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What Do You Need To Know About COVID-19?

APDT is committed to providing useful guidance and reliable information to help the professional dog training community through this crisis. Find information on business tips, personal safety and using technology to keep you in front of your clients.

 
Pet Care Industry Letter to Congress
 
MENTAL HEALTH RESOURCES
Crisis Text Line – https://www.crisistextline.org/
CDC’s Suggestions for Stress and Coping – https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/daily-life-coping/managing-stress-anxiety.html
Mental Health America – https://mhanational.org/covid19
National Alliance on Mental Illness – https://www.nami.org/covid-19-guide
WHO’s Mental Health Considerations – https://www.who.int/docs/default-source/coronaviruse/mental-health-considerations.pdf
 
IDEAS FOR GENERATING REVENUE (reprinted with permission from APDT members, Robin Bennett and Susan Briggs of The Dog Gurus)
https://www.thedoggurus.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/03/Ideas-for-Generating-Revenue.pdf
 

          

 

 

Business Resources for APDT members

 
CARES Act Information (*Reprinted with permission from Raymond James)
https://www.raymondjames.com/commentary-and-insights/volatility-resources/2020/03/31/cares-act-rebates-health-coverage-homeownership-and-more
 
CARES Act for Small Business
 
CARES Act for Individuals
 
BUSINESS LEASE / HOUSING RESOURCES
 
– Federal Housing Finance Agency: https://www.fhfa.gov/Homeownersbuyer/MortgageAssistance/Pages/Coronavirus-Assistance-Information.aspx
– Letter to Landlords (Click here to download)
– National Housing Law Project – Eviction Moratorium summary: https://www.nhlp.org/wp-content/uploads/2020.03.27-NHLP-CARES-Act-Eviction-Moratorium-Summary.pdf?fbclid=IwAR2Ji1RgIrV2qX0KLP6HJE9X2sYS8Uxe8fFnHTwPxN7Pme50O4i_USqGdTo
 
GENERAL INFORMATION ON COVID-19 FOR SMALL BUSINESSES:

  1. World Health Organization (WHO) Advice for the Public:
    https://www.who.int/emergencies/diseases/novel-coronavirus-2019/advice-for-public
     
  2. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) Interim Guidance for Businesses and Employers to Plan and Respond to COVID-19:
    https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/community/guidance-business-response.html?CDC_AA_refVal=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.cdc.gov%2Fcoronavirus%2F2019-ncov%2Fspecific-groups%2Fguidance-business-response.html
     
  3. Department of Labor (DOL) Q&A for COVID-19 or other public health emergencies and the FLSA:
    https://www.dol.gov/agencies/whd/flsa/pandemic
     
  4. Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) COVID-19 Overview:
    https://www.osha.gov/SLTC/covid-19/
     

LEGAL INFORMATION ON Families First Coronavirus Response Act (FFCRA), signed by Trump on 3/18/20:

  1. With the FFCRA, the US Treasury, IRS and DOL announced two refundable payroll tax credits to immediately and fully reimburse dollar for dollar for costs of providing coronavirus related leave to EEs.
     
  2. Legal information on FFCRA:
    1. Link to the law:
      https://www.congress.gov/bill/116th-congress/house-bill/6201/text?fbclid=IwAR15AxQKPjQtoqyCCDSYfZL2Q1L-_fDtfXYngo-Gd0_SE5AWev8sQlfDWqs
       
    2. National Federation of Independent Business (NFIB) Legal Update Webinar:
      https://www.nfib.com/webinars/covid-10-part2/
       
    3. General Legal Advice on COVID-19 by Fisher Phillips law firm, including an update on the Families First Coronavirus Response Act:
      https://www.fisherphillips.com/faqs
       

FEDERAL RESOURCES:

  1. Small Business Administration (SBA) general loan information:
    https://www.sba.gov/funding-programs/loans
     
  2. SBA Disaster Loans (for small businesses suffering substantial economic injury as a result of COVID-19) (3.75% interest for small businesses, 2.75% for nonprofits):
    https://www.sba.gov/disaster-assistance/coronavirus-covid-19
     
  3. Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act, including the Paycheck Protection Loan and SBA Economic Injury Disaster Loan Programs):
    https://www.wallerlaw.com/news-insights/3502/Considering-layoffs-Congress-CAREs-Act-could-offer-small-business-a-lifeline
     
    U.S. Chamber of Commerce Small Business Guide and Checklist
     
  4. SBA Coronavirus Resource Page (being updated regularly):
    https://www.uschamber.com/co/start/strategy/cares-act-small-business-guide
     
  5. The Internal Revenue Service (IRS) has postponed April 15 tax deadline for 90 days, and will waive interest and penalties:
    https://www.irs.gov/newsroom/tax-day-now-july-15-treasury-irs-extend-filing-deadline-and-federal-tax-payments-regardless-of-amount-owed

 
STATE RESOURCES:

  1. State Declarations of Emergency and Executive Orders regarding COVID-19:
    https://web.csg.org/covid19/executive-orders/
     
  2. State Tax Agencies — Check to see if filing and payment deadlines have been postponed, and please note that filing deadlines and payment deadlines may be different!:
    https://www.taxadmin.org/state-tax-agencies
     
  3. State Chambers of Commerce:
    https://www.statechambers.org/about or https://www.uschamber.com/members/chambers/accreditation
     
  4. US Small Business Administration (SBA) site to find information on state and local small business assistance:
    https://www.sba.gov/local-assistance/find/?type=Small%20Business%20Development%20Center&pageNumber=1
     

LOCAL RESOURCES:

  1. US Chamber of Commerce listings for accredited state and local Chambers of Commerce:
    https://www.uschamber.com/members/chambers/accreditation
     
  2. US Small Business Administration (SBA) site to find information on state and local small business assistance:
    https://www.sba.gov/local-assistance/find/?type=Small%20Business%20Development%20Center&pageNumber=1
     

PRIVATE RESOURCES:

  1. Lenders:
    1. Forbes list of banks that are offering deferment and forbearance to business loan customers having trouble making payments:
      https://www.forbes.com/sites/advisor/2020/03/12/list-of-banks-offering-relief-to-customers-affected-by-coronavirus/#5edffb893ee3
       
    2. American Bankers Association A-Z list of coronavirus response programs:
      https://www.aba.com/about-us/press-room/industry-response-coronavirus#AlphaU
       
  2. Amazon Neighborhood Small Business Relief Fund (currently only Seattle area, but worth watching to see if they expand this):
    https://amazonsmallbusinessrelief.force.com/SelfRegisterPage
     
  3. Facebook Small Business Grant Program:
    https://www.facebook.com/business/boost/grant
     
  4. Kiva Loans (0% loans for entrepreneurs):
    https://www.kiva.org/borrow
     
  5. For dog trainers and pet professionals:
    1. Dog Gurus Tricks for Fun class (to market to trainer clients, with part of the revenue going back to the referring trainer):
      https://www.thedoggurus.com/tricks/
       
    2. Kinn Pack Affiliate Program (commission on Kinn Kleanbowl products):
      https://kinninc.com/affiliate-program/
       
    3. Amazon affiliate program:
      https://affiliate-program.amazon.com/
       

OTHER RESOURCES:

  1. Forbes resources (being updated regularly):
    https://www.forbes.com/sites/advisor/2020/03/20/list-of-coronavirus-covid-19-small-business-relief-programs/#7640d64ee89d
     
  2. National Federation of Independent Businesses:
    https://www.nfib.com/content/analysis/coronavirus/latest-on-coronavirus-from-nfib/
     
  3. US Chamber of Commerce:
    https://www.uschamber.com/co/small-business-coronavirus
     
  4. US Chamber of Commerce Foundation:
    https://www.uschamberfoundation.org/reports/coronavirus-response-resources
     
  5. Dog Gurus resource page:
    https://www.thedoggurus.com/covid19/

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