GUIDANCE FOR EMPLOYERS
The Families First Coronavirus Response Act
(FFCRA) requires that all covered employers post a notice, by April 1st, describing the employer’s expanded obligations to provide their employees with paid sick leave and expanded family and medical leave for COVID-19 related purposes.
State Small Business Resources
: America’s SBDC represents America’s nationwide network of Small Business Development Centers – the most comprehensive small business assistance network in the United States and its territories.
CISA's Workforce Guidance:
Guidance on the Essential Critical Infrastructure Workforce.
CDC's Business Guidelines:
The CDC has a list or resources and tips for your business to plan, prepare, and respond to coronavirus disease 2019.
SBA's Guidance for Businesses and Employers
: The U.S. Small Business Administration is going to be your best friend. When faced with a business need like you currently might be, use the SBA’s Local Assistance Directory
to locate the office nearest you.
PPP Loan Forgiveness Application
: On May 15, 2020, the Small Business Administration (SBA) released the Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) Loan Forgiveness Application and instructions on how to apply for forgiveness of these loans.
Guide to PPP Loan Forgiveness: Prepared by the U.S Chamber of Commerce this guide is designed to help borrowers understand the process by which their loan forgiveness amount will be calculated and the overall approach of the loan forgiveness process.
Faegre Drinker Federal Tracking: CEDIA's law firm is tracking executive orders, enacted legislation and other primary actions related to COVID-19.
MultiState COVID-19 State and Local Policy Dashboard: CEDIA’s legislative tracking service provides a quick and easy reference to updates and information issued by state and key local agencies.
MultiState COVID-19 State Reopening Guide: CEDIA’s legislative tracking service provides a COVID-19 State Reopening Guide as governors are focused on “reopening” the economy and entering the economic recovery phase. The guide is updated daily and provides a numerical rating of each state’s degree of “openness”.
Guidance for Identifying Critical Infrastructure: The Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA), Identifying Critical Infrastructure During COVID-19 guidance and accompanying list is intended to support state, local, and industry partners in identifying the critical infrastructure sectors and the essential workers. The federal guidelines are advisory only and they are not a mandate to state and local jurisdictions.
From the list of “Guidance on the Essential Critical Infrastructure Workforce” sections important to the residential technology systems industry are parts covered in the Communications and Information Technology sections.
U.S. DOL's Resources: The US Department of Labor has developed a resource list for how companies can prepare their workplace for COVID-19.
CIDRAP's Guidelines: The University of Minnesota is doing solid work with its Center for Infectious Disease Research and Policy, and these pages are a great repository of links from both the US and UK.