COVID-19 TIPS AND RESOURCES
Information you may find helpful:
New from the U.S. Chamber:
The U.S. Chamber of Commerce has developed new and updated resources to assist businesses in accessing resources created under the CARES Act (Phase III bill). This includes an update to the guide they released several days ago on the Paycheck Protection Program. See below.
Department of Labor (DOL) guidance that came out 3/25/20 on the 2 types of paid leave that will become available April 1st
IRS guidance on how employers can get a tax credit (against normal federal payroll taxes) for any paid leave payments made to employees
Arkansas is currently dealing with a shortage of Personal Protection Equipment (PPE) – masks, gowns, face shields, goggles, gloves, ventilators etc. for healthcare workers who are on the front line fighting COVID-19. If your company has this type of equipment to donate, please email firstname.lastname@example.org
If your organization is in need of PPE locally in Fort Smith area, please email that request to email@example.com
Other Resources Links:
Arkansas Economic Development Commission: COVID-19 Resources for Businesses, Employers, and Employees in Arkansas
Fort Smith Public Schools: COVID-19 UPDATES
American Enterprise Institute provides a road map for reopening from COVID-19 here.
Fort Smith Chamber member Friday Eldredge & Clark LLP has issued guidance for businesses and healthcare providers regarding the recently passed federal CARES Act: here.
The Department of Homeland Security Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency has released updated guidance on Essential Critical Infrastructure Workforce.
The National Council on Compensation Insurance (NCCI) has information about workers compensation and COVID-19 here.
Summary of Unemployment Insurance Provisions in Title II Sub-title A of the “CARES Act“ here.
The most up-to-date information on mortgage help for homeowners impacted by the Coronavirus can be found here.
Common Questions and Answers for Workers Regarding the Unemployment Insurance
Program and the Impact of the COVID-19 Pandemic: Downloadable PDF file
Ready.gov: Business Continuity Plan
US. Department of Labor: OSHA COVID-19 Overview
US. Department of Labor: OSHA Guidance on Preparing Workplaces for COVID-19
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention: Mass Gatherings or Large Community Events Guidance
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention: COVID-19 Information for Travel
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention: Information for Healthcare Professionals
World Health Organization (WHO): Coronavirus disease (COVID-19) outbreak
World Health Organization (WHO): Rolling updates on coronavirus disease (COVID-19)
US. Chamber of Commerce: Workplace Tips For Employees
US. Chamber of Commerce: Guidance For Employers To Plan And Respond To Coronavirus
Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM): Coronavirus: What Employers Need to Know
The Food Industry Association (FDI): FDI Coronavirus Resources and Preparedness Checklist
Greater Oklahoma City Chamber: Handshake-Free Zone Downloadable Sign