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We have started a list of helpful links for business and wellness resources and information, that we hope will guide you through the next few months.  Check back regularly for updates.

Unemployment benefits explained:  

https://clark.com/personal-finance-credit/coronavirus-unemployment-benefits/   

The State of Maryland: 

Interpretive guidance for businesses: https://governor.maryland.gov/wp-content/uploads/2020/03/OLC-Interpretive-Guidance-COVID19-04.pdf?fbclid=IwAR0DcC-BeXvov_5uLeN4ld50UxPIX-j50MriN0INc745ecAa6Dpy-RIZOF4

Business resources: https://govstatus.egov.com/md-coronavirus-business

Federal Government

United States Small Business Administration Disaster Assistance: https://www.sba.gov/funding-programs/disaster-assistance

Assistance for Small Businesses via the Treasury Department: https://home.treasury.gov/policy-issues/top-priorities/cares-act/assistance-for-small-businesses

WAMU Article on Unemployment for Gig and Self Employed Workers

https://wamu.org/story/20/04/09/what-gig-workers-need-to-know-about-collecting-unemployment/?utm_medium=email&utm_source=engagingnetworks&utm_campaign=wamu_insider_041420&utm_content=WAMU+Insider+-+4/14/20

Excerpt:  "The CARES act established a new program called Pandemic Unemployment Assistance, or PUA. It extends weekly unemployment benefits to the following groups:

  • Self-employed individuals;
  • People seeking part-time work;
  • Existing claimants who have maxed out their unemployment benefits (technically called “exhaustees”);
  • Clergy and employees of religious organizations;
  • People without sufficient work history normally required to qualify for benefits."

Professional Photographers of America

We're in this together: https://www.ppa.com/inittogether

Including a specific page on the Payroll Protection Program: https://www.ppa.com/inittogether/government-assistance/paycheck-protection-program

The State of Virginia

Business resources: https://www.virginia.gov/coronavirus-updates/

The State of Pennsylvania

Business resources: https://www.pa.gov/guides/responding-to-covid-19/

American Society of Media Photographers

ASMP is offering valuable webinars and other resources on pressing and relevant Covid-19 business and creative concerns.  Non-members are welcome to register. Fridays are a weekly Town Hall and Wednesdays are weekly presentations on creative and business practice.   www.asmp.org


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