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 September 20th, 2021
Accommodation, Food Services, and Drinking Establishments
American Hotel & Lodging Association: Back to Business – guidance on reopening procedures
Association of Lodging Professionals: COVID-19 Industry Resources – Workforce relief, disaster recovery checklists, and industry impact news
COVID-19 Survival Guide for the Hospitality Industry – Business resources, live updates, and coronavirus pandemic impact for the hospitality industry from HospitalityNet
Checklist for Hotel Re-Opening Planning – Checklist for hotel managers compiled by HospitalityNet
American Society of Travel Advisors COVID-19 Resources – Health and safety, transportation security, and funds relief guides
Association of RV Parks and Campgrounds: COVID-19 Industry Updates – industry resources, COVID-19 re-opening toolkit, marketing materials, and industry guidelines
RV Industry Association COVID-19 Resources – Workplace guidance for business reopening, PPE and medical supplies information, funding resources, and coronavirus updates
Food Service and Drinking Establishments
National Restaurant Association: COVID-19 Reopening & Recovery – Operating guidance and information for restaurants looking to safely reopen, including state-specific information.
Quick Service Restaurant Coronavirus Updates – What restaurants need to know about business continuity, safety, and federal response from QSR Magazine.
Reopen a Restaurant During Coronavirus – Checklist from FSR Magazine for temporarily closing your restaurant due to COVID-19.
Resources for Restaurants and Workers Coping with the COVID-19 Emergency – Relief funds for restaurant workers, updates on reopening, industry research related to the crisis, and general COVID-19 resources for the restaurant industry
International Caterers Association: Coronavirus Resources – Returning to work and reopening guidance for the catering industry
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 – News and Resources Related to the COVID-19 Pandemic for the specialty coffee industry
Coronavirus Planning & Response for Bars and Restaurants – Reopening and closure updates, business continuity guidance, and coronavirus news
OneDine COVID-19 Regulations by State – providing food service regulation updates by state
Retail Industry Leaders Association: Coronavirus Resources for Retailers – Reopening and recovery guidance, industry news, and compliance guidance
Coronavirus Resources for Retailers – State retail restrictions, reopening guidance and workplace and employment law guidance
Coronavirus and the Resale Industry – Health and safety best practices, legislative updates, and industry resources
Home Furnishings Association: COVID-19 Recovery Resources – Best practices, loans and grants, and latest industry news
Furniture Today: COVID-19 Resources – Safety protocols, industry news, and coronavirus updates
American Booksellers Association: COVID-19 Resources – Resources for reopening, financial assistance opportunities, publisher and vendor support, and safety guidelines
Coronavirus (COVID-19) and Independent Grocers – Resources, best practices, food safety, and other risk management actions for the grocery industry
Farmers Market Coalition: Farmers Markets Respond to COVID-19 – Best practices, industry news, and resources for farmers and markets
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
Society of American Florists: COVID-19 Updates for the Floral Industry – news and webinars on COVID best practices for the floral industry
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
Bicycle Retailer COVID-19 News – Industry news, resources, and COVID-19 updates
Manufacturing & Wholesale
National Association of Manufacturers COVID-19 Resources – Policy action, employee health & safety, and customs information
Manufacturers’ Survey of Current Industry Impact of COVID-19 – Economic and Operational Impacts of COVID-19 to Manufacturers
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
Printing United Alliance: COVID-19 Preparedness and Response Plan – Business planning guidance, communication resources, health and safety protocols, and funding opportunities
Kombucha Brewers Coronavirus Resource Center – Resources and websites to monitor safety tips and updates for the kombucha brewery industry
Brewers Association: Coronavirus Resource Center – On-premise establishment guidance, business continuation, manufacturing best practices, and legislative updates
Distilled Spirits Council: Distillers Responding to COVID-19 – How to produce hand sanitizer and disinfectant, economic relief opportunities, and COVID-19 news and updates
National Association of American Wineries: Covid-19 General Resources – Re-opening guides, economic impact reports, COVID-19 news and updates, and funding opportunities
Food Packaging Forum: Coronavirus & Packaging – Industry research, legislative updates, and best practices
American Welding Society: COVID-19 – Job assistance, educator resources, and continuity resources
National Tooling & Machining Association: Coronavirus Resources – Health and safety tips to prevent illness, industry news, and business guidance
Health Industry Distributors Association: COVID-19 Resource Center – Supply chain news, COVID-19 updates, and industry resources
Business and Personal Services
COVID-19 Resources for Fitness Professionals – COVID-19 legal and insurance issues, virtual fitness guidance, and resources for re-opening
National Funeral Directors Association COVID-19 Resources – Industry news, must-have documents, and virtual funeral tips
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
Drycleaning and Laundry Institute: Coronavirus Resources – Federal updates, communication guidance, and industry news
Coin Laundry Association: COVID-19 Laundry Industry Updates – Industry news & information about COVID-19
Promotional Products Association International: Coronavirus Information – PPE resources, funding information, and industry updates
Salon & Spa
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
International Spa Association: Reopening Toolkit – Spa reopening and sanitation checklists
Modern Salon COVID-19 Resource Center – Coronavirus updates, reopening guidelines, and industry news
Professional Beauty Association: COVID-19 Information and Resources – Financial resources, education resources, and tips for business practices & maintaining client relationships
Pet Care Services
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
Services to Buildings and Dwellings
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 Air Duct Cleaners Association: COVID-19 Resources and Information – Industry news and best practices for reopening
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.
Professional and Technical Services
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
SHRM Coronavirus Resources – resources to help human resources practitioners navigate talent management issues during the pandemic
WorldatWork COVID-19 Resources – resources, plus strategies, tools, articles and other resources to help Total Rewards practitioners address business continuity during other healthcare emergencies and natural disasters
American Staffing Association: Covid-19 Information & Resources for Staffing Companies – Safety practices, legislation updates, and staffing-specific answers to frequently asked questions
National Notary Association: Coronavirus Guidance for Signing Agents and Mobile Notaries – Health and safety guidance for signing agents, mobile notaries, and signers/borrowers
The American Institute of Architects: COVID-19 Resources for Architects – guidelines, policies, and tools to support architecture firms navigate in during and after the pandemic
Business Support 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
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
National Association of Theater Owners: Coronavirus Resources – Operations resources for reopening, legislative updates, and industry news
Association of American Publishers: COVID-19 Response – How publishers can help during the Coronavirus pandemic
Multifamily Housing Council: Coronavirus Resources for Apartment Firms – Reopening guide, renter assistance programs, operational guidance, and economic recovery resources
National Apartment Association: Coronavirus Resources and Guidance – Operational best practices, industry news and impact, and regulatory & legal updates
Commercial Real Estate: Coronavirus (COVID-19) Resources and Guidance – Guidance for landlords, tenants, & lenders for reopening and business continuity
Health Care and Social Assistance
American Medical Association COVID-19 Resource Center for Physicians – Extensive guides and resources for medical professionals.
Urgent Care Association: Coronavirus Resources – PPE vendor information, regulatory updates, economic resources, and COVID-19 testing information
Children’s Hospital Association: COVID-19 Resources and Updates – Hospital resources, legislation and guidance, and operations best practices
American Hospital Association: Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) Resources and Special Communications – Capacity planning and organizational preparedness guidance, telehealth resources, and workforce best practices
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
COVID-19 Tools and Resources for Nonprofits – Financial assistance resources, guide for capital projects, and industry insights
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.
American Massage Therapy Association: COVID-19 Resources – Latest information in the industry, reopening resources for massage therapist offices, and client best practices
American Speech-Language-Hearing Association: COVID-19 Resources – Best practices for telehealth, guidance for resuming in-person services, and other setting-specific resources
Child Care Aware of America Coronavirus Resources – Coronavirus webinar, maps and resources in one, central place for child care professionals and families
Guidance for Operating Child Care Programs during COVID-19 – guidance from the Centers for Disease Control for child care centers
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.
Association for Career & Technical Education: ACTE’s Response to Coronavirus (COVID-19) – Online learning resources, legislative updates, guidance for virtual conferences and webinars, and general COVID-19 guidelines
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
American Subcontractors Association – providing return to work guidance and federal agency resources
National Demolition Association COVID-19 Resources – Business continuity guidance, labor regulatory updates, and demolition industry news related to the COVID-19 pandemic
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
Independent Electrical Contractors: COVID-19 (Coronavirus) Update – Legislative and regulatory updates, industry news, and additional guidance for the construction industry
Arts, Entertainment, and Recreation
COVID-19 Resources & Information for the Museum Field – Reopening guides, communication guidance, and industry resources
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
IHRSA: Coronavirus Resources for Fitness Centers & Health Clubs – A comprehensive list of all IHRSA resources created to help health clubs navigate the coronavirus outbreak
Amusement Parks and Attractions Industry: Resources for COVID-19 – Media guidance, reopening information, and industry news
Camp Business COVID-19 Resources – Business planning guidance, supply resources, financial assistance, and industry updates
Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing and Hunting
AmericanHort Coronavirus Resources – Reopening guidance and financial assistance among other resources for the horticulture industry, from growers to retailer
National Sustainable Agriculture Coalition: COVID-19 Resources – Financial aid, trainings, resources for farm support, and state-specific resources
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
Greenhouse Management: Post-pandemic checklist – Greenhouse Magazine provides a post-pandemic checklist for the green industry and analyzes its current forecast during the post-COVID-19 era of economic recovery
National Mining Association: Coronavirus Assistance & Response – Health, safety, and business assistance
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