COVID-19 List of Relief Information & Resources for Small Businesses and Consumers
The COVID-19 Pandemic has caused a tremendous amount of uncertainty and confusion, in terms of information, resources, and programs designed to help small businesses, dealers, and consumers. Although information evolves and develops, there are myriad resources available at the federal, state, local, and industry levels.
Although no resource is complete or exhaustive, the information collected here is designed to support our dealers and consumer customers, as comprehensively as possible. The websites are all publicly available and accessible via the web.
The information organized at the federal, state, and industry resources.
The federal section includes general information highlighted by Small Business Administration resources, Coronavirus facts, and OSHA guidance. The remainder of the federal resource section contains links to the government’s response, followed by pertinent response information pertaining to: health and safety, travel and transportation, money and taxes, scams and fraud, benefits and grants, communications and businesses,
State information contains a link connected to all 50 states, as well as regional information. Industry information is connected to industry resources and associations related to Trader Interactive marketplace websites.
Federal Resource Information
For information on Small Business visit the following website:
USA Facts about Coronavirus:
Guidance for preparing workplaces for COVID-19 visit:
The US government has a vast array of resources related to the COVID-19 pandemic. Visit the following website for more information:
Visit these websites for current information from the federal government about the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic.
- Read the Guidelines for Opening Up America Again.
- Get stimulus payment updates from the Internal Revenue Service (IRS).
- See COVID-19 health information from the Centers for Disease Control (CDC).
- Get the facts about coronavirus rumors and myths with information from FEMA.
- Read Frequently Asked Questions about the coronavirus.
- Visit Coronavirus.gov for the latest official information from the White House Coronavirus Task Force.
What is the Federal Government Doing in Response to COVID-19?
Get information from federal agencies on how they’re responding to the coronavirus pandemic.
Health and Safety
- Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) is studying the virus worldwide and helping communities respond locally. Check the CDC’s Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) page for news and guidance.
- Consumer Product Safety Commission offers home safety advice.
- Department of Health and Human Services shares news releases.
- Department of Homeland Security is facilitating a whole-of-government response in confronting COVID-19, keeping Americans safe, and helping detect and slow the spread of the virus.
- Department of Labor has information for employers and workers on preparing workplaces and responding to COVID-19 in the workplace.
- Department of the Interior guidance for firefighters and managers.
- Environmental Protection Agency has information about disinfectants that can kill COVID-19 and facts about water safety.
- Federal Energy Regulatory Commission shares news and updates.
- Food and Drug Administration is working with the medical industry to develop vaccines, drugs, and diagnostic tests. For healthcare professionals, they offer FAQs about diagnostic testing.
- National Institutes of Health are researching COVID-19 treatments and a vaccine.
- U.S. Census Bureau population demographics, economic indicators, and businesses for pandemic-related decision-makers.
Travel, Immigration, and Transportation
- Customs and Border Patrol issues travel and trade advisories.
- Department of Homeland Security has information on arrival restrictions for certain foreign nationals, restrictions for Canada and Mexico border crossing, and news and updates.
- Department of State has advisories for international travelers.
- Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) offers guidance for air travelers.
- Federal Transit Administration (FTA) gives guidance to transit agencies.
- Transportation Security Administration shares a map of where TSA agents have tested positive for COVID-19.
Money and Taxes
- Consumer Financial Protection Bureau has advice for managing the personal financial impact of coronavirus.
- Internal Revenue Service (IRS) delays federal tax filing until July 15 and offers advice for deducting COVID-19 costs from your taxes. Qualified taxpayers can get free help from the IRS Taxpayer Advocate Service.
Scams and Fraud
- Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA) has tips to avoid scams related to Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) and identifies critical infrastructure during COVID-19.
- Department of Justice is investigating and prosecuting coronavirus scams and fraud.
- Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) is seeing a rise in coronavirus scams, including fake emails from the CDC, and fraudulent testing and medical equipment like face masks.
- Federal Trade Commission (FTC) has COVID-19 shares scam information and is taking action against companies marketing fraudulent COVID-19 treatments.
- Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation warns consumers about potential scams.
- Social Security Administration warns Americans about fraudulent letters threatening the suspension of Social Security benefits.
- Treasury Inspector General warns against coronavirus-related tax fraud.
- U.S. Postal Inspection Service gives tips for avoiding and reporting fraud, and a video warning of stimulus check scams.
Benefits and Grants
- Appalachian Regional Commission has regional outbreak maps, and is working with grantees to process applications, and posted updates for upcoming events.
- Health Resources and Services Administration has information for grantees and health care providers.
- Inter-American Foundation shares guidance to grantee partners.
- National Endowment for the Arts gives updates on the grants process.
- National Institutes of Health shares updates on the grants process.
- Pension Benefit Guaranty Corporation gives guidance for workers, retirees, and beneficiaries.
- Social Security Administration answers questions about Social Security benefits and office closures.
- Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration gives information for grant recipients.
National Parks and Regional Utility Information
National Park Service updates the status of National Parks.
- Tennessee Valley Authority shares updates on facilities and campgrounds.
- The Federal Communications Commission is ensuring that Americans stay connected during the COVID-19 pandemic, encouraging service providers to Keep Americans Connected, and is accepting applications for Telehealth Program funding.
- General Services Administration has tips for making agency communications accessible to everyone.
- U.S. Agency for Global Media is covering the coronavirus pandemic.
- Acquisition.gov shares government acquisition resources.
- Department of the Treasury is supporting American workers and businesses.
- Equal Employment Opportunity Commission protects workers against workplace discrimination.
- Export-Import Bank supports the U.S. exporting community.
- Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation (FDIC) is working with banks and consumers to respond to coronavirus, and explains how to open a bank account online.
- Maritime Administration has updates for the maritime industry.
- National Credit Union Administration has guidance for federally insured credit unions and their members.
- Office of the Comptroller of the Currency is working with banks and customers to manage the impact of the outbreak and has FAQs for bank customers.
- Small Business Administration (SBA) has guidance for businesses and is offering low-interest Economic Injury Disaster Loans (EIDLs) businesses and non-profits impacted by coronavirus (COVID-19).
- U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) shares resources for farmers and ranchers.
- Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA) is monitoring cybersecurity threats and risk and issued an alert on enterprise VPN security.
Comprehensive list of the federal agencies responding to coronavirus (COVID-19).
State Level Resources
How Are States Responding to COVID-19?
- Each state manages its own response to the coronavirus pandemic. Visit your State health department website for the latest coronavirus information, resources, and guidance.
- Tennessee Valley Authority shares Updates on facilities and campgrounds.
Industry Resource Websites and Links
General industry info:
- VerticalIQ: industries impacted by COVID-19 (profiles, outlooks, company details)