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Links to critical information - updated 5/26/2020

With an overwhelming amount of Federal and State Laws recently enacted, many businesses are in a state of flux. In less than a month the following new enactments have been communicated to small businesses. Every one of these requires businesses to interpret the requirements as quickly as we can while waiting for more specific guidelines and procedures from Federal and state.

  • FFCRA (Families First Coronavirus Relief Act) was signed into law on March 18, with a start date of April 1, 2020
  • Wisconsin’s Safer-at-Home mandate begins March 25
  • Minnesota follows with its own Safer-at-Home ruling, begins March 27
  • CARES (Coronavirus Aid, Relief, Economic Security Act) was signed into law on March 27
  • Additional funding through the CARES Act was appropriated April 23, 2020
  • Various state updates and announcements piggyback off the Federal mandates

Links to Resources

To help you dig through the multitude of emails you are receiving from various sources, we want to share some of the most important links to resources that lead you right to the originating organizations, groups, and governing bodies. Whatever your needs, we hope this library saves you time.

CDC
CDC Updated Resource Page, updated 5/22/2020:
https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/whats-new-all.html
CDC Guide – Reopening, updated 5/22/2020:
https://www.cdc.gov/media/releases/2020/s0520-cdc-resources-open.html
CDC Business & Workplaces, updated 5/22/2020:
https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/community/organizations/businesses-employers.html
CDC Guide – Reopening:
https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/community/reopen-guidance.html  updated 5/4/2020
https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/community/organizations/cleaning-disinfection.html  updated 4/5/2020
EPA – List N: Disinfectants, updated 5/4/2020:
https://www.epa.gov/pesticide-registration/list-n-disinfectants-use-against-sars-cov-2
EPA – Cleaning Infographic, updated 5/15/20:
https://www.epa.gov/sites/production/files/2020-04/documents/316485-b_reopeningamerica_combo_placard_infographic_4.19_6pm.pdf
EPA Guidance for Cleaning, Disinfecting, updated 5/15/20:
https://www.epa.gov/coronavirus/guidance-cleaning-and-disinfecting-public-spaces-workplaces-businesses-schools-and-homes

FFCRA
DOL continuous updates with Q&A, updated 4/17/20:
https://www.dol.gov/agencies/whd/pandemic/ffcra-questions
Employee Poster:
https://www.dol.gov/sites/dolgov/files/WHD/posters/FFCRA_Poster_WH1422_Non-Federal.pdf
FAQ Employee Posting:
https://www.dol.gov/agencies/whd/pandemic/ffcra-poster-questions

IRS Coronavirus Tax Relief:  https://www.irs.gov/coronavirus
IRS – Tax Credit Explanation of the Paid Leave Laws:
https://www.irs.gov/newsroom/covid-19-related-tax-credits-for-required-paid-leave-provided-by-small-and-midsize-businesses-faqs updated 4/8/2020
https://www.irs.gov/newsroom/treasury-irs-and-labor-announce-plan-to-implement-coronavirus-related-paid-leave-for-workers-and-tax-credits-for-small-and-midsize-businesses-to-swiftly-recover-the-cost-of-providing-coronavirus

SBA – Loans:
https://www.sba.gov/page/coronavirus-covid-19-small-business-guidance-loan-resources
https://www.sba.gov/funding-programs/loans/coronavirus-relief-options updated 4/7/20
Find eligible Lenders, updated 4/10/20:
https://www.sba.gov/paycheckprotection/find

HR Resource Guide, SHRM Gov’t Response and Resources:
https://www.shrm.org/hr-today/public-policy/pages/covid-19-government-response.aspx

OSHA Resources: https://www.osha.gov/
Revised Enforcement Guidance for Recording Covid-19, updated 5/21/2020: https://www.osha.gov/memos/2020-05-19/revised-enforcement-guidance-recording-cases-coronavirus-disease-2019-covid-19
Guidance on Preparing Workplaces:
https://blog.housingfirstmn.org/wp-content/uploads/2020/03/OSHA3990-2.pdf
Reduce Risk of Exposure Graphic, updated 5/5/2020:
https://www.osha.gov/Publications/OSHA3994.pdf

US Department of the Treasury
How the Treasury Department is Taking Action:
https://home.treasury.gov/cares

CARES Act
Small Business Owners Guide to the CARES Act:
https://growthzonesitesprod.azureedge.net/wp-content/uploads/sites/1147/2020/03/F2CF1DD78E6D6C8C8C3BF58C6D1DDB2B.small-business-owner-s-guide-to-the-cares-act-final-.pdf
US Dept of Treasury – CARES Act – PPP, updated 5/13/20:
https://home.treasury.gov/system/files/136/Paycheck-Protection-Program-Frequently-Asked-Questions.pdf
IRS – CARES Employee Retention Credit:
https://www.irs.gov/newsroom/faqs-employee-retention-credit-under-the-cares-act
IRS – CARES Payroll Protection Program:
https://home.treasury.gov/system/files/136/PPP–Fact-Sheet.pdf
SBA – CARES Payroll Protection Program:
https://www.sba.gov/sites/default/files/2020-05/Paycheck-Protection-Program-Frequently-Asked-Questions_05%2013%2020.pdf  updated 5/13/2020
https://www.sba.gov/funding-programs/loans/paycheck-protection-program-ppp?utm_source=hs_email&utm_medium=email&utm_content=85592801&_hsenc=p2ANqtz-972RyZoqTG3FEK-lwNWMHMPyqkXkZwa3B1MggbyD4qkRtjYqj-NH-tnBLX7aVatjnkX0ikWu_7x6Tzv_tyC_uFkjk7vg&_hsmi=85592801

State of Wisconsin
WI Safety Council Return, updated 5/22/2020:
https://www.wisafetycouncil.org/wp-content/uploads/sites/2/2020/05/WSC_ReturningToWork_8-Steps.pdf
WI Return to Work Guide, updated 5/10/20:
https://wedc.org/wp-content/uploads/2020/05/COVID-19-General-Guidelines.pdf
Pandemic Unemployment Assistance (PUA), updated 4/23/2020:
https://dwd.wisconsin.gov/uiben/pua/apply/
Updated CARES Act, updated 4/23/2020: 
https://dwd.wisconsin.gov/uiben/caresact/
Badger Bounce Back Order, updated 4/23/2020: https://content.govdelivery.com/attachments/WIGOV/2020/04/20/file_attachments/1431309/EMO31-BadgerBounceBack.pdf
Updated Stay at Home Order, updated 4/17/2020:
https://evers.wi.gov/Documents/COVID19/EMO28-SaferAtHome.pdf
WEDC (Wisconsin Economic Development Corporation):
https://wedc.org/programs-and-resources/small-business-2020/  updated 4/8/2020:
https://wedc.org/programs-and-resources/covid-19-response/
https://wedc.org/essentialbusiness/
WI State Unemployment:
https://dwd.wisconsin.gov/uitax/
WI Chamber of Commerce COVID Resources:
https://www.wmc.org/home/coronavirus-covid-19-business-resource-center/

State of Minnesota
MN Return, updated 5/22/2020:
https://mn.gov/deed/newscenter/covid/safework/
MN Stay Safe Plan, updated 5/22/2020:
https://mn.gov/covid19/for-minnesotans/stay-safe-mn/stay-safe-plan.jsp
MNOSHA Compliance: COVID-19, updated 5/4/2020:
https://www.dli.mn.gov/business/workplace-safety-and-health/mnosha-compliance-novel-coronavirus-covid-19
Executive Order 20-48, Safely Returning to Work, updated 4/30/2020:
https://mn.gov/deed/newscenter/covid/safework/
Pandemic Unemployment Assistance (PUA), updated 4/23/2020: https://www.uimn.org/applicants/needtoknow/news-updates/covid19-pua.jsp
State Loans for Small Business, updated 4/10/20:
https://mn.gov/deed/business/financing-business/deed-programs/peacetime/
Stay at Home Extended, updated 4/9/2020:
https://mn.gov/governor/covid-19/ 
MN update on Coronavirus, updated 4/9/2020:
https://mn.gov/covid19/
MN Employment and Economic Development – critical sector work exemptions:
https://mn.gov/deed/newscenter/covid/business-exemptions/
MN State Unemployment:
https://www.uimn.org/applicants/needtoknow/news-updates/covid-19.jsp
MN Chamber of Commerce Business Toolkit:
https://www.mnchamber.com/blog/covid-19-business-toolkit

State of Illinois, Coronavirus (COVID-19) Response:
https://coronavirus.illinois.gov/s/
IL Dept of Labor:
https://www2.illinois.gov/idol/Pages/default.aspx
IL Unemployment:
https://www2.illinois.gov/ides/Pages/COVID-19-and-Unemployment-Benefits.aspx
IL Chamber of Commerce:
https://ilchamber.org/

 

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