Like you, we’ve been closely monitoring the news and government updates related to COVID-19 (Coronavirus). Businesses of all sizes and sectors and the individuals within them continue to monitor the situation, and are as prepared as possible to protect the health of everyone in the community. Artizen Staffing has created a list of resources – links to official government and health authority sites – to help you access the most up-to-date information:
COVID-19 Emergency Information Sources
Federal Resources for EmployersCARES Act Information
The Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act allocated $350 billion to help small businesses keep workers employed amid the pandemic and economic downturn. Known as the Paycheck Protection Program (PPP), the initiative provides 100% federally guaranteed loans to small businesses. Payroll Protection Program An SBA loan that helps businesses keep their workforce employed during the COVID-19 crisis. Loans will be fully forgiven if the funds are used for payroll costs, interest on mortgages, rent, and utilities.
The U.S. Small Business Administration The U.S. Small Business Administration has low-interest federal disaster loans (up to $2 Million) for working capital to small businesses suffering substantial economic injury as a result of the Coronavirus. These loans may be used to pay fixed debts, payroll, accounts payable and other bills that can’t be paid because of the disaster’s impact.APPLY NOW
IRS Resources for Employees
The IRS has set up a special section to help taxpayers and workers affected by COVID-19. The page will be updated as new programs are made available. LEARN MORE