Nov. 20, 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. NRA COVID-19 States Liability Protection Statutes – updated 7.31.2020
    2. Small Business Administration (SBA) Disaster Assistance Information
    3. U.S. Chamber of Commerce information and resources
  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 8.18
    4. National Conference of State Legislatures (NCSL) Guide to State Actions – updated 10.21
    5. NCSL State Actions to Close Budget Shortfalls – updated 10.20
    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 10.21
  5. Human Resources
    1. DOL Employers’ Obligation in Tracking Teleworking Employees’ Hours of Work – posted 8.31
    2. DOL Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) – posted 7.20
    3. DOL Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA) – posted 7.20
    4. DOL Families First Coronavirus Response Act (FFCRA) – posted 7.20
    5. DOL FFRCA Fact Sheet for Employees – posted 7.20
    6. DOL FFRCA Fact Sheet for Employers – posted 7.20
    7. DOL FFRCA Q & A – posted 7.20
    8. DOL Guidance on Returning to Work – posted 11.20
    9. DOL Preparing Workplaces for COVID-19 – posted 11.20
    10. DOL Seasonal Worker Safety – posted 11.20
    11. DOL WARN Act FAQs – posted 9.24
    12. EEOC: What You Should Know About COVID-19 and the ADA, the Rehabilitation Act, and Other EEO Laws – updated 9.8
    13. MRA The Management Association HR resources – access is exclusively for NAFEM members; sign in credentials are required.
    14. 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 3rd Quarter Manufacturers Outlook Survey Results – posted 9.14
    4. NAM’s American Renewal Action Plan – issued 4.21
    5. NAM’s Creators Respond Campaign
    6. NAM’s New Operational Practices to Consider in a Time of COVID-19 – posted 6.22
    7. NAM’s Pandemic Liability Policy Recommendations for Policymakers – issued 4.21
    8. OSHA Discretion in Enforcement During the COVID-19 Pandemic – updated 4.22
    9. 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
    2. FDA – OSHA Employee Health and Food Safety Checklist – posted 8.20
  10. Paycheck Protection Program (PPP)
    1. White House Bill Announcement on PPP – posted 7.7
    2. PPP Flexibility Act of 2020 – passed in the Senate 6.3
    3. PPP Flexibility Act Overview – posted 6.5
    4. PPP Loan Level Data – posted 7.10
    5. PPP Procedures for Changes of Ownership posted 10.7
    6. FAQs – updated 10.7
    7. Loan Forgiveness Application – updated 6.17
    8. Loan Forgiveness Instructions – updated 6.17
    9. Interim Final Rule on the Simpler Loan Forgiveness Process for Loans of $50,000 or Less – posted 10.12
    10. Instructions for Completing the Simpler Loan Forgiveness Application – posted 10.12
    11. Simpler Loan Forgiveness Application – posted 10.12
    12. SBA Issues Procedural Notice on PPP Loans and Simple Forgiveness Application for Small Loans – posted 10.14
  11. Reopening
    1. CDC Considerations for Institutes of Higher Education – updated 10.5
    2. CDC Reopening Guidance – posted 5.7
    3. FDA COVID Retail Food Establishment Reopening Checklist – posted 5.15
    4. FDA COVID Retail Best Practices Fact Sheet
    5. MRA COVID Recovery – Peer Learning Circles – posted 6.9
    6. NRA COVID-19 Return to Work Guidelines for Foodservice Establishments – updated 9.20
    7. NRA COVID-19 State Reopening Requirements & Recommendations – updated 9.17
    8. NRA COVID-19 Safe Operating Guidance – posted 10.22
    9. NSC Safe Actions for Employee Returns – Playbooks – posted 5.27
    10. NSF Food Equipment Standards in a COVID-19 World – posted 5.15
    11. NSF Restaurant Reopening Planner Checklist – posted 4.30
    12. OSHA Guidance on Reopening – posted 5.7
    13. Returning to Work After COVID-19 Pulse Survey Sample Questions – 5.21
    14. Returning to Work After COVID-19 Small Business Legislative Council (SBLC) Webinar – posted 5.7
    15. U.S. Chamber of Commerce Mask Requirement Tracker – posted 7.24
    16. U.S. Chamber of Commerce Reopening Business Digital Resources – posted 7.13
  12. Research
    1. Impact by Foodservice Segment Forecasting Tool
    2. Consumer Impact Research – issued 10.16
    3. Why investing in innovation is more important than ever post-quarantine – posted 10.23
    4. Operator Impact Research – issued 9.3
  13. Taxes
    1. IRS Notice Regarding Implementation of Executive Order on Payroll Tax Deferral – posted 9.1
    2. IRS Tax Credits for Required Paid Leave – Small and Midsize Businesses – FAQs
    3. IRS Tax Credits for Small and Midsize Businesses — Paid Leave
    4. IRS Temporary Procedures to Fax Certain Forms 1139 and 1045 – updated 4.17
    5. 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

NAFEM has not confirmed the accuracy of or endorsed the information available through the links.