the U.s. Chamber and cdc suggest:
- Actively encouraging employees to stay home when sick.
- Emphasizing the importance of hand washing and respiratory etiquette by all employees.
- Routinely cleaning all frequently touched surfaces and providing cleaning wipes to employees to do the same.
- Making fact-based decisions regarding travel and complying with the latest guidance, specifically surrounding international travel.
- Maintaining business as usual with limited disruptions while monitoring the evolving situation.
- Mitigating household fear by keeping all employees informed on the facts of the situation and educating them on how they can prepare for the potential impacts of the virus.
ALABAMA DEPARTMENT OF LABOR UPDATES AND RESOURCES (includes some US Dept of Labor updates):
- Alabama Department of Labor COVID-19 Resource Page
- File for Unemployment Here
- Families First Coronavirus Response Act: Questions and Answers (an update from the US Dept of Labor)
- NEW U.S. Dept of Labor REQUIRED Poster - The Department of Labor has issued a mandate that this poster is required to be posted (all employers of 500 employees or less) in a common area of your location(s). If you have employees that work from home or remote locations, you may email the poster to them. The deadline to post is April 1st. The poster describes your employee's rights under the Families First Coronavirus Response Act.
If you are an independent contractor or self-employed, you may be eligible for Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) loans/grants, SBA’s Economic Injury Disaster Loans (EIDL), and/or Unemployment Compensation for losses of income related to the coronavirus pandemic.
Treasury, IRS unveil online application to help with Economic Impact Payments; Get My Payment allows people to provide direct deposit information and gives payment date
Member's with COVID-19 Supplies to help service you and your business.