As COVID-19 circumstances continue to evolve here in Rhode Island, we at EMARI are closely monitoring the situation and hope to serve as a resource for members during these difficult times. We hope that you, your teams, and your families are staying safe and healthy.COVID-19 NEWS & RESOURCES
EMARI Events Postponed
Due to COVID-19 upcoming association courses and events have been postponed. This includes the EMARI Wine & Beer Tasting event and spring Basic Oil Tech and Pipefitter II courses. Courses and events are tentatively rescheduled to resume in June 2020.
Understanding the Families First Coronavirus Response 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.
Click below to read more about paid leave entitlements and eligibility.FFCRA GUIDELINES
Economic Relief Opportunities for Small Businesses
COVID-19 is taking a serious toll on our national economy and small businesses are getting hit the hardest. Read this article to find out which assistance opportunities are available and how your company can apply. Click below to read the full article on relief opportunities:COVID-19 RELIEF OPPORTUNITIES
Your Guide to the CARES Act
The programs and initiatives in the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act that was just passed by Congress are intended to assist business owners with whatever needs they have right now. When implemented, there will be many new resources available for small businesses, as well as certain nonprofits 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.
Struggling to get started? The following questions might help point you in the right direction. Do you need:
- Capital to cover the cost of retaining employees? Then the Paycheck Protection Program might be right for you.
- A quick infusion of a smaller amount of cash to cover you right now? You might want to look into an Emergency Economic Injury Grant.
- To ease your fears about keeping up with payments on your current or potential SBA loan? The Small Business Debt Relief Program could help.
- Just some quality, free counseling to help you navigate this uncertain economic time? The resource partners might be your best bet.
Click below to access the full CARES Act guide for small business owners.CARES ACT GUIDE FOR SMALL BUSINESSES