The latest news and updates related to the coronavirus pandemic, tailored specifically for the business community.
The U.S. Chamber of Commerce is committed to helping American businesses respond to the coronavirus so they can support their employees, customers, and communities.
Our members and the state and local chambers, who are on the front lines of this pandemic, need us now more than ever to help them through this temporary but significant disruption. We will continue working every day to help our country’s people, businesses, and economy weather this storm and emerge stronger—just as we have at other challenging times in our nation’s history.
Working with Congress
The U.S. Chamber is working with both the U.S. House and the U.S. Senate to promote policies that will help businesses stay open and pay their employees, reduce the potential of future layoffs, and ensure more hardworking Americans have access to their paychecks.
Working with the Administration
The U.S. Chamber has been working with the Trump Administration as well as a variety of government agencies to receive guidance for our business members on the policies going into effect under the Senate CARES Act and the House Families First Coronavirus Response Act.
Working with Governors
At the state level, the Chamber is urging state and local governments to issue Guidance on the Essential Critical Infrastructure Workforce that aligns with the Department of Homeland Security Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency’s (CISA).
Working with International Leaders
The U.S. Chamber has been working with international leaders and governments to ensure our trade relationships remain strong by discouraging policies that could further harm the economy and global supply chains, and by calling for the U.S. and the EU to work together to lead a united global health response to the coronavirus pandemic.
Social Distancing, Sanitization, and More: How to Create a Healthy Environment for Your Employees and Customers
How will office buildings, storefronts, and other places of business need to change in order to facilitate adequate social-distancing? What new cleaning and sanitization procedures can be put in place to keep customers and employees safe?
U.S. Chamber Letter to I.R.S. and Treasury on Employee Retention Tax Credit FAQs Additional Modifications
On May 21, 2020 the Chamber submitted these comments to the I.R.S. and Treasury on additional modifications to the Employee Retention Tax Credit Frequently Asked Questions, last updated by the I.R.S. on May 8, 2020.
Millions of American workers have filed unemployment claims in recent weeks. This map shows how quickly claims have increased in each state.
May 20th OSD A&S COVID Conference Call Notes: