Sept. 25, 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 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. 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 WARN Act FAQs – posted 9.24
    9. EEOC: What You Should Know About COVID-19 and the ADA, the Rehabilitation Act, and Other EEO Laws – posted 5.15
    10. MRA The Management Association HR resources – access is exclusively for NAFEM members; sign in credentials are required.
    11. 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. FAQs – posted 6.30
    6. Loan Forgiveness Application – updated 6.17
    7. 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 COVID-19 Return to Work Guidelines for Foodservice Establishments – updated 9.20
    8. NRA COVID-19 State Reopening Requirements & Recommendations – updated 9.17
    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. B2B Distribution Coronavirus Impact – posted 5.20
    3. Chain Update – posted 6.3
    4. Consumer Impact Research – issued 9.18
    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 9.3
    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 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

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