April 2, 2020

COVID-19: Resources for businesses and employees

As news on the COVID-19 virus changes hourly, here are resources we encourage you to monitor regularly for the latest updates and recommendations on safety procedures for your business and associates.


  1. Business: 
    1. NAFEM Summary of Business Resources for COVID-19
    2. Business: U.S. Chamber of Commerce information and resources
    3. Small Business Administration (SBA) Disaster Assistance Information; Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) FAQs
  2. Employer/Employee: U.S. Department of Labor (DOL) Resources:
    1. Employee Guide
    2. Employer Guide
    3. Q & A
  3. Employer/Employee: Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) Resources:
    1. U.S. Chamber of Commerce Coronavirus Loans via CARES Act
    2. Small Business Administration (SBA) PPP Borrower Information Fact Sheet
    3. SBA PPP Overview
  4. Employer/Employee: MRA Resources/Families First Coronavirus Response Act (FFCRA) information:
    1. MRA’s Contagious Diseases and Pandemic Toolkit
    2. Emergency Paid Leave Concerns courtesy of Kushner & Company
    3. Emergency Paid Sick Leave (EPSL) request form, courtesy of Linder & Marsack
    4. Emergency Family & Medical Leave (EFMLA) request form, courtesy of Linder & Marsack
    5. Families First Coronavirus Response Act (FFCRA) HR Checklist
    6. Emergency Paid Sick Leave Under FFCRA memo to employee
    7. Emergency Family and Medical  Leave (EFMLA) Under FFCRA – Notice of Leave Eligibility
    8. Temporary Layoff Health Insurance Benefits
    9. MRA’s COVID-19 Updates Webpage
  5. Events: ASAE’s Coronavirus resource page
  6. Government: 
    1. The White House/CDC
    2. CISA Guidance on Essential Workers
    3. State emergency orders
    4. NAM’s State COVID Operations Snapshot – updated 3.30
  7. Health: CDC Situation SummaryFAQsposters, and videos for communicating with employees
  8. Manufacturing: NAM’s Policy Plan for the Coronavirus Outbreak
  9. Datassential Research:
    1. Datassential Coronavirus Research Report-Consumer 4.1.2020
    2. Datassential Coronavirus Research Report-Healthcare Operators 3.31.2020
    3. Datassential Coronavirus Research Report-Consumer 3.27.2020
    4. Datassential Coronavirus Research Report-Consumer 3.24.2020
  10. Service Agents: CFESA’s Essential Services Letter
  11. Taxes:
    1. Tax Credits for Required Paid Leave – Small and Midsize Businesses – FAQs
    2. IRS Tax Credits for Small and Midsize Businesses — Paid Leave
  12. Trade:
    1. NAM’s Summary of Export Restrictions
    2. U.S. Trade Representative (USTR) COVID-19-Related China Section 301 Tariff Modifications
  13. Travel Restrictions:
    1. U.S. Customs and Border Protection
    2. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) U.S.- Canada Joint Initiative
    3. DHS U.S. – Mexico Joint Initiative
    4. U.S. Department of State EU Travel Ban