July 27, 2020

COVID-19: Resources for businesses and employees

As news on the COVID-19 virus pandemic continues to change, 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. U.S. Chamber of Commerce information and resources
    2. Small Business Administration (SBA) Disaster Assistance Information
    3. Congressional Research Service (CRS) analysis of the CARES Act SBA Loans
  2. Finance
    1. Federal Reserve – News
    2. U.S. Department of the Treasury
  3. Government 
    1. Coronavirus (COVID-19) White House/Centers for Disease Control (CDC) and Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) Fact Sheet
    2. The White House/CDC Guidelines Opening Up America Again
    3. Essential Business/Essential Workers Guidance – revised 6.18
    4. National Conference of State Legislatures (NCSL) Guide to State Actions – updated 7.21
    5. NCSL State Actions to Close Budget Shortfalls – posted 7.21
    6. Restaurants Act – COVID-19 State Action Center
    7. COVID-19 Tracker: Legislation – Regulation – Executive
  4. Health
    1. CDC Situation Summary – updated 7.21
    2. CDC Interim Guidance for Critical Infrastructure Workers Who May Have Had Exposure – issued 4.8
    3. CDC FAQs, print resources and videos – updated 7.15
    4. World Health Organization (WHO) – updated 7.20
  5. Human Resources
    1. U.S. Department of Labor (DOL) Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) – posted 7.20
    2. DOL Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA) – posted 7.20
    3. DOL Families First Coronavirus Response Act (FFCRA) – posted 7.20
    4. DOL FFRCA Fact Sheet for Employees – posted 7.20
    5. DOL FFRCA Fact Sheet for Employers – posted 7.20
    6. DOL FFRCA Q & A – posted 7.20
    7. EEOC: What You Should Know About COVID-19 and the ADA, the Rehabilitation Act, and Other EEO Laws – posted 5.15
    8. MRA The Management Association HR resources – access is exclusively for NAFEM members; sign in credentials are required.
    9. New Rules Impacting FSA and HRA Plans – posted 5.21
  6. Main Street Lending Program (MSLP)
    1. Summary – posted 6.9
    2. Forms and Agreements – posted 6.9
    3. FAQs – updated 6.10
  7. Management
    1. Managing Through Crisis
    2. What’s Working & What Will Become Part of the New Normal – posted 5.18
  8. Manufacturing
    1. Manufacturers Leading in Crisis – posted 6.17
    2. Manufacturing-Specific Guidance for Companies to Protect their Work force – posted 5.14
    3. NAM’s American Renewal Action Plan – issued 4.21
    4. NAM’s Creators Respond Campaign
    5. NAM’s New Operational Practices to Consider in a Time of COVID-19 – posted 6.22
    6. NAM’s Pandemic Liability Policy Recommendations for Policymakers – issued 4.21
    7. OSHA Discretion in Enforcement During the COVID-19 Pandemic – updated 4.22
    8. OSHA Guidance as Non-Essential Businesses Reopen and Employees Return to Work – posted 6.23
  9. Operations
    1. FDA Guide for Respirators, Facemasks and Cloth Face Coverings – updated 4.24
  10. Paycheck Protection Program (PPP)
    1. White House Bill Announcement on PPP – posted 7.7
    2. Extension of Authority to Guarantee PPP Loans – posted 7.7
    3. Search for Eligible Lenders
    4. Application Form for Borrowers
    5. PPP Flexibility Act of 2020 – passed in the Senate 6.3
    6. PPP Flexibility Act Overview – posted 6.5
    7. PPP Loan Level Data – posted 7.10
    8. FAQs – posted 6.30
    9. Loan Forgiveness Application – updated 6.17
    10. Loan Forgiveness Instructions – updated 6.17
  11. Reopening
    1. CDC Considerations for Institutes of Higher Education – posted 5.27
    2. CDC Reopening Guidance – posted 5.7
    3. Datassential U.S. Restaurant Reopening Map – updated 6-11
    4. FDA COVID Retail Food Establishment Reopening Checklist – posted 5.15
    5. FDA COVID Retail Best Practices Fact Sheet
    6. MRA COVID Recovery – Peer Learning Circles – posted 6.9
    7. NRA State Reopening Training and Certification Requirements/Regulations – posted 6.17
    8. NRA Official Return to Work Guidelines for Foodservice Establishments – posted 6.17
    9. NRA COVID Reopening Guidance – updated 5.27
    10. NSC Safe Actions for Employee Returns – Playbooks – posted 5.27
    11. NSF Food Equipment Standards in a COVID-19 World – posted 5.15
    12. NSF Restaurant Reopening Planner Checklist – posted 4.30
    13. OSHA Guidance on Reopening – posted 5.7
    14. Returning to Work After COVID-19 Pulse Survey Sample Questions – 5.21
    15. Returning to Work After COVID-19 Small Business Legislative Council (SBLC) Webinar – posted 5.7
    16. U.S. Chamber of Commerce Mask Requirement Tracker – posted 7.24
    17. U.S. Chamber of Commerce Reopening Business Digital Resources – posted 7.13
  12. Research
    1. Impact by Foodservice Segment Forecasting Tool
    2. B2B Distribution Coronavirus Impact – posted 5.20
    3. Chain Update – posted 6.3
    4. Consumer Impact Research – issued 6.26
    5. B&I Operator Impact Research – issued 6-12
    6. K-12 Operator Impact Research – issued 4.13
    7. College & University Operator Impact Research – issued 4.6
    8. Operator Impact Research – issued 4.3
    9. Healthcare Operator Impact Research – issued 3.31
    10. Coronavirus Workplace Realities Survey April 17-21
    11. New Value Models – posted 5.20
    12. Organization Readiness – MRA Hot Topic Survey Results – posted 5.21
  13. Taxes
    1. IRS Tax Credits for Required Paid Leave – Small and Midsize Businesses – FAQs
    2. IRS Tax Credits for Small and Midsize Businesses — Paid Leave
    3. IRS Temporary Procedures to Fax Certain Forms 1139 and 1045 – updated 4.17
    4. IRS FAQs About Carrybacks of NOLs for Taxpayers Who Have Had Section 965 Inclusions – updated 4.24
  14. Trade
    1. Global Restrictions Dashboard – posted 6.18
    2. U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) 90-Day Duty Reprieve
    3. U.S. Government Export Restrictions Summary
    4. U.S. Trade Representative (USTR) COVID-19-Related China Section 301 Tariff Modifications
  15. Travel Restrictions
    1. U.S. Customs and Border Protection
    2. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) U.S.- Canada Joint Initiative
    3. U.S. Department of State EU Travel Ban

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