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

states with closures 

Updated list of States Closures and ‘Nonessential’ businesses: 

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:

Here is a creative and lucrative set of ideas for our industry:

Resources and updates

Kids and Family Free streaming and home activities

National Aquarium
Check out the Nation Aquarium’s exhibit livestreams. Families can still experience the Aquarium from home! 

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. 

Smithsonian’s National Zoo
Visit 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. 

Kids Activities from Adventure Aquarium
Everyday, Adventure Aquarium is offering a new activity for kids! You’ll find word searches, coloring pages and more! 

Printable worksheets for kids. 

FREE Food Delivery

These services change a lot so be sure to look at their websites for details.

Boston Market:
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:
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.

Corner Bakery:
Corner Bakery is offering to-go ordering online.

Enjoy $5 off $20 when you order at using code 5OFF20 through April 12th. Enjoy free delivery for a limited time.

Jersey Mike’s
Jersey Mike’s will be offering free delivery through their mobile app now until further notice.

Olive Garden:
Olive Garden is offering Buy One, Take One, ToGo for limited time. Order online for Carside Pickup or call for free delivery.

Papa John’s:
No contact delivery is a request you can make that allows you to complete your order with limited personal interaction.

Panera Bread:
Panera Bread offers online ordering, pick-up, drive-thru and delivery.

Ruby Tuesday:
Ruby Tuesday is offering free delivery through DoorDash, GrubHub and Postmates.