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COVID-19 Business Resources


The Center for Disease Control & Prevention’s (CDC) Guidance for Businesses & Employers: 
The CDC has created information sources that provides interim guidance which “may help prevent workplace exposures to acute respiratory illnesses, including COVID-19, in the workplace


The Center for Disease Control & Prevention’s (CDC) Risk & Assessment Guidance:
Determine the risk level for your business


OSHA: COVID-19 Safety and Health Standards, Control & Prevention: An overview of information for workers and employers about the evolving coronavirus outbreak. Includes links to OSHA standards, control and prevention, by Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA)


North Dakota Department of Commerce COVID-19 Resources


The Small Business Administration’s (SBA) Guidance for Businesses & Employers:
The SBA has consolidated information regarding the Economic Injury Disaster Loan Program, Guidance for Businesses & Employers, SBA Products & Resources, Government Contracting and Local Assistance in one place.


The SBA Disaster Assistance Loan: 
The SBA will also provide small businesses impacted by COVID-19 up to $2 million in Disaster Assistance Loans.


Small Business Development Center Resources: Your ND Small Business Development Centers, ND Procurement Technical Assistance Center and VBOC of the Dakotas programs are focused on assisting with the continuity of operations of our small business clients across the state.


ND Opportunity Fund Disaster Assistance Loans for Small Business
The North Dakota Opportunity Fund (NDOF) Steering Committee has approved a disaster assistance loan program for small businesses located in the consortium communities that are adversely impacted by the pandemic. The Opportunity Fund leverages private financing to help North Dakota small businesses and manufacturers attain the loans and investments needed to expand and create jobs.


US Chamber’s Summary of the CARES Act
The US Chamber has summarized the CARES Act, otherwise known the stimulus, with specific attention to: small business provisions, changes to the SBA’s economic injury disaster loan program, payments & relief for individuals and more.


US Chamber’s Small Business Guide
The U.S. Chamber’s Coronavirus Small Business Guide outlines the steps small businesses should take now and prepare to access much-needed funds to help keep their workers on the payroll during this disruptive period. Further guides will be developed as the CARES Act becomes implemented.


The US Chamber’s Guidance for Employers: 
The US Chamber has developed a two-page document which outlines steps for businesses to plan and respond to COVID-19.


The Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM) Information on COVID-19: 
SHRM has posted an article about how businesses can utilize their health, wellness and leave benefits in the face of the COVID-19 outbreak.


Families First Coronavirus Response Act: Questions & Answers
As provided under the legislation, the U.S. Department of Labor will be issuing implementing regulations. Additionally, as warranted, the Department will continue to provide compliance assistance to employers and employees on their responsibilities and rights under the FFCRA

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