Below is a list of resources we've gathered to assist the Downtown community during this time. This page will be updated regularly as new information becomes available. If you have any resources you would like to share, please send them to


Definition and Scope

World Health Organization: Coronavirus Disease

U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention: Coronavirus Disease 2019

Local Information and Updates

City of Lincoln COVID-19 Response

Nebraska Department of Health and Human Services

Community Resources

City of Lincoln COVID-19 Response: Resident Resources includes information on food distribution, utility assisance, housing, unemployment, healthcare, behavioral health, domestic violence and discrimination

United Way 2-1-1 Helpline: Dial 2-1-1 or text your zip code to 898211 to get in touch with a helpline specialist.

myLNK: 500+ Services and Resources in the Lincoln/Lancaster County Area

Lincoln Community Foundation Lincoln COVID-19 Response Fund has been established by the City of Lincoln, businesses, and philanthropic partners to rapidly deploy flexible resources to nonprofit organizations in Lincoln that are working with communities disproportionately affected by the coronavirus pandemic.

Business Resources

Financial Assistance:

Nebraska Department of Economic Development - COVID-19 Information & Resources

U.S. Small Business Administration - Coronavirus (COVID-19): Small Business Guidance & Loan Resources

U.S. Small Business Administration - Paycheck Protection Program 

Woods Aitken: How to Bulletproof Your Paycheck Protection Program Loan Application

City of Lincoln SBA Loans Info Session

James Beard Foundation Food and Beverage Industry Relief Fund


General Information/Tools:

CDC Guide for Reopening

City of Lincoln COVID-19 Related Guidance for Employers and Employees

Woods Aitken Coronavirus Resources

U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention: Guidance for Businesses and Employers

National Restaurant Association: Coronavirus Information and Resources

American Hotel and Lodging Association: The Facts About Coronavirus

Brim: Mobile Ordering Platform for Restaurants and Coffee Shops

Employment Resources

Nebraska Department of Labor Unemployment Insurance Benefits

Employee Rights: Families First Coronavirus Response Act

Legal Aid of Nebraska: COVID-19/Coronavirus Employment FAQ

Bartender Emergency Assistance Program