Resources to Reopen Your Business

This page is under development and will be updated regularly. Please check back often for new resources.

New Resources from the U.S. Chamber

Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) Loan Forgiveness Guide
New!

Under the Paycheck Protection Program (PPP), loans may be forgiven if borrowers use the funds to maintain their payrolls and pay other specified expenses. Click here to download this step-by-step guide to calculate your loan forgiveness amount, navigate record-keeping requirements, and determine repayment terms on amounts not forgiven. We hope you will share this new guide with your members.

Reopening Business Digital Resources Center
New Resource Added!

Last week, as part of the Path Forward initiative, the U.S. Chamber unveiled its Reopening Business Digital Resources Center to equip America’s business community with the latest state guidelines, sector-specific guidance, small business advice, and other tools and resources as we look to reopen safely and keep employees and customers healthy and informed.

Now, the resources center also includes a customizable workplace flyer to help you and your members communicate the steps your company is taking to keep them safe and prevent the spread of COVID-19 to employees and customers.

Reopening Business Digital Resources Center Toolkit

In addition to the Reopening Business Digital Resources Center, and as you and your members face new questions and unprecedented new challenges, the U.S. Chamber has also created a comprehensive toolkit of key messages, example posts, and social media graphics for you to utilize while sharing the tools and resources with your local business communities and networks. 

Small Business Reopening Playbook
Now Available in Spanish! 

Click here to view the U.S. Chamber’s new Small Business Reopening Playbook which provides in-depth information and resources for you and your members as you plan and prepare to reopen and get back to work.

Considering that reopening strategies will largely depend on the state and business type, this guide has consolidated federal, state, and local guidelines, industry specific resources, insights and strategies from leading experts, and more.

The playbook is now available to download in Spanish—click here to learn more.

GENERAL WORKPLACE GUIDANCE

Topline Guidance

Construction sites must adopt best practices to protect their workers from infection, including designating a site supervisor to enforce COVID-19 control strategies and conducting daily health screenings.

Workers “necessary to the manufacture of goods that support workplace modification to forestall the spread of COVID-19 infections” to return May 7.

The real estate workers included in the order are agents, appraisers, brokers, inspectors, surveyors and registers of deeds.

Employee Screening Guidance

Construction sites must adopt best practices to protect their workers from infection, including designating a site supervisor to enforce COVID-19 control strategies and conducting daily health screenings.

Social Distancing Guidance

Maintain the six-foot physical distancing requirements.

PPE Requirements

Providing personal protective equipment such as gloves, goggles, face shields, and face masks as appropriate for the activity being performed.

Any individual able to medically tolerate a face covering must wear a covering over his or her nose and mouth—such as a homemade mask, scarf, bandana, or handkerchief—when in any enclosed public space.

Supplies of N95 masks and surgical masks should generally be reserved, for now, for health care professionals, first responders (e.g., police officers, fire fighters, paramedics), and other critical workers who interact with the public.

Cleaning/Sanitation Procedures

Increasing standards of facility cleaning and disinfection.

Vulnerable Population Accommodations

At least two hours per week of dedicated shopping time for vulnerable populations, including people over 60, pregnant women, and those with chronic conditions like heart disease, diabetes, and lung disease.

SECTOR-SPECIFIC GUIDANCE

Retail

Workers at retail stores who sell groceries, medical supplies, and products necessary to maintain the safety, sanitation, and basic operation of residences or motor vehicles, including convenience stores, pet supply stores, auto supplies and repair stores, hardware and home maintenance stores, and home appliance retailers. With Restrictions, garden stores and nurseries only
curbside pickup and delivery only for others.

Childcare

Child care workers (including workers at disaster relief child care centers), but only to the extent necessary to serve the children or dependents of critical infrastructure workers, workers who conduct minimum basic operations, workers who perform necessary government activities, or workers who perform resumed activities. This category includes individuals (whether licensed or not) who have arranged to care for the children or dependents of such workers.

Administrative Support, Waste Management and Remediation Services: (under development)

Construction:

Manufacturing:

Offices:

Restaurants:

Retail Trade:

Healthcare and Social Assistance:

Research:

Arts, Entertainment and Recreation: