CEDIA Update | April 13, 2020

Life today is very different than any of us likely ever expected. As we are working through what that means to our businesses and our families, we want you to know that we are here for you and as the world adapts to a new – well, anything but “normal,” but certainly a new reality, there’s a lot of info to sift through. We’ve compiled this list of valuable financial, legal, and regulatory COVID-19 resources specific to the US.

The information is updated regularly, please contact us if you have valuable additions to share or find something is inaccurate.


Employer ObligationsThe Families First Coronavirus Response Act (FFCRA) requires that all covered employers post a notice, by April 1st, describing the employer’s expanded obligations to provide their employees with paid sick leave and expanded family and medical leave for COVID-19 related purposes.

State Small Business Resources: America’s SBDC represents America’s nationwide network of Small Business Development Centers – the most comprehensive small business assistance network in the United States and its territories.

CISA’s Workforce GuidanceGuidance on the Essential Critical Infrastructure Workforce.

CDC’s Business GuidelinesThe CDC has a list or resources and tips for your business to plan, prepare, and respond to coronavirus disease 2019.

SBA’s Guidance for Businesses and Employers
: The U.S. Small Business Administration is going to be your best friend. When faced with a business need like you currently might be, use the SBA’s Local Assistance Directory to locate the office nearest you.

Faegre Drinker Federal Tracking
CEDIA’s law firm is tracking executive orders, enacted legislation and other primary actions related to COVID-19.

Families First Coronavirus Response Act FAQ: Answers to commonly asked and anticipated questions regarding the FFCRA’s paid leave provisions.

U.S. DOL’s Resources: The US Department of Labor has developed a resource list for how companies can prepare their workplace for COVID-19.

CIDRAP’s Guidelines: The University of Minnesota is doing solid work with its Center for Infectious Disease Research and Policy, and these pages are a great repository of links from both the US and UK.


U.S. Unemployment BenefitsFor employees who lose their jobs through no fault of their own, filing for unemployment benefits could be the next step. Eligibility is determined by the requirements of individual states, which have their own unemployment insurance programs. You must choose your state to find out specific requirements.

Health Insurance OptionsA list of health insurance options for dislocated workers in the U.S.


WHO’s Guidelines: Resources, guidance, and tips from the World Health Organization.

CDC’s Guidelines: Resources, guidance, and tips from the Center for Disease Control.

Coronavirus.gov: A one stop shop for everything you need to know about COVID-19.

OSHA’s Guidelines: OSHA has developed this interim guidance to help prevent worker exposure to COVID-19.