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Business Resources for COVID-19 Response

March 14, 2020

Following the recommendations of the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), the Maine CDC, and Governor Mills’ administration, many Mainers are practicing social distancing to reduce their exposure to, and the spread of, the novel coronavirus (COVID-19). As social distancing changes our consumption habits and alters our normal routines, businesses are also adapting. Below are several resources for business owners to help guide your responses to COVID-19.
Planning and Preparation

• OSHA Guidance on Preparing Workplaces for COVID-19 (link)
• U.S. Chamber Advice on Planning your Response to COVID-19 (link)
• U.S. CDC Guidance for Business + Sanitizing Recommendations (link)
• Prevention + monitoring tips (English + Spanish) (PDF)
• Resources for manufacturers (link)

Employee Education & Protection

• MDOL Labor Laws and Guidance re: COVID-19 (link)
• U.S. Equal Opportunity Commission Guidelines (link)
• Guide to Office Communications and Preparedness (link)
• The difference between cleaning and sanitizing (PDF)
• How employees should prepare before arriving to work (PDF)

Financial Assistance
• *NEW* U.S. EDA Public Works & Economic Adjustment Assistance Program (PDF)
• SBA Economic Injury Disaster Loan (EIDL) Program for COVID-19 (link)
• Emergency Economic Injury Grant Program for COVID-19 (link) *for applicants of EIDL*
• Paycheck Protection Program (link)
• Emergency Paid Sick Leave / Expanded FMLA Tax Credit (link)
• Employee Retention Tax Credit (link)
*Please note that in this rapidly-evolving situation, the above list of resources may require updates. CMGC will do its best to update in as timely a manner as possible, but we strongly advise that you confer with your legal, accounting, and financial advisers before implementing these tips and proceeding with applications.*

Last modified: February 9, 2021

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