June 5, 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.

Resources

  1. Business 
    1. U.S. Chamber of Commerce information and resources
    2. U.S. Chamber of Commerce Federal CARES Act details
    3. Small Business Administration (SBA) Disaster Assistance Information
    4. Congressional Research Service (CRS) analysis of the CARES Act SBA Loans
    5. CRS Report on the Defense Production Act (DPA)
    6. SBA Guide to Eligible Lenders
    7. PPP Application Form for Borrowers
    8. PPP Lender Application Form – FYI
    9. PPP NEW GUIDELINES for Partnerships (including LLCs), Self-employed & Sole Proprietors – updated 4.14
  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 Blueprint for Testing – posted 4.28 
    3. The White House/CDC Guidelines Opening Up America Again
    4. Essential Business/Essential Workers Guidance – revised 5.26
    5. State Emergency Orders
    6. National Conference of State Legislatures (NCSL) Guide to State Actions
    7. Restaurants Act – COVID-19 State Action Center
    8. COVID-19 Tracker: Legislation – Regulation – Executive
  4. Health
    1. CDC Situation Summary
    2. CDC Interim Guidance for Critical Infrastructure Workers Who May Have Had Exposure – issued 4.8
    3. CDC FAQs, print resources and videos
    4. World Health Organization (WHO)
  5. Human Resources
    1. U.S. Department of Labor (DOL) Families First Coronavirus Response Act (FFRCA): Employee Paid Leave Requirements
    2. DOL Extension of Certain Timeframes for Employee Benefit Plans, Participants and Beneficiaries – posted 5.8    
    3. DOL (FFRCA) Employer Paid Leave Requirements
    4. DOL FFRCA Q & A
    5. Contagious Diseases and Pandemic Toolkit
    6. COVID-19 Guides, Sample Letters, and Policies
    7. EEOC: What You Should Know About COVID-19 and the ADA, the Rehabilitation Act, and Other EEO Laws – posted 5.15
    8. Employees Wearing Facial Coverings or Masks in the Workplace – posted 5.7
    9. Families First Coronavirus Response Act (FFCRA): Paid Leave Requirements Summary
    10. FFCRA Absence Tracking Worksheet
    11. FFCRA: Q & A for Employers
    12. FFCRA: Paid Leave Employer Responsibilities Webcast
    13. FFCRA: Paid Leave Payroll Actions Webcast
    14. Health Screening Questionnaire – posted 5.7
    15. New Rules Impacting FSA and HRA Plans – posted 5.21
    16. Notice of Eligibility and Designation for Emergency Family and Medical Leave (EFMLA)
    17. Outplacement Programs
    18. Statements from Employees Requesting Emergency Paid Sick Leave and EFMLA
    19. Taking Temperatures During COVID-19 – posted 5.7
    20. Temporary Layoff Health Insurance Benefits
  6. Main Street Lending Program (MSLP)
    1. Overview – posted 5.29
    2. Print Friendly Summary – updated 5.26
    3. FAQs – updated 5.27
    4. Forms and Agreements – posted 5.29
  7. Management
    1. Managing Through Crisis
    2. What’s Working & What Will Become Part of the New Normal – posted 5.18
  8. Manufacturing
    1. Manufacturing-Specific Guidance for Companies to Protect their Work force – posted 5.14
    2. NAM’s American Renewal Action Plan – issued 4.21
    3. NAM’s Creators Respond Campaign
    4. NAM’s Pandemic Liability Policy Recommendations for Policymakers – issued 4.21
    5. OSHA Discretion in Enforcement During the COVID-19 Pandemic – updated 4.22
  9. Operations
    1. FDA Guide for Respirators, Facemasks and Cloth Face Coverings – updated 4.24
  10. Paycheck Protection Program (PPP)
    1. Search for Eligible Lenders
    2. Application Form for Borrowers
    3. PPP Flexibility Act of 2020 – passed in the Senate 6.3
    4. PPP Flexibility Act Overview – posted 6.5
    5. PPP Summary – posted 6.4
    6. Lender Application Form – FYI
    7. Loan Forgiveness Application – posted 5.20
    8. Loan Forgiveness Guide – posted 5.20
    9. Loan Forgiveness Update – posted 5.27
    10. NEW GUIDELINES for Partnerships (including LLCs), Self-employed & Sole Proprietors – updated 4.14
    11. SBA PPP Report  – updated 5.30
    12. U.S. Chamber of Commerce Coronavirus Emergency Loans Small Business Guide and Checklist – updated 4.23
    13. Interim Final Rule Business Loan Program Temporary Changes; PPP
    14. FAQs – updated 5.6
  11. Reopening
    1. CDC Considerations for Institutes of Higher Education – posted 5.27
    2. CDC Reopening Decision Tree – posted 5.21
    3. CDC Reopening Guidance – posted 5.7
    4. Datassential U.S. Restaurant Reopening Map – posted 5-28
    5. FDA COVID Retail Food Establishment Reopening Checklist – posted 5.15
    6. FDA COVID Retail Best Practices Fact Sheet
    7. NAM State and Local COVID-19 Reopening Orders – updated 5.5
    8. NRA Reopening Guidance – updated 5.27
    9. NRA COVID Reopening Guidance
    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
    1. OSHA Guidance on Reopening – posted 5.7
    2. Returning to Work After COVID-19 Pulse Survey Sample Questions – 5.21
    3. Returning to Work After COVID-19 Small Business Legislative Council (SBLC) Webinar – posted 5.7
  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 5.22
    5. Consumer Impact Research – issued 5.20
    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. Service Agents
    1. CFESA’s Essential Services Letter
  14. 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
  15. Trade
    1. U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) 90-Day Duty Reprieve
    2. Export Restrictions Summary
    3. U.S. Trade Representative (USTR) COVID-19-Related China Section 301 Tariff Modifications
  16. 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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