COVID-19 Employer / Employee Updates

The West Kentucky Workforce Board received $551,108.40
COVID-19 National Dislocated Worker Grant
for assistance in response to the major
dislocations and layoff events in western Kentucky.

Kentucky's Response:

Since the first case of novel coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) was confirmed in Kentucky, Governor Beshear taken these actions
For the latest information on the novel coronavirus in Kentucky
The IRS is offering tax help for taxpayers, businesses, tax-exempt organizations and others – including health plans – affected by coronavirus (COVID-19).

Employer Resources

Employers are now able to upload their employees’ return to work dates without Cabinet staff assistance. This is the most efficient way to report Return to Work.
Instructions on employer filed Mass Electronic Claim (E-Claims) for unemployment insurance.
UI information and a sampling of common questions from businesses like yours.
The US Small Business Administration on Coronavirus (COVID-19): Small Business Guidance & Loan Resources
The Kentucky Chamber created an open line of communication to get your business's most pressing questions answered.
Healthy at Work is a phased approach to reopen Kentucky’s economy.

Employee Resources

A guide to help you navigate the Kentucky Unemployment Insurance system.
The Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP), formerly known as food stamps, helps low-income people buy food for healthy meals at participating stores. 
Resources for Businesses and Employers
Plan, prepare, and respond to coronavirus disease 2019
The Kentucky Health Benefit Exchange provides support and resources for Kentuckians to enroll in health coverage and learn what financial assistance they may be eligible for.
Benefind allows Kentucky’s families to easily access public assistance benefits and information 24/7 through an online application and account.