Coronavirus disease 2019, or COVID-19, and its impact on our lives continues to unfold. On 3/11/20, it was declared a pandemic by the World Heath Organization. There has been a flurry of information from many sources. To provide our clients and our community with helpful information and resources, we’ve curated links to up-to-date key sources and other information to make things a bit more simple. While this is not an exhaustive list, we hope you find it helpful in navigating this unique time.
Business and Insurance-related Information
Return to Office/Work Guidance
This document was prepared by Foley & Lardner and provides key employment law issues for starting back up or continuing operations. Reach out to its authors for clarification or to discuss any questions you may have.
- Communications Tools for Opening Up
Our new work environments will require many things, including good communication and visual help such as flyers, directional signage, floor decals, sanitizer, and more. Our partner Match-Up Promotions is at the ready with a full catalog of items specifically designed to help you keep everyone safe. Please contact Ellen.Burch@gomatchup.com to get started.
DEADLINE EXTENDED TO MAY 14: The Paycheck Protection Program has opened up again, and the SBA has issued important new guidance regarding certification. For public and private companies with substantial market value and access to capital, it is unlikely that they will be able to make the required good faith certification. Those companies that applied for a loan prior to this new guidance have until May 14 to pay back the loan in full if they feel they will not be able to certify under the stipulated conditions.
Note: Congress and the banks have yet to agree on terms—mainly the interest rate and minimum size of the loan so that it is accessible to more companies. No confirmed date yet, so this program is on hold.
- COVID-19 Business Interruption Claims Process Guidance
- Claims FAQ
- COVID-19: Business Interruption Challenges
- COVID-19: Insurance Coverage for Property-related Losses
Prevention and Guidance
IOA’s Commitment to Business Continuity
As the world grapples with the rapidly changing environment surrounding COVID-19, IOA is taking actions to ensure service to our customers remains consistent.
Our leadership team has been monitoring the coronavirus outbreak since it was announced publicly, and we continue to review breaking information from the CDC, WHO, OSHA, state officials, and other key organizations. Based on this information, we’ve implemented a robust response plan, which is focused squarely on the safety of our people and communities and the protection of our clients.
Click here to read more on IOA’s response to COVID-19 and its preparations for business continuity.
Here you will find information from national health officials responding to the COVID-19 pandemic. These resources are aimed to help your business navigate an unprecedented set of challenges posed by the spread of the virus.
Johns Hopkins | Center for Systems Science and Engineering Map
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)
World Health Organization (WHO)
- Coronanvirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security Act, or CARES Act. | Passed 03/27/20
- Families First Coronavirus Response Act (FFCRA) | Passed 03/18/20
Internal Revenue Service
- IRS | Coronavirus Tax Relief
Department of Labor | Occupational Safety and Health Administration
- FFCRA Questions and Answers
- The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA), part of the U.S. Department of Labor, provides guidance on hazard recognition, standards, control and prevention, and more for COVID-19.
- Guidance on Preparing Workplaces for COVID-19 [Released 3/9/20]