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COVID-19: Industry/ Government Resources

Updated: Sep 14, 2020

We have curated links to reputable outside resources to provide you with real-time information that is relevant to your business. Please continue to check this post as additional links are added and information is updated to reflect the latest news or data.

Information For Businesses

  • How to prepare your workplace for a COVID-19 outbreak, reduce transmission among employees, and maintain healthy operations

  • Upon request for approval from the U.S. Small Business Administration, small businesses can be issued low interest loans to help with recovery from declared disasters

  • This link breaks down two types of loans--the Economic Injury Disaster Loan Program and Express Bridge Loans--both of which will be beneficial in helping small businesses recover from distress linked to COVID-19

  • The Small Business Administration has published a loan forgiveness application for borrowers of Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) loans

  • There are detailed instructions for filling out the form's four separate sections, as well as further instructions for submitting the form to the lender once complete

  • The borrower's eligibility for loan forgiveness will be evaluated in accordance with the PPP regulations and guidance issued by SBA through the date of this application."

  • The United States Labor Department has put together a guide for recognizing the hazard, protecting your employees by following OSHA standards, and general tips for those working in industries with greater chances of exposure (such as healthcare, airline operations, and businesses traveling abroad)

  • This article breaks down the new congressional aid package H.R. 6021, an emergency relief package passed to provide unemployment benefit aid to the states

  • It would be beneficial for business leaders to read through the article to understand the tax credits available after providing paid leave to employees

  • The Wall Street Journal curated a guide to the lockdown rules for twenty states, providing highlights of each order that include information about where you are permitted to go and the timeline for each "Shelter-in-Place" or "Stay at Home" order

  • The U.S. Employment Equal Opportunity Commission recently updated its workplace pandemic guidelines to address the document's application to the current COVID-19 outbreak

  • Relevant takeaways include the right for an employer to send home an employee demonstrating Coronavirus symptoms, the right for an employer to ask an employee who stayed home sick questions about their symptoms, and the right for an employer to take employee temperatures onsite (all during a time of pandemic)

  • The Philadelphia and Los Angeles chapters of the Association for Corporate Growth conducted a webinar about the current state of the U.S. economy and its impact on Middle Market businesses going forward

  • Panelists explore macroeconomic considerations, the resiliency of the U.S. economy, the types of legislation needed, and the financial actions companies are taking right now to improve their liquidity (e.g. drawing down on current lines of credit, increasing forbearance agreements, etc.)

  • Thomas has established a COVID-19 resource guide specifically tailored to manufacturers and industry professionals, linking articles on state-specific shutdown orders and providing a framework for how to keep business going during these turbulent times

  • The Wage and Hour Division is providing information related to the Families First Coronavirus Response Act, including fact sheets, Q&A threads, and posters for sharing the information with others

  • McDermott Will & Emery has put together a Coronavirus Resource Center to help businesses navigate the crisis, including information about how this situation pertains to Antitrust Law, Healthcare Law, Corporate Law, Tax Law, and Restructuring Law (among several others)

General Health Information

  • Everything you need to know about COVID-19 symptoms, risks, and preparation techniques broken down by community roles

  • Also includes a map of the US that is updated daily with number of confirmed COVID-19 cases by state

  • John Hopkins University of Medicine has established a Coronavirus Resource Center with Q&A outlets that teach basics of the virus, an interactive map that depicts global cases, and links to articles published by experts for additional insights into the health, economic, and political implications of our current situation

  • Harvard Medical School offers a resource guide that includes podcasts for advice on managing virus-related anxieties, answers to questions about the rules of social distancing, and breakdowns of several proposed remedies

  • The New York Times has put together a free resource guide for readers that covers market news, tracks global COVID-19 cases, answers FAQs, and articles related to daily developments


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