This COVID-19 industry resources guide is committed to providing the latest industry-specific information, tools and support available to small businesses impacted by the COVID-19/novel coronavirus outbreak. This page will be updated frequently as new industry guidance and resources become available. Additionally, you can also receive professional business advice and free or low-cost business training from your local Small Business Development Center!
Find federal, state and private resources and assistance on our COVID-19 Small Business Resources page.
Updated May 26th, 2020
Accommodation, Food Services, and Drinking Establishments
American Hotel & Lodging Association: COVID-19 Resources – Virus updates and prevention, employee management guidance, and resources for operations and financial management
Association of Lodging Professionals: COVID-19 Industry Resources – Workforce relief, disaster recovery checklists, and industry impact news
How to manage the COVID-19 impact for Hospitality Industry – Tips & recommendations from 10 hotel industry experts from HospitalityNet
Checklist for Temporary Hotel Closures – Checklist for hotel managers compiled by HospitalityNet
American Society of Travel Advisors COVID-19 Resources – Health and safety, transportation security, and funds relief guides
Food Service and Drinking Establishments
National Restaurant Association: COVID-19 Resources – Information and resources for the restaurant industry including economic relief resources. See also resources by state
Restaurant Employee Relief Fund – Assisting up to $500 per restaurant worker with reduced working hours or unemployment from the National Restaurant Association
Quick Service Restaurant Coronavirus Updates – What restaurants need to know about business continuity, safety, and federal response from QSR Magazine.
Managing a Temporary Restaurant Closure – Checklist from FSR Magazine for temporarily closing your restaurant due to COVID-19.
International Caterers Association: Coronavirus Resources – Paid and sick leave regulations, managing cash flow, and sanitation guidance
National Coffee Association: COVID-19 Resource Center – Revenue loss guidance, supply chain and business operations disruption tips, and workplace health and safety
Specialty Coffee Association: COVID-19 Resources – Community COVID-19 resource database
United States Bartenders’ Guild: COVID-19 Resources – National, state, and local relief aid and job network opportunities
Molson Coors Co offering grants to bars and restaurants – Providing $1 million to bartenders and other service industry professionals through the United States Bartenders’ Guild due to COVID 19 pandemic
USBG National Charity Foundation: Bartender Emergency Assistance Program – Providing grants to bartenders, spouse and child of the bartender.
Yelp’s COVID-19 Response and Support for Local Businesses – $25 million in relief, primarily focused on supporting independent local restaurant and nightlife businesses, in the form of waived advertising fees, and free advertising, products and services, during this period.
OneDine Offering Free Tech to Restaurants – OneDine, a touchless restaurant technology platform used by merchants and guests, has announced they are providing their Touchless System of Tap & Order and Tap & Pay for free to all restaurants in response to the pandemic.
Uber Eats Waives Delivery Fees for Independent Restaurants – Uber Eats is waiving delivery fees for all orders coming from independent restaurants in the United States and Canada.
Retail Industry Leaders Association: Coronavirus Resources for Retailers – Displaced workers assistance, industry news, and compliance guidance
Coronavirus Resources for Retailers – Economic recovery and loan resources, state and federal response updates, and workplace and employment law guidance
Coronavirus (COVID-19) and Independent Grocers – Resources, best practices and other precautionary actions grocers can take to prepare for the Coronavirus.
The Food Industry Association Coronavirus Resources – Background information, a preparedness checklist, resources and more to support the food industry.
American Bakers Association: Coronavirus Resources –Personal protective equipment resources, workforce guidance, funding support, and food safety protocols
American Pet Products Association: COVID-19 Information – Providing information to protect your business, your employees and your customers.
Pet Industry Joint Advisory Council: COVID-19 Resources – Business continuity information, state and local government business guidance, assistance, and resources.
National Association of Convenience Stores: Coronavirus Resources – Latest news on coronavirus impact on convenience retail industry, regulatory information, workplace health & safety, and workforce guidance
Manufacturing & Wholesale
National Association of Manufacturers COVID-19 Resources – Policy action, employee health & safety, and customs information
Thomasnet – COVID-19 Resource Hub – Buying/selling COVID-19 related products, statewide shutdown updates, and resources to keep your business running smoothly
Risk Prediction and Mitigation Best Practices – Article from the National Association of Wholesaler-Distributors
Brewers Association – Coronavirus Resource Center – Collection of resources to consider related to your brewery business.
Business and Personal Services
Coronavirus Resources for Funeral Directors – Industry news, must-have documents, and virtual funeral tips
National Funeral Directors Association COVID-19 Resources – Guidance by the CDC and essential resources.
Salon Today’s COVID-19 Resource Portal – Industry resources for preparation and planning techniques for salon owners
COVID-19 Resource Portal for the Spa Industry: Guidance for sanitation & business practices
Modern Salon COVID-19 Resource Center – Coronavirus updates and industry news
Professional Beauty Association: COVID-19 Information and Resources – Financial resources, education resources, and tips for business practices & maintaining client relationships
American Veterinary Medical Association: COVID-19 Resources – Practice resources, animal health protocol, relief programs, and other resources. Also provides disease precautions for dog walkers
The Human Society: Animal Sheltering – Preparedness resources for people and the community
Pet Sitters & the Coronavirus – Steps pet sitters should consider for business preparation
ISSA Comprehensive Resource Guide – Cleaning and disinfecting for the coronavirus as well as essential business resources.
Residential Cleaning Services and the Coronavirus – Resources for the residential cleaning industry
Building Service Contractors Association International: Coronavirus Resources – Cleaning products and protocol for commercial cleaning businesses.
National Association of Landscape Professionals: Coronavirus Resources Center – News and resources for industry professionals along with guidance for business operations and State by State COVID-19 Guidance.
American Institute of CPAs: Coronavirus (COVID-19) Resource Center – CARES Act resources, news on impact of coronavirus pandemic on CPA firms, and insights on personal finance during the coronavirus pandemic.
National Association of Professional Insurance Agents: Coronavirus Resources – Industry updates, federal regulatory and legislative updates, and state specific resources.
American Property Casualty Insurance Association: COVID-19 Resource Page – Information on related rules, regulations, and insurance department communications from across the country.
American Bar Association: Pandemic Resources for Lawyers & Law Firms – Technology, disaster planning and recovery tips, and best practices for legal services
PCMA: Coronavirus Resources for the Business Events Industry – Digital event tips and COVID-related industry insights
ASAE: Coronavirus Resources for Association Executives – Legislative updates, guidance for leading during a pandemic, and financial coping strategies
Event Industry Council: Coronavirus Resources – Industry impact research, advocacy outreach, and industry partner resources
Meeting Planners International: Novel Coronavirus Resources – Industry updates, small business survival guide, and coronavirus tool kit
COVID-19: Information for Public Speakers – Advice , industry articles about the pandemic, and resources for presenters and speakers
American Marketing Association: COVID-19 Support – Working from home and navigating uncertainties
National Association for Catering & Events: COVID-19 News & Resources – Impacts on events, business guidance, and contracts liabilities & cancellations
Inside Self-Storage: Coronavirus (COVID-19) Resources – Developments, resources and advice for self-storage businesses about responding to COVID-19
Security Industry Association: Resources for COVID-19 and Business Continuity – Industry impact news, guide to state and local programs, and public safety protocols
American Staffing Association: Covid-19 Information & Resources for Staffing Companies – Safety practices, legislation updates, and staffing-specific answers to frequently asked questions
Public Transit Response to Coronavirus or COVID-19 – Providing information resources to public transportation organizations in North America.
American Trucking Association: COVID-19 Update Hub – Provides members and industry stakeholders with information and resources to help address common challenges and frequently asked questions arising from the coronavirus pandemic and national response.
Autocare Association: Coronavirus and the Aftermarket Resources – Links to official resources including safety guidelines, resources, and contacts from the association as well as trusted authorities.
National Independent Automobile Dealers Association: COVID-19 Dealer Resource Page – Industry updates, reopening guides, and federal legislative and regulatory updates.
International Air Transport Association: COVID-19 Resources – Resources for airlines and other travel professionals.
National Business Aviation Association: Coronavirus – Information offers guidance and best practices with regard to COVID-19 from medical specialists, operational authorities and other experts.
National Air Transportation Association: Coronavirus Resource Page – Guidance for financial relief, business continuity tools, supporting essential employees.
International Warehouse Logistics Association: COVID-19 Updates & Information For Your Warehouse – Safety practices for critical infrastructure workers, business checklist, and guidance for warehouse practices during a pandemic.
National Association of Broadcasters Coronavirus: Broadcasters’ Response – Broadcast-ready PSAs, crisis communications and disaster response plans, and guidance for identifying trusted sources
National Federation of Community Broadcasters: Coronavirus Resources for Community Radio – Tools for answering community questions, strategies for operating from home, and a comprehensive guide to addressing the pandemic for community radio
Health Care and Social Assistance
American Medical Association COVID-19 Resource Center for Physicians – Extensive guides and resources for medical professionals.
American Dental Association: COVID-19 Resource Center – Information to help navigate the uncertainties brought on by the COVID-19 pandemic, with answers to topics including employment law and practice owners’ obligations to employees, government assistance for businesses and more.
American Association of Orthodontists: COVID-19 Resources – Reopening guidance, financial and legal resources, and planning for recovery
American Optometric Association: COVID-19 Updates – Resources for doctors of optometry and their patients.
American Academy of Ophthalmology: COVID-19 Resources – Resources for ophthalmologists to include reopening and recovery resources for practices.
National Center for Assisted Living: Coronavirus – Guidance for providers, families, and residents/patients.
National Association for Home Care & Hospice: Coronavirus Resources for Home Care & Hospice – Health protocols, emergency preparation guidance, and virus updates
National Association of Social Workers: Coronavirus (COVID-19) Resources – Advocacy updates, social work safety tips, and guides for business practices with vulnerable populations.
American Psychological Association COVID-19 Information and Resources – Telework guidance, federal updates, and mental health during a pandemic.
National Association for Family Child Care: COVID-19 Resources – Information for child care providers including estimated impact on the industry.
Child Care Aware of America Coronavirus Resources – Coronavirus webinar, maps and resources in one, central place for child care professionals and families
U.S. Department of Education COVID-19 Information and Resources for Schools and School Personnel: Guidance and strategies for elementary, high school, and higher education institutions.
Association of American Educators: Coronavirus Response and Resources – Scholarship and grant programs, virtual learning resources, and school closure updates
American Association of Cosmetology School: Coronavirus Resource Center – Distance learning, emergency funds, and public safety resources.
National Association of Home Builders: Coronavirus Preparedness – Resources and information to maintain business operations.
Associated General Contractors of America: COVID-19 Resources – Health & Safety Resources, Economic Impact News, and Guidance for Risk Management
Coronavirus (COVID-19) Response Resources from American Society of Heating and Air-Conditioning – Proactive guidance to help address coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) concerns with respect to the operation and maintenance of heating, ventilating and air-conditioning systems.
Solar Energy Industries Association: COVID-19: Resources – Information for solar workers and businesses as well as latest coverage of impacts on the solar industry
Arts, Entertainment, and Recreation
IHRSA: Coronavirus Resources for Fitness Centers & Health Clubs – A comprehensive list of all IHRSA resources created to help health clubs navigate the coronavirus outbreak
Professional Photographers of America: COVID-19 Resources – Government assistance and additional tips for business continuity
SAG-AFTRA: COVID 19 Resources for Screen Actors – Unemployment assistance, safety tips, and coronavirus updates
The Society of Composers & Lyricists: COVID-19 Resource Links for Composers and Songwriters – National emergency resources for artists, ways music professionals can seek assistance, and health resources
Billboard Coronavirus Resource Guide for Music Professionals – State-by-state disaster funds, unemployment guide, and industry resources for music professionals
Resources for Music Businesses and Music Creators During the Coronavirus Outbreak – Government funding resources and business continuity tips from National Public Radio.
American Federation of Musicians: COVID-19 Resources – Unemployment information and recovery rebates
Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing and Hunting
AmericanHort Coronavirus Resources – Reopening guidance and financial assistance among other resources for the horticulture industry, from growers to retailer.
Farm Foundation: COVID-19 Resources – Industry impact news, resources for Disaster Funding, and Health & Safety Updates
National Milk Producers Foundation Coronavirus Resources – Food safety & resources for farmers about workforce management, animal health, and processing
North American Meat Institute: Coronavirus Resources – Industry best practices, recommended protocols, and government aid
Organic Trade Association: Support through the COVID-19 Crisis – Industry news, financial stimulus options, and guidance for organic farms and businesses from government agencies
Coronavirus: Fresh Produce Industry Resource Page – COVID lending programs, critical infrastructure qualifications, and business continuity best practices from the United Fresh Produce Association
COVID-19 Resources for Farmers – State and regional support and resources for farmers from the Organic Farmers Association
Resources for Farmers Affected by COVID-19 – various resources and articles as well as new marketing and distribution options for farming operations.
Coronavirus (COVID-19) Resources for Fisheries – Seafood and marine animal safety, commercial seafood industry impact updates, and CARES Act for small businesses
National Mining Association: Coronavirus Assistance & Response – Health, safety, and business assistance
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