The U.S. Chamber of Commerce is marshaling all its resources to help companies stay afloat and keep paychecks flowing to American workers and families; mobilize the business community to combat the pandemic; and help companies prepare for a safe, successful, and sustainable reopening of the economy.
We are committed to helping as many businesses, families and industries as possible endure the financial hardships caused by the pandemic and return to work in a safe and sustainable way.
Update (July 16, 2020): The Chamber has released Phase IV recommendations for timely, targeted, temporary relief for families, businesses, and communities across the country. Click here to read our letter and see the recommendations.
Returning to Work
As America’s businesses look to reopen safely and keep employees and customers healthy and informed, employers are facing countless new questions and unprecedented new challenges. In response, the U.S. Chamber has compiled a list of resources including state-specific and sector-specific guidance to help businesses reopen safely and successfully.
The Digital Resources Center includes the latest state guidelines, industry-specific information, small business advice, an employee screening questionnaire, and many more tools and resources to help employers and employees return to work safely and successfully.
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Use this step-by-step guide to help your company reopen safely and keep employees and customers healthy and informed as restrictions lift across the country. The playbook includes safety and sanitation guidance, communications advice, and other best practices information. Leer en Español
Customize, print, and post this workplace flyer to communicate to your employees and customers the steps your company is taking to keep them safe and prevent the spread of COVID-19.
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Event Series: Path Forward
Path Forward fosters dialogue on topics from barriers to reopening, to big questions about immunity and liability, to ways employers can incorporate innovative approaches to safety into the workplace.
Featuring deep-dive conversations with a cross-sector of experts led by the U.S. Chamber of Commerce President Suzanne Clark, Path Forward airs weekly on Thursdays at 3:00 p.m. ET to explore the complex issues that must be considered as part of a responsible reopening strategy.
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November 10, 2020
Women across the country are continuing to be hit hard by today’s coronavirus pandemic, with nearly 2.2 million women leaving the labor force between February and October, according to a new analysis from the National Women’s Law Center.
7 months into the pandemic, small business owners don’t know how much longer they can hold on: ‘We are in survival mode’
Many small business owners poured their life savings into their companies to get them off the ground originally. Most don’t have more than a month or two of cash on reserve.
Through the Save Small Business Initiative, the Chamber has been advocating for policies and aid to help companies stay afloat and keep paychecks flowing to American workers and families during this time.
Guides and Resources
Our complete coronavirus coverage, updated daily with new resources to assist you and your business.
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The Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) provides 100% federally guaranteed loans that can be forgiven if borrowers maintain or restore payrolls. Check eligibility, calculate borrowing limits, and apply using this guide.
Use this step-by-step guide to calculate your PPP loan forgiveness amount, navigate record-keeping requirements, and determine repayment terms on amounts not forgiven.
If you are an independent contractor or self-employed individual, you may be eligible for Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) loans/grants, SBA’s Economic Injury Disaster Loans (EIDL), and/or Unemployment Compensation for lost income. This guide walks you through all the steps.
Event Series: CO— Blueprint
Join us every other Wednesday at 2:00pm ET for a new audience-driven discussion that combines expert advice with practical strategies from business owners like you.
Insights and Analysis
The reality of this pandemic is evolving every day and as businesses, communities, and government work together to combat new challenges that emerge as a result of COVID-19, we are providing the latest insights and analysis on the policies that will be most effective for our economy and our safety as the country moves toward reopening.
A new report from MetLife and the U.S. Chamber of Commerce indicates that the coronavirus pandemic has hit minority-owned small businesses disproportionately hard as more minority-owned businesses fear permanent closure and are struggling to secure loans. Additionally, there has been a 17-point increase from the beginning of 2020 in the number of small businesses believing minority-owned small businesses face more challenges than non-minority owned ones.
As businesses across the country begin to reopen their doors and recover from the COVID-19 crisis, employers are trying hard to protect their employees and customers in an environment filled with incomplete and inconsistent information. A key concern businesses share is the fear of coronavirus-related lawsuits.
Trackers and Dashboards
Our Global Innovation Policy Center recently launched its new interactive map outlining the COVID-19 clinical trials happening in all 50 states. See what is happening in your state.
Millions of American workers have filed unemployment claims in recent weeks. Use this interactive map to see just how quickly claims have skyrocketed in each state amid the pandemic.
Tracks each state’s “stay at home” guidance and DHS guidance by the Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA), providing insight on the various orders that have been issued and updates on critical infrastructure and critical functions.
Updates and direct links to COVID-19 related developments across 31 countries including issues such as government stimulus programs, guidance on critical infrastructure and workers, export restrictions, and data protection authorities.
Businesses Are Helping
Since the COVID-19 pandemic began, we have seen businesses of all sizes, across industry sectors, band together and pivot operations to solve the challenges the American people face from this crisis. We have seen the positive impact and true spirit of business shine through in countless ways, helping Americans withstand this crisis and bounce back stronger.
An expansive look at how businesses of all sizes and sectors are stepping up to combat the coronavirus and support American amid the crisis. Corporate donations, both cash and in-kind, currently exceed $4.8 billion.
All across the country, America’s innovation community has mobilized like never before to fight the coronavirus pandemic. Our Global Innovation Policy Center recently launched its "Discover & Deliver" event series to provide insights into the the global effort to identify effective treatments for COVID-19 and provide updates on the latest developments treatments in each state.
Shows how businesses large and small are going to extraordinary lengths to manufacture critical medical supplies.
Share Local Business Stories
How are businesses in your community stepping up? Have you seen a company going the extra mile to care for their employees or support your community? Have you heard about a business in your town working hard to supply critical medical equipment?
Join the conversation: Help us celebrate the businesses and workers who rising to this enormous challenge by sharing stories on social media using #AmericanBusiness and #Biz4Good.
How Your Company Can Help
If your company is interested in learning how to support relief efforts, please contact Brooks Nelson.