This page is dedicated to resources to assist economic developers with the appropriate and needed community and local business response to the recent COVID-19 outbreak.

CDC Guidelines for Re-Opening America

This resource from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention outline the guidelines needed and necessary to ensure a safe and effective ‘re-opening’ of the nation after the COVID-19 shutdown.

BRE COVID-19 Response Survey

This survey, designed by Eric Canada of Blain Canada, lmt, can be used to survey local businesses on the total impact anticipated and realized from COVID-19.

Hampton Roads Business Retention & Recovery Resource Guide - Hosted by the Hampton Roads Chamber of Commerce

A resource guide developed by Hampton Roads, Virginia.

COVID-19 Business Loss Insurance Legal Guidance

This memorandum is from a business attorney to provide guidance for businesses needing information regarding filing for business loss incoming with insurance.

Policies Related to Public Meetings in Time of COVID-19

ICMA has published policies related to hosting public meetings amid the COVID-19 outbreak.

Leadership Before, During, and After a Crisis

A good resource from ICMA to discuss emergency preparedness and leadership needs in the periods around a crisis.

Canadian Duties Relief Program

A resource for Canadian companies that import goods for manufacturing and re-export, the Duties Relief Program (DRP) may be of assistance.

COVID-19 Business Report - State of Mississippi

This link is a comprehensive study of businesses in the State of Mississippi and their feelings for economic impact and re-opening as a result of COVID-19.  This may be helpful for others looking to conduct similarresearch.

Resource for Restaurants

BREI has has reports that several restaurants are using digital resources to encourage online ordering, including this resource, SkiptheDishes.com.

Perspectives from ICMA Leaders Across the Globe on COVID-19

A clearinghouse of links to CDC, FEMA, WHO, and other national and international organizations’ COVID-19 resources

Interim Guidance: Considerations for Businesses and Employers, Coronavirus Disease (COVID-19)

The US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention published this recent guidance on COVID-19.

Pandemic Planning as Part of an Overall Resilience Strategy

KPMG published this resource to assist with pandemic planning and strategies.

Health Privacy / HIPAA Revised Policies

The US Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) recently released revised health privacy policies (HIPAA) to allow providers to treat patients using standard, unencrypted communication sources such as Skype and Facetime


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