COVID-19 Resources and Information

COVID-19 Resources and Information

We want to share important updates and information that we feel may be useful to our clients during this season impacted by the COVID-19 outbreak. To that end, we have compiled a list of resources you may find helpful. Please continue to check our blog regularly for updates. 

Health Recommendations:
U.S. Centers for Disease Control & Prevention: http://cdc.gov
World Health Organization: http://who.int

Work and Professional Resources:
OSHA Guidance on Preparing Workplaces for COVID-19: https://www.osha.gov/Publications/OSHA3990.pdf

COVID-19 and the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA): Questions and Answers from the U.S. Department of Labor: https://www.dol.gov/agencies/whd/flsa/pandemic

COVID-19 and the Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA): Questions and Answers from the U.S. Department of Labor: https://www.dol.gov/agencies/whd/fmla/pandemic

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-related leave: 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

Small Business Resources:
U.S. Small Business Administration: https://www.sba.gov/page/coronavirus-covid-19-small-business-guidance-loan-resources

Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act: What Small Businesses Need to Know: https://www.uschamber.com/co/start/strategy/cares-act-small-business-guide

Unemployment Resources:
Questions and Answers regarding Coronavirus and Unemployment Insurance Benefits in Ohio: http://jfs.ohio.gov/ouio/CoronavirusAndUI.stm

ODJFS Provides Common Number to Speed Processing of COVID-19-Related Unemployment Benefits: http://jfs.ohio.gov/RELEASES/pdf/031620-ODJFS-Provides-COVID-Number.stm

Additional Information: 
GBQ, one of our BDO alliance members, has developed an excellent list of COVID-19 resources, including alerts, insights, and other useful links: https://gbq.com/coronavirus

FEMA: http://fema.gov

U.S. Stimulus Package Proposal (03/17/2020): Wall Street Journal Article: https://www.wsj.com/articles/trump-administration-seeking-850-billion-stimulus-package-11584448802