Coronavirus/COVID-19We’re Here to Help
The “coronavirus” is impacting every aspect of American life in ways that were not imaginable just a few days ago. As federal, state, and local governments issue orders to slow the spread of the virus, businesses, employees and families will have to make tough decisions and answer questions no one has ever asked before. Gentry Locke has been closely monitoring developments concerning the coronavirus and has established a team of attorneys and professionals ready to assist you and your company as you navigate this unprecedented situation.
- CARES Act – Small Business Paycheck Protection Program and Loan Forgiveness
- DOL WHD Releases Updated Guidance About Families First Coronavirus Response Act (See FAQ 15-37)
- Employer Alert: Pursuant to Families First Coronavirus Response Act, DOL issues Notice that Covered Employers are Required to Post
- DOL Wage-Hour Division Publishes First Guidance Regarding Families First Coronavirus Response Act (FFCRA)
- It’s a Trap!: Virginians should either file their federal tax returns prior to May 1 or request an extension
- The Governor’s new Executive Order: what’s closing and what’s not
- Financial Institutions and Business Lending: Creditors’ Rights
- New Procedures for Virginia Unemployment Benefits in Wake of COVID-19
- U.S. SBA Economic Injury Disaster Loan (EIDL) Summary for Small Businesses and Nonprofits
- What you need to know about the state government’s response to COVID-19
- OSHA/COVID-19 Update
- Force-Majeure – COVID-19: Foreseeable or Unforeseeable?
- Cybersecurity – Do Not Let Your Guard Down During Covid-19
- Developing an Effective Business Response to COVID-19
- Workplace Cleaning and Disinfection Recommendations
- Virginia Department of Health Sets New Ground Rules for Employees Returning to Work Amidst COVID-19 Pandemic
As a business, if you’re looking for the best information to provide your employees or customers, please use the links and resources below.
Construction and Development
- AGC of America Provides a Summary of the CARES Act
- Roanoke Times Article Shows that Outdoor Construction Projects in the Region are Continuing
- Contracts and Subcontracts: Requirements of Providing Notice of Delays
- Owner/Constructor Agreements and Justifiable Construction Delays
Resources for Local Governing Bodies and/or other Public Bodies
- Public meetings and hearings for local governments and other “public bodies” in Virginia
- Virginia Municipal League Coronavirus Resources
- An Emergency Uncodified Ordinance to Establish Methods to Assure Continuity in Fairfax County Government and Conduct of Board of Supervisors Meetings During the Novel Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) Emergency
- The latest guidance from CDC
- The latest guidance from the Virginia Department of Health
- Updates from the City of Roanoke
- Updates from the City of Lynchburg
- Updates from the City of Richmond
Prevention & Health Safety
- Coronavirus COVID-19 Global Cases by the Center for Systems Science and Engineering (CSSE) at Johns Hopkins University (JHU)
- “15 Days to Slow the Spread” – Latest Guidance from the Federal Government
- CDC Tips on Prevention
- Handwashing Flyers
- Federal Income Tax Filing and Payment Deadline Extended to July 15, 2020 – Updated Statement
- Virginia extends date for payment for state income taxes
- What restaurant employers can do to contend with coronavirus
- Coronavirus – How Will It Impact Commercial Lending?
- Nearly all court hearings in Virginia will be postponed because of coronavirus
Frequently Asked Questions
Should I close my business?
If you’re wondering how your business should respond to the coronavirus, and specifically whether or not you should close, there are a number of factors to consider. Each business will have to make different decisions based on the type of operation, number of employees, access to capital, and ability to operate in a different environment. There is no one answer, but Gentry Locke can help you navigate these questions and make the best decision for you, your employees, and your customers.
What should I tell my employees?
If you have questions, so do your employees. They are wondering if it is safe to come to work, if they will still have a job when you re-open, or whether they will get paid on time. Exactly what you should tell your employees will depend a lot on your business, but Gentry Locke can assist you seek to provide your employees with clear and helpful guidance.
Will insurance cover this?
Your insurance policy likely includes some provisions for natural disasters, but whether or not you have coverage for the effects of coronavirus will be very specific to your policy. Gentry Locke’s knowledgeable insurance attorneys will help you answer important questions about claims related to coronavirus.
Can I get sued if someone gets sick at my office?
Business owners are always aware of the liabilities that come with operating a business, but the coronavirus is a unique situation that creates unusual liability that you must consider. Please reach out to a Gentry Locke attorney to determine how you should mitigate the risks associated with the coronavirus.
Gentry Locke Team Leaders
Our team of attorneys are prepared to help you navigate coronavirus and its wide-ranging implications. Please contact one of the attorneys below or call us directly at 866-983-0866 to be directed to a team leader.