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Hello MBIA Members,

 

These are challenging time as we face concerns and impacts of the coronavirus COVID-19, so we want to share important links that may help both your business and personal needs.

 

It has been recommended that we put information on our website rather than email as to not stress the bandwidth on the Internet, so please check the site often for updates.

As your Association, we are here to help, so please do not hesitate to reach out for additional assistance.

 

Update 3-27-20

Click here to view the Mandatory Staff Screening Checklist.

This mandatory Staff Screening Checklist only applies to counties that have been mandated.  As of today, Oakland, Wayne & Washtenaw are the only counties that have been issued this order for business that are still open. There may be additional counties who require this in the future, so please check with your county for updates.


Update 3-26-20

Letter to Critical Infrastructure Worker

 

Letter designating worker as necessary 

 

Update 3/25/20-

UIA Offers Update on Unemployment System.  Click here to view the press release.

 

Families First Coronavirus Response Act.  Click here to view. 

 

Small Business committee Master One Page.  Click here to view

 

Tax Provisions FAQ

 

Update 3/23/20 –

 

CISA Critical Infrastructure Workers.  Click here to view the Memo on Identification of Essential Critical Infrastructure workers during Covid-19 response.

 

Stay Home. Stay Safe Signed Executive Order.  Click here to view the signed executive order.

Stay Home. Stay Safe. Save Lives. Executive Order from Governor Whitmer Summary.

Link: https://www.michigan.gov/documents/leo/Stay_Home_Stay_Safe_-_Order_Summary_3.23.20_684496_7.pdf?utm_medium=email&utm_source=govdelivery

 

STATE OF MICHIGAN: https://www.michigan.gov/coronavirus


Michigan Economic Development Corporation  www.michiganbusiness.org/covid19

MI SBA EIDL LOADS: https://disasterloan.sba.gov/ela/ 

Small businesses around the state have a growing number of resources available to assist them in recovering from economic losses as a result of the COVID-19 virus. The most recent support came from the U.S. Small Business Administration statewide Economic Injury Disaster Loan (EIDL) declaration, requested earlier this week by Gov. Gretchen Whitmer, with the support of the MEDC and Michigan Small Business Development Center. The application for disaster loan assistance is available at https://disasterloan.sba.gov/ela/ . For businesses looking for more information on how to apply for an SBA EIDL loan or whether it is something they should consider, visit michiganbusiness.org/covid19.

 

MI SMALL BUSINESS RELIEF PROGRAM: https://www.michiganbusiness.org/covid19/

The program authorizes the Michigan Economic Development Corporation to provide up to $10 million in small business grants and $10 million in small business loans to support businesses facing drastic reductions in cash flow and the continued support of their workforce.The MEDC anticipates that at least 1,100 businesses across the state will benefit from this program. The Michigan Small Business Relief Program will be a top priority for the MEDC, with funds being available no later than April 1, 2020.

Details on eligibility are available here, with information on how to apply coming soon.

FAMILIES FIRST CORONAVIRUS RESPONSE ACT (H.R. 6201): https://cdn.ymaws.com/www.mbia.org/resource/resmgr/abo_covid-19_memo.pdf
The bill expands the Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA) to provide temporary additional reasons for leave related to the Coronavirus/COVID-19 crisis and to provide pay for such FMLA leave beyond two weeks. In addition, a new federal paid sick leave law has been put in place, whereby employers would need to provide up to 80 hours (or the equivalent of two weeks for part-time employees) of paid sick leave to employees for Coronavirus/COVID-19 issues.

 

SMALL BUSINESS TAXPAYERS PROVIDED ASSISTANCE
Penalties and Interest Waived for 30 days for Some Sales, Use and Withholding Tax Filers. Small businesses that have experienced disrupted operations due to the COVID-19 pandemic now have additional time to make their sales, use and withholding tax monthly payment, according to the Michigan Department of Treasury. Effective immediately, small businesses scheduled to make their monthly sales, use and withholding tax payments on March 20 can postpone filing and payment requirements until April 20. The state Treasury Department will waive all penalties and interest for 30 days. Read more
here.


NATIONAL RESOURCES – U.S.

 

Small Business Administration (SBA): Guidance for Businesses and Employers to Plan and Respond to Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19)

U. S. Travel Resources www.Ustravel.org

OSHA Guidance on Preparing Workplaces for COVID-19

  • Link: https://www.osha.gov/Publications/OSHA3990.pdf
  • Description: Downloadable and printable digital publication with table of contents that includes:About COVID-19
    • How a COVID-19 Outbreak Could Affect Workplaces
    • 6 Steps All Employers Can Take to Reduce Workers’ Risk of Exposure
    • Classifying Worker Exposure
    • Jobs Classified at Lower Exposure Risk: What to Do to Protect Workers
    • Jobs Classified at Medium Exposure Risk: What to Do to Protect Workers

Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM): Coronavirus and COVID-19

U.S. Chamber of Commerce:Coronavirus:8 Things Your Small Business Needs to Do

ARTICLES, BLOGS AND OTHER ONLINE RESOURCES

 

RESOURCES FROM FRIENDS OF MRAA

  • "Things to Consider" Podcast by Sam Dantzler and Tony Gonzalez of Garage Composites
    • Link: https://www.buzzsprout.com/205564/3031885
    • Description:Tony and Sam, two of the highest rated speakers at MRAA events like Dealer Week, discuss the precarious position we all find ourselves in, offering perspective, ideas, some proactivity and the opportunity to think in a different manner about how you can weather some of the storm.

  • "Leading Thoughtfully and Effectively in a Crisis" by John Spence, John Spence Inc.
    • Link: https://vimeo.com/397816608
    • Description: Learn four areas of focus of the best leaders during times of uncertainty in this video by John Spence -- a leadership expert who has frequently spoken at MRAA conferences and prepared online learning for MRAATraining.com.
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