On May 4, 2020, U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) resumed processing Economic Injury Disaster Loan (EIDL) applications that were submitted before the portal stopped accepting new applications on April 15, 2020, and will be processing these applications on a first-come, first-served basis. SBA will begin accepting new EIDL and EIDL Advance applications on a limited basis only to provide relief to U.S. agricultural businesses. Learn more about the EIDL and EIDL Advance loan program.

  • The Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) authorizes forgivable loans to small businesses to pay their employees during the COVID-19 crisis. The loan amounts will be forgiven as long as: (1) the loan proceeds are used to cover payroll costs, and most mortgage interest, rent, and utility costs over the 8 week period after the loan is made; and (2) employee and compensation levels are maintained. Learn more about PPP.
  • The EIDL program provides small businesses with working capital loans of up to $10,000 that can provide vital economic support to small businesses to help overcome the temporary loss of revenue they are experiencing.
  • The Centers for Disease Control has a dedicated page for businesses on COVID-19-related information.
  • Not all businesses are the same, and some workers may face different levels of risk within the same business. The Occupational Safety and Health Administration maintains detailed guidance in its publication, Guidelines on Preparing Workplaces for COVID-19.