COVID-19 Community Updates
Coronavirus Disease 2019 (aka COVID-19) is a new disease that causes respiratory illness in people and can spread from person to person. This virus was first identified during an investigation into an outbreak in Wuhan, China in late 2019. NAHB is closely monitoring the spread of COVID-19 and is committed to keeping members appropriately informed.
The CHBA, NSHBA and NAHB with external organizations have provided the following resources and guidelines regarding preparation for COVID-19 in the workplace and business travel. This list will be updated as more information becomes available.
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We want to hear from you
Dear CHBA Member, we are working hard trying to help assist you in any way we can. We know this pandemic is affecting each business differently. Please help us help you and respond below.
We will re-assess upcoming events the first week of April and look at the recommendations from the leaders in our community, state and national.
NAHB will be providing additional updates with some of the relief they are trying to help provide to members. This is an unprecedented time and our association will do what we can for our members and the community.
If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact the CHBA. Thank you.
Important information for you:
As we all navigate in the uncertain environment created by the ongoing coronavirus pandemic, NSHBA is thankful that we were able to hold the Legislative Banquet.
So far Nebraska hasn’t been hit as hard as other states. But we all must be diligent in what is recommended by our leaders and communities. It is important for all of us to take precautionary measures to keep our employees safe. Listed below are some valuable resources.
Nebraska Department of Labor – Rapid Response: free, pro-active, business-focused, and flexible strategy designed for one major purpose, responding to layoffs and plant closings by coordinating services and providing immediate aid to companies and their affected workers.
Self-Checker The CDC has a Coronavirus Self-Checker that will ask you a series of quetions to assist you in determining whether you should be tested.
Ideas for Safety and Health Protocols – Here is a video about protocols on the job site
SBA Economic Injury Disaster Loans
Small businesses owners in Nebraska and several other states are now eligible to apply for SBA Economic Injury Disaster Loans (EIDLS). Any small business owner affected by COVID-19 since the beginning of January 2020 is eligible to apply. Although the application is straight-forward, it does require a high level of detail that some business owners may not have readily on-hand. If you are considering submitting a loan application, click on the link below. We strongly encourage you to contact your banker, attorney, or CPA for assistance. Disaster Loan Assistance – U.S. Small Business Administration
NAHB has been closely monitoring the spread of the Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19). We understand this unprecedented situation can present challenges to members of the association and our local and state associations.
To help us most effectively advocate for the housing industry during this challenging time, NAHB would like to learn how COVID-19 may be impacting members. Please encourage your members to take a brief (confidential) survey on nahb.org. NAHB is dedicated to mitigating the effects of COVID-19 on the residential construction sector.
Senate Approves $2.2 Trillion Economic Stimulus PackageThe Senate approved a nearly $2 trillion economic stimulus package in response to the coronavirus pandemic that has wreaked havoc on the U.S. economy. The CARES Act includes several provisions to help small businesses and those engaged in the residential construction sector.
Economic Outlook:A weekly update by NAHB Chief Economist Robert Dietz.
Construction Exemptions Map: A map of states and localities allowing construction workers to stay on the job.
Consumer Resources.:A compilation of mortgage assistance and relief options for home owners and borrowers. The page also has a short YouTube video from Federal Housing Commissioner Brian Montgomery. He outlines the steps HUD is taking during the coronavirus pandemic.
Virtual Townhall Recordings: Virtual Townhall Recordings. Archived videos from the Multifamily Council, NAHB Remodelers Council and 20 Clubs.
Employee Rights under the Families First Corona Response Act Download Poster – Post by April 1st, 2020
- The White House: The President’s Coronavirus Guidelines for America
- The White House: What is Social Distancing? (VIDEO)
- CDC: Answering 20 Questions about COVID-19 (Webinar)
- CDC: How to Protect Yourself
- CDC: What to Do if You Are Sick
- Federal Trades Commission: Be aware of Scams
- OSHA: COVID-19
- SBA: COVID-19 Small Business Guidance and Loan Resources
- CDC: Environmental Cleaning and Disinfection Recommendations
- CDC: Interim Guidance for Businesses and Employers to Plan and Respond to Coronavirus Disease
- WHO: Getting your workplace ready for COVID-19
- IRS: Coronavirus Tax Relief
Employment-related issues facing employers.
- Comprehensive FAQ for Employers on the COVID-19 Coronavirus (including Healthcare/HIPPA Issues, Remote work, and more)
- Useful Links
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