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We know many of you are on the front lines of dealing with the COVID-19 pandemic. We have put together some resources you may find useful in navigating employment-related issues and workforce-related topics surrounding COVID-19. If you have questions, please contact Michelle Varcho at varcho@3rnet.org or 1-800-787-2512.

U. S. Chamber of Commerce Coronavirus Emergency Loans Small Business Guide and Checklist
The Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act allocated $350 billion to help small businesses keep workers employed amid the pandemic and economic downturn. Known as the Paycheck Protection Program (PPP), the initiative provides 100% federally guaranteed loans to small businesses. The U.S. Chamber of Commerce put together this guide and checklist to help answer questions you may be asking—and what you need to know:   https://www.uschamber.com/sites/default/files/023595_comm_corona_virus_smallbiz_loan_final.pdf

Enhanced Unemployment Benefits Under The CARES Act: Everything Employers and Employees Need to Know
A summary lf what employers and employees need to know about unemployment benefits from White and Williams LLP: https://www.whiteandwilliams.com/resources-alerts-Relief-for-Workers-Affected-by-Coronavirus-Act.html

FAQ on Federal Coronavirus Relief Bill (CARES Act)
Questions and answers about how the new law impacts their families and businesses from Taxfoundation.org: https://taxfoundation.org/federal-coronavirus-relief-bill-cares-act/

DOL Issues Guidance on FFCRA’s Paid Parental Leave Requirements
https://www.shrm.org/ResourcesAndTools/legal-and-compliance/employment-law/Pages/DOL-guidance-FFCRA-paid-parental-leave.aspx

Families First Coronavirus Response Act: Employer Paid Leave Requirements
Wondering what your requirements are as an employer This is easy to understand explanation of the Families First Coronavirus Response Act from the U.S. Department of Labor: https://www.dol.gov/agencies/whd/pandemic/ffcra-employer-paid-leave

Coronavirus and COVID-19 Resources from the Society for Human Resources Management (SHRM)
This resources and tools page from SHRM has a number of resources for employers to prepare their workforce for issues involving the COVID-19 crisis: https://www.shrm.org/ResourcesAndTools/Pages/communicable-diseases.aspx. If you have issues with accessing any of the resources, please contact Michelle Varcho at varcho@3rnet.org.

National Rural Health Association (NRHA) COVID-19 Resources
NRHA has compiled information and resources specific to health professionals, safety net facilities, and rural health: https://www.ruralhealthweb.org/programs/resources/covid-19-resources

National Association of Rural Health Clinics (NARHC) COVID-19 Resources for Rural Health Clinics
NARHC has compiled numerous articles and PDFs with information to keep Rural Health Clinics up to date on the changes due to Covid-19 at the national level. Many are present on their home page (view scrolling images): https://narhc.org/.

NARCH has also put together a page outlining Rural Health Clinic Relevant Provisions in the CARES Act: https://www.web.narhc.org/News/28268/Rural-Health-Clinic-Relevant-Provisions-in-the-CARES-Act

HUB International Coronavirus Resource Center
HUB International  is an insurance/risk management company that has put together some good resources in a lot of different areas that employers may find useful: https://www.hubinternational.com/products/risk-services/hub-crisis-resources/coronavirus-resource-center/

NACHC’s Coronavirus Information and Resources for Community Health Centers
NACHC’s novel coronavirus resource page is a hub for information Community Health Centers can use to strengthen readiness efforts and educate their communities: http://www.nachc.org/coronavirus/ or email preparedness@nachc.org

If you have any questions about these resources, or if you have additional resources you'd like us to share, please contact Michelle Varcho at varcho@3rnet.org

Last updated 4/3/21

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