CIRAS Survey UPDATE: Business Impacts of COVID-19

June 5, 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

  • Businesses continue to express high levels of concern about Employee Well-being, while logistics difficulties and parts shortages are prompting increased worries about the supply chain.
  • The number of firms operating at reduced capacity continues to increase due to reduced demand and COVID-19 safety concerns.
  • Some continue to seek help with COVID-19 information such as cleaning supplies and restoring revenue loss.

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,