- C.A.R.E.S. Act forms handed out

Terry Penner, right, hands C.A.R.E.S. Act information to Renne Wallace at her hair salon.

Terry Penner was a busy girl Monday.

Penner, the city of Seymour’s administrator for federal C.A.R.E.S. (Coronavirus Aid, Relief and Economic Security) Act assistance, spent most of the day distributing applications and information about the $4.6-million program under way in Webster County.

Seymour’s initial distribution was just over $246,000 for businesses and organizations impacted by the COVID-19 virus and national pandemic.

Penner’s goal is for local businesses to begin receiving financial help within the next two weeks.

“I want to see our business community, especially those businesses deemed to be non-essential ones that were forced to close, receive help as soon as possible,” she said.

Every Monday, Penner works in council chambers at Seymour City Hall from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.

She’s also working outside of those hours and daily is fielding calls at 417-425-9589.

Nearly 30 applications were distributed to Seymour businesses on Monday.

“If anyone has any questions at all about the C.A.R.E.S. Act and qualifying for financial help, do not hesitate to call or see me,” Penner said.

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