COVID-19 Resources

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Government Funding

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

Economic Relief Package Updates

  • May 15, 2020 - Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) Loan Forgiveness Application. The Small Business Administration (SBA), in consultation with the Department of the Treasury, 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.

  • April 24, 2020 – President Trump signed off on a nearly $500 billion economic relief funding bill passed by Congress that will help to replenish the now-depleted Paycheck Protection Program. The bill will put approximately $321 billion toward the Paycheck Protection Program, with roughly $60 billion going to smaller institutions, $50 billion going toward EIDL loans, $10 billion for EIDL Advance grants, and $2.1 billion being set aside for SBA administrative expenses.

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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