April 7, 2021

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. Commit to Recovery Campaign – posted 2.26.21
    2. NRA COVID-19 States Liability Protection Statutes – updated 7.31.20
    3. Small Business Administration (SBA) Economic Injury Disaster Loans – updated 1.11.21
    4. U.S. Chamber of Commerce Guide to Small Business COVID-19 Loans – posted 2.1.21
    5. U.S. Chamber of Commerce Information and Resources
  2. Finance
    1. Federal Reserve – News
    2. U.S. Department of the Treasury
  3. Government 
    1. American Rescue Plan Act of 2021 – posted 3.12.21
    2. American Rescue Plan Act Restaurants, Small Business Help Summary – posted 3.23.21
    3. 16 Key Provisions of the $900 Billion Stimulus Package – posted 1.11.21
    4. Coronavirus (COVID-19) White House/Centers for Disease Control (CDC) and Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) Fact Sheet
    5. National Conference of State Legislatures (NCSL) Guide to State Actions – updated 1.11.21
    6. National Strategy for the COVID-19 Response and Pandemic Preparedness – posted 1.22.21
    7. NCSL State Actions to Close Budget Shortfalls – updated 12.4.20
    8. Neighborhood Restaurant and Bar Grant Program – posted 3.12.21
    9. Restaurants Act – COVID-19 State Action Center – updated 2.16.21
    10. What You Need to Know About Restaurant Revitalization Grants – posted 3.30.21                                          
  4. Health
    1. COVID Digital Resource Center – posted 2.12.21
    2. COVID Vaccine Facts – posted 12.16.20
    3. COVID-19 Vaccine FAQs – posted 2.1.21
    4. CDC Critical Infrastructure Issues to Consider posted 12.15.20
    5. CDC Maximizing Mask Fit to Improve Performance – posted 2.17.21
    6. CDC Situation Summary – updated 12.2.20
    7. CDC Interim Guidance for Critical Infrastructure Workers Who May Have Had Exposure – issued 4.8.20
    8. CDC FAQs, Print Resources and Videos – updated 11.30.20
    9. CDC Understanding COVID-19 Vaccines – posted 2.1.21
    10. CDC Vaccinations & Immunizations – Who Gets it First? – posted 2.15.21
    11. CDC When to Quarantine – posted 12.15.20
    12. How employers should talk about the COVID-19 vaccine – posted 2.11.21
    13. Public attitudes about the COVID-19 vaccine – posted 2.11.21
    14. World Health Organization (WHO) – updated 11.30.20
  5. Human Resources
    1. DOL Employers’ Obligation in Tracking Teleworking Employees’ Hours of Work – posted 8.31.20
    2. DOL Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) – posted 7.20.20
    3. DOL Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA) – posted 7.20.20
    4. DOL Families First Coronavirus Response Act (FFCRA) – updated 9.11.20
    5. DOL Guidance on Returning to Work – posted 11.20.20
    6. DOL Preparing Workplaces for COVID-19 – posted 11.20.20
    7. DOL WARN Act FAQs – posted 9.24.20
    8. EEOC: What You Should Know About COVID-19 and the ADA, the Rehabilitation Act, and Other EEO Laws – updated 12.16.20
    9. MRA The Management Association HR resources – access is exclusively for NAFEM members; sign in credentials are required.
  6. Manufacturing
    1. NAM’s American Renewal Action Plan – issued 4.21.20
    2. NAM’s Creators Respond Campaign – updated 2.1.21
    3. NAM’s New Operational Practices to Consider in a Time of COVID-19 – posted 6.22.20
    4. NAM’s Pandemic Liability Policy Recommendations for Policymakers – issued 4.21.20
    5. NAM’s This is Our Shot Informational Campaign – posted 2.26.21
    6. OSHA Discretion in Enforcement During the COVID-19 Pandemic – updated 4.22.20
    7. OSHA Guidance as Non-Essential Businesses Reopen and Employees Return to Work – posted 6.23.20
    8. State of California Department of Industrial Relations (Cal/OSHA) Emergency Temporary Standards FAQs – posted 1.11.21
  7. Operations
    1. FDA Guide for Respirators, Facemasks and Cloth Face Coverings – updated 4.24.20
    2. FDA – OSHA Employee Health and Food Safety Checklist – posted 8.20.20
  8. Paycheck Protection Program (PPP)
    1. Overview of First Draw PPP Loans – posted 1.12.21
    2. First Draw Borrower Application Form – posted 1.12.21
    3. Overview of Second Draw PPP Loans – posted 1.12.21
    4. Interim Final Rule on Second Draw Loans – posted 1.12.21
    5. Second Draw Borrower Application Form – posted 1.12.21
    6. Guidance on Accessing Capital for Minority, Underserved, Veteran and Women-Owned Businesses – posted 1.12.21
    7. Interim Final Rule on PPP as Amended by Economic Aid Act – posted 1.12.21
    8. Interim Final Rule on PPP Second Draw Loans – posted 1.12.21
    9. Procedural Notice Re: Modifications to SBA Forms 3506, 3507 and 750 CA (PPP only) – posted 1.12.21
    10. Procedural Notice Re: Repeal of EIDL Advance Deduction Requirement – posted 1.12.21
    11. SBA Prioritizes Small Businesses with PPP Revisions – posted 2.25.21
  9. Reopening
    1. CDC Considerations for Institutes of Higher Education – updated 12.31.20
    2. CDC Reopening Guidance – posted 1.5.21
    3. FDA COVID Retail Food Establishment Reopening Checklist – posted 5.15.20
    4. FDA COVID Retail Best Practices Fact Sheet – posted 4.1.20
    5. NRA COVID-19 Return to Work Guidelines for Foodservice Establishments – updated 9.20.20
    6. NRA COVID-19 State Reopening Requirements & Recommendations – updated 9.17.20
    7. NRA COVID-19 Safe Operating Guidance – posted 10.22.20
    8. NSC Safe Actions for Employee Returns – Playbooks – posted 5.27.20
    9. NSF Food Equipment Standards in a COVID-19 World – posted 5.15.20
    10. NSF Restaurant Reopening Planner Checklist – posted 4.30.20
    11. OSHA Guidance on Reopening – posted 5.7.20
    12. Returning to Work After COVID-19 Pulse Survey Sample Questions – 5.21.20
    13. U.S. Chamber of Commerce Mask Requirement Tracker – posted 7.24.20
    14. U.S. Chamber of Commerce Reopening Business Digital Resources – updated 11.20.20
  10. Research
    1. Impact by Foodservice Segment Forecasting Tool
    2. Consumer Impact Research – issued 10.16.20
    3. Why investing in innovation is more important than ever post-quarantine – posted 10.23.20
    4. Operator Impact Research – issued 9.3.20
    5. NRA State of the Industry Report – issued 2.17.21
  11. Taxes
    1. IRS Employee Retention Tax Credit (ERTC) Guidance for First Two Quarters of 2021 – posted 4.7.21
    2. IRS Notice Regarding Implementation of Executive Order on Payroll Tax Deferral – posted 9.1.20
    3. IRS Tax Credits for Required Paid Leave – Small and Midsize Businesses – FAQs – updated 11.27.20
    4. IRS Tax Credits for Small and Midsize Businesses — Paid Leave – updated 3.20.20
    5. IRS Temporary Procedures to Fax Certain Forms 1139 and 1045 – expires 12.31.20
    6. IRS FAQs About Carrybacks of NOLs for Taxpayers Who Have Had Section 965 Inclusions – updated 4.24.20
  12. Trade
    1. Global Restrictions Dashboard – updated 1.11.21
    2. U.S. Trade Representative (USTR) COVID-19-Related China Section 301 Tariff Modifications
  13. Travel Restrictions
    1. CDC International Travel Testing Requirements – updated 2.19.21
    2. U.S. Customs and Border Protection – updated 1.11.21
    3. U.S. Department of Homeland Security – updated 1.11.21
    4. U.S. Department of State – updated 1.11.21

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