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COVID-19 Industry Resources

COVID-19 Industry Resources

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This COVID-19 industry resources guide is committed to providing the latest industry-specific information, tools and support available to small businesses impacted by the COVID-19/novel coronavirus outbreak. This page will be updated frequently as new industry guidance and resources become available. Additionally, you can also receive professional business advice and free or low-cost business training from your local Small Business Development Center!

Find federal, state and private resources and assistance on our COVID-19 Small Business Resources page.

Updated January 7th, 2022

Accommodation, Food Services, and Drinking Establishments


American Hotel & Lodging Association: COVID-19 Resource Center – employer resources, legislative updates, industry impact news, and reopening guidance

Association of Lodging Professionals: COVID-19 Industry Resources – Workforce relief, disaster recovery checklists, and industry impact news

COVID-19 Survival Guide for the Hospitality Industry – Business resources, live updates, and coronavirus pandemic impact for the hospitality industry from HospitalityNet

American Society of Travel Advisors COVID-19 Resources – Industry updates, communications resources, and legislative advocacy

Association of RV Parks and Campgrounds: COVID-19 Industry Updates –  industry resources, COVID-19 re-opening toolkit, marketing materials, and industry guidelines

RV Industry Association COVID-19 Resources – Workplace guidance for business reopening, PPE and medical supplies information, funding resources, and coronavirus updates

Food Service and Drinking Establishments

National Restaurant Association: COVID-19 Reopening & Recovery – Operating guidance and information for restaurants looking to safely reopen, including state and local information.

Quick Service Restaurant Coronavirus Updates – What restaurants need to know about business continuity, safety, and federal response from QSR Magazine.

Reopen a Restaurant During Coronavirus – Checklist from FSR Magazine for temporarily closing your restaurant due to COVID-19.

Resources for Restaurants and Workers Coping with the COVID-19 Emergency – Relief funds for restaurant workers, updates on reopening, industry research related to the crisis, and general COVID-19 resources for the restaurant industry

International Caterers Association: Coronavirus Resources – Returning to work and reopening guidance for the catering industry

National Coffee Association: COVID-19 Resource Center – Supply chain and business operations disruption tips, employer resources, and workplace health and safety

Specialty Coffee Association: COVID-19 Resources – News and Resources Related to the COVID-19 Pandemic for the specialty coffee industry

Coronavirus Planning & Response for Bars and Restaurants – Reopening and closure updates, business continuity guidance, and coronavirus news

OneDine COVID-19 Regulations by State – providing food service regulation updates by state


Retail Industry Leaders Association: Coronavirus Resources for Retailers – Reopening and recovery guidance, industry news, and compliance guidance, and financial recovery resources

Coronavirus Resources for Retailers – State retail restrictions, reopening guidance and workplace and employment law guidance

Coronavirus and the Resale Industry – Legislative updates, industry resources, operational guidance, and financial recovery resources

Home Furnishings Association: COVID-19 Recovery Resources – Best practices, loans and grants, and latest industry news

Furniture Today: COVID-19 Resources – Industry news and coronavirus updates

American Booksellers Association: COVID-19 Resources – Resources for reopening, financial assistance opportunities, publisher and vendor support, and safety guidelines

Coronavirus (COVID-19) and Independent Grocers – Resources, best practices, food safety, and other risk management actions for the grocery industry

Farmers Market Coalition: Farmers Markets Respond to COVID-19 – Best practices, industry news, and resources for farmers and markets

The Food Industry Association Coronavirus Resources – Guidance for the food industry, worker and customer safety, and preparedness checklist

American Bakers Association: Coronavirus Resources – Communication and certification toolkits, personal protective equipment (PPE) resources, workforce guidance, and food safety protocols

Society of American Florists: COVID-19 Updates for the Floral Industry – news and webinars on COVID best practices for the floral industry, marketing tools, and communications guidance

American Pet Products Association: COVID-19 Information – Providing information to protect your business, your employees and your customers.

Pet Industry Joint Advisory Council: COVID-19 Resources – Health and safety guidance for pet business and loan resources

National Association of Convenience Stores: Coronavirus Resources – Latest news on vaccines, workplace safety, regulations, loan programs, and workforce guidance

Bicycle Retailer COVID-19 News – Industry news, resources, and COVID-19 updates

Manufacturing & Wholesale

National Association of Manufacturers COVID-19 Resources – Policy action, employee health & safety, and state resources

Manufacturers’ Survey of Current Industry Impact of COVID-19 – Economic and Operational Impacts of COVID-19 to Manufacturers

Thomasnet – COVID-19 Resource Hub – Buying/selling COVID-19 related products, updates and background information for sourcing, and business operations guidance

Printing United Alliance: COVID-19 Preparedness and Response Plan – Business reopening guidance, communications resources, and safety protocols

Kombucha Brewers Coronavirus Resource Center – Resources and websites to monitor safety tips and updates for the kombucha brewery industry

Brewers Association: Coronavirus Resource Center – On-premise establishment guidance, manufacturing information, business continuation, and legislative updates

Distilled Spirits Council: Distillers Responding to COVID-19 – Industry trends, directory hand sanitizer and disinfectant producers, economic relief opportunities, and COVID-19 news and updates

National Association of American Wineries: Covid-19 General Resources – Re-opening guides, economic impact reports, COVID-19 updates

Food Packaging Forum: Coronavirus & Packaging – Industry research, legislative updates, and communications guidance

American Welding Society: COVID-19 – Job assistance, educator resources, and continuity resources

National Tooling & Machining Association: Coronavirus Resources – Health and safety tips to prevent illness, industry news, and business guidance

Health Industry Distributors Association: COVID-19 Resource Center – Supply chain news, COVID-19 updates, and industry resources

Business and Personal Services

COVID-19 Resources for Fitness Professionals – COVID-19 legal and insurance issues, virtual fitness guidance, and resources for re-opening

National Funeral Directors Association COVID-19 Resources – Essential guidance, industry news, must-have documents, and COVID-19 supplies vendor list

Inside Self-Storage: Coronavirus (COVID-19) Resources – Developments, resources and advice for self-storage businesses about responding to COVID-19

Security Industry Association: Resources for COVID-19 and Business Continuity – Industry impact news, guide to state and local programs, and public safety protocols

Drycleaning and Laundry Institute: Coronavirus Resources – Federal updates, communication guidance, and industry news

Coin Laundry Association: COVID-19 Laundry Industry Updates – Industry news & information about COVID-19

Promotional Products Association International: Coronavirus Information – PPE resources, funding information, and industry updates

Salon & Spa

COVID-19 Updates for Hair Professionals – Back to work guidance, industry news, and coronavirus best practices

Spa Industry Association: COVID-19 Industry News – Reopening guidance, industry updates, and health and safety guidelines

International Spa Association: Reopening Toolkit – Spa reopening and sanitation checklists

Modern Salon COVID-19 Resource Center – Coronavirus updates, reopening guidelines, and industry news

Professional Beauty Association: COVID-19 Information and Resources – Financial resources, education resources, and tips for business practices & maintaining client relationships

Pet Care Services

American Veterinary Medical Association: COVID-19 Resources – Practice resources, animal health protocol, relief programs, and other resources. Also provides disease precautions for dog walkers

The Human Society: Animal Sheltering – Preparedness resources for people and the community

Pet Sitters & the Coronavirus – Steps pet sitters should consider for business, COVID-19 impact on pet sitting, and business best practices

Services to Buildings and Dwellings

ISSA Comprehensive Resource Guide – Cleaning and disinfecting for the coronavirus as well as essential business resources.

Residential Cleaning Services and the Coronavirus – Resources for the residential cleaning industry

Building Service Contractors Association International: Coronavirus Resources – Cleaning products and protocol for commercial cleaning businesses.

National Air Duct Cleaners Association: COVID-19 Resources and Information – Industry news and best practices for reopening

National Association of Landscape Professionals: Coronavirus Resources Center – News and resources for industry professionals along with guidance for business operations and State by State COVID-19 Guidance.

Professional and Technical Services

American Institute of CPAs: Coronavirus (COVID-19) Resource Center – CARES Act resources, news on impact of coronavirus pandemic on CPA firms, and insights on personal finance during the coronavirus pandemic.

National Association of Professional Insurance Agents: Coronavirus Resources – Industry updates, federal regulatory and legislative updates, and state specific resources.

American Property Casualty Insurance Association: COVID-19 Resource Page – Information on related rules, regulations, and insurance department communications from across the country.

American Bar Association: Pandemic Resources for Lawyers & Law Firms – Technology, disaster planning and recovery tips, and best practices for legal services

SHRM Coronavirus Resources – resources to help human resources practitioners navigate talent management issues during the pandemic

WorldatWork COVID-19 Resources –  resources, plus strategies, tools, articles and other resources to help Total Rewards practitioners address business continuity during other healthcare emergencies and natural disasters

American Staffing Association: Covid-19 Information & Resources for Staffing Companies – Safety practices, legislation updates, and staffing-specific answers to frequently asked questions

National Notary Association: Covid-19 Bulletin – Vaccine information, business operations guidance, and industry news

The American Institute of Architects: COVID-19 Resources for Architects –  guidelines, policies, and tools to support architecture firms navigate in during and after the pandemic

Information Technology Industry Council: Coronavirus Response – Workplace reopening guidance and COVID-19 resources for businesses and employers

Business Support Services

PCMA: Coronavirus Resources for the Business Events Industry – Digital event tips and COVID-related industry insights

ASAE: Coronavirus Resources for Association Executives – Legislative updates, guidance for leading during a pandemic, and financial coping strategies

Event Industry Council: Coronavirus Resources – Industry impact research, advocacy outreach, and industry partner resources

Meeting Planners International: Novel Coronavirus Resources – Industry updates, small business survival guide, and coronavirus tool kit

American Marketing Association: COVID-19 Support – Working from home and navigating uncertainties

National Association for Catering & Events: COVID-19 News & Resources – Impacts on events, business guidance, and contracts liabilities & cancellations


Public Transit Response to Coronavirus or COVID-19 – Providing information resources to public transportation organizations in North America.

American Trucking Association:  COVID-19 Update Hub – Provides members and industry stakeholders with information and resources to help address common challenges and frequently asked questions arising from the coronavirus pandemic and national response.

Autocare Association: Coronavirus and the Aftermarket Resources – Links to official resources including safety guidelines, resources, and contacts from the association as well as trusted authorities.

National Independent Automobile Dealers Association: COVID-19 Dealer Resource Page – Industry updates, reopening guides, and federal legislative and regulatory updates.

International Air Transport Association: COVID-19 Resources – Resources for airlines and other travel professionals.

National Business Aviation Association: Coronavirus – Information offers guidance and best practices with regard to COVID-19 from medical specialists, operational authorities and other experts.

National Air Transportation Association: Coronavirus Resource Page – Guidance for financial relief, business continuity tools, supporting essential employees.

International Warehouse Logistics Association: COVID-19 Updates & Information For Your Warehouse – Safety practices for critical infrastructure workers, business checklist, and guidance for warehouse practices during a pandemic.


National Association of Broadcasters Coronavirus: Broadcasters’ Response – Broadcast-ready PSAs, crisis communications and disaster response plans, and guidance for identifying trusted sources

Association of American Publishers: COVID-19 Response – How publishers can help during the Coronavirus pandemic

Real Estate

Multifamily Housing Council: Coronavirus Resources for Apartment Firms – Reopening guide, renter assistance programs, operational guidance, and economic recovery resources

National Apartment Association: Coronavirus Resources and Guidance – Operational best practices, industry news and impact, and regulatory & legal updates

Commercial Real Estate: Coronavirus (COVID-19) Resources and Guidance – Guidance for landlords, tenants, & lenders for reopening and business continuity

Health Care and Social Assistance

American Medical Association COVID-19 Resource Center for Physicians – Extensive guides and resources for medical professionals.

Urgent Care Association: Coronavirus Resources – PPE vendor information, regulatory updates, economic resources, and COVID-19 testing information

Children’s Hospital Association: COVID-19 Resources and Updates – Hospital resources, legislation and guidance, and operations best practices

American Hospital Association: Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) Resources and Special Communications – Capacity planning and organizational preparedness guidance, telehealth resources, and workforce best practices

American Dental Association: COVID-19 Resource Center – Information to help navigate the uncertainties brought on by the COVID-19 pandemic, with answers to topics including employment law and practice owners’ obligations to employees, government assistance for businesses and more.

American Optometric Association: COVID-19 Updates – Resources for doctors of optometry and their patients.

American Academy of Ophthalmology: COVID-19 Resources – Resources for ophthalmologists to include reopening and recovery resources for practices.

National Center for Assisted Living: Coronavirus – Guidance for providers, families, and residents/patients.

National Association for Home Care & Hospice: Coronavirus Resources for Home Care & Hospice – Health protocols, emergency preparation guidance, and virus updates

COVID-19 Tools and Resources for Nonprofits – Financial assistance resources, guide for capital projects, and industry insights

National Association of Social Workers: Coronavirus (COVID-19) Resources – Advocacy updates, social work safety tips, and guides for business practices with vulnerable populations.

American Psychological Association COVID-19 Information and Resources – Telework guidance, federal updates, and mental health during a pandemic.

American Massage Therapy Association: COVID-19 Resources – Latest information in the industry, reopening resources for massage therapist offices, and client best practices

American Speech-Language-Hearing Association: COVID-19 Resources – Best practices for telehealth, guidance for resuming in-person services, and other setting-specific resources

Educational Services

Child Care Aware of America Coronavirus Resources – Coronavirus webinar, maps and resources in one, central place for child care professionals and families

Guidance for Operating Child Care Programs during COVID-19 – guidance from the Centers for Disease Control for child care centers

U.S. Department of Education COVID-19 Information and Resources for Schools and School Personnel: Guidance and strategies for elementary, high school, and higher education institutions.

Association of American Educators: Coronavirus Response and Resources – Scholarship and grant programs, virtual learning resources, and school closure updates

American Association of Cosmetology School: Coronavirus Resource Center – Distance learning, emergency funds, and public safety resources.

Association for Career & Technical Education: ACTE’s Response to Coronavirus (COVID-19) – Online learning resources, legislative updates, guidance for virtual conferences and webinars, and general COVID-19 guidelines


National Association of Home Builders: Coronavirus Preparedness – Resources and information to maintain business operations.

Associated General Contractors of America: COVID-19 Resources – Health & Safety Resources, Economic Impact News, and Guidance for Risk Management

American Subcontractors Association – providing return to work guidance and federal agency resources

National Demolition Association COVID-19 Resources – Business continuity guidance, labor regulatory updates, and demolition industry news related to the COVID-19 pandemic

Coronavirus (COVID-19) Response Resources from American Society of Heating and Air-Conditioning – Proactive guidance to help address coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) concerns with respect to the operation and maintenance of heating, ventilating and air-conditioning systems.

Solar Energy Industries Association: COVID-19: Resources – Information for solar workers and businesses as well as latest coverage of impacts on the solar industry

Arts, Entertainment, and Recreation

COVID-19 Resources & Information for the Museum Field – Reopening guides, communication guidance, and industry resources

Professional Photographers of America: COVID-19 Resources – COVID-19 news and resources for photography industry

SAG-AFTRA: COVID 19 Resources for Screen Actors – Unemployment assistance, safety tips, and coronavirus updates

American Federation of Musicians: COVID-19 Resources  – Unemployment information and recovery rebates

IHRSA: Coronavirus Resources for Fitness Centers & Health Clubs – A comprehensive list of all IHRSA resources created to help health clubs navigate the coronavirus outbreak

Amusement Parks and Attractions Industry: Resources for COVID-19 – Media guidance, reopening information, and industry news

Camp Business COVID-19 Resources – Business planning guidance, supply resources, financial assistance, and industry updates

Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing and Hunting

AmericanHort Coronavirus Resources – Reopening guidance and financial assistance among other resources for the horticulture industry, from growers to retailer

National Sustainable Agriculture Coalition: COVID-19 Resources – Financial aid, trainings, resources for farm support, and state-specific resources

National Milk Producers Foundation Coronavirus Resources – Food safety & resources for farmers about workforce management, animal health, and processing

North American Meat Institute: Coronavirus Resources – Industry best practices, recommended protocols, and government aid

Organic Trade Association: Support through the COVID-19 Crisis – Industry news, financial stimulus options, and guidance for organic farms and businesses from government agencies

COVID-19 Resources for Farmers – State and regional support and resources for farmers from the Organic Farmers Association

Coronavirus and USDA Assistance for Farmers – Resources for Conducting Business Online and federal program updates

Coronavirus (COVID-19) Resources for Fisheries – Seafood and marine animal safety, commercial seafood industry impact updates, and CARES Act for small businesses


National Mining Association: Coronavirus Assistance & Response – Health, safety, and business assistance

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