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Resources for Small Businesses in Crisis

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Many small businesses are reeling from the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic. Louis Plung & Company is here to help. We have gathered a list of helpful resources for small businesses to turn to during this unprecedented time.

Federal Health Resources

The President’s Coronavirus Guidelines for America – A short PDF with information about how each person can do their part to lessen the spread of COVID-19.

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) webpage on COVID-19 – This page is regularly updated and offers a wealth of helpful guides and information, including:

●       Interim Guidance for Businesses and Employers - Strategies for employers to use now, future planning considerations, tips for creating an Infectious Disease Outbreak Response Plan, and additional links to resources.

●       Environmental Cleaning and Disinfection Recommendations – Detailed guidelines for cleaning and disinfecting facilities with either suspected or confirmed COVID-19 contamination.

●       Traveler’s Health Notices – The latest guidelines for travel.

Federal Business Resources

Guidance on Preparing Workplaces for COVID-19 – An in-depth document from the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) offering insights on how COVID-19 will likely impact workplaces, directions for reducing workplace exposure risk, and more.

Small Business Guidance & Loan Resources – Assembled by the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA), this webpage offers a wide variety of helpful information, including:

●       The Economic Injury Disaster Loan Program – The SBA works with small businesses and non-profits that have been severely impacted by disasters, including the COVID-19 outbreak. The program provides low interest working capital loans.

●       Search for SBA Local Partners – Discover local assistance initiatives and resource partners near you.

●       SBA Contracting Guide – Information on aid and assistance for small businesses with federal contracts.

State Health Resources

●       https://www.health.pa.gov/topics/disease/Pages/Coronavirus.aspx

State Business Resources

●       https://www.pachamber.org/coronavirus/

●       https://www.uc.pa.gov/COVID-19/Pages/default.aspx

Louis Plung & Company is Here to Help

Do you have any additional questions? Would you like help finding local resources? Please don’t hesitate to reach out to Louis Plung & Company today.

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