COVID-19 Resources

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Government Funding

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Economic Relief Package Updates

  • March 11, 2021 - President Biden signed off on a new $1.9 trillion stimulus bill, known as the "American Rescue Plan," providing additional emergency federal relief to Americans and businesses. The bill includes an additional $1,400 stimulus check to individuals earning up to $75,000 but not exceeding $80,000 a year; extends and expands certain pandemic-era unemployment benefits; introduces a new child tax credit; sets aside $350 billion for states, cities, tribal governments and U.S. territories; and offers a $86 billion bailout for failing multi-employer pension plan, among other new provisions.

  • December 27, 2020 -President Trump signed off on another economic package that included an additional $600 stimulus check to Americans earning up to $75,000, extended and expanded certain pandemic-era programs, and put $284 billion toward a second round of Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) loans, including $12 billion designated for minority-owned businesses.

  • June 19, 2020 - The Small Business Administration (SBA) and Department of Treasury (DoT) announced updates to the Paycheck Protection Program (PPP). Responding to requests from a group of U.S. Senators, updates were made to add transparency to the PPP and require additional information about PPP loans to businesses be made public. The SBA also made a dedicated online tool available to small businesses and non-profits to be matched with lenders in the PPP ahead of the application deadline, which was extended through August 8.

  • May 15, 2020 - PPP Loan Forgiveness Application. The SBA, in consultation with the DoT, released the PPP Loan Forgiveness Application. The form and instructions inform borrowers how to apply for forgiveness of their PPP loans, consistent with the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security Act (CARES Act). SBA will also soon issue regulations and guidance to further assist borrowers as they complete their applications, and to provide lenders with guidance on their responsibilities. The application period has closed.

Department of the Treasury

The Federal Reserve

Small Business Administration (SBA)

Helpful Forms & Guidance

Additional Relief Programs

IRS Resources

Working from home

Toy Association Member Call Series

View the series of COVID-19-related webinars and conference calls aimed at providing Toy Association members with guidance and information. More recent webinars that tackle additional topics surrounding the pandemic's impact can be found here.

  • April 24 COVID-19 Call – Provides an initial overview of likely workplace and employer requirements for reopening businesses.

  • April 15 COVID-19 Call – Detailing human resource employer/employee issues under coronavirus stimulus relief bills.

  • April 9 COVID-19 Call – Addressing tax implications of the CARES Act for toy businesses.

  • April 2 COVID-19 Call - Covering SBA’s Paycheck Protection Program and other programs available to help small businesses.


U.S. Department of Labor Resources


State Updates

Here’s a look at how each state is responding and what that means for your business. Here's a state-by-state tracker of closure orders, reopening plans, travel restrictions, etc.

Send this grassroots letter to your local legislators to help ensure toys remain accessible during pandemic.

International Updates

Resources for Hong Kong Businesses

ICTI Ethical Toy Program 

Virtual Meeting Tools

Project Management

  • Basecamp is a project management and team collaboration system
  • Slack is a remote collaboration tool and chat room app for businesses
  • Award and recognize employees from afar with WooBoard
  • Help stay on task with tools like iDoneThis or ToDoist

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