COVID-19: National Resources

The information and resources provided on this page  includes federal guidance for navigating the COVID-19 outbreak, as well as specific information and resources for business owners.

Resources from the U.S. Small Business Administration

COVID-19: The Latest News & Resources for Your Business (PDF)

SBA Disaster Loan Assistance

SBA Disaster Assistance in Response to the Coronavirus
The Small Business Administration (SBA) has useful information on how small businesses and nonprofits can obtain loans during national emergencies like the COVID-19 pandemic. The website includes information on how to apply, who is eligible, and loan amounts and usage. 

SBA Small Business Guidance & Loan Resources
In addition to the Disaster Loan Assistance loan program, the SBA has additional small business loan resources and guidance that can be found on this page.

Resources from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

CDC - About the Coronavirus (COVID-19)
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has assembled a comprehensive website for people to learn about the ways they can prepare and protect themselves from the Coronavirus. There is also useful information on what the symptoms of this disease are, the latest updates on reported cases and more information and resources for the community.

CDC - Interim Guide for Businesses and Employers
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has created a guide for business owners on the best strategies employers should use to limit the impact of COVID-19 on their business and to decrease the spread of this disease. This is a comprehensive guide that should be read and used by all employers across the country. 

CDC - Cleaning and Disinfection Recommendations
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has put together best practices for cleaning and disinfection for employers, individuals and communities. 

CDC recommended cleaning products

Other resources

Seattle and King County
Seattle and King County adapted the information from the CDC’s Interim Guidance to create a digestible guide for businesses and organizations to prepare for a Coronavirus epidemic.

FEMA Emergency Planning Exercises
The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) offers free, downloadable exercises that businesses can use to prepare for an emergency like COVID-19

FDIC - Resources and Information for Bankers and Consumers
The Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation (FDIC) has put together a list of articles and links to other resources aimed at helping consumers recover from a national emergency. 

FEMA Business Continuity Plan
Helpful templates and resources to make sure your business is ready to prepare for a national emergency.

US Chamber of Commerce - Combating the Coronavirus
A guide to inform and equip businesses with the most important and up-to-date information to prevent the spread of the virus and prepare businesses for the near and long-term impact.