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COVID-19/Coronavirus - Essential Information for Small Businesses

We are continuing to compile helpful information for small businesses (including spas, medi-spas, and medical practices) to weather this tough economic time. Please check back often as more resources will be added as they become available.

There are sections below on 1. Loan Resources & Information 2. Information on Finances & Business Operations

3. Resources & Information on COVID Health Issues 4. Resources by State

5. Resources Specific to Spa/Aesthetic Businesses 6. Resources Specific to the Medical/Medi-Spa Industry

I am available for consultation on cash flow, business loans and more. Please don't hesitate to reach out through the contact page of this site. Also see my blog post on protecting your business financially.

Loan Resources & Information

Journal of Accountancy: New PPP loan forgiveness applications released 6/17/20 US Treasury: Joint Statement by Treasury Secretary Steven T. Mnuchin and SBA Administrator Jovita Carranza Regarding Enactment of the Paycheck Protection Program Flexibility Act 6/8/20

Reuters: Small-business loan terms eased under U.S. House-passed bill 5/28/20

The Hill: Bipartisan group of senators asks Treasury, SBA to loosen coronavirus loan restrictions 5/6/20

Money MagazineEverything to know about EIDL; the Small Business Loan Program Supposedly Giving out $10,000 Grants 5/5/20 CNBC Businesses continue to apply for a PPP loan. Forgiveness remains uncertain. 5/4/20

Main Street Lending Program PPP Loans have dried up for now - here's an alternative 4/30/20

SBA Economic Injury "Express Bridge" Loans - Latest Information 4/25/20

CNN Business Shake Shack, Ruth's Chris and other chain restaurants got big PPP loans when small businesses couldn't. 4/20/20

Small Business Administration SBA Disaster Assistance in Response to the Coronavirus 4/15/20

Money Magazine Small Business Loans and the Coronavirus Stimulus: Here's How the Major Banks Are Handling PPP Applications 4/10/20 Forbes Magazine List Of Coronavirus (COVID-19) Small Business Relief Programs 4/10/20

Information on Finances & Business Operations

National Association of Professional Employer Organizations: How PEO Clients Fared in the First Months of the COVID-19 Pandemic Sept 2020

AP News: Thanks, but no: Small businesses shun payroll tax deferral 9/5/20

CPA Accounting Institute: Tax Breaks for US Citizens

Federal Families First Coronavirus Response Act

  1. Requirement for employers with less than 500 employees to provide Paid Sick Leave and Family Medical Leave to their employees in specific situations associated with COVID-19.

  2. To offset the cost to businesses, Employer Social Security Tax will be reduced by the amount of Paid Sick and Family Medical Leave costs covered by employers.

US Chamber of Commerce Coronavirus Small Business Guide

US Chamber of Commerce Combating the Coronavirus

This document provides information on Federal/State and Private sources of relief for COVID-19. We recommend that you review the individual websites for full details.

Dept of Labor: Family Medical Leave Act - Frequently Asked Questions

Dept of Labor: Covid-19 and FMLA - Frequently Asked Questions

K&L Gates Responding to COVID-19 5/13/20

American Institute of CPAsState Tax Filing Guidance5/11/20

Fisher Phillips - Attorneys Comprehensive And Updated FAQs For Employers On The COVID-19 Coronavirus 3/30/20

K& L Gates COVID-19: Likely Impacts on U.S. State and Local Tax 3/16/20

Resources & Information on COVID Health Issues

MedPage Today The Cost of Herd Immunity in the U.S 9/1/2020

MedPage Today COVID: Where Science Went to Die 8/26/20 Find out how and when to reopen your business safely, with industry-specific advice for small business owners. 5/18/20

World Health Organization (WHO) Up to date information about Coronavirus

Centers for Disease Control (CDC) Up to date information about Coronavirus

Utah's Phased Health Guidelines for Re-Opening Businesses - See Pg 13 for Spa Services, Pg 16 for Medical Services

Bill Gates - Opinion Article Mass Shutdowns Needed to Stop Virus 3/27/20

Resources by State

State & Territorial Health Department Websites Quickbooks Intuit Payroll Update Some State Withholding and Unemployment agencies are investigating potential delays to tax payment and filing due dates. As Intuit researches agency changes, we recommend staying up to date by looking for information directly on each state agency specific websites.


COVID-19 Response Plan Approved by the Birmingham City Council 3/17/20

Arizona Arizona spas, massage therapists can reopen May 13. Here's how. 5/12/20


California State Gov - Industry guidance to reduce risk 9/29/20 Blueprint for a Safer Economy - Find the status of activities in your county 9/1/20 CalOSHA Industry Guidance - Expanded Personal Care Services 7/29/20 CalOSHA Industry Guidance - Hair Salons and Barbershops 7/29/20

California Board of Barbering and Cosmetology - Returning to Work Checklist 5/28/20

‘No One Needs Botox in a Pandemic.’ But Some in Beverly Hills Are Now Getting It.

The Governor’s Office of Business and Economic Development has compiled helpful information for employers, employees and all Californians as it relates to the cornonavirus (COVID-19) outbreak.


Open for Business: The Salon at Spa Anjali 5/5/20

Denver specific Mayor announces $4 million relief fund for Denver businesses hurt by coronavirus 3/19/20


Effective Immediately DRS Extends Filing Deadline for Certain Annual State Business Tax Returns 3/14/20


Governor Carney Announces HELP Program to Support Delaware Small Businesses 3/18/20


Florida Small Business Emergency Bridge Loan Program 3/27/20

Florida Department of Revenue offices closed - all business being conducted online

Should Georgia Spas Reopen? [What You NEED to Know] 4/24/20



Granger spa tries to offer relaxing experience while also following safety provisions 5/12/20


SBA Economic Injury Disaster Loan Update 3/19/20

Comptroller Franchot's Statement on COVID-19 Pandemic extending tax payment deadlines 3/12/20


Coronavirus relief: Massachusetts’ $10 million Small Business Recovery Loan Fund stops taking applications after 3 days 3/19/20

A Guide for Filing for Unemployment in Massachusetts 3/18/20


New Mexico

New Mexico Offers New Loan Program, Priority Assistance to Virus-Impacted Businesses 3/13/20

New York

North Carolina

Governor Cooper Requests Small Business Administration Disaster Declaration to Aid COVID-19 Response 3/16/20

North Dakota

Ohio Local salon, barber, spa owners push for a reopen date of their own 5/6/20


Oregon OSHA Draft COVID-19 Temporary Standards 8/17/20

Coronavirus (COVID-19) Resources for Businesses


Pennsylvania Spas Struggle During COVID-19 9/14/20 Pa. small businesses hit by Coronavirus getting $61M in emergency loans 3/19/20


MedPage Today: Record-Setting Day; Texas Pauses Reopening; Run on Dexamethasone 6/26/20 Here’s how small business owners can help Texas qualify for Economic Injury Disaster Loans 3/21/20


Phased Health Guidelines for Re-Opening Businesses

Disaster Loans Are Now Available In Utah For Owners Of Small Businesses, Nonprofits 3/18/20


Washington Dept of Commerce: COVID-19 Emergency Grants for Small Businesses 3/22/21

Washington Dept of Commerce: Business & Worker Update: 12/31/20

Washington State Updated COVID-19 Guidance & Restrictions 11/15/2020

Inslee issues additional guidance for real estate and fitness operations in Phase 2 5/19/20 Phase 2 Personal Services COVID-19 Requirements 5/13/20 Safe Start Washington - A Phased Approach to Recovery 5/4/20 COVID-19 Risk Assessment Dashboard COVID-19 Reopening Guidance for Businesses and Workers Washington's Phased Approach 5/14/20 Business & Worker Update 5/13/20 Washington State Department of Commerce Business and Worker's Update April 22 4/22/20

Department of Labor & Industries: Information on filing your quarterly reports 4/8/20

COVID-19 Business Resources For Washington State

Resources Specific to Spa/Aesthetic Businesses

Professional Beauty: Facial Treatments to Resume in England August 1 7/17/20 SkinInc: 10 Things To Create a Safe, Positive Reopening 6/9/20 Aesthetic Channel: R.E.O.P.E.N. – It's how you spell success 5/28/20 SkinInc: Dermalogica Releases COVID-19 Safety Standards & Online Certification 5/27/20 MindBody Business Reboot Kit: How to Reopen Your Salon, Spa, or Wellness Business Post COVID-19 5/22/20

Washington State Phase 2 Personal Services COVID-19 Requirements 5/13/20

iSpa Video: Spa Reopening Q&A with Dr. Brent Bauer and Dr. Nadir Bhuiyan 5/11/20 SpaInsider Webinar Recording Financial Uncertainty & Opportunity for Spas as a Result of COVID-19 5/7/20

EPA-Approved List of Disinfectants to Use Against COVID-19

Open for Business: The Salon at Spa Anjali 5/5/20

Your Spa has Been Ordered to Close: Now What? 3/28/20 SkinInc: Esthetics Council Releases COVID-19 Safety Guidelines 3/20/20

Coronavirus and it's Effect on the Massage Industry 3/9/20

Resources Specific to the Medical/Medi-Spa Industry

K&L Gates Hub: COVID-19: Navigating The Path To Recovery - Planning for Life After Stark 1135 Waivers 6/2/20 MedPage Today Revenue Drying Up for Clinics Shuttered by COVID-19 6/2/20 MedPage Today: Financial Implications of COVID-19 for U.S. Physicians 6/1/20 Aesthetic Channel: R.E.O.P.E.N. – It's how you spell success 5/28/20 MedPage Today Can PCPs Survive COVID-19? Only If Fee-for-Service Goes

iSpa Video: Spa Reopening Q&A with Dr. Brent Bauer and Dr. Nadir Bhuiyan 5/11/20 MedPage Today: Physician Burnout, Interrupted 5/1/20

EPA-Approved List of Disinfectants to Use Against COVID-19

UPDATED Nursing and Long-Term Care FacilitiesCoronavirus (COVID-19) Considerations 4/24/20

CARE'S Act Surprising Overhaul of Substance Abuse Disorder Confidentiality 4/15/20

Expanding Telehealth Beyond the COVID-19 Pandemic 3/17/20


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