Owensboro Announces COVID-19 Relief Program for Bars, Restaurants

A new COVID-19 relief program in Owensboro is aimed at benefiting restaurant and bar employees impacted by the pandemic.

Posted: Jan 4, 2021 3:32 PM
Updated: Jan 5, 2021 10:00 AM

The City of Owensboro on Monday announced a new COVID-19 relief program targeted towards area bars and restaurants impacted by the pandemic.

The new emergency relief program is called the OBKY Restaurant/Bar Supplemental Payroll Program and aims to help restaurant/bar owners struggling to turn a profit keep employees paid.

Monday COVID-19 Update: 147 New Positive Cases, 7 New Deaths Reported in Daviess County, Ky.

City officials said the program was developed because of the specific impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on bars and restaurants in the local Owensboro economy.

Business owners can fill out the OBKY Restaurant/Bar Supplemental Payroll Program Form on the City's website

Applications for the supplemental payroll program must be completed by Friday, Jan 15.


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