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.

  United States

Face Mask Mandates

Washington State-Wide Face Mask Mandate
Oregon Face Mask Mandates
New Mexico Face Mask Guidelines

Letter From USDA

USDA’s response to the Western Equipment Dealers Association’s concerns regarding COVID-19

When Could Things Reopen? How Each State Is Responding To COVID-19

List of Response to COVID-19 by State

[ WEBINAR RECORDING ] An In-Depth Look at Lending & Tax Provisions Available to Dealers Through COVID-19 Relief Package

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Webinar Documents

Federal Cares Act Webinar Presentation
Paycheck Protection Program Application
Paycheck Protection Program FAQ
Treasury PPP Borrower Information Fact Sheet
Paid Leave Under the Families First Coronavirus Response Act – Department of Labor

US Senate CARES Act Summary

CARES Act Summary

Families First Coronavirus Response Act (“FFCRA”)

COVID-19 Legislative and Regulatory Impact on Employee Benefits – 6/4/2020

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

State Resources

Missouri leaders protect food supply, agriculture businesses
On March 24, Governor Mike Parson in coordination with the Missouri Departments of Health and Senior Services and Agriculture, approved a request from Dr. Randall Williams to create a consistent directive across local governments for any individual or business that is part of the food supply chain. Farmers, ranchers, agriculture businesses and grocery stores are encouraged to continue essential business functions to feed, fuel and clothe our citizens.

A critical infrastructure worker letter template was created which your organization can brand for your members if needed. To access the Missouri Department of Agriculture’s COVID-19 resource page and the letter template for those in the food and agriculture industry, click here. To view the full press release regarding this announcement, click here.

Washington – Apply for up to $10,000 in emergency funding
Washington Small Business Emergency Grants

State Governor Notifications

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

Federated Insurance U.S.

Federated Insurance is committed to helping you as our nation unites to prevent the spread of COVID-19. Here is a link to many valuable resources designed to inform and support your members during these uncertain times. Because this page is not available on our public site, you may want to save it in your browser for future reference as it will be updated regularly when additional resources become available. Federated’s valued policyholders have these and additional resources available to them at Federated’s Shield Network. Or, by contacting our Risk Management Resource Center at 1-888-333-4949. Please contact your Account Executive with additional questions or concerns. Thank you for your ongoing support!

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

COVID-19 Resources

  Canada

Canada Emergency Wage Subsidy (CEWS)

MNP – Decoding Changes to the Canada Emergency Wage Subsidy (CEWS) [WEBINAR]  8-4-2020

Canadian Prime Minister and Government Announcements 

On March 27, 2020, the Government of Canada is revising its support for 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 backdated 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

May 18, 2020 – Finance Minister Bill Morneau announced the extension and the expanded eligibility of the Canada Emergency Wage Subsidy (CEWS) program.

STEP-BY-STEP GUIDE: APPLY FOR THE CANADA EMERGENCY WAGE SUBSIDY (CEWS)
MNP Tax Update 4-12-2020
MNP – Critical Steps for Dealerships to Navigate the COVID-19 crisis
Emergency Support Program For Saskatchewan Small Businesses
Do you qualify for the Canada emergency response benefit?
Canada Business Wage Subsidies Summary 4-3-2020
Summary of government financial assistance for Ontario farm 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

Family Services Employee Assistance Program (FSEAP)

Supporting Employee Mental and Psychological Well-being During COVID-19
Managing Anxiety & Worry During the COVID-19 Pandemic
Make Stress Management a Priority
Improve Depression Treatment with Talk Therapy

MNP, LLP

MNP Tax Update 5-18-2020
MNP Tax Update 4-12-2020
MNP – Critical Steps for Dealerships to Navigate the COVID-19 crisis
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
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

Covid-19 Infection Control For Your Business [Webinar]

This webinar is pre-recorded for viewing convenience and is open to all members, whether they’re insured by Federated or another company. What’s covered:

  • COVID-19 exposures and risks
  • How to create a plan to control infection exposures
  • Workplace infection control best practices

Participants also receive an online certificate upon completion, which can be posted on-premises to demonstrate an ongoing commitment to health and safety. Watch Webinar

Other Federated Canada Resources

One Dealer’s Story

COVID-19 One Dealer’s Story

 

WEBINARS & PODCASTS

[Webinar] A Look at Lending & Tax Provisions Available to Dealers Through COVID-19 Relief Package

WEDA Efforts Amid COVID-19 Crisis