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Life today is very different than any of us likely ever expected. As we are working through what that means to our businesses and our families, we want you to know that we are here for you and as the world adapts to a new – well, anything but “normal,” but certainly a new reality, there’s a lot of info to sift through. We’ve compiled this list of valuable financial, legal, and regulatory COVID-19 resources specific to the US.

 

The information is updated regularly, please contact us if you have valuable additions to share or find something is inaccurate.

GUIDANCE FOR EMPLOYERS


Employer ObligationsThe 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 GuidanceGuidance on the Essential Critical Infrastructure Workforce.

CDC's Business GuidelinesThe 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 ForgivenessPrepared 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.

GUIDANCE FOR EMPLOYEES


Economic Impact PaymentsSee if you are eligible for an Economic Impact Payment. If you are eligible, use the IRS' guide to figure out which tool you should use to get your payment.

U.S. Unemployment BenefitsFor employees who lose their jobs through no fault of their own, filing for unemployment benefits could be the next step. Eligibility is determined by the requirements of individual states, which have their own unemployment insurance programs. You must choose your state to find out specific requirements.

Health Insurance OptionsA list of health insurance options for dislocated workers in the U.S.

GLOBAL HEALTH RESOURCES

 

WHO's Guidelines: Resources, guidance, and tips from the World Health Organization.

CDC's Guidelines: Resources, guidance, and tips from the Center for Disease Control.

Coronavirus.gov: A one stop shop for everything you need to know about COVID-19.

OSHA's GuidelinesOSHA has developed this interim guidance to help prevent worker exposure to COVID-19.

CEDIA Health & Wellness Guide: Looking for tips and advice on how to stay happy and healthy during the COVID-19 pandemic? Check out CEDIA's newly-released Health & Wellness Guide.

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