Update from Secretary Kennealy's Office

Staff Contribution
May 12, 2020
New Guidance for Fulfillment of Remote Orders By Retail Businesses
Earlier this week, the Administration provided new guidance for retail businesses. Under this guidance, non-essential businesses are allowed to bring in a small number of employees in order to remotely fulfill online or phone orders, provided they can meet safety protocols.
Read the full guidance in the  COVID-19 Essential Services FAQs.

Department of Unemployment Assistance Resource
DUA has recently released FAQs to guide employers and employees in returning to work:
Unemployment Insurance Benefits and Returning to Work: Guide for Employers 
Unemployment Insurance Benefits and Returning to Work: Guide for Workers.
These FAQs provide responses to some of the questions that employers and employees may have when looking ahead to reopening.

U.S. Department of Commerce EDA Funding: Economic Adjustment Assistance Program
The U.S. Department of Commerce’s Economic Development Administration announced  the availability of $1.5B in funding through an Economic Adjustment Assistance program.
This funding will support communities in economic recovery through planning and technical assistance grants, grants for recovery and resilience strategies, capitalizing or recapitalizing revolving loan funds, and innovation grants.
Non-profits working in partnership with local government, cities and towns, regional planning agencies, and others can apply for this support.
Read more about this funding on the  EDA’s website ; eligible applicants may apply  here.

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