Below is a list of important resources and updates that impact our industry. You’ll also find some free food delivery services and activities for the family.
If you are aware of helpful items that should be on this list that can support our industry and families, please let us know.
Coronavirus (COVID-19): Small Business Guidance & Loan Resources
Updated list of States Closures and ‘Nonessential’ businesses: https://www.
ESSENTIAL BUSINESSES and how each State Handles Construction
Independent Contractors & Self Employed can apply for PPP Loans
Financial Aid Assistance to Flooring Industry
Disaster Loan Assistance
Federal Disaster Loans for Businesses, Private Non-profits, Homeowners and Renters
As an FYI (and you’ll find this in the information), the loan will cover eight weeks of payroll for the company and as long as the company continues to employ and work the employees for an additional four weeks, the loan amount for payroll is forgiven. So, a significant aspect of this loan would be a grant versus a loan.
Anyway, here’s some information:
As for the information for the small business loan (50 employees or less) having eight weeks of payroll forgiven, take a look at these:
- This is a NY Times article that discusses the program
- Here’s the information from the US Small Business Administration–the entity that is headed with managing the roll-out of the loan program
- Here’s a Wall Street Journal article about some problems with the initial launch–the website becoming overwhelmed
Here is a creative and lucrative set of ideas for our industry: https://www.
Kids and Family Free streaming and home activities
Check out the Nation Aquarium’s exhibit livestreams. Families can still experience the Aquarium from home! https://www.aqua.org/Experience/live#btr
Blacktip Reef Sharks | Blue Blubber Jellies | Pacific Coral Reef
San Diego Zoo
Let the zoo come to you! Check out live video streams featuring pandas, koalas, elephants, tigers and other animals for your at home entertainment. https://zoo.sandiegozoo.org/live-cams
Smithsonian’s National Zoo
Visit nationalzoo.si.edu to watch the Zoo’s giant pandas, elephants, lions and more!
Mac Barnett’s Book Club
Children’s book author Mac Barnett is reading one of his books everyday at 9am on his Instagram story. https://www.instagram.com/p/B9ueK7AnSO6/
Kids Activities from Adventure Aquarium
Everyday, Adventure Aquarium is offering a new activity for kids! You’ll find word searches, coloring pages and more! https://www.adventureaquarium.com/kids-activities
Printable worksheets for kids.
FREE Food Delivery
These services change a lot so be sure to look at their websites for details.
Enjoy free delivery when you order from the Boston Market website or app. Must be in location’s delivery area. $7 order minimum.
Burger King is offering free delivery through their app, Postmates and Grubhub for orders over $10. Also, starting March 23, Burger King will offer two free kids meals with any purchase made through their app at participating locations.
The Cheesecake Factory:
The Cheesecake Factory is offering no delivery fee when you spend $15 or more on DoorDash.
Chipotle is offering free delivery for orders of $10-$200. chipotle.com/freedelivery.
Corner Bakery is offering to-go ordering online.
Enjoy $5 off $20 when you order at Dennys.com using code 5OFF20 through April 12th. Enjoy free delivery for a limited time.
Jersey Mike’s will be offering free delivery through their mobile app now until further notice.
Olive Garden is offering Buy One, Take One, ToGo for limited time. Order online for Carside Pickup or call for free delivery.
No contact delivery is a request you can make that allows you to complete your order with limited personal interaction.
Panera Bread offers online ordering, pick-up, drive-thru and delivery.
Ruby Tuesday is offering free delivery through DoorDash, GrubHub and Postmates.