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Legal Update HeaderOn Oct. 13, 2020, the Small Business Administration (SBA) published a new set of answers to frequently asked questions about the forgiveness of loans issued under the federal Paycheck Protection Program (PPP).

The PPP was created by the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security Act (CARES Act) as a response to the current COVID-19 pandemic and was designed to provide a direct incentive for employers to keep their workers on the payroll. Small businesses and eligible nonprofit organizations, Veterans organizations, and Tribal businesses described in the Small Business Act, as well as individuals who are self-employed or are independent contractors, are eligible if they also meet program size standards.

The need for social distancing has put a pause on normal socializing activities, like family get-togethers, restaurant outings and music concerts.

As the pandemic continues, social distancing doesn’t need to mean social isolation. If you don’t address it, isolation and loneliness during the pandemic may pose a risk to your mental health.

Why It Matters

Social connectivity is the feeling of closeness and connectedness to a community. Every connection has a lasting impact on our physical and mental health—so it’s especially important during this time to focus on connectivity to support both yourself and others in your community.

If your organization has had an employee contract the coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) and you need to inform your customers or vendors as well as having possible contact with this individual, Reseco Group is pleased to provide a free editable word document template for your use. Word Document iconNote, some customization is required. To download a copy of the template please complete this form and it will take you to the download page.    

HR Compliance Bulletin headerIn response to the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic, states have passed new laws and issued new regulations and guidance about employee leave taken for COVID-19 reasons.

These provisions are in addition to the federal Emergency Paid Sick Leave and Emergency Family and Medical Leave Expansion requirements passed on March 18 as part of the Families First Coronavirus Response Act (FFCRA).

The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) has published a fair amount of guidance to assist employers in their efforts to provide a safe work environment for their workers during the current COVID-19 pandemic.

In addition to this guidance, OSHA has also created a COVID-19 website where employers can access information about the latest agency updates and tailored advice on how to comply with workplace safety standards during this COVID-19 pandemic. This Compliance Bulletin provides OSHA’s answers to a number of frequently asked questions (FAQs) about its COVID-19 guidance on:

News Brief header

On Monday, Oct. 5, 2020, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) issued new guidance explaining that the coronavirus can be spread through the air.

Specifically, the CDC says in its new guidance that the virus that causes COVID-19 can sometimes spread among people who are more than 6 feet apart and through airborne particles that “linger in the air for minutes to hours.” This means that being indoors or in close contact with other people, especially when prevention strategies aren’t followed and there is poor ventilation, may increase the risk of transmission.