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Resources for Dealing with COVID-19 (coronavirus)
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Note that the information provided herein is for reference. You should consult your local, state, and federal government, and legal counsel for issues relating to your business.

STATE EXECUTIVE ORDERSNEW

The Council of State Government provides links to all US State Government orders related to COVID-19.  These are changing frequently so be sure to check these orders frequently.  You should also check the orders from local city and county governments as well. 

https://web.csg.org/covid19/executive-orders/

SBA PPP FORGIVENESS UPDATENEW

CLICK HERE for an update from Omar Nashashibi, The Franklin Partnership, on newly released SBA PPP Forgiveness 3508 Application forms.

STATE REOPENINGS NEW

The following is a compilation of state actions regarding reopening businesses within the state. With stay-at-home or business closure orders set to expire in the coming days, governors are weighing whether to extend those orders or release plans to either lift or not renew the orders and allow for the limited reopening of businesses.

IMPORTANT NOTE:  Be sure to check your county and local government websites for information that overrides what the state reopening links provide.  Things are changing rapidly so check the information frequently!

State-by-State Reopening:
covid-19_state_reopening_tra.pdf

US DEPARTMENT OF LABOR

The U.S. Department of Labor has published its first round of implementation guidance pursuant to the Families First Coronavirus Response Act 9 (FFCRA). This guidance addresses critical questions and provides important information.

COVID-19 and the American Workplace:
https://www.dol.gov/agencies/whd/pandemic
Fact sheet for employees:
https://www.dol.gov/agencies/whd/pandemic/ffcra-employee-paid-leave
Fact sheet for employers:
https://www.dol.gov/agencies/whd/pandemic/ffcra-employer-paid-leave
Questions and Answers:
https://www.dol.gov/agencies/whd/pandemic/ffcra-questions
Employee Rights Poster:
https://www.dol.gov/sites/dolgov/files/WHD/posters/FFCRA_Poster_WH1422_Non-Federal.pdf
Change Fact Sheet for Employers to: DOL Employer Paid Leave Requirements
https://www.dol.gov/agencies/whd/pandemic/ffcra-employer-paid-leave
Change Questions & Answers to: DOL Emergency Leave Questions and Answers
https://www.dol.gov/agencies/whd/pandemic/ffcra-questions

If you have further questions, please call at 202-693-4600 or email the Department at OCIACongressionalNotifications@dol.gov.

OTHER FEDERAL GOVERNMENT RESOURCES

Center for Disease Control & Prevention
CDC Coronavirus (COVID-19)
https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-nCoV/index.html
CDC Business Guidance
https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/community/guidance-business-response.html
CDC Disinfection Guide
https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/community/organizations/cleaning-disinfection.html
OSHA Guidance on Preparing Workplaces for COVID-19
https://www.osha.gov/Publications/OSHA3990.pdf
Small Business Administration Guidance & Loan Resources
https://www.sba.gov/page/coronavirus-covid-19-small-business-guidance-loan-resources
Equal Employment Opportunity Commission
https://www.eeoc.gov/eeoc/newsroom/wysk/wysk_ada_rehabilitaion_act_coronavirus.cfm
Department of Homeland Security
Critical Infrastructure: https://www.cisa.gov/identifying-critical-infrastructure-during-covid-19

SMALL BUSINESS INVESTOR ALLIANCE

Good site for information on a variety of government acts.  Will be posting more on the Small Business Payroll Protection Act from the SBA once it’s available.

https://www.sbia.org/resources-for-small-businesses-impacted-by-covid-19/

TAKING STOCK OF COVID-19

A Report from ABI Research provided with permission from ABI Research

https://www.ccaiweb.com/resource/resmgr/coronavirus/ABI_Research_Taking_Stock_Of.pdf

SHELTER-IN-PLACE STATES/LOCAL GOVERNMENT ESSENTIAL BUSINESS INFORMATION

CLICK HERE to be taken to a list of states that have Shelter-In-Place orders along with a link to their description or list of “essential businesses.”  This list is being updated regularly.  For the latest information, we recommend going to your state/local websites directly.

County closures from the National Association of Counties
https://www.naco.org/resources/featured/coronavirus-disease-2019
State closures from the National Governors Association
https://www.nga.org/coronavirus/#actions

TIPS FROM MEMBERS

Many members have developed procedures and policies that may be of assistance to other members. CLICK HERE to read about them.