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As the world adapts to a new – well, anything but “normal,” but certainly a new reality, there’s a lot of info popping up in various places – some solid and reputable, some not-so-much.

We’ve begun compiling links and resources. The list will be updated regularly.

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In this section:
Guidance for Employers
USA
UK
Canada
Australia
Mexico
India

Guidance for Employees and Self-Employed
Work From Home Tips

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.

Financial Resources

U.S.

SBA Paycheck Protection Program (PPP): Provides small businesses with funds to pay up to eight weeks of payroll costs, as well as interest on mortgage, rent, and utilities.

PPP Application 

238210 Electrical Contractors and Other Wiring Installation Contractors

This industry comprises establishments primarily engaged in installing and servicing electrical wiring and equipment. Contractors included in this industry may include both the parts and labor when performing work. These contractors may perform new work, additions, alterations, maintenance, and repairs

2017 NAICS Corresponding Index Entries:

238210 Alarm system (e.g. fire, burglar), electric, installation only
238210 Audio equipment installation (except automotive) contractors
238210 Communication equipment installation
238210 Electrical, electrical wiring, and low-voltage electrical work
238210 Home automation system installation
238210 Lighting system installation
238210 Low-voltage electrical work
238210 Sound equipment installation

PPP Information Sheet

PPP Required Document Checklist

CARES Act Summary: A 35-page, section-by-section summary of the CARES Act – more than $2 trillion in relief from the economic damage caused by COVID.

EIDL vs. PPP Information Sheet

SBA Disaster Assistance: Business owners can apply for a slate of long-term, low-interest loans (including Business Physical Disaster Loans and Economic Injury Disaster Loans) through the SBA.

UK

Financial Support for UK Businesses: The Chancellor has set out a package of temporary, timely and targeted measures to support people and businesses.

A Summary of the available funding 
from UK Chartereed Accountants and CEDIA 
Member, Moore Thompson.

Start an application for the Coronavirus Business Interruption Loan scheme and explore the currently accredited lenders.

Guidance for Employers

Global

WHO's Guidelines: Tips and resources for getting your workplaces ready for COVID-19.

Europe

European Commission Guidelines: Commission sets out European coordinated response to counter the economic impact of COVID-19. 

U.S.

Employer Obligations: 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 GuidanceGuidance 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.


Faegre Drinker Employer Action Guide
: CEDIA’s law firm has a basket of resources on the subject, including a valuable employer action guide which answers about any employment law question you might have. 

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.

UK

UK Government GuidelinesGuidance for employees, employers and businesses in providing advice about COVID-19.

UK Government advice on work carried out in people's homes.

Advice on managing cashflow during the outbreak from CEDIA Member Crisp Accountancy.

Faegre Drinker Employer Action GuideCEDIA’s law firm has a basket of resources on the subject, including a valuable employer action guide which answers about any employment law question you might have. 

HOMS Guidelines
: This law firm with offices in London and Ireland has a list of practical steps for employers.

Canada

Canadian Government Guidelines: Guidance from the Public Health Agency of Canada.

CTC Guidelines
: The Canadian Trade Commission on business resources.

CCOC Guide: Canadian Chamber of Commerce is offering a Pandemic Preparedness Guide.

CFIB Guide: Canadian Federation of Independent Business is offering an all-encompassing guide on support and prevention for COVID-19.

Australia

Australia Government's SupportThe Australian Government has announced measures to support businesses impacted by COVID-19. If you’re a sole trader, learn what your business can get and where to go for help.

COVID-19 JobKeeper Payment: The Australian Federal Government delivered a historic wage subsidy to the value of $130 billion, impacting around 6 million workers. The payment will ensure eligible employers (including not-for-profits) and employees stay connected while some businesses move into hibernation.

Treasury Fact sheets: Comprehensive fact sheets from Treasury.

Small Business Development Corporation Information: Coronavirus stimulus package information for small businesses.

Australian Taxation Office Information: COVID-19 FAQ’s for Employers including Fringe Benefits Tax; Super Guarantee Obligations; Employees temporarily working overseas & Employees temporarily working in Australia.

Mexico

The Mexican Ministry of Health InformationHere you will find important information about COVID-19, as well as resources to help your business.

 

India

Comprehensive Economic Package: RBI Governor announces comprehensive package to mitigate impact of COVID-19, revive growth and preserve financial stability.

Rs 1.70 Lakh Crore Relief Package: Finance Minister announces Rs 1.70 Lakh Crore relief package under Pradhan Mantri Garib Kalyan Yojana for the poor to help them fight the battle against Corona Virus

Indian 
Government Info
Important updates and press releases regarding COVID-19 from the Ministry of Health.

DD News' Presser Summary: Notes on the Finance Minister announcing relief measures relating to statutory and regulatory compliance matters across sectors.

COVID-19 Presser HighlightsKey highlights of from the Finance Minister's announcements on ITR, GST, banking and others.

Guidance for Employees


US

U.S. Unemployment Benefits: For 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.

UK

UK Government guidance on employee rights and responsibilities.

Absence from work and isolation notices: Advice on how to access evidence for work absence has now been included in guidance for employees, employers and businesses details here and on online isolation note on providing proof of coronavirus absence from work that can be accessed here.

Guidance on financial support for the self-employed for the UK government

Australia

COVID-19 JobKeeper Payment: The Australian Federal Government delivered a historic wage subsidy to the value of $130 billion, impacting around 6 million workers. The payment will ensure eligible employers (including not-for-profits) and employees stay connected while some businesses move into hibernation.

Remote Working Tips

NPR's Tips: NPR has a short list of tips to make working from home work for you.

Guardian's Tips: Stuck at home? Guardian has list of tips to emotionally prepare for the coronavirus lock-down.

Google Resources: Google has a list of free tools and resources you can use to stay connected and productive.

Work From Home tips from experienced remote working team and CEDIA Member, designflow.

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