Re-opening, Health, and Safety

Alston & Bird has collected information for our pro bono, community service, and non-profit partners related to re-opening, health and safety. The resources below will help you re-start operations and keep your employees and clients safe.

For the latest information on state reopening decisions, see Alston & Bird’s 50-State Openings tracker. Alston & Bird also provides advice to organizations has they look to restart operations and bring employees back to work.

Finance

  • The Federal Reserve expanded the Main Street Lending Program to nonprofit organizations, including educational institutions, hospitals, and social service organizations, per a press release. The Main Street nonprofit loan terms generally mirror those for Main Street for-profit business loans, including the interest rate, principal and interest payment deferral, five-year term, and minimum and maximum loan sizes. Nonprofits will be eligible for two loan options. The links below have additional details on the final terms.

Information on Keeping Safe

  • The Centers for Disease Control regularly updates guidance for various types of organizations on how to address COVID-19. For the latest updates, check the CDC’s website here.
  • The U.S. Food and Drug Administration provides COVID-19 resources on personal protective equipment (PPE), hand sanitizer, and many other issues.
  • The Environmental Protection Agency has a list of approved disinfectants for use against COVID-19.
  • The Environmental Protection Agency has published guidance for cleaning and disinfecting public spaces, workspaces, businesses, schools, and homes. For more information, click here.
  • The Environmental Protection Agency provides other resources and guidance on its website, including information on water quality issues and sustainable food management during the coronavirus pandemic.
  • The National Waste & Recycling Association (NWRA) has published a summary of state mandates and recommendations for face coverings and temperature taking.
  • The U.S. Administration for Community Living provides resources for older adults and people with disabilities.

Information for Healthcare Providers

  • The U.S. Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) has a COVID-19 resources page that provides information for all types of healthcare providers and consumers with Medicare, Medicaid, or Affordable Care Act marketplace insurance.
  • The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) lists information on COVID-19 grant opportunities.
  • The HHS Office for Civil Rights provides information related to medical civil rights.

Mental Health and Substance Abuse

  • The HHS Office of the Assistant Secretary for Preparedness and Response provides resources related to mental and behavioral health and at-risk individuals.
  • The U.S. Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration provides resources on grants and other information related to COVID-19.

Racial Equity Resources

  • A collaboration between the COVID Tracking Project and the Boston University Center for Antiracist Research provide the COVID Racial Data Tracker.

Last updated September 18, 2020