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In addition to DEMA's "Five Resources to Protect Your Dive Business in the Face of COVID-19," below you will find some additional resources to help your business navigate the challenges presented as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic.
Families First Coronavirus Response Act (FFCRA or Act)
The Families First Coronavirus Response Act (FFCRA or Act) requires certain employers to provide their
employees with paid sick leave and expanded family and medical leave for specified reasons related to COVID-19.
These provisions will apply from April 1, 2020 through December 31, 2020.
COVID-19: Department of Labor Guidance Answers Many Questions About the Families First Coronavirus Response Act (FFCRA)
New DOL questions and answers provide much needed clarity to employers struggling to understand this new law.
Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act to Offer Assistance to U.S. Small Businesses
The programs and initiatives in the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act that was just passed by the U.S. Congress and signed by the President are intended to assist U.S. business owners with whatever needs they have right now. Many U.S. diving businesses could be eligible and you should review this material to help determine your businesses’ eligibility.
When implemented, there will be many new resources available for U.S. small businesses, as well as certain non-profits and other employers. This guide provides information about the major programs and initiatives that will soon be available from the Small Business Administration (SBA) to address these needs, as well as some additional tax provisions that are outside the scope of SBA.
SBA Disaster Loans
On-Demand Webinar: 911 for You and Your Small Business with Tom Shay, Profits Plus
Virtual Dives: An immersive 360 view of your national marine sanctuaries
Immerse yourself in the ocean and your national marine sanctuaries without getting wet! These virtual reality voyages use 360-degree images to highlight the amazing habitats, animals, and cultural resources you can find in each national marine sanctuary. This is a great resource to keep your customers engaged during these challenging times.