COVID-19

Federal Stimulus Programs for Small Businesses

The American Rescue Act was signed into law last week and includes some extensions to existing stimulus programs as well as the creation of new ones for small businesses. Here are some of the key program changes the US Small Business Administration (SBA) will implement for small businesses: $7.25 billion additional for the Paycheck Protection Program, including to expand eligibility to additional nonprofits and digital news services with money set aside specifically for businesses in low-income communities. Additional funds are allocated for the Shuttered …

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Nevada’s New COVID-19 Recovery Plan and Timeline

This month, the State of Nevada released Nevada’s Roadmap to Recovery which includes updated mitigation measures for businesses and a timeline with increasing capacity limits and other changes. New guidelines went into effect February 15th and the next sets of guidelines will go into effect March 15th and May 1st. Read more about current COVID-19 mitigation measures on nvhealthresponse.nv.gov.

Healthier, Greener Cleaning Products Now on the EPA’s List-N: Disinfectants for Coronavirus

It has been almost a year since we first started shutting down businesses and schools while we also started cleaning and wiping down everything from doorknobs to groceries to pens. In that time, US EPA, along with the cleaning products industry, has ramped up product testing to test directly against SARS-CoV-2 (the coronavirus that causes COVID-19). While there are hundreds of products of products now listed on US EPA’s List N as effective against SARS-CoV-2, some have shown safer than others for …

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BEP Reopening Tip Sheets

Your business may look very different as it begins to recover from COVID-19 impacts. To move forward, your business will need to adapt to new safety and health guidelines and respond to new and increased expectations from staff and customers. New practices and guidelines will become commonplace in order for customers to feel safe. To help you get started we have put together numerous tip sheets for the different industries that have opened in Phase I and Phase II of …

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How to save money during COVID-19 with the “3Rs”

As your business reopens, the health of your employees and customers, the economic impacts and the environmental impacts are all more important than ever. Following the new Phase 1 and Phase 2 guidelines and beyond does not mean you have to abandon your environmental sustainability initiatives. Minimizing waste and reducing other environmental impacts can also save you money at a time when watching your bottom line is critical. By continuing to follow the “3 Rs” of Reduce, Reuse and Recycle …

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Nevada Phase Two Reopening

As of May, 28 Nevada entered the second phase of reopening the State. Social distancing guidelines and protective measures are still encouraged. Certain businesses such as bars, fitness centers, movie theaters, and indoor malls are allowed to open but must follow strict rules and regulations. Some of these regulations are below. During Phase two, individuals are encouraged to stay home as much as possible, wear masks in public, and to continue following social distancing protocols. Employees who interact with the …

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ASK THE EXPERTS: Cleaning Nevada Schools during COVID-19 Online Webinar

Nevada Business Environmental Program is hosting an online panelist discussion and forum connecting all Nevada schools. Our purpose is to share best practices, provide information and resources, provide the opportunity to pose questions of experts, and share guidelines and experiences as we move through closure to reopening during COVID-19. Please join us this Thursday, May 14  as we learn from experts in our region on how we ensure our facilities are as safe and healthy as possible for our students, …

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Nevada Industry Excellence COVID-19 Workforce Assistance

April 3, 2020: Nevada Industry Excellence has announced a service to match laid off manufacturing employees with other Nevada manufacturers who are experiencing immediate hiring needs for making needed items such as PPE equipment, masks and ventilators. For manufacturers seeing a spike in activity who need employees now, contact Nevada Industry Excellence so they can connect you with candidates. There is no fee associated with this service. For more information, contact Nevada Industry Excellence’s Workforce Development Specialist Mario Pabon at mpabon@nvie.nevada.edu or (760) 265-1551.

Small Business Owner’s Guide to the CARES Act

Click here 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, …

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Coronavirus (COVID-19): Small Business Guidance & Loan Resources

Coronavirus (COVID-19): Small Business Guidance & Loan Resources Health and government officials are working together to maintain the safety, security, and health of the American people. Small businesses are encouraged to do their part to keep their employees, customers, and themselves healthy. For full website click here Content Economic Injury Disaster Loan Program Guidance for Businesses and Employers SBA Products and Resources Government Contracting Local Assistance Economic Injury Disaster Loan Program Small business owners in all U.S. states and territories are …

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