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Coronavirus Resource Guide for Business Owners

March 2020

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There is an ever-evolving flood of information being made available in response to the COVID-19 pandemic – what it means for businesses, owners and employees, federal and state guidance, clarity on specific issues such as insurance coverage and contractual obligations, what your business can do to be prepared under various scenarios, and much more. To make things easier on you, we’ve compiled a list of useful resources addressing a variety of issues on a national and state level. In addition, we will continue to publish useful content as it relates to the Coronavirus crisis and the effects it’s having on businesses, as well as tips and strategies to be prepared to minimize the impact to your business and what recovery might look like once these challenging times are behind us.

National

Centers for Disease Control (CDC):

The Latest Information
https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-nCoV/index.html Interim Guidance for Businesses & Employers
https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/community/guidance-business-response.html?CDC_AA_refVal=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.cdc.gov%2Fcoronavirus%2F2019-ncov%2Fspecific-groups%2Fguidance-business-response.html Keeping Workplaces, Homes & Schools & Commercial Establishments Safe
https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/downloads/workplace-school-and-home-guidance.pdf

U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC):

Pandemic Preparedness in the Workplace & the Americans with Disabilities Act https://www.eeoc.gov/facts/pandemic_flu.html

Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA)

OSHA: COVID-19
https://www.osha.gov/SLTC/covid-19/

U.S. Department of Labor

Families First Coronavirus Response Act: Questions and Answers
https://www.dol.gov/agencies/whd/pandemic/ffcra-questions Families First Coronavirus Response Act Notice – Frequently Asked Questions
https://www.dol.gov/agencies/whd/pandemic/ffcra-poster-questions Field Assistance Bulletin No. 2020-1
https://www.dol.gov/agencies/whd/field-assistance-bulletins/2020-1 Employee Rights – Paid Sick Leave & Expanded Family & Medical Leave Under the Families First Coronavirus Response Act
https://www.dol.gov/sites/dolgov/files/WHD/posters/FFCRA_Poster_WH1422_Non-Federal.pdf

U.S. Chamber of Commerce

Resources & Guidelines for Business
https://www.uschamber.com/coronavirus

U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA)

SBA: COVID-19 Small Business Guidance & Loan Resources
https://www.sba.gov/page/coronavirus-covid-19-small-business-guidance-loan-resources

World Health Organization (WHO)

WHO: Getting your workplace ready for COVID-19
https://www.who.int/docs/default-source/coronaviruse/getting-workplace-ready-for-covid-19.pdf

Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA)

Coronavirus (COVID-19) Response
https://www.fema.gov/coronavirus

U.S. Department of State – Bureau of Consular Affairs

Travel Advisories – Current Outbreak of Coronavirus Disease
https://travel.state.gov/content/travel/en/traveladvisories/ea/covid-19-information.html U.S. Department of Homeland Security
Coronavirus (COVID-19)
https://www.dhs.gov/keywords/coronavirus-covid-19

National Guidance, Acts & Regulations

Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act
https://www.congress.gov/bill/116th-congress/senate-bill/3548 Families First Act in Response to Coronavirus
https://appropriations.house.gov/sites/democrats.appropriations.house.gov/files/Families%20First%20summary.pdf IRS Extends Federal Tax Deadline
https://www.irs.gov/newsroom/tax-day-now-july-15-treasury-irs-extend-filing-deadline-and-federal-tax-payments-regardless-of-amount-owed Federal Stimulus Package
https://www.cnn.com/2020/03/25/politics/stimulus-senate-action-coronavirus/index.html WARN Act Compliance Assistance
https://www.dol.gov/agencies/eta/layoffs/warn SBA Disaster Loan Assistance
https://disasterloan.sba.gov/ela/

 

Pennsylvania

State of Pennsylvania

Guide to Responding to COVID-19 in Pennsylvania
https://www.pa.gov/guides/responding-to-covid-19/

PA Department of Education

Coronavirus (COVID-19) Guidance & Resources for School Communities
https://www.education.pa.gov/Schools/safeschools/emergencyplanning/COVID-19/Pages/default.aspx

PA Department of Health

Coronavirus – PA COVID-19 Update
https://www.health.pa.gov/topics/disease/Pages/Coronavirus.aspx

PA Department of Labor & Industry – PA Office of Unemployment Compensation

Information for Pennsylvania Employees Impacted by COVID-19
https://www.uc.pa.gov/Pages/covid19.aspx

PA Department of Community & Economic Development (DCED PA)

COVID-19 Working Capital Access Program (CWCA) Overview & Factsheet
https://dced.pa.gov/programs/covid-19-working-capital-access-program-cwca/ COVID-19 Business Resources
https://dced.pa.gov/resources/ Wolf Administration Issues Guidance to Non-essential Businesses as Part of COVID-19 Mitigation Efforts
https://dced.pa.gov/newsroom/wolf-administration-issues-guidance-to-non-essential-businesses-as-part-of-covid-19-mitigation-efforts/ COVID-19 Working Capital Access Program (CWCA) Program Guidelines
https://dced.pa.gov/download/covid19-working-capital-access-guidelines/?wpdmdl=93648

 

New Jersey

New Jersey Department of Education

Novel Coronavirus (COVID-2019)
https://www.nj.gov/education/topics/

New Jersey Department of Health

COVID-19 Webpage
https://www.nj.gov/health/cd/topics/ncov.shtml

Coronavirus Hotline: 1-800-222-1222

Guidance for Businesses
https://faq.business.nj.gov/en/collections/2198378-information-for-nj-businesses-on-the-coronavirus-outbreak

New Jersey Department of Labor & Workforce Development (NJDOL)

NJDOL & the Coronavirus (COVID-19): What Employers & Businesses Should Know https://www.nj.gov/labor/employer-services/business/covid.shtml

NJDOL Benefits & the Coronavirus (COVID-19): What Employees Should Know
https://www.nj.gov/labor/worker-protections/earnedsick/covid.shtml

New Jersey Economic Development Authority (NJEDA)

NJEDA Announces New Initiatives to Support Businesses Impacted by COVID-19
https://www.njeda.com/Press-Room/News-Articles/Press-Releases/NJEDA-Announces-New-Initiatives-to-Support-Busines COVID-19/Novel Coronavirus Information & Guidance for New Jersey Businesses
https://faq.business.nj.gov/en/collections/2198378-information-for-nj-businesses-on-the-coronavirus-outbreak NJEDA Waives 80 Percent Project Site Requirement as More Companies Respond to Coronavirus with Work-from-Home Arrangements
https://www.njeda.com/Press-Room/News-Articles/Press-Releases/NJEDA-Waives-80-Percent-Project-Site-Requirement-a Information for NJ Businesses on the COVID-19/Novel Coronavirus Outbreak
https://www.njeda.com/about/Public-Information/Coronavirus-Information Approved Grant & Loan Programs
https://www.njbia.org/eda-grants/?utm_source=Real%20Magnet&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=152612344

State of New Jersey

Governor Murphy Signs Legislation to Modify Family Leave and Disability Benefits In Response to COVID-19
https://www.nj.gov/governor/news/news/562020/approved/20200325c.shtml NJ COVID-19 Information Hub
https://covid19.nj.gov/

Center for Nonprofits New Jersey

Nonprofit Resources in Response to COVID-19 Outbreak
http://njnonprofits.org/COVID-19.html

New Jersey Association of Counties

County & State Government Important Notices & Policies Concerning COVID-19 Health Crisis
https://njac.org/csc-faqs-guidelines-and-counties-covid-19-notices-and-policies/

Employers Association of New Jersey

Coronavirus Workplace Resources
https://www.eanj.org/resources-tools/hr-alerts/coronavirus-workplace-resources

New Jersey State Chamber of Commerce

Latest Coronavirus News for New Jersey Businesses
https://www.njchamber.com/news/njchambernow/759-2020-03-26-latest-coronavirus-news-for-new-jersey-businesses

 

DISCLAIMER: This advisory resource is for general information purposes only. It does not constitute business or tax advice, and may not be used and relied upon as a substitute for business or tax advice regarding a specific issue or problem. Advice should be obtained from a qualified accountant, tax practitioner or attorney licensed to practice in the jurisdiction where that advice is sought.

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