|For specific updates on states that have closed non-essential businesses and what businesses are included as essential, please click this link.|
|State||Business Closures||School Closures||Unemployment Insurance||FDD Updates||Legislative/Executive Actions||Extra Links 1||Extra Links 2||Extra Links 3||Extra Links 4|
Gov Loans to Businesses
|Additional Financial Relief|
|Alabama||Non-essential businesses closed.||Schools closed through end of school year.||Unemployment Resources||Non-registration state.||Legislative Reconvening postponed to a date TBD. |
Enacted Legislation: House Bill 186
Provides $5M in funding to the Department of Public Health to be used for coronavirus preparedness and response activities.
|Legislative dates||HB 186|
Updated executive orders.
|Lt. Gov and Gov divided on virus response.||Eligible for SBA loan fund.||Birmingham loan program|
|Alaska||Shelter in place ordered.||Schools closed through at least 5/1.||Unemployment Resources||Non-registration state.||Access to the Capitol is restricted to lawmakers, staff, and credentialed journalists |
Legislative dates are unchanged.
COVID 19 Announcement - see extra links
|Legislative schedule||Capitol Closing||COVID 19 Announcement|
Updated Executive Orders
|Eligible for SBA loan fund.|
|Arizona||Governor issues list of essential businesses in case Arizona closes non-essential businesses in the future.||Schools closed through 4/10.||Unemployment Resources||Non-registration state.||Committee chairs are to limit testimony. GOP encouraging public to call lawmakers. |
Enacted Legislation: Senate Bill 1051
Appropriates $50M to combat the public health emergency caused by COVID 19.
|Limit on testimony||SB 1051|
Updated Executive Orders.
|General COVID 19 website||Eligible for SBA loan fund.|
|Arkansas||Restaurants and bars to offer takeout and delivery only. Gyms and other facilities closed to essential uses only.|
Schools authorized to close from 3/17 through spring break.
|Unemployment Resources||Non-registration state.||Governor has closed the Capitol. |
House and Senate set to convene for fiscal session on 4/8.
|Capitol closing||Fiscal session|
Updated Executive Orders.
|General COVID 19 website||Eligible for SBA loan fund.||Quick loan program|
|California||California has issued a "Shelter in Place" order - link to EO and additional information. ||Schools likely to be closed through rest of the year.||Unemployment resources||NO EXTENSION|
Requesting businesses to file online
Waiving $225 late fee
Paper filings will be deemed to waive automatic effectiveness
|Legislature recessed early until 4/13 - current speculation is that the recess will be longer than 4/13.|
Senators Gonzalez and Wiener pushing Gov. Newsome to preclude commercial foreclosures through executive action.
Pending Legislation: Assembly Bill 3216
■ Regarding paid and unpaid sick, employee healthcare plans, life insurance, etc.
|Recess news||Newsome announces sales tax reprieve for small businesses||AB3216||Updated News, inlcuding Executive Orders.||Eligible for SBA disaster loans.||LA Microloan Program for Small Business||Sacramento Economic Relief|
|Colorado||Stay at home order issued. ||All schools closed from 3/23-4/17.||Unemployment resources||Non-registration state.||Legislative session suspended||Updated Executive Orders||Business resources||Eligible for SBA disaster loans.||Denver providing $7,500 cash loans to qualifying small businesses|
|Connecticut||Stay at home order issued with suspension of non-essential business.||Schools likely closed until fall||Information on waived work search requirements and providing benefits to furloughed employees.||Business opportunity state - Conn. Department of Banking||State Capitol closed, legislative business postponed until 3/30.||Updated Press Releases/Executive Orders.||Essential business guidance||Coronavirus FAQ||Eligible for SBA disaster loans.|
|D.C.||Non essential businesses closed||Schools closed.||Unemployment Resources||No registration||DC passed a series of measures Tuesday (3/17) night designed to help businesses and employees dealing with COVID 19||B23-0718 COVID 19 Response Emergency Amendment Act of 2020||Press releases.||Eligible for SBA disaster loans.||Small business microgrant|
|Delaware||Stay at home order issued. Information regarding definition of essential business included in extra links. ||Schools closed through 5/15||Delaware Department of Labor Guidance||Non-registration state.||Session postponed indefinitely|
EO regarding child care linked here.
|Session postponed.||Executive Order updates.|
Essential business guidance
|COVID 19 media updates||Eligible for SBA disaster loans.|
|Florida||Safer at home order in place||Schools closed through 4/15.||Unemployment Resources||Non-registration state.||Gov. activated the emergency bridge loan program for small businesses. See extra links. |
Legislature approved budget. Linked here.
|Emergency bridge loan program.||Application page for bridge loan program.||Executive Order updates.||Gov. Desantis orders mandatory quarantine for travelers from areas with substantial community spread, including New York, New Jersey, and Connecticut.||Eligible for SBA disaster loans.||State bridge loan program to businesses.|
|Georgia||Stay at home order in place||Schools closed for the remainder of the school year.||Unemployment Resources||Non-registration state||Legislature is on break until a date TBD.||Executive Order updates.||Atlanta issues 14 day stay at home order.||Updated press releases||Eligible for SBA disaster loans.||Atlanta announces $1.5M for to go towards small business continuity.|
|Hawaii||Non essential businesses closed||Schools closed until at least 4/30.||Unemployment Resources||Filing deadline extended to April 30.||Executive Order updates.|
Press release updates.
|COVID 19 general updates||UI Fact Sheet||Eligible for SBA disaster loans.|
|Idaho||Stay at home order issued.||School closures left to the choice of individual districts.||Unemployment Resources||Non-registration state||Executive Order updates.|
Press release updates.
|Essential business guidance||COVID 19 FAQ||COVID 19 business resources||Eligible for SBA disaster loans.|
|Illinois||Executive Order announcing Illinois has issued an order similiar to California's lockdown.||Schools closed until at least 4/20||Providing UI benefits to impacted workers.||No official announcement. The state is looking for good faith effort, not strictly enforcing. Willing to discuss on a case-by-case basis. If you require assistance in Illinois, please contact Grason Wiggins at email@example.com. |
If you make sales between the time of lapse and registration, private right of actions is still applicable.
|Senate scheduled to reconvene on 4/21|
Executive Order updates.
|COVID 19 Business Resources.||Stay at home order FAQ||Press release updates||Eligible for SBA disaster loans.||Mayor announces $100M relief package for small businesses.||Small business grants and loans|
|Indiana||Stay at home order.||Schools closed until 5/1.||Certain waivers in place and more being requested.||No extension, but state willing to discuss on a case-by-case basis. Please contact Grason Wiggins at firstname.lastname@example.org for assistance.||Indiana Gov. signed EO regarding COVID 19|
Executive Order updates.
|Press release updates||COVID 19 Resources||Essential business guidance||Eligible for SBA disaster loans.|
|Iowa||Gyms, theaters, health spas closed. Restaurants and bars closed with exceptions for delivery and takeout. Retail stores ordered to close.||Schools closed for 4 weeks ||Unemployment Insurance Resources.||Non-registration state||Legislative session suspended for at least 30 days.||Executive Orders and News||COVID 19 Business Resources.||UI FAQ Sheet||Business COVID 19 FAQ||Eligible for SBA disaster loans.||Iowa small business relief fund|
|Kansas||Stay at home order.||Schools closed for remainder of school year.||Unemployment Insurance FAQ||Non-registration state||House and Senate adjourned until 4/27||Executive Order updates.||Press releases.||COVID 19 Resources||Request to be deemed essential||Eligible for SBA disaster loans.|
|Kentucky||Stay at home order issued.||Schools closed for two weeks.||Waiving wait period and certain requirements for workers.||Non-registration state||General Assembly passes coronavirus relief bill - SB 150 (linked here)|
Pending Legislation: Senate Bill 282
Requiring employers to provide accrued paid sick leave to employees; provide mechanism for employees to accrue paid sick leave; establish guidelines for employers to calculate paid sick leave for employees.
|Capitol closing||SB 282||Executive Orders and News Updates.||COVID 19 Resources||Eligible for SBA disaster loans.|
|Louisiana||Stay at home order issued. Non-essential businesses closed.||Schools closed 3/16 - 4/13.||Providing UI benefits to impacted workers.||Non-registration state||Updates on EO from Gov.||COVID 19 Resources.||COVID 19 Resources for businesses|
List of essential businesses
|Workforce Commission information||Eligible for SBA disaster loans.|
|Maine||Non-essential businesses closed||Schools closed.||Unemployment Insurance Resources.||Non-registration state||Enacted omnibus bill that includes expanded eligibility for UI benefits and waives waiting period. |
Enacted Legislation: HP 1547 - Taps $11M to combat COVID 19 - see extra links for text.
|Executive Order updates.||HP 1547||COVID 19 Resources|
Essential business guidance
|Eligible for SBA disaster loans.|
|Maryland||Stay at home order issued||Schools closed until 4/24||Unemployment Insurance Resources||Extended deadline to 30 days after Governor ends Coronavirus State of Emergency.||Exec. Orders relating to COVID 19 are linked here. |
Legislature adjourning on 3/18, possibility for special session in May.
Pending Legislation: SB 1080/HB1663 - Enacted
Emergency legislation that authorizes the Gov. to take specified actions relating to health insurance, Medicaid, retailer profits, and employer actions as a result of the March 5, 2020 proclamation declaring a state of emergency
|Interpretive guidance regarding essential businesses issued by administration.||Executive Order regarding shut down of non-essential businesses.||COVID 19 business resources||Grants being provided to small businesses from federal layoff aversion funds||Eligible for SBA disaster loans.||Emergency relief fund programs.|
|Massachusetts||Stay at home order issued, non-essential businesses order to suspend in person operation.||Closed through April||Unemployment Insurance Resources||Non-registration state.||Small business loans will be made available immediately for any employers with fewer than 50 full- and part-time employees who have been negatively impacted by the coronavirus, including non-profits. |
■ The fund will be administered by the Massachusetts Growth Capital Corporation, and recipients can access up to $75,000, with no payments for the first six months
Enacted Legislation SB 2599 - Waives one week waiting period for workers impacted by COVID 19.
Pending Legislation: HD 4975 - $75M for food service and hospitality worker relief fund.
|List of essential services.||Request to to designate your business as essential here.||COVID 19 Recovery Loan Program||COVIVD 19 business resources||Eligible for SBA disaster loans.||$10M state relief fund|
|Michigan||Stay at home order issued. Suspension of activities that are not neccessary to sustain life.||Very unlikely that schools will open again this school year||Unemployment Insurance Resources||Non-registration state.||Gov. signed four executive orders, including expanded UI benefits for workers that experience unexpected child care responsibilities due to school closures. |
Pending Legislation: House Bill 5633
■ Requires an insurer that delivers, issues for delivery, or renews a health insurance policy to cover prescription drugs and various medical processes and procedures stemming from COVID 19.
|Executive Orders||HB 5633||Stay at home order guidance||Information on state issued small business loans and grants||Eligible for SBA disaster loans.||State small business relief fund|
|Minnesota||Stay at home order issued||Schools closed until early May||Unemployment Insurance Resources||Deadline extended 60 days, certain notarization requirements suspended, see extra links.||Pending Legislation: HF 4415|
■ Compensation for hourly employees required for school days cancelled due to COVID-19 during the 2019-2020 school year.
|Updated Executive Orders||Press releases.||Notarization requirements suspended||COVID 19 resources||Eligible for SBA disaster loans.||Interest free loans|
|Mississippi||Shelter in place ordered.||Schools closed until 4/17||Updates on UI benefits||Non-registration state.||Scheduled to convene April 1||Updated Executive Orders||Press releases.|
List of essential businesses
|Eligible for SBA disaster loans.|
|Missouri||Restaurants limited to takout and delivery. Social distancing ordered statewide. Cities and local areas closing non-essential businesses||Local districts making choice - list.||Unemployment resources and waivers due to COVID 19||Non-registration state.||Capitol and state offices shuttered. In legislative spring break.||Updated Executive Orders||Press releases.||COVID 19 business resources||Eligible for SBA disaster loans.|
|Montana||Stay at home order issued||Schools closed.||Unemployment Resources||Non-registration state.||State of emergency declaration.||Updated Executive Orders||Press releases.||COVID 19 news releases||COVID 19 Business Resources||Eligible for SBA disaster loans.|
|Nebraska||Restaurants and bars limited to 10 people. Gov issuing orders to close by county||Locals making decisions.||Waivers planned to begin 3/22||Non-registration state.||Gov.'s news alerts.||Executive order to provide relief to restaurants and bars.||Legislature approves emergency funds||Eligible for SBA disaster loans.|
|Nevada||Non essential businesses closed||Schools closed until further notice.||Unemployment Resources||Non-registration state.||Gov.'s news alerts.||UI benefit eligibility waivers.||Updated Executive Orders.||Essential business guidance||Eligible for SBA disaster loans.|
|New Hampshire||Stay at home order issued, non-essential businesse closed.||Schools closed.||Expanding benefits to impacted workers||Non-registration state.||Gov.'s emergency alerts.|
Press release updates.
|Gov. announces certain relief measures.||EO on unemployment insurance||Eligible for SBA disaster loans.|
|New Jersey||Stay at home order issued||Schools closed indefinitely||Unemployment Resources||Non-registration state.||Gov.'s press releases.||S2304 - concerning family leave and disability benefits during epidemic-related emergency.||Updated Executive Orders.||Essential business guidance||COVID 19 business resources||Eligible for SBA disaster loans.|
|New Mexico||Non-essential businesses closed.||Schools closed for three weeks beginning 3/16.||Expanded Eligibility||Non-registration state.||Gov.'s press releases.||Updated Executive Orders||Extra info on essential businesses||COVID 19 resources||Eligible for SBA disaster loans.||State loan guarantee program|
|New York||New York State on Pause Executive Order||Schools closed until at least 4/15||Unemployment Insurance Resources||Delaying deadline 90 days for filings due before April 30. For specific questions, please contact Grason Wiggins at email@example.com.||90 day moratorium for commercial evictions.||A10153||SB8090||Updated Executive Orders||S8091||Eligible for SBA disaster loans.||NYC loan programs||Syracuse loan program|
|North Carolina||Beginning 3/27, stay at home order in place||Schools closed for at least two weeks.||Unemployment Insurance Resources||Non-registration state.||Gov.'s press releases.||Updated Executive Orders||EO expanding eligibility for UI benefits.||Stay at home order FAQ||Eligible for SBA disaster loans.|
|North Dakota||Recreational facilities closed. Restaurants restricted to takeout and delivery - additional businesses closed, see extra links.||Schools closed until further notice.||Unemployment Resources||Making exceptions to deadlines on a case-by-case basis. If you need assistance with an exception, please contact Grason Wiggins at firstname.lastname@example.org.||Latest updates on North Dakota resources for employers.||Updated Executive Orders.||Press releases.||EO closing additional businesses||COVID 19 business resources||Eligible for SBA disaster loans.|
|Ohio||Stay at home order issued. All non-essential businesses ordered to close with limited exceptions, including working from home. ||Schools closed until at least 4/6, Gov not committing to closing for rest of school year.||Expanded benefits||Non-registration state.||News releases and executive orders.||Information on application for disaster loans.||Business Assistance Information.||Additional updates for stay at home order - important information regarding child care||Enacted HB 197 - COVID 19 relief||Eligible for SBA disaster loans.|
|Oklahoma||Selective safer at home order issued - less restrictive than other states||Schools closed until at least 4/6.||Unemployment Resources||Non-registration state.||Enacted Legislation due to COVID 19 - HCR1017 - Establishes adjournment of more than 3 days during session for the state legislature.||Updated Exectutive Orders.||Update from OK Department of Labor.||Stay at home order refers to CISA guidance||Eligible for SBA disaster loans.|
|Oregon||Stay at home order issued, specifying closure of certain retail businesses.||Schools closed through 4/28||Unemployment Resources||Non-registration state.||Updated press releases.||Executive Orders.||Stay at home order - news release.||Health Insurance Update.||Stay at home order guidance||Eligible for SBA disaster loans.||Seattle $1.5M grant program|
|Pennsylvania||Stay at home order issued for 22 counties - for list of counties, see extra links||Schools closed at least through 4/6 - likely to be longer||Unemployment insurance resources||Non-registration state.||Governor Wolf has extended the stay at home order from Philadelphia to 22 counties. (Linked in this cell)|
To petition for a waiver to remain open during the shutdown, you can email RAemail@example.com. For questions on whether your business must close, you can email firstname.lastname@example.org..
In response to the COVID-19 health emergency, the Office of Benefits and Wage Compliance will not be enforcing predictability pay as of the April 1, 2020 effect date of the Fair Workweek law until further notice.
Penn. - SBA Information
|Counties subject to stay at home order||Life sustaining business definition||Gov Wolf announces $100M small business relief fund.||Eligible for SBA disaster loans.||Philadelphia fund - also see link to state program under extra links|
|Rhode Island||Stay at home order issued||Schools closed until at least 4/3||Unemployment Resources||We have been informed that there will be NO penalties for filings due in March or April. Working on posting a bulletin to their website.||Executive Order updates.||Press release for stay at home order||Eligible for SBA disaster loans.|
|South Carolina||Non essential businesses closed||Schools suspended indefinitely.||Unemployment Resources|
Pending Legislation: Senate Bill 1161
■ Requiring all individual and group health insurance plans, health maintenance organizations, and the state health plan to waive cost-sharing requirements associated with testing for COVID-19.
|SB 1161||Updated Executive Orders.||Updated press releases.||News on AG opinion that local governments cannot issue stay at home orders.||Eligible for SBA disaster loans.|
|South Dakota||Cities and local areas implimenting closures as Gov refuses to close businesses||Gov recommends school closures until 5/1||Unemployment Resources||Making exceptions to deadlines on a case-by-case basis. If you need assistance with an exception, please contact Grason Wiggins at email@example.com.||Gov.'s press releases.||Update Executive Orders||Executive order on personal, business, and healthcare precautions.||Eligible for SBA disaster loans.|
|Tennessee||In-person dining banned, gyms closed, more business restrictions - cities and counties have issued their own stay at home orders.||Schools closed through 4/24||Unemployment Resources||Non-registration state.||Lawmakers to focus on budget and recess early.||Updated Executive Orders||Updated press releases.||COVID 19 business resources||Eligible for SBA disaster loans.|
|Texas||Non essential businesses closed||Leaving school closing decisions to local superintendents - many closed.||Unemployment Resources||Non-registration state.||Abbott stops short of issuing stay at home order.||Abott waived 10 day waiting period for UI benefits.||Updates press releases.||COVID 19 business resources||Abbott requests emergency designation from SBA.|
|Utah||Gov. issues stay safe, stay at home "directive."||Schools closed through at least 5/1.||Unemployment Resources||Non-registration state.||Gov.'s news alerts.||Salt Lake City issues stay at home order||Eligible for SBA disaster loans.||Salt Lake City loan program|
|Vermont||Stay at home order issued.||Schools closed for the remainder of the school year.||Unemployment insurance resources||Non-registration state.||Pending Legislation: H 681|
Updated press releases
|Press release for stay at home order||State response and resources||COVID 19 unemployment insurance FAQ||Eligible for SBA disaster loans.|
|Virginia||Stay at home order issued||Schools closed for the remainder of the school year.||Unemployment insurance resources||Judicial Emergency Declaration extension of filing deadline.||EO from Gov. declaring health emergency with impact on businesses.||Updated Executive Orders|
Updated press releases
|FAQ for business closures||General COVID 19 resource page||Eligible for SBA disaster loans.|
Gov. Inslee issues stay at home order. (Linked here)
All bars and restaurants closed with exceptions for takeout and delivery.
Business relief information in extra links.
|Schools closed from 3/17 - 4/24.||Unemployment Resources||No deadline extension. |
Willing to discuss on a case-by-case basis. Please contact Grason Wiggins at firstname.lastname@example.org for assistance.
|Enacted legislation: House Bill 2739|
Allows an employee to receive shared leave if the employee, or a relative or household member, is isolated or quarantined as recommended, requested, or ordered by a public health official or health care provider as a result of suspected or confirmed infection with or exposure to COVID-19.
|Business relief information.||Guidance on essential businesses||Inslee has plan in place to tap $5M in reserve funds for business loans. Updates forthcoming. |
Eligible for SBA disaster loans.
|Seattle grant program|
|West Virginia||Stay at home order issued.||Schools closed indefinitely.||Unemployment Resources||Non-registration state.||Gov's news alerts.||Stay at home order guidance||UI executive order||UI COVID 19 updates||Eligible for SBA disaster loans.|
|Wisconsin||Stay at home order issued.||Schools closed indefinitely.||Unemployment COVID 19 Release||Non-registration state.||Gov's press releases.|
Gov's executive orders.
|Banned gatherings.||Essential business guidance||Eligible for SBA disaster loans.||$5M for grants to businesses with less than 20 employees|
|Wyoming||Numerous businesses closed. Restaurants limited to takeout and delivery - additional closure ordered, see extra links.||Schools closed through 4/17||Unemployment insurance resources||Non-registration state.||Gov's executive orders.||Gov's press releases.||Executive orders.||Additional business closures||Eligible for SBA disaster loans.|