CIRAS Survey UPDATE: Business Impacts of COVID-19

May 29, 2020 — As COVID-19 proliferates across our nation, the crisis continues to negatively impact our economy and spark concerns for the future of small and medium-sized businesses. CIRAS has been conducting a phone survey so we can better understand the needs of Iowa companies and better connect them to appropriate resources.

Here is what we’ve learned so far:



Top takeaways from the survey 

  • Firms are operating at reduced capacity due to reduced demand and COVID-19 safety concerns. The PPP has been mentioned frequently as a valuable tool.
  • Businesses continue to demonstrate high levels of concern about Employee Well-being, while concerns about the supply chain are resurfacing.
  • Some continue to seek help with COVID-19 information such as cleaning and PPE supply chain. 

CIRAS Helpline 

If your business is impacted by COVID-19, CIRAS can provide no-cost assistance to help you understand your next steps. CIRAS has set up teams to help companies with HR, supply chain, safety, and other challenges

For help contact our or Shankar Srinivasan (515-290-6702,