CIRAS Survey UPDATE: Business Impacts of COVID-19

July 3, 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

  • As society reopens, the number of businesses operating at reduced capacity is decreasing.
  • Employee well-being, revenue loss, and workforce stability dominate employer worries amid reduced demand and a negative outlook for the economy.
  • Businesses continue to seek assistance regarding hiring and restoring lost revenue.

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,

Additional information: