On March 18, the Families First Bill, an emergency relief package aimed at impacts of the quickly spreading Covid-19 (Coronavirus), went into effect. In addition, the Senate has passed and the House is poised to pass a follow-up relief package, the $2 trillion Coronavirus Aid, Relief and Economic Security (CARES) Act. Both measures have impacts on and benefits for the hardwood industry.
While guidance related to provisions included in the second package won’t be available until it is finalized and responsible federal departments and agencies have time to put processes in place, some guidance is available for measures included in the first package.
Below is a list of resources you can explore that will help answer questions you may have about how this legislation impacts you and your company.
We will be updating the list as information is made available. Please use them at your discretion and be sure to check with your HR Managers, Business Managers, and Tax Accountants to determine what programs apply to your company, you, and how.
For information regarding Federal Tax Payments, Deadlines, and Stimulus Checks refer to:
For information regarding Workplace Safety (OSHA), Wages, Hours and Leave, and Unemployment Insurance please refer to:
For Fact Sheets and Q&A regarding Workers and the American Workplace (including paid leave requirements) under the Families First Bill please refer to:
Pertinent Department of Labor News Releases:
For Small Business Guidance and Loan Resources please refer to:
For Small Business Disaster Loan Assistance please refer to:
For a comprehensive guide of State Resources & Restrictions please refer:
For the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Regulations (FMCSR) Emergency Declaration please refer to:
For the Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) latest information on Covid-19 please refer to:
For State by State Manufacturing Resource Information please refer to: