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COVID-19 Small Business Resources

November 20, 2020

At Weil-McLain, we believe that sharing resources and ideas makes all of us stronger.  In the midst of these uncertain times, the Weil-McLain team has assembled some helpful resources, articles and materials related to Covid-19 to help those managing their small businesses during this crisis. The links to these Small Business Resources are intended to provide you with convenient access to official information and reports, which may impact your business. Weil-McLain has not contributed to the content of the official information and reports and, therefore, makes no representation as to the accuracy or relevance to your business. 

 

Industry HVAC Event Updates

  • AHR Expo 2021 Update. AHR Expo show management recently announced they have officially cancelled the 2021 AHR Expo that was to take place in Chicago due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic. The AHR Expo team is shifting the focus to 2022 and looks forward to a great in-person show in Las Vegas!

Expert Recommendations for Small Businesses Operating in COVID Environment

  • CDC Guidance. COVID-19 Employer Information for Office Buildings During the COVID-19 pandemic, office building employers, owners and managers, and operations specialists can follow these updated guidelines from the CDC to create a safe and healthy workplace for workers and clients.
  • COVID Prevention in the Workplace for Businesses and Workplaces from CDCThe CDC offers updated guidance and strategies for businesses, employers and for employees considering or preparing to return to the workplace to help prevent workplace exposure to COVID-19.
  • OSHA Guidance and Resources for Workers and Employers This webpage provides information for workers and employers about the evolving coronavirus outbreak. The information includes links to interim guidance and other resources for preventing exposures to, and infection with, COVID-19.
  • U.S. Chamber of Commerce Coronavirus Small Business Guide – Link to U.S. Chamber of Commerce site:  The coronavirus pandemic is affecting small businesses in a variety of ways. From loss of business to remote work, things are changing fast during the COVID-19 pandemic and businesses are being forced to adapt. CO is working to bring you the best resources and information to help you navigate this challenging time.

Guidance for Working In-Home during COVID-19 – The links below provide direction to companies and workers who perform repair or service work in homes such as plumbers, electricians and HVAC installation and repair.  The first two links include recently published guidance from OSHA and the Department of Labor.

Small Business Resources

Small Business Administration (SBA) Programs & Links – Includes links to small business programs created by the CARES Act.

CARES Act – Small Business Paycheck Protection Program Resources

  • US Department of Treasury CARES Act:  Small Business Paycheck Protection Program – The Paycheck Protection Program has been extended by Congress.  Deadline is August 8, 2020.  Use this link to visit the US Department of Treasury site where you will find information, forms and an eligible lender search tool for the Small Business Paycheck Protection Program.
  • Paycheck Protection Program Borrower Application Form – This is the application form that is posted on the U.S. Department of the Treasury site that must be completed and submitted to an authorized SBA lender. 
  • SBA Paycheck Protection Program – This is the direct link to the Small Business Administration (SBA) site that describes the Paycheck Protection Program that is provided for in the CARES Act, including a description of the program and a tool that will help you find a lender.

Federal and State Legislation for COVID – Includes Links to CARES Act information