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General Resources

For general information on COVID-19 and best practices on staying healthy from the White House, Center for Disease Control, and FEMA, please click here.

Employee Paid Leave

  • For more information on paid sick leave or expanded family and medical leave due to COVID-19, please click here.

  • Qualified Sick Leave Wages

    • Businesses with fewer than 500 employees must pay up to 80 hours of emergency paid sick leave to full-time employees (pro-rata rules apply to part-time employees) who are home sick from COVID-19, complying with a quarantine, or taking care of an individual who has been infected. This leave also applies to working families who may be forced home due to school closures.
    • Federal government will provide employers with a refundable payroll tax credit of 100 percent of the required wages.
    • Employees are capped at $200 per day ($511 per day in the case of employees that are home sick from COVID-19 or complying with a quarantine).

  • Qualified Family Leave Wages

Businesses with fewer than 500 employees must provide an additional 12 weeks of paid leave due to caring for a child whose school is closed.

      • The first 2 weeks of the leave, which is covered by the qualified sick leave described above, may be unpaid.
      • During the remaining 10 weeks, the employer will pay 2/3 of the employee’s salary, capped at $200 per day for up to 50 days.
      • Federal government will provide businesses with a refundable payroll tax credit of 100 percent of the required wages.
      • The Secretary of Labor may issue rules to exempt small businesses with fewer than 50 employees from these requirements when the imposition of such requirements would jeopardize the viability of the business as a going concern.

  • Unemployment Insurance for Workers
    • States may access interest-free federal loans to pay unemployment benefits, if needed.

Unemployment Insurance

Economic Impact Payment

Housing

  • For more information on updated single and multifamily housing regulations, Federal Housing Administration mortgages, Fannie and Freddie Mac, and Public and Indian Housing, please click here.

Food Assistance

  • For more information on whether you are eligible for the Special Supplemental Nutrition Program for Women, Infants, and Children (WIC) and how to apply, please click here.

  • For more information on whether you are eligible for the Emergency Food Assistance Program (TEFAP) and how to apply, please click here.

  • For more information for children who otherwise received free or reduced school lunches, please contact your state’s department of health and human services, your child’s school district, or your child’s school.

  • Meal delivery to seniors’ homes: For more information, please contact your state’s department of health and human services or local aging services organization.

  • Meals for seniors in group settings such as senior citizens’ centers: For more information, please contact your state’s department of health and human services or local aging services organization.

  • Nutrition Services for Native Americans: For more information, please contact your tribal government’s department of health and human services or local aging services organization.

Taxes

  • For general information on the new July 15, 2020 tax deadline, your refund, or how to free file, please click here.

Small Businesses

  • For general SBA guidance and resources, please click here.

  • For more information on 7(a) loans or Paycheck Protection Program assistance and how to apply, please click here.

  • For more information on Small Business Disaster Loans related to COVID-19 and how to apply, please click here.

Health Care Providers

  • For more information on Community Health Center assistance and how to apply, click here.

  • CDC is contacting State Health Officers to move forward with awarding funding to states, localities, territories, and tribes. To view the list of CDC funding actions to jurisdictions, click here.