The latest activity and statements from the U.S. Chamber on the coronavirus pandemic.

Recent Activity

Above the FoldApr 03, 2020 - 10:15pm
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Coronavirus Live Blog

The latest news and updates related to the coronavirus pandemic, tailored specifically for the business community.

Above the FoldApr 03, 2020 - 5:00pm
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New Poll Says 1 in 4 Small Businesses on Brink of Permanent Closure

A new poll from MetLife and the U.S. Chamber found 43% of small businesses say they are 3-6 months away from permanently shutting down.

ReportApr 03, 2020 - 1:00am
Small Business Index Special Report

Special Report on Coronavirus and Small Business

A new poll taken from March 25-28, 2020 and released by the U.S. Chamber of Commerce and MetLife reveals that one in four small businesses (24%) are on the brink of closing permanently amid the economic downturn caused by the coronavirus pandemic. The full report relays findings on small business owners' level of concern, changes they are making in order to continue operating, resources and relief programs needed over the next couple of months, and predictions on when the U.S. small business climate will return to normal.

Letters to CongressApr 02, 2020 - 2:00pm

U.S. Chamber Letter Urging Treasury and IRS COVID-19 Initial Implementation Tax Response

On April 2, 2020 the Chamber delivered this letter to the IRS and the Treasury regarding comments and recommendations to provide guidance to taxpayers in response to COVID-19.

ReportApr 02, 2020 - 11:15am

Coronavirus Paid Leave Programs: Employer Guide

The Families First Coronavirus Response Act created new temporary paid sick leave and paid Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA) programs that are 100% reimbursable by the federal government. The effective date of both programs is April 1 and they expire on December 31.

Press ReleaseApr 01, 2020 - 4:00pm

U.S. Chamber Supports Calls for Tariff Relief


ReportApr 01, 2020 - 9:00am
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Guide to the Employee Retention Tax Credit

The Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act created a new employee retention tax credit for employers who are closed, partially closed, or experiencing significant revenue losses as a result of COVID-19.

ReportApr 01, 2020 - 8:45am
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Guide to SBA's Economic Injury Disaster Loans

The Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act expands the Small Business Administration’s long-standing Economic Injury Disaster Loan Program (EIDL).

ReportMar 31, 2020 - 6:15pm
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COVID-19 Emergency Loans: Small Business Guide

The U.S. Chamber of Commerce has issued this guide and cheat sheet to help small businesses and self-employed individuals prepare to file for a loan from the CARES Act's Paycheck Protection Program.

Above the FoldMar 31, 2020 - 4:30pm
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How to Access Stimulus Funding for Your Small Business

FAQs on the SBA's Payroll Protection Program for small businesses impacted by the coronavirus.