance. We are providing the information below to you to keep you informed of the latest developments.
Please note that as our nation and state take the necessary steps to address COVID-19 in Louisiana, the Chamber will do the same. and staff will be working remotely as much as possible to prevent the spread of the virus.
Abbeville Urgent Care
Monday - Friday 8:00 am - 8:00 pm
Saturday - Sunday 9:00 am - 2:00 pm
COVID-19 Resource Directory
VEDA and the Vermilion Chamber are working together to make it a little easier to field COVID-19-related calls. Attached is a Resource Directory with contacts for frequently requested information. Please feel free to distribute this among your staff/team and any other contact that is fielding questions from the public. As information changes or becomes available, we will update the guide and redistribute.
This guide was developed at the request of the City of Abbeville. If you should have specific needs that we can help with – i.e. other materials like this – we’d be happy to lend a hand. We are happy to assist you and our business community weather these new challenges.
- The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
- U.S. Chamber of Commerce, Coronavirus Resources & Guidance
- Louisiana Economic Development, COVID-19 Business Assistance
- Governor’s Stay at Home FAQ Sheet
- Governor’s Essential Infrastructure Fact Sheet
- Louisiana Department of Health
- COVID-19 Small Business Resources (America’s SBDC)
- U.S. Department of the Treasury News
Business Resources & Tips
- Louisiana Loan Portfolio Guaranty Program
- SBA’s COVID-19 Disaster Relief Lending
- SBA’s Business Guidance and Loan Resources
- U.S Chamber Coronavirus Emergency Loans--Small Business Guide and Checklist - Updated
- The Small Business Owner's Guide to the CARES Act
- U.S. Chamber of Commerce’s Guidance for Employers to Plan and Respond to COVID-19
- Families First Coronavirus Response Act: Employer Paid Leave Requirements
- Families First Coronavirus Response Act: Employee Paid Leave Rights
- LABI’s Tips for Businesses
- Interim Guidance for Businesses and Employers to Plan and Respond to COVID-19
- Workplace Tips for Employees
- CDC’s Business Pandemic Influenza Planning Checklist
- Filing Unemployment Claims due to COVID-19
- Senator Bill Cassidy--Disaster Information for Elected Officials and Constituents
- Louisiana Cybersecurity Commission - Developing a Telework Security Policy
- City of Abbeville (announcements on Facebook)
- Vermilion Parish Police Jury
- Abbeville General
- Vermilion Parish School Board
- Vermilion Economic Development Alliance
- Vermilion Economic Development Alliance Local Restaurant Listing
SBA Documents & Hard Copy Applications
(Hard copy applications to be used FOR REFERENCE ONLY – not applying!)
- SBA Disaster Assistance in Response to Coronavirus
- SBA Presentation – Guidance on How to Complete an Electronic Business Application
- Personal Financial Statement Disaster Programs
- ELAO Schedule of Liabilities
- Monthly Sales Figures
- Disaster Business Loan Application
- TOPS Information
- Louisiana Colleges and Universities Resources
- LSU Coronavirus Updates & Information
- University of Louisiana Lafayette
- University of Louisiana Lafayette Library
- South Louisiana Community College
Educational Resources for Families
- Vermilion Parish Library
The Vermilion Parish Library website has plenty to offer for everyone during this crazy time.
For kids we have TumbleBooks, you can download ELF (a child safe browser), Tutor.com for homework help & BookFlix from Scholastic.
For adults we have plenty of Ebooks on OverDrive, Magazines through Flipster, for Genealogy enthusiasts we have Newspaper archives, and this is just to name a few things available.
Also follow the library's Facebook Page Vermilion Parish Library where activities are posted daily for kids!
- Free online learning resources—National School Choice Week
- Educational Service Center of Lake Erie-List of Online Learning Resources