Business Disaster Recovery Financial Resources

Visit Salt Lake is continually striving to assist our partners during the economically challenging and stressful time. To do so, we need your help in completing the survey at the link below. The goal of this survey is to assess the impact of COVID-19 on Salt Lake businesses. This will provide data that we can then share with Salt Lake City and Salt Lake County, as well as other stakeholders, regarding what assistance from VSL our members would like to receive. All answers are confidential and will be used solely to provide us with data that we can utilize to determine the best way to be of support to you, our valued partners.

COVID-19 Business Impact Survey

We want to help you during this uncertain time. The following resources are available to businesses impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic.

David Eccles School of Business -- Navigating COVID-19: How to Save Your Business

Virtual Session, Friday, April 3, 2020 11:00 am - 1:00 pm

Join us for an urgent and compelling forum that will provide clear and actionable direction to help local businesses navigate the COVID-19 health and economic crisis.

The George S. and Dolores Doré Eccles Foundation is generously underwriting this lecture series so it can be offered free of charge to all interested business participants.

Find out more and Register

Utah Leads Together Information

Governor Herbert's plan is a call to action for individuals, government and the business community to play their part and lead together to minimize the duration and depth of the health impact of the virus, while staying engaged with the economy in a way that minimizes the economic impact.

Utah is a small business state, and state leaders want to see them succeed. Val Hale, executive director of the Governor’s Office of Economic Development (GOED), announces the Utah Leads Together Small Business Bridge Loan program.


Insurance Resources for Small Businesses

Continuity of Operations Plan

  • Salt Lake County has been working with consultants to offer you a Continuity of Operations Plan (C.O.O.P.) template. Please find the attached template to help you develop your own plans specific to your entity.

Emergency Loans

The Small Business Administration Disaster Loan is now available in Salt Lake City. We encourage you to consider applying here.

Salt Lake City Loans 

The Salt Lake City Council supported a $1m loan program. Application deadline is March 23, 2020 at midnight. Get full details.

Please also continue to check The Salt Lake Department of Economic Development website for new information as it becomes available, or follow them on Twitter, Facebook Instagram and LinkedIn.

Utah COVID-19 Unemployment Information

Frequently Asked Questions for Businesses / Employers

Frequently Asked Questions for Workers / Employees


$0 Disposal Fee for COVID-19 Closures - For Businesses Left with Excess Food

Wasatch Resource Recovery (WRR) realizes in the wake of preventative measures resulting from the COVID-19 pandemic, there are many in the food industry who are hard hit.  We want to help where we can.  Effects of the recent closure of all dine-in restaurants will be varied, and one of these may be large quantities of pre-purchased food that can no longer be sold.  We are currently offering free disposal for any business affected by these closures.  If you find yourself with excess waste, please email Morgan Bowerman with a simple explanation as to how you were affected.  She will work with you on how to get wasted food to our facility and dispose of it without our regular tipping fee.  

Unfortunately, we are not a hauler, and cannot pick up the waste from businesses, nor can we set prices for your waste disposal company, though we are happy to coordinate with them on these efforts.  As a result, this may need to come to WRR in a personal or business vehicle.  However, if you can find a way to get it to us, we will accept it free of charge.  

We wish you safety and health during this difficult time.  

The Team at Wasatch Resource Recovery