COVID-19 Resources

The Iowa Lakes Corridor Development Corporation exists to support economic growth in the four-county region. This includes serving as a resource for businesses during times of emergency.

Our office will remain open during regular business hours, M-F 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., unless otherwise noted.

NOTE: Resources are provided as information only and should not be construed as medical or legal advice. If you have been exposed to COVID-19 (Coronavirus), or are experiencing symptoms of the disease, call your doctor/medical professional. Consult an attorney if you have legal questions related to COVID-19. The Iowa Lakes Corridor Development Corporation does not provide legal advice.

Corridor COVID-19 Business Recovery Grant

February 1, 2021

The Corridor COVID-19 Business Recovery Grant is a competitive grant program that assists regional for-profit businesses and industry with recovery from the coronavirus pandemic. The program is funded through a grant from the US Department of Commerce.

Matching grants up to $3,000 are available. The match requirement is one-half the total amount of the grant award. For example, a business receiving a $3,000 grant would be required to provide a $1,500 match.

Primary objectives are to aid businesses in enhancing their online presence, developing new products and services and capturing new market opportunities. Particular emphasis will be placed on improving the safety of consumer experiences via sales online.

A small number of grants are available. Applications will be reviewed as they are received and grants awarded until all funds are exhausted. Measures may be taken to ensure that grants are distributed across all four counties and that retail, service and manufacturing/production businesses are represented among the recipients.

Click here for the application.

Solicitud de Subsidio Económico de Recuperación Empresarial COVID-19

See the full press release.

Return to School

Resource provided by the ISU EDA University Center

COVID-19 face coverings and face shield providers for childcare, school districts & parents

For Small Businesses

Signage for Open Restaurants


From the SBA

From the SBDC

From Iowa Workforce Development

Coronavirus Relief Resources for US Business Owners (UBS Financial Advisors)

Guidance for Small Business Owners

Iowa Business Information on COVID-19 (Advance Iowa)

The Small Business Owner's Guide to the CARES Act - U.S. Senate Committee on Small Business & Entrepreneurship

(Corridor Senior Vice President Brian Dalziel is experienced with several SBA programs and is available for consultation, 712.264.3474)


Local Announcements

COVID-19 in Iowa


Chambers of Commerce:

For other closings and cancellations, please see the following sites: KICD, Explore Okoboji, KILR, Storm Lake Radio, Spencer Signal


Additional Guidance for Employees

Looking for employment? Check out the Corridor job posting page for open temporary jobs.

From Iowa Workforce Development:


Additional Guidance for Employers

Looking for employees? Post your open positions on the Corridor job posting page.

From the Center for Disease Control – Interim guidance for businesses and employers

From OSHA – COVID-19 Control and Prevention

From the Food Industry Association – Coronavirus resources and preparedness checklist (for the food industry)

Fact Sheets in Various Languages – Printable Coronavirus fact sheets in English, Spanish

Iowa Secretary of State Office

From Iowa Workforce Development:


General Information

Local Hospitals:

Iowa Department of Public Health – Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19)

The Center for Disease Control – Coronavirus Disease 2019 (What you should know)

The World Health Organization – Q&A on Coronaviruses (COVID-19)

Re:  Special operations, assistance program and early nonresponse follow-up