Apple has developed a coronavirus screening tool in partnership with the CDC, the White House, and FEMA. Access it here.
COVID-19 peak projections state by state from Bar and Restaurant Expo
UPDATE: May 6th, 2020
The leadership at AAMA and AMOA want you, our members, to know we are in ongoing communication with our Washington-based lobbyist, Dentons compiling the latest information on programs the federal government will put in place to assist small businesses like yours. We have compiled a list of resources, stories, and programs in the following tabs.
We strongly urge you to make sure the information you’re consuming related to COVID-19 comes from reliable sources, which should include the Center for Disease Control, (CDC). Click here to find the latest information directly from the CDC on this outbreak, and the steps you can take to help limit the extent and duration of this pandemic.
As more information related to federal aid programs becomes available, we’ll be making it available to all our members. If you have any questions, please email [email protected].
Join AAMA for our webinar series tackling the challenges our industry is facing due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Every Tuesday morning at 10:30 am CST. They are open to the first 200 registrants and each webinar is free to members and non-members.
SCHEDULE: Tuesdays at 10:30 am CST
04/21 – A New SOP: Sanitization & Cleaning Protocols WATCH IT HERE
04/28 – Financial Assistance & Loans WATCH IT HERE
05/05 – Preparing to Re-Open WATCH IT HERE → After registering, you will be prompted to put in a password. ACCESS PASSWORD: @AAMA0505
05/12 – Reopening – Stage 1 VIDEO COMING SOON
05/19 – Leading Through Crisis WATCH IT HERE → After registering, you will be prompted to put in a password. ACCESS PASSWORD: @AAMA05.19.2020
05/28 – Reopening – We’ve Begun! REGISTER HERE
The leadership at AAMA and AMOA have drafted a letter for Dentons to deliver to the leadership on Capitol Hill. We are urging Congress to provide relief to our industry in the form of opening lines of liquidity for small businesses to meet payroll until COVID-19 is no longer a threat.
Our members participated in a webinar hosted by our Washington-based lobbyist, Dentons. “The Paycheck Protection Program, and You.” The conversation was led by Dentons Partners, Randy Nuckolls and Michael Zolandz along with Dentons Principle, John Russell, IV.
Follow this link for the powerpoint: https://bit.ly/2R24Pdl
For the audio: https://adobe.ly/2Jv6Met
Click here for Denton’s COVID-19 Resource Hub
The CDC regularly updates this page with guidance for Businesses and Employers on how to plan and prepare for COVID-19
>> Here are some great tips on how to effectively work from home
>> COVID-19 and the HR Questions it Poses from Porte Brown
>> Federal CARES Act presentation
>> Paycheck Protection Program information prepared by Dentons
Employee Retention Credit Under the CARES Act
The Employee Retention Credit is a fully refundable tax credit for employers equal to 50 percent of qualified wages (including allocable qualified health plan expenses) that Eligible Employers pay their employees. This Employee Retention Credit applies to qualified wages paid after March 12, 2020, and before January 1, 2021. The maximum amount of qualified wages taken into account with respect to each employee for all calendar quarters is $10,000, so that the maximum credit for an Eligible Employer for qualified wages paid to any employee is $5,000.
>> For more information and eligibility requirements, go to IRS.gov
UPDATE: Senate Approves US$350 billion for Small Business Grants
The Senate has passed a bill that will provide up to US$350 billion in forgivable loans to small business concerns, non-profit and veterans organizations and self-employed individuals to cover their expenses during the COVID-19 crisis.
>> Read More on Dentons.com
What employers need to know about the Families First Coronavirus Response Act (United States)
On Wednesday afternoon, March 18, 2020, the Senate voted 90-8 to send the revised Families First Coronavirus Response Act (FFCRA), H.R. 6201, to President Trump’s desk for approval. President Trump signed the bill into law late Wednesday evening. This bipartisan legislation dedicates billions of dollars for paid sick leave, unemployment insurance, free testing, and other provisions to aid Americans affected by COVID-19. Below are some highlights of the employment-related provisions of the bill that is set to take effect no later than April 2, 2020.
>> Read More on Dentons.com
Health and government officials are working together to maintain the safety, security, and health of the American people. Small businesses are encouraged to do their part to keep their employees, customers, and themselves healthy.
PAYCHECK PROTECTION PROGRAM (PPP)
The SBA is offering a loan that helps businesses keep their workforce employed during the Coronavirus (COVID-19) crisis. Click here for more information, how to apply, and a sample form if you wish to start your application.
Click here for the required document checklist for the PPP application
ECONOMIC INJURY DISASTER LOAN PROGRAM
Small business owners in all U.S. states and territories are currently eligible to apply for a low-interest loan due to Coronavirus (COVID-19). Click here to apply.
Find more information on the SBA’s Economic Injury Disaster Loans at: SBA.gov/Disaster
The SBA will work directly with state Governors to provide targeted, low-interest loans to small businesses and non-profits that have been severely impacted by the Coronavirus (COVID-19). The SBA’s Economic Injury Disaster Loan program provides small businesses with working capital loans of up to $2 million that can provide vital economic support to small businesses to help overcome the temporary loss of revenue they are experiencing.
For more information, go to SBA.gov or watch SBA’s webinar
11 Social Media Changes to Make in a Coronavirus World from Jay Baer
Harden Your Zoom Settings to Protect Your Privacy and Avoid Trolls from the Electronic Frontier Foundation
Video from Hownd on Best Practices: Cost Savings, Communications, and Taking Care of People during the COVID-19 pandemic
How Your Attraction Can Cope with COVID-19 from blooloop.
Engage Guests When the Gates Are Closed. IAAPA shows 5 ways to continue positive brand promotion during quarantine.
Six Flags Magic Mountain donated 800 pounds of excess food to a local charity while they are temporarily closed due to the coronavirus outbreak. Check out the full story here!
Webinar on Actionable Marketing Tips to Prepare for a Successful Comeback hosted by Party Center Software & Hownd
Unfortunately, scammers are taking advantage of the COVID-19 Pandemic. Here are some tips to avoid scams.
The impact of virtual entertainment experiences during the lockdown on the post-pandemic entertainment landscape from Randy White
How to create a successful virtual event for your company from Jay Baer
Emergency preparedness guide to help your FEC overcome the unexpected
Developing Your Marketing Crisis Plan with Speaker Aleya Harris
FEC International Community Slack Channel Created to Foster Support Among Entertainment Center Owners and Operators