TBFAA hosted a webinar on How The Alarm Industry is Dealing with COVID-19 on March 27th.
Over 160 people attended
SUGGESTIONS ON DEALING FROM THE TBFAA WEBINAR
- FAMILIES FIRST CORONAVIRUS RESPONSE ACT – explanation and analysis by Mitch Reitman
- STAA – COVID-19 AND THE IMPACT ON THE FIRE AND SECURITY INDUSTRY
Questions we ask before scheduling…
From Adam’s iPhone to Everyone:
- Do you feel uncomfortable with our technicians coming on-site at your location?
- In the past 14 days, have you traveled from California, Washington State, Massachusetts, or New York?
- In the past 14 days, have you traveled from Mainland China, Iran, Italy, Japan or South Korea?
- In the past 14 days, have you been on a cruise or a crew ship?
- Have you been in close contact with anyone, including members of your immediate family, who have traveled to/from one of these domestic locations, countries, or have been on a cruise or a crew ship?
- In the past 14 days have you or anyone you know, had a fever, a cough, shortness of breath, or any flu-like symptoms
From Colton to Everyone:
- Protocol here is for hand sanitizer/water and soap on all vehicles with Lysol spray or wipes.
- Also we wear gloves and face mask.
- We screen each call to verify that the home or business is verifying that we can come in.
- Amarillo is at full operation since there is only shutdown on Restaurants, limited to drive up only.
- Other business’ are shut down at their own discretion.
- All office personnel are screened for temperature and required to wash hand when reporting for work.
GUIDANCE FOR BUSINESSES AND EMPLOYERS FROM THE SMALL BUSINESS ADMINISTRATION (SBA)
Economic Injury Disaster Loan Program
Small business owners in all U.S. states and territories are currently eligible to apply for a low-interest loan due to Coronavirus (COVID-19). Click here to apply. Deadline to apply is December 21, 2020
Find more information on the SBA’s Economic Injury Disaster Loans at: SBA.gov/Disaster.
The SBA will work directly with state Governors to provide targeted, low-interest loans to small businesses and non-profits that have been severely impacted by the Coronavirus (COVID-19). The SBA’s Economic Injury Disaster Loan program provides small businesses with working capital loans of up to $2 million that can provide vital economic support to small businesses to help overcome the temporary loss of revenue they are experiencing.
SBA Express Bridge Loans
Express Bridge Loan Pilot Program allows small businesses who currently have a business relationship with an SBA Express Lender to access up to $25,000 with less paperwork. These loans can provide vital economic support to small businesses to help overcome the temporary loss of revenue they are experiencing and can be a term loans or used to bridge the gap while applying for a direct SBA Economic Injury Disaster loan. If a small business has an urgent need for cash while waiting for decision and disbursement on Economic Injury Disaster Loan, they may qualify for an SBA Express Disaster Bridge Loan.
This Program originally expired on March 30, 2020. but has been extended to March 13, 2021 See SBA Notice
Effective March 25, 2020, (announcement by publication of a notice in the Federal Register will follow), SBA expanded program eligibility to include small businesses nationwide adversely impacted under the Coronavirus Disease (COVID-19) Emergency Declaration issued by President Trump on March 13, 2020 (“COVID-19 Emergency Declaration”). Because the COVID-19 Emergency Declaration covers all states, territories, and the District of Columbia, eligible small businesses under the EBL Pilot Program include small businesses located in any state, territory and the District of Columbia that have been adversely impacted by the COVID-19 emergency. The notice also stated that all references to disasters in the EBL Pilot Program requirements will include the COVID-19 emergency. In the same notice, SBA extended the term of the EBL Pilot Program through March 13, 2021.