Covid-19 Business Resources

COVID-19 BUSINESS RESOURCES

Be Ready with Guidelines & Recommendations

Anything can happen in life, and we are here to help you be ready. We have prepared COVID-19 business resources for pressing issues employers face, including vital information on new federal laws such as the Families First Coronavirus Response Act (FFCRA) and Coronavirus Aid, CARES Act, HIPAA privacy considerations, layoffs and furloughs, tax credits and much more.

[Note, due to the developing nature of the pandemic, the guidance in this toolkit will likely require updating. We will make every effort to provide the most accurate, timely information regarding COVID-19.]

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  • American Rescue Plan: Changes to FFCRA Employee Leave

  • PRESIDENT JOE BIDEN DIRECTS ALL STATE TO MAKE ALL ADULTS ELIGIBLE FOR COVID-19 VACCINE BY MAY 1, 2021

  • 5 Steps: When your Employee Tests Positive for COVID-19

    • The NH Division of Public Health Services have released guidelines on Employers procedures when an employee tests positive for Covid-19. Click here for more details.
  • EEOC Issues FAQS on Mandatory Vaccinations for COVID-19.

    • On Dec. 16. 2020, the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) added nine new answers to frequently asked questions to its existing guidance on how employers should comply with the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) and other fair employment laws while also observing all applicable emergency workplace safety guidelines during the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic.

 

  • VT imposes quarantine rules for residents of all NH counties.

    • Vermont requires a 14 day quarantine or seven days after a negative test  to enter Vermont from all NH counties.  The restrictions do not apply to people coming to Vermont for essential purposes, including community to work, attending school, receiving medical care and buying groceries.

 

  • NH Mandates Contact Tracing for Restaurants

    • Beginning Saturday October 31st all restaurants must record basic contact information to help facilitate COVID-19 contact tracing investigations.  Click here for more details.

 

 

  • NH has released mask guidelines and have moved several industries to the Universal Guidance.

      • Click here to read the updated Guidance.  In particular, the portion on wearing masks was updated to address people with medical conditions that can not wear masks.
      • The following industries have additional guidance to follow:
        • Community Arts & Music Education
        • Drive-In Movie Theatres
        • Driver’s Education
        • Funeral Homes
        • Equestrian Facilities
        • Golf Courses
        • Libraries
        • Museums & Art Galleries
        • Outdoor Attractions (not amusement parks)
        • State Parks

 

 

  • Vermont Governor Phil Scott signed into law Act 115, "An act relating to creating emergency economic recovery grants."

    • On Friday, June 19, 2020 Governor Phil Scott signed into law the Act 115.  This act includes $70,000,000 in emergency Economic Recovery Grants.  Click Here to review the eligibility criteria.
    • On Thursday, July 2, 2020, Governor Scott signed into law H.966, which includes an additional $96 million for a number of business sectors and will be administered by both ACCD and other agencies including the Agency of Human Services, Agency of Administration, and Agency of Agriculture, Food and Markets.

 

  • Keene Safe Pledge

 

  • U.S. Department of Labor's OSHA Issues Guidance to Help Construction Workers During the Coronavirus Pandemic

    • The U.S. Department of Labor’s Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) has launched a webpage with Coronavirus-related guidance for construction employers and workers. The guidance includes recommended actions to reduce the risk of exposure to the Coronavirus. This guidance is not a standard or regulation, and it creates no new legal obligations. It contains recommendations as well as descriptions of mandatory safety and health standards. The recommendations are advisory in nature, informational in content, and are intended to assist employers in providing a safe and healthful workplace. To learn more click here

 

 

 

  • New Order from Governor Phil Scott Continues Phased Re-Opening; Expands Health & Safety Measures, Including Mandatory Training

    • The Governor's most recent order, signed Friday, directs any entity currently operating, or soon to be opened, to implement specified physical distancing, health and sanitation measures, including requiring employees to wear face coverings for nose and mouth.  It also requires all employers to provide - and all employees to complete - training on these health and safety requirements by May 4th
      • VT Dept of Labor and VOSHA have provided this training document to be used to train all employees

FAMILIES FIRST ACT:

PPP & CARES ACT:

  • UPDATE June 4, 2020

    • Congress Passes Bill Amending Paycheck Protection Program
      • The bill has several changes and updates to the Paycheck Protection Program (PPP).  Congress has sent the bill to President Donald Trump, who is expected to sign it into law.  To learn more about the updates click here
  • UPDATE April 16, 2020:

    • The Small Business Administration issued the following statement today: "The SBA is currently unable to accept new applications for the Paycheck Protection Program based on available appropriations funding. Similarly, we are unable to enroll new PPP lenders at this time."
    • Clark-Mortenson will continue to  monitor this topic and update this page as new information arrives.

SAFETY:

BUSINESS RESOURCES:

  • Planning Ahead Post Covid-19 - Reopening your business after the shutdown

    • With most states lifting some restrictions on operations, many businesses need help to manage and implement a return to work program.  This guide will help you create your own return to work program.
  • The Employer's Guide to COVID-19

    • This HR tool kit provides vital information on: Families First Coronavirus Response Act (FFCRA), Coronavirus Aid, CARES Act, HIPAA privacy considerations, layoffs and furloughs, tax credits and much more!

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