COVID-19 (Coronavirus) Update

OVERVIEW

The health and safety of our members, customers and event attendees and speakers is a top priority for IPC.  We are carefully monitoring current developments on COVID-19 (Coronavirus) and actively staying on top of World Health Organization (WHO) and the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) advisories.  IPC is committed to providing you relevant and timely information.

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COVID-19 Resources

IPC's collected a number of resources that our members have found useful during the pandemic.

Small Business Loan Assistance

  • The Small Business Administration is implementing a host of new programs aimed at providing low-interest loans and resources to small- and medium-sized businesses.
  • Paycheck Protection Program: provides a direct incentive for small businesses to keep their workers on payroll with loans up to $10 million for firms with 500 or fewer employees.
  • Disaster Loans: provides small businesses with working capital loans of up to $2 million; firms are eligible to apply for an Economic Injury Disaster Loan advance of up to $10,000.
  • SBA Express Bridge Loans enable small businesses who currently have a business relationship with an SBA Express Lender to access up to $25,000 quickly.
  • BA is providing financial reprieve to small businesses during the COVID-19 pandemic for current 7(a), 504, and microloans.

Federal Tax Guidance

  • The Treasury Department and Internal Revenue Service are responsible for implementing many COVID-19 tax-related provisions enacted into law.
  • Tax Credits: provided for SMEs to recover costs associated with Coronavirus-related leave for workers.
  • Tax Filing Deadline: extended until July 15, 2020.
  • Employer Payroll Taxes: Employers are allowed to defer payment of the employer share of the Social Security tax; the deferred employment tax must be paid over the following two years.

Defense

Critical Infrastructure:

Trade

  • The U.S. Trade Representative is inviting public comment on modifications to the 301 tariffs that may assist in the U.S. response to COVID-19.
    • Comments can be submitted here.

Labor

  • The U.S. Department of Labor oversees many employer-employee issues associated with the COVID-19 response.
    • Employee paid sick leave and expanded family and medical leave.
    • Employer paid leave requirements.

Austria
Business Support Measures by Ministry of Digitalisation and Economy

Belgium
Official government webpage containing information about enterprises

Bulgaria
Ministry of Economy Website (latest news and incentives only available in Bulgarian)

Croatia
Official government website dedicated to covid-19

Cyprus
Ministry of Labor, Welfare and Social Insurance: Support measures to address the effects of coronavirus
Ministry of Finance website including latest economic measures

Czech Republic
Employment support programme and manual

Denmark
Official information and measures for businesses

Estonia
Government website listing all economic and business-related measures

Finland
Ministry of Economic Affairs and Employment website including measures for businesses & companies

France
Business support measures

Germany
First contact point for businesses

Greece
Business and employee support measures by category

Hungary
Measures taken by the government (news page)

Ireland
COVID-19 Income Support Scheme

Italy
Official government website outlining various incentives for businesses and economy at large

Latvia
Government measures to support businesses

Lithuania
Important information for business on Coronavirus

Luxembourg
Coronavirus - Information and recommendations for Businesses

Malta
Finance Ministry including links for employers

Netherlands
Government measures to help businesses

Poland
Official government website dedicated to covid-19

Portugal
Employment and business support measures (relevant legislation)

Romania
Ministry of Economy including news on latest measures

Slovakia
Information website for businesses

Slovenia
Overview of measures across all sectors

Spain
Government portal including links to all measures concerning businesses and SMEs

Sweden
Economic response measures

UK
Business support measures available to UK businesses and employees
Covid-19 Guidance on Support for Businesses

AIHA

Back to Work Safely ™ guides for general office settings and small manufacturing, repair and maintenance shops

CDC

EPA

National Safety Council

NAM

OSHA

WHO