Resources for Businesses Impacted by COVID-19 Downturn

We are compiling Government and Chamber information to help businesses disrupted by COVID-19 (Coronavirus) restrictions. Scroll down past general info for LATEST ADDITIONS & INFO.


Greater East Mountain Chamber – our “Open for Business – Just in Different Ways” listing has concluded (Jan 2021). Based on the length of time the closures/openings have existed, community members have adapted and this list is no longer needed.

Greater East Mountain ChamberALL members (for a limited time) can add a video to their directory listing to help consumers know how/when they can patronize your business (hours/days, phone order and pick up options, online, by appointment, etc.). Send us the link to your video on YouTube and we’ll get it on the chamber site. We can also add links to your social media, just send us those links too. GEM email.

U.S. Chamber of Commerce a broad listing of resources.


Small Business Development Center Information on loan guarantees, downsizing support for employees, and more.

New Mexico Economic Development Department – Power Point on a variety of topics related to business disruption and resources for small businesses

New Mexico Department of Workforce Solutions information for business owners forced to downsize and workers displaced by impact of COVID-19 on businesses. YOUR UI account will MAY NOT be charged if downsizing related to impact of COVID-19.

New Mexico Department of Health information on COVID-19 in NM and recommendations.

Centers for Disease Control & Prevention (CDC) – Latest updates:

Centers for Disease Control & Prevention (CDC) – Recommendations for Employers and Business Owners.

Additions Info

4/2/2020  Buy for Tomorrow Today — allows online purchase of gift cards to NM businesses. More info an Register your business at

4/2/2020  Webinar on SBA, Workforce Solutions, and Prep for Recovery (click on title to go to page)

3/24/2020 NM Business Recovery Fund news article

3/24/2020 COVID-19 BUSINESS LOAN PROGRAM offered by the NM Economic Development Department (EDD) offers loans up to $62,500 with no collateral required. 80% of the loan is guaranteed by the State. Applications are accepted by participating lenders. For referrals to other lenders, please contact Mark Roper at EDD, 575-562-0327 or email:

3/24/2020 NM Dept of HealthEssential Businesses list:

3/24/2020 NM Economic Development Resources for Business:

3/24/2020  COVID-19 Response Fund for Frontline Nonprofits:

3/23/2020 Small Business Administration — 3 Step Process for Disaster Loans  Three_Step_Process_SBA_Disaster_Loans

3/23/2020 Small Business AdministrationEmergency and Disaster Loan Application printable: SBA Emergency ELA0-Loan Application

3/20/2020 Allergies, Cold or Flu? – In an article from USA Today, Dr. Maria Granzotti, chief medical officer at Ascension Texas, breaks down the differences between allergies, cold, strep, flu and COVID-19. This is not medical advice, always call a medical professional for diagnosis and treatment recommendations.

3/20/2020 Families First Coronavirus Response Act (new paid family leave and other requirements)

3/20/2020 BeWell NM – health insurance information and special enrollment for uninsured or those who have lost a job/insurance coverage due to COVID-19. Also on Facebook: