COVID-19 Coronavirus Resources

The American Financial Services Association has flagged the below resources for members. AFSA has also created a Member Response page that highlights the actions taken by our member companies in their communities and for their customers. 

If you hve press releases or updated information that you would like AFSA to share and promote online or via our social media handles, please contact Ed McFadden (emcfadden@afsamail.org)  or Dan Bucherer (dbucherer@afsamail.org). 

The Treasury Department on Monday released definitive guidance related to the essential role financial services organizations play during this period of uncertainty around COVID-19. To that end, AFSA has created an Essential Business Notification you may which to display in your business location. 

AFSA State Resources 

COVID-19 State Tracking Charts (Updated Continually)

White Papers

Advocacy

Other State Resources 

National Resources

What the U.S. Government is doing

AFSA Federal Government Affairs Outreach

Legislation Enacted into Law

Legislative Proposals

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)

  • CDC COVID-19 Information
    • The CDC has a COVID-19 FAQs page that includes helpful information on how to protect yourself and loved ones from COVID-19, along with steps to take if you think you are sick. Additionally, the CDC tracks the spread of COVID-19.

Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB)

 Department of Homeland Security (DHS)

Department of the Treasury 

Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation (FDIC)

Federal Financial Institutions Examination Council (FFIEC) and Interagency Statements

Federal Reserve

Office of the Comptroller of the Currency (OCC)

Business Operations Resources

U.S. Small Business Administration COVID-19 Relief Options Posted April 3, 2020

  • This page provides helpful information on how to apply for various new programs established by the CARES Act including the Paycheck Protection Program, EIDL Loan Advance, SBA Express Bridge Loans, and SBA Debt Relief.

U.S. Postal Service (USPS) statement on coronavirus Posted April 2, 2020

U.S. Department of Labor Announces New Paid Sick Leave and Expanded Family and Medical Leave Implementation Posted April 1, 2020

U.S. Department of Labor, Wage and Hour Division COVID-19 page Posted April 1, 2020

  • This page hosts helpful information on the Fair Labor Standard Act and Family Medical Leave Act issues. 

U.S. Small Business Administration Disaster Loan Assistance: Federal disaster loans for businesses, private nonprofits, homeowners, and renters  Posted March 27, 2020

  • This page provides resources for businesses, private nonprofits, homeowners, and renters on how to apply for SBA disaster loans.

U.S. Small Business Administration guidance and loan resources Posted March 27, 2020

  • This page provides information on financial assistance programs available from the Small Business Administration.

U.S. Department of Labor, Wage and Hour Division: Families First Coronavirus Response Act: Questions and Answers Posted March 26, 2020

CDC COVID-19 interim guidance for businesses & employers Posted March 21, 2020

  • The CDC has issued guidance to business and employers on how to plan, prepare, and respond to COVID-19. This guidance includes recommended strategies for employers to help prevent the spread of COVID-19 and developing an infectious disease outbreak response plan.

Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) guidance on preparing workplaces for COVID-19 Posted March 20, 2020

  • This information may be helpful for companies that are still operating worksites with staff, and for those companies that will be returning to worksites after the immediate crisis has abated.  

United Parcel Service (UPS) response to coronavirus Posted March 20, 2020

Federal Express (FEDEX) response to coronavirus Posted March 20, 2020

The Employer Defense Report | How employers can respond to the 2019 novel coronavirus outbreak Posted March 18, 2020

  • With the presence of COVID-19 in the United States, employers must be vigilant in complying with the various labor and employment laws implicated by the virus. These laws include the Americans with Disabilities Act, Family and Medical Leave Act, among other occupational and safety health laws. Employers are advised to communicate with employees and have protocols in place to address the virus.