COVID-19 Resources

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Government Funding

Track the latest COVID-19 legislative actions on GovTrack.org.

Economic Relief Package Updates

  • 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. Going forward, additional information about PPP loans to businesses will be made public. In addition, the SBA has made available a dedicated online tool for small businesses and non-profits to be matched with lenders in the PPP ahead of the June 30 deadline. 

  • 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. Click here to view the application and instructions. Applications are due June 30.

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.

  • 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

Some states have announced shelter-in-place orders, while others have ordered the closure of all nonessential businesses. 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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