Coronavirus (COVID-19) Resources

SBA Announces Simpler PPP Loan Forgiveness for Smaller Loans

SBA Announces Simpler PPP Loan Forgiveness for Smaller Loans

The Small Business Administration (SBA) and the U.S. Department of Treasury (Treasury) recently released a simpler Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) Loan Forgiveness Application Form 3508S and instructions. This updated, simple two-page application is for borrowers of $50,000 or less, and is not for use by borrowers who received PPP loans totaling $2 million or more …

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CDC Releases Guidance on Handling COVID-19 Policy Disputes With Customers

CDC Releases Guidance on Handling COVID-19 Policy Disputes With Customers

The past few months have seen multiple instances of aggression and violence against workers who attempted to enforce their establishment’s COVID-19 prevention policies and practices with customers. As a result, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) recently issued new guidance instructing employees not to force any customer who appears upset or potentially violent …

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Substance Abuse and the COVID-19 Pandemic

Substance Abuse and the COVID-19 Pandemic

Since the onset of the COVID-19 pandemic, public health officials have cautioned the public about the potential negative mental health effects caused by these uncertain times. Even though staying at home, self-quarantining or isolating when necessary, and social distancing are necessary for preventing the spread of COVID-19, these actions can increase mental health stress and …

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Coronavirus Update

How Is the Insurance Market Place Reacting to COVID-19 and Our Current Economy?

As we move into fall, our battle with COVID-19 continues. August brought Greene County an increase in new cases. Our seven-day rolling average increased from 35 cases per day in July to 88 cases per day throughout August, culminating in 143 reported cases on August 27. The largest number of cases are attributed to people …

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Preparing for an Unprecedented Open Enrollment Period

Preparing for an Unprecedented Open Enrollment Period

Open enrollment following the COVID-19 pandemic will be unlike any other in recent memory. Many organizations are still trying to recover from extended closures and maintain safe working environments—open enrollment is the last thing on their minds. Yet, procrastinating on enrollment planning can actually cause more issues than it solves. This article explains what employers …

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President Trump Signs Executive Order on Pandemic Relief

President Trump Signs Executive Order on Pandemic Relief

President Donald Trump recently signed an executive order and three memorandums to address pandemic relief in response to the ongoing impact of the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic. After negotiations for a relief package between the White House and lawmakers collapsed, the executive actions extend pandemic unemployment benefits, student loan payment deferrals, eviction protections for renters and …

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