COVID-19 Information for Tenants
Hawaii’s government leaders continue to balance the health and safety of the broader community while supporting its Kamaaina Economy reopening strategy for businesses and operations. We encourage you to visit County websites for specific guidance and recommended health practices. We will continue to take all necessary precautions to protect the well-being of our tenants, customers, employees, and the larger community.
We remain committed to working with you through these challenging times and will continue to provide resources and information.
The Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security Act (CARES Act) provides direct financial aid to support small businesses suffering economic hardships due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
The Act provides small businesses access to loans through the Small Business Administration (SBA) under the Economic Injury Disaster Loan (EIDL) relief program. Tenants in operation on or before February 15, 2020 may qualify for a loan.
- Economic Injury Disaster Loan Program: small business owners in Hawaii are eligible to apply for a low-interest loan of up to $2 million to cover business expenses due to the pandemic. It also includes a grant for eligible businesses to receive a cash advance of up to $10,000 that is not required to be repaid. The SBA is requesting information to qualify for an economic injury loan through this eligibility verification
- Paycheck Protection Program: this program closed on August 8, 2020 and the SBA is no longer accepting applications from participating lenders. If you have received a PPP loan at least 60% must be used for payroll costs and the other 40% can be spent on rent and utilities for forgiveness of loan. Borrowers may use the loan over a 24-week period. For additional information on loan details and forgiveness visit the SBA.
- Senate Committee: Small Business Owner’s Guide to the CARES Act
- Chamber of Commerce: Small Business Guide and Checklist
- Department of Treasury: Assistance for Small Businesses
General Information on COVID-19
- The State of Hawaii Department of Health provides COVID-19 information and resources to the community.
- The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has the latest medication information on COVID-19.
- Aloha United Way in partnership with the DOH has a hotline to answer COVID-19 questions. Dial 211.
Information for Employers
- The Hawaii Chamber of Commerce provides information that is geared toward employers in Hawaii.
- The Hawaii Department of Labor and Industrial Relations has workplace information for employers.
State and County Guidance and Resources
State government sets the general parameters for reopening and each county customizes specific guidelines in light of their own unique circumstances. For this reason, reopening guidance varies by county.
- Food-a-Go-Go: submit information on takeout, delivery and curbside pickup services on the free online site launched by Hawaii Agricultural Foundation.
- Hawaii Grinds @ Home: add your restaurant or food-related businesses to this searchable database that lists takeout, curbside, delivery or meal plan services, as well as delivery services used by each.
- Rally for Restaurants: add your restaurant as part of national restaurant movement to support local restaurants.
- Maui Now and Big Island Now: share that you are open for business.
Third-Party Delivery Services
- Facebook has launched a grant program to provide financial support for small businesses impacted by COVID-19.
- Google is providing ad credits to small and medium-sized business to support them by staying in touch with its customers.
This information for our tenants will continue to be updated as additional materials become available. We also recommend that you conduct your own research and diligence on these programs for their respective applicability to your business.
Please reach out to your property manager with any questions or concerns. You may also contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org and through our hotline at (808) 525-6613.