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​ ​​​​​​​​NEMA COVID-19
Quick Start Guide for Small and Medium Size Enterprises​​

The National Electrical Manufacturers Association (NEMA) has prepared this COVID-19 Quick Start Guide to provide small- and medium-size NEMA Members a listing of key resources to help them navigate the fast-moving situation related to the pandemic. It is not designed to provide all the answers you may have nor to provide legal advice for your particular situation.

Business Continuity

U.S. Department of Homeland Security

Identifying Critical Infrastructure During COVID-19

Guidance on Critical Infrastructure Workforce

U.S. Federal Emergency Management Administration (FEMA)

FEMA "How to Help" website

An email address if you have relief products to sell or donate: covidsupplies@fema.dhs.gov

U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)

Interim Guidance for Businesses and Employers to Plan and Respond to COVID-19

National Electrical Manufacturers Association

NEMA Letter to Department of Homeland Security re Electroindustry as Critical Manufacturing

NEMA Statement re Essential Nature of Lighting Manufacturers

Workplace Safety

CDC​ Guidance​

CDC​ Workplace Decision Tree​​

Occupational Safety​ and Health Administration (OSHA)

Manufacturing Wo​rkforce Gui​dan​ce​

OSHA COVID-19 Webpage​​​

Keeping Workers Employed ​​

Small Business Administration – Coronavirus Small Business Guidance and Loan Resources

Paycheck Protection Program FAQs for Small Businesses

Paycheck Protection Program information

Paycheck Protection Program Application Form

​COVID-19 Economic Injury Disaster Loan Application

Treasury Department

Resources for the Paycheck Protection Program

Overview of the Program

Information for Lenders

Information for Borrowers

Borrower Application

FAQ: Employee Retention Credit

Resources for Families and Workers

NEMA Summary​ of Federal Actions Potentially Affecting Small and Medium-Sized Businesses in Response to COVID-19 

Department of Labor

Resources for COVID-19 and the American Workplace

Families First Coronavirus Response Act: Employee Paid Leave Rights

Families First Coronavirus Response Act: Employer Paid Leave Requirements

Families First Coronavirus Response Act: Questions and Answers

COVID-19 and the Fair Labor Standards Act: Questions and Answers

COVID-19 and the Family and Medical Leave Act: Questions and Answers

Temporary Rule on Paid Leave under the Families First Coronavirus Response Act and Summary

Department of Treasury

Social Security Recipients Will Automatically Receive Economic Impact Payments

Internal Revenue Service

Main Page for Coronavirus Tax Relief Information

Economic Impact Payments (Recovery Rebates): What You Need to Know

Warning about Scams on the Economic Impact Payments (Recovery Rebates

FAQ on COVID-19 Related Tax Credits for Required Paid Sick Leave and Paid Family Leave, under the Families First Coronavirus Response Act

Notice on Paid Qualified Sick Leave Wages and Family Leave Wages

 FAQ on the Employee Retention Credit in the CARES Act

Notice on Relief from Penalty for Failure to Deposit Employment Taxes

Notice on Relief for Taxpayers Affected by Ongoing Coronavirus Disease 2019 Pandemic, Related to Gift and Generation-Skipping Transfer Tax Filing and Payment Deadlines

Department of Education

Coronavirus and Forbearance Information for Students, Borrowers, and Parents

Economic Stabilization for Distressed Industries

Treasury Department

Guidelines and Application Procedures for Payroll Support to Air Carriers and Contractors

Procedures and Minimum Requirements for Loans to Air Carriers and Eligible Businesses and National Security Businesses

Export-Import Bank Temporary Relief Programs for COVID-affected companies

Bridge Financing Program: Foreign buyers of capital equipment that need longer-term repayment terms

Pre-Delivery / Pre-Export Financing Program:  US entities with medium or long term payment terms with international buyers under contract

Supply Chain Financing Guarantee Program: Exporters of US goods and their foreign affiliates

Working Capital Guarantee Program: Exporters (both direct AND indirect) of US goods and services

Find your local representative here:  https://www.exim.gov/contact.

For more information about EXIM, please visit www.exim.gov. 

Health Care Resources

FEMA Fact Sheet on the Supply Chain Stabilization Task Force

Food and Drug Administration

Coronavirus Treatment Acceleration Program Resources

Information Regarding Drug Shortages of Hydroxychloroquine and Chloroquine

Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration

Emergency Grants to Address Mental and Substance Use Disorders during COVID-19

Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services

Guidance on Payment and Grace Period Flexibilities for Issuers Offering Coverage on the Federally Facilitated Exchanges and State-Based Exchanges on the Federal Platform

FAQ on the Availability and Usage of Telehealth Services through Private Health Insurance Coverage

FAQ on Prescription Drugs and COVID-19 for Issuers Offering Health Insurance Coverage in the Individual and Small Group Markets

Guidance Regarding Enhanced Medicaid Funding for States – Federal Medical Assistance Percentage FAQ ​​​

 

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