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Official Federal website for Coronavirus (COVID-19) information from the White House, CDC, and FEMA.

The U.S. Senate Committee on Small Business and Entrepreneurship released a Small Business Owners Guide to the CARES Act. That document can be found here.

Additional, below are some media resources that are providing a summary of the CARES Act's Paycheck Protection Program:

The Payroll Protection Program is administered by the U.S. Small Business Administration under its 7(a) loan program.

The second round of the Paycheck Protection Program has been launched. Information on the program can be found by visiting the SBA's Paycheck Protect Program website.

Information about the SBA's Disaster Assistance in Response to the Coronavirus.

How to apply:

  • Applicants may apply online, receive additional disaster assistance information and download applications at https://disasterloan.sba.gov/ela

  • Applicants may also call SBA’s Customer Service Center at (800) 659-2955 or email disastercustomerservice@sba.gov for more information on SBA disaster assistance. 

  • Individuals who are deaf or hard of hearing may call (800) 877-8339. Completed applications should be mailed to U.S. Small Business Administration, Processing and Disbursement Center, 14925 Kingsport Road, Fort Worth, TX  76155.

Some of the information available from the U.S. Department of Labor includes for the following topics:

  • Workplace Safety

  • Wages, Hours, and Leave

  • Unemployment Insurance Flexibilities

  • Support for Dislocated Workers and States

  • Supporting Workforce Needs in the Agricultural Sector

In addition, all news and press releases from the U.S. Department of Labor are on this page.

If you are still open on April 1, you must post this poster in your workplace.

The Wage and Hour Division of the U.S. Department of Labor released this information as well regarding the Families First Coronovirus Response Act (FFCRA).

This is a link to the CDC's website that detail interim guidance for businesses and employers.

Information provided here includes:

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  • Recommended strategies for employers to use now

  • Planning for a possible COVID-19 Outbreak

  • Important considerations for creating an infectious disease outbreak response plan

  • Links to several informational websites including the CDC's COVID-19 Website

Healthcare Related Resources

The IRS has established a special section focused on steps to help taxpayers, businesses and others affected by the coronavirus. This page will be updated as new information is available.

Highlights from page

Economic Impact Payments:

What you need to know

Tax Deadline Changed:

The deadlines to FILE and PAY federal income taxes are extended to July 15, 2020

The U.S. Chamber is working closely with the White House, U.S. government agencies, and foreign government officials to inform and equip businesses with the most important and up-to-date information to prevent the spread of the virus and prepare businesses for the near and long-term impact. Visit our live blog for the latest updates. 

 

​This page includes: 

  • Resources for Businesses

  • Help for Small Businesses

  • Communications Toolkit

The U.S. Chamber has also developed a Small Business Guide and Checklist for Coronavirus Emergency Loans. You can download a copy by clicking the image below.

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Official Federal website for Coronavirus (COVID-19) information from the White House, CDC, and FEMA.

This page contains information on how to protect yourself and what you should do if you are sick. It includes symptoms of the virus and ways you can take extra precautions during this time.

In addition, steps you can take in order to slow the spread, prevent yourself from getting sick and frequently asked questions about the virus are found here.

The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) developed this COVID-19 planning guidance based on traditional infection prevention and industrial hygiene practices. It focuses on the need for employers to implement engineering, administrative, and work practice controls and personal protective equipment (PPE), as well as considerations for doing so.

This guidance is not a standard or regulation, and it creates no new legal obligations. It contains recommendations as well as descriptions of mandatory safety and health standards. The recommendations are advisory in nature, informational in content, and are intended to assist employers in providing a safe and healthful workplace.

This is a rapidly evolving situation and CDC will provide updated information and guidance as it becomes available.

The link above will take you to the latest updates from the CDC which includes current recommendations, emergence of COVID-19, severity of the virus, risk assessments, and more.

The World Health Organization (WHO) is providing daily situation reports on COVID-19. Reports dating back to January 21, 2020 are cataloged here and each day the report is updated.

These WHO reports contain information on any new countries that report cases as well as a chart by region of total confirmed cases, total new confirmed cases, total death, total new deaths, transmission classification, and days since the last reported confirmed case for each country or territory.

The Center for Systems Science and Engineering (CSSE) at Hopkins University have developed a global tracking system of the reported COVID-19 cases.

 

It includes charts and graphs for both cumulative confirmed cases and active cases.

The COVID Tracking Project collects information from 50 US states, the District of Columbia, and 5 other US territories to provide the most comprehensive testing data we can collect for the novel coronavirus, SARS-CoV-2. They attempt to report positive and negative results, pending tests, and total people tested for each state or district currently reporting that data.

Economic Development Resources

The U.S. Economic Development Administration (EDA) is a bureau within the U.S. Department of Commerce.

The link above provides an overview of EDA's role in disaster recovery and includes information for economic recovery support functions and post-disaster economic recovery resources,  

The International Economic Development Council (IEDC) is an international economic development membership organization. This page includes several links including the following recorded webinar:

COVID-19: Preparing for What Comes Next

In addition, IEDC launched RestoreYourEconomy.org. This website contains information on a variety of topics includes economic development programs for disaster recovery and information on the Federal COVID-19 Stimulus Bill

The Southern Economic Development Council (SEDC) is a regional professional development association for Economic Development Professionals. 

SEDC has launched a Resources for Businesses page which includes news, tips on working remote/home, federal organization information on COVID-19, and state specific information tools.