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Resources for recovering from the pandemic and economic impacts.

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Latest COVID-19 news from the City of Nixa.

Information about the Nixa and Christian County emergency order and recovery plan.

Information about city facility closures and updates by department.

If you are sick or in need of medical care:

  • If you feel sick, call your physician. If you don't have a physician, call the Missouri COVID-19 hotline: 877-435-8411. More information from the Missouri Department of Health & Senior Services: https://health.mo.gov/
  • Nixa Police are seeing a dramatic increase in calls for service related to mental health and attempted suicides. Please take warning signs seriously from your loved ones. Asking a loved one about their depression may help prevent suicide. Call the National Suicide Prevention Hotline at 1-800-273-8255 to be connected with a counselor. Or text HELLO to 741741. Visit BeThe1To.com to learn how to help someone who may be struggling.

Help for local businesses:

  • City Council have authorized a utility deferment program for commercial and industrial customers of Nixa Utilities during the COVID-19 state of emergency. This is intended to assist businesses with potential catastrophic cost or revenue loss resulting in the potential loss of the business or the retention of its employees during the pandemic related emergency shut down. To learn about details and eligibility of this program for your business, contact Nixa City Hall by sending an email to cityhall@nixa.com.
  • For tips on preventing the spread of coronavirus at your business and information on what to do if you have a confirmed case at your workplace, visit the Springfield/Greene County Health Department: https://www.springfieldmo.gov/5098/For-businesses
  • For ideas, tips, networking and trainings for helping your business survive the economic impact of the pandemic, contact the Nixa Area Chamber of Commerce: https://www.nixachamber.com
  • Treasury Payroll Support: Title IV of the CARES Act related to payroll support to aid airline industry employees, and on loans to airline industry and businesses critical to national security.

Treasury has opened the online portal to apply for Payroll Support: https://forms.treasury.gov/caresact/PayrollSupportRequestForAirCarriers

Q&A document on Payroll Support: https://home.treasury.gov/system/files/136/QandA-Payroll-Support-to-Air-Carriers-and-Contractors.pdf

  • Support Nixa businesses! See lists of Nixa area businesses that need your support during this pandemic: https://www.nixachamber.com/operation-forward-covid-19-resources/
    • Nixa restaurants that are offering pick-up and delivery services.
    • Other Nixa businesses which are open and need your support.
    • Nixa churches which are offering virtual services.

Information to protect your family:

  • Questions about COVID-19? Call the Missouri COVID-19 info hotline: 877-435-8411  More information from the Missouri Department of Health & Senior Services: https://health.mo.gov/
  • For parents: Information from the Springfield/Greene County Health Department about preventing the spread of coronavirus in your home and what to do if someone in your home has COVID-19https://www.springfieldmo.gov/5097/For-parents

Beware of COVID-19 and IRS related scams:

The Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA) warns individuals to remain vigilant for scams related to Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19). Cyber actors may send emails with malicious attachments or links to fraudulent websites to trick victims into revealing sensitive information or donating to fraudulent charities or causes. Exercise caution in handling any email with a COVID-19-related subject line, attachment, or hyperlink, and be wary of social media pleas, texts, or calls related to COVID-19.

CISA encourages individuals to remain vigilant and take the following precautions.

Information for job-seekers:

  • Missouri Job Center: 417-887-4343
  • For employment opportunities in the Ozark Region and information on apprenticeships throughout the state, visit https://jobs.mo.gov
  • To file for unemployment through the Missouri Department of Labor. (Businesses can file unemployment for groups of employees they are having to lay off due to COVID-19): https://labor.mo.gov/coronavirus

Assistance for Families and the Regional "Help Ozarks" effort:

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The City of Nixa, Nixa Utilities, the Nixa Area Chamber of Commerce, and Nixa Public Schools have all taken the "Help Ozarks Pledge." Learn more about Help Ozarks here: https://www.springfieldmo.gov/5107/Help-Ozarks

  • Community Foundation of the Ozarks, Community Partnership of the Ozarks and the United Way of the Ozarks are working as a triad to coordinate the response of the nonprofit community. Anyone who would like to donate money or otherwise assist in relief efforts throughout this crisis should call 417-888-2020 or email info@cpozarks.org.
  • Need more time to pay your Nixa Utilities bill? If you can't afford to pay off your utility bill right now due to the economic impact of the pandemic, Nixa Utilities is offering utility bill deferment. That means you would still owe the full amount for the utilities you have used, but we can spread the cost out by helping you set up a payment plan. If you need a payment plan, you must apply by June 1st.

    If you need assistance paying for electric and heating costs, OACAC offers assistance to qualifying families. Apply for utility bill assistance. For more information, and for additional assistance options such as for Senior Citizens, call the OACAC Neighborhood Center in Ozark at 417-581-7631. You can also call the Springfield Regional office at 864-3460. https://oac.ac/liheap-energy-programs/
  • Community Meals program through Nixa Public Schools. Starting April 1, Nixa Public Schools will be able to open up breakfast and lunch pick-up to all members of the community and your household. However, you must complete the form below so we can have the number of people you need in your house including younger children, parents, grandparents, etc. Please fill this NEW form out so we know how many people to plan for (if you filled out the previous form, you need to fill out the new one).  We are excited to expand the program so EVERYONE in the community can receive meals. Once you are signed up on the new form you will receive an email and text from the school district.  The text and email will tell you what day and time you can start picking up food at the location you picked. Fill out the form here.

  • Nixa Public Schools are offering childcare for healthcare workers & first responders, feeding students and Nixa residents, and providing school supplies to Nixa students who are now doing school from home. But they need some help to cover these costs. If you want to donate to support these programs through Nixa Public Schools, click here: https://www.schoolpay.com/link/COVID19
  • Changes to food stamp benefits in response to COVID-19: Department of Social Services Family Support Division has announced an extension of the Food Stamps/SNAP certification period by six months for recertifications coming due in March, April, and May. This ensures that benefits will not end during the pandemic. To learn more or apply for benefits, call 1-855-373-4636 or apply online at MyDSS.mo.gov
  • Social Security RecipientsThe Department of Treasury provided an updated statement regarding Economic Impact Payments to Social Security recipientsOn April 1, 2020 Secretary Steven Mnuchin clarified for Social Security recipients that they will NOT have to file 2018 or 2019 tax returns to be eligible for the Economic Impact Payments. Social Security recipients who are not typically required to file a tax return do not need to take an action, and will receive their payment directly to their bank account. The IRS will be using data from Form SSA-1099 and Form RRB-1099 for Social Security recipients so they can receive their payments as a direct deposit or check like they would their normal benefits. Find the press release here.