COVID-19 RESOURCE CENTER

View the latest information and guidance details that affect your business amid the COVID-19 pandemic. This information is sent out via email to members and added to this page for future reference.  Please contact the association office if you have questions U.S. (800) 762-5616 or Canada (800) 661-2452.

April 1, 2020 – WEDA Connect Podcast – WEDA Efforts Amid COVID-19 Crisis

March 26, 2020 COVID-19 – The Latest Update Regarding Essential Services

 

United States

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Webinar Documents

Paycheck Protection Program Application
Treasury PPP Borrower Information Fact Sheet

US Senate CARES Act Summary

CARES Act Summary

Safe Passage Letter

Safe Passage Letter Template

NEW Department of Labor Poster (Families First Coronavirus Response Act)

The Department of Labor has released posters that need to be posted in your establishment. Each covered employer must post a notice of the Families First Coronavirus Response Act (FFCRA) requirements in a conspicuous place on its premises. An employer may satisfy this requirement by emailing or direct mailing this notice to employees or posting this notice on an employee information internal or external website.  This notice does not apply to recently laid-off individuals and you are not required to share this with them. All employers covered by the paid sick leave and expanded family and medical leave provisions of the FFCRA (i.e., certain public sector employers and private sector employers with fewer than 500 employees) are required to post this notice.

Families First Coronavirus Response Act Poster

Critical Infrastructure

Memorandum on Identification Of Essential Critical Infrastructure Workers During Covid-19 Response

Emergency Federal Paid Leave Legislation

New COVID-19 Paid Leave Legislation

HR 2601 – FMLA Statute Temporary Amendments

Since the emergency FMLA expansion is made apart of the existing FMLA statute via a temporary amendment, and because the legislation does not explicitly address the issue of counting employees. Employers should assume the existing FMLA rules on counting employees remain in place until the DOL issues new guidance/regulations.  Right now, the rules are clear that full-time employees, part-time employees, employees on leave, seasonal employees paid compensation during the week of assessing coverage or, if not paid, who are on payroll and/or the employer reasonable expects to return to active employment,  are all counted for purposes of determining employer coverage.

Covered Employer
Counting Employees for Determining Coverage
Joint Employer Coverage

Practical & Legal Considerations

Responding to the Coronavirus: Practical & Legal Considerations from Seigfreid Bingham
Best Practices for Protection of Customers and Employees 

State Governor Notifications

Secretary of Agriculture – Sonny Perdue
Idaho
Kansas
Missouri
New Mexico
Oklahoma
Oregon
Texas
Washington

Federated Insurance U.S.

Message from Federated Insurance U.S. Amid COVID-19

Federated Insurance is committed to helping our clients navigate the newly announced mandates affecting business owners as a result of the spread of COVID-19. In collaboration with our friends at Enquiron®, we are providing you with three valuable documents designed to help provide information to organizations facing challenging employment issues during these uncertain times. Below you will find an Employer COVID-19 FAQs document, an overview of the Families First Coronavirus Response Act, and Important Rules for Employers to Know in the Wake of COVID-19.

Employer FAQs
Rules for Employers
Families First Act
Additional Resources & Information

Canada

Canadian Prime Minister and Government Announcements 

On March 27, 2020, the Government of Canada is revising their support to Canadian businesses that are affected by COVID-19, their employees and their families. The new measures announced include that the government will cover up to 75% of the wages for small and medium sized businesses back dated till March 15, 2020. Additionally, interest free loans up to $40,000 will be available, with as much as $10,000 of those loans being forgivable, as long as certain conditions are met. More details on the program will be provided shortly, but in the meantime, these and previous measures are outlined at the Government of Canada website. Support For Businesses

Federal Finance Minister Bill Morneau provides additional information on Canada Emergency Wage Subsidy (CWES) April 1, 2020 from MNP
Prime Minister Justin Trudeau addressed Canadians to announce further adjustments to the wage subsidy program from MNP
Finance Minister Bill Morneau announced new tax measures to support Canadians from MNP

Canada’s COVID-19 Economic Response Plan: Support for Canadians and Businesses

Prime Minister announces more support for workers and businesses through Canada’s COVID-19 Economic Response Plan

Manitoba Public Health Act Summary

Public Health Act Order
MANITOBA RESTRICTS OPERATIONS OF NON-CRITICAL BUSINESSES IN NEW PUBLIC HEALTH ORDER

Essential Services Designations/Prevention Guidelines by Province

British Columbia – http://www.bccdc.ca/health-info/diseases-conditions/covid-19?utm_campaign=20200311_GCPE_AM_COVID_2_NOTIFICATION_BCGOV_BCGOV_EN_BC__NOTIFICATION

Ontario – https://news.ontario.ca/opo/en/2020/03/list-of-essential-workplaces.html

                     https://www.publichealthontario.ca/en/diseases-and-conditions/infectious-diseases/respiratory-diseases/novel-coronavirus

Quebec – https://www.quebec.ca/sante/problemes-de-sante/a-z/coronavirus-2019/fermeture-endroits-publics-commerces-services-covid19/#c48424

Alberta – https://www.alberta.ca/self-isolation.aspx

Saskatchewan – Critical Public Services Document

Manitoba – https://manitoba.ca/covid19/prepareandprevent/index.html

Nova Scotia – https://novascotia.ca/coronavirus/#alerts

New Brunswick – https://www2.gnb.ca/content/dam/gnb/Corporate/pdf/EmergencyUrgence19.pdf

Prince Edward Island – https://www.princeedwardisland.ca/en/information/health-and-wellness/covid-19-faqs

Provincial Premier Notifications

Minister of Ag – Marie-Claude Bibeau
Alberta
British Columbia
Manitoba
New Brunswick
Nova Scotia
Ontario
Prince Edward Island
Saskatchewan

MNP, LLC

MNP COVID-19 Business Advice Centre

UniFirst

March 31, 2020 COVID-19 – Products for cleaning and disinfecting your dealership – courtesy of our Endorsed Partner, UniFirst
256 Century Q Technical Bulletin
Chemical Sheet – Canada

Farm Credit Canada

Farm Credit Canada Memo
FCC lending capacity increases by $5B to alleviate industry financial pressure

Federated Insurance Canada Resources
One Dealer’s Story

COVID-19 One Dealer’s Story