Covid-19 Resources

CARE Act and Stimulus

CARE Act-Small Business Loan Overview

Among other provisions, the Coronavirus Aid, Relief and Economic Security (CARES) Act provides businesses suffering under the debilitating effects of the coronavirus pandemic with unprecedented access to emergency loans. This document will serve as an overview of the loan programs available.

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$2 Trillion Coronavirus Relief Bill Signed Into Law

On Friday, March 27, 2020—after days of debate—the president approved a $2 trillion economic rescue package designed to provide financial assistance to Americans and their families, and billions of dollars in loans for businesses. The package is the largest fiscal stimulus in modern U.S. history and is the government’s most recent response to coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19).

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Understanding the $2 Trillion Stimulus Package

This document provides an overview of the $2 trillion stimulus package, which is designed to provide financial assistance for those struggling as a result of the coronavirus (COVD-19) outbreak.

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Live Well, Work Well

Safe Grocery Shopping During the Coronavirus Outbreak

The coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic has disrupted everyday life in many ways. Many states have ordered residents to stay at home and avoid any unnecessary contact with others. That being said, you still have to eat. It is important that you take precautions in all parts of your life, even when you’re just taking a trip to the grocery store.

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Maintaining Mental Well-being During a Quarantine

Given the implications of the coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak, countless employees across a variety of industries are working remotely. While this allows businesses to remain operational, it can create a number of risks, particularly for those who fail to take the proper precautions. This article highlights ways businesses can protect themselves from these risks.

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Overcoming Loneliness During the Coronavirus Pandemic

Learn how to overcome loneliness during the coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) pandemic with this Live Well, Work Well article.

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Balancing Working From Home and Caregiving Responsibilities

For many across the country, working from home is their new reality for the foreseeable future as the coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) pandemic continues to spread rapidly. For those who now have to balance working from home and caregiving responsibilities, this Live Well, Work Well article provides tips to help manage these responsibilities.

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8 Answers to Your Coronavirus Questions

The coronavirus (COVID-19) is disrupting operations around the world. Here are eight answers to questions you may have about the virus and your health.

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Coronavirus, Flu, Cold or Allergies: Which Is It?

If you’re feeling under the weather, you may be wondering if you have coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19). Only a doctor can officially diagnose you with a condition, but using this flowchart can help you determine whether your symptoms are due to a cold or allergies, or something more serious.

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Iowa COVID-19 (Coronavirus) and Unemployment Insurance Benefits for Workers

The Iowa Department of Workforce Development issued this document to provide general information about unemployment insurance benefits for workers affected by the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic.

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Coverage Insights

Business Interruption Policies and Coronavirus

As a result of the unprecedented challenges COVID-19 brings, many businesses are turning to insurance, like business interruption insurance, for help. However, these policies are unlikely to provide coverage for losses stemming from COVID-19. To learn more, review this Coverage Insights.

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How Coronavirus Could Impact Your Business’s Insurance

The new coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak continues to be a top-of-mind concern for organizations and individuals across the globe. As COVID-19 becomes increasingly widespread, it’s not only raising fears about the well-being of the general public, but it’s also disrupting business operations and creating insurance exposures. This Coverage Insights examines potential insurance exposures associated with COVID-19 and how different forms of coverage could respond.

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Cyber Criminals Seeking to Capitalize on Coronavirus

Criminals prey on unfortunate circumstances, seeking to capitalize on victims during times of panic and hardship. Unfortunately, the coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) pandemic is no exception. This News Brief warns about cyber scams related to the coronavirus.

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Coronavirus and Managing Remote Work Cyber Risks

Given the implications of the coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak, countless employees across a variety of industries are working remotely. While this allows businesses to remain operational, it can create a number of risks, particularly for those who fail to take the proper precautions. This article highlights ways businesses can protect themselves from these risks.

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OHSA

OSHA Guidance on Preparing Workplaces for the Coronavirus

OSHA has published this guide to help employers prepare for the coronavirus (COVID-19) issues in the workplace. The guide does not create new or additional employer obligations.

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OSHA Coronavirus Guidance

This Compliance Bulletin provides OSHA’s guidance on how employers can prepare for and deal with the coronavirus (COVID-19) in the workplace.

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CDC Documents

What to Do If You Are Sick Fact Sheet

This fact sheet from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention provides guidance for what to do if you are sick with COVID-19.

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Coronavirus Pandemic: Keeping Workplaces, Homes and Schools Safe

This resource features guidance from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention that is designed to help keep workplaces, homes and schools safe from the coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19).

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Coronavirus and Your Workplace Checklist

The coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) pandemic continues to spread rapidly throughout the United States. Keep your employees and their families safe by properly preparing your workplace. Consider the strategies outlined in this checklist to ensure that your workplace is prepared for the COVID-19 pandemic.

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HR Guidance

Easing Employee Stress Surrounding the Coronavirus Pandemic

This HR Insights provides tips for how employers can ease employee stress surrounding the coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) pandemic.

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Engaging Remote Employees During the Coronavirus Pandemic

This HR Insights article provides best practices employers can use to keep remote employees engaged during the coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) pandemic.

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5 Tips for Onboarding Employees Remotely During the Coronavirus Pandemic

This HR Insights article provides tips managers can use to onboard employees remotely during the coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) pandemic.

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Iowa COVID-19 (Coronavirus) and Unemployment Insurance Benefits for Employers

The Iowa Department of Workforce Development issued this document to provide general information about unemployment insurance benefits for employers affected by the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic.

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New Coronavirus Relief Law Requires Paid Employee Leave

As part of sweeping legislation enacted in response to the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic, Congress has enacted two laws requiring employers to provide paid leave for coronavirus-related reasons. This Compliance Bulletin provides an overview of the two employee leave mandates contained in the Families First Coronavirus Response Act.

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DOL Guidance - Employer Paid Leave Requirements in the FFCRA

The federal Families First Coronavirus Response Act, enacted on March 18, 2020, requires employers to provide paid leave to workers for certain purposes related to COVID-19. This Compliance Bulletin contains guidance from the DOL about the new paid leave requirements.

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Employee Compensation and Benefits During Closures and Furloughs

As business closures increase due to the COVID-19 pandemic, employers are faced with questions about compensation and health benefit coverage for their employees. Government relief measures may provide compensation for businesses and individuals in certain situations. In other cases, existing rules on employee rights will apply. This Compliance Overview provides a summary of the issues that employers may encounter when terminating or suspending employment due to COVID-19.

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Coronavirus Compliance Considerations for Employers

As the number of reported cases of the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) continues to rise, employers are increasingly confronted with the possibility of an outbreak in the workplace. This Compliance Bulletin provides a summary of compliance issues facing employers in this situation.

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