COVID-19 Business Resources



AmCham Member Resources

Anderson
Podcast Tax Yak- Crossing Borders with COVID-19  

AWPeople
Insights and compelling intelligence from around the globe

Baker McKenzie
Key Areas for US Employers to Master Now: COVID-19 Webinar

Bartier Perry
Workplace Law for Employers and Employees

Barton Deakin
Government Support for Exporters

BDO
Coronavirus Resource Page

Fragomen
COVID-19 FAQ's by Employers + Daily Immigration Updates
Hall & Willcox
COVID-19 Resource Centre

K&L Gates
HUB- Responding to COVID-19

Lpc Cresa
COVID-19 impacts and implications for commercial tenants

McKinsey

Corona Resource Centre

MinterEllison
COVID-19 Resource Hub

Salesforce
A guide to re-opening the workplace


LIVE Updates

World Health Organisation: COVID-19 Situation Reports
Updated Daily 
Visit the site here to view updates since the outbreak.

U.S Chamber of Commerce Foundation:
 
Path Forward- Navigating the Return to Work
Every Monday & Thursday | 3.00 pm- 4.00 pm American EST
Featuring deep-dive conversations with a cross-sector of experts led by U.S. Chamber of Commerce President Suzanne Clark, Path Forward will air twice- weekly to explore the complex issues that must be considered as part of a responsible reopening strategy, register here.


RECORDING | Centers for Disease Control and Prevention: 
Weekly Partner Call
Online
Dr. Brooks will share updates on CDC's COVID-19 response, including the latest scientific information and what everyone should know about protecting themselves and others. In addition, Dr. Lincoln and colleagues will review the new Interim Guidance for Agriculture Workers and Employers from CDC and the U.S. Department of Labor. Afterwards, the panel of CDC experts will answer questions from the audience.

RECORDING |  Centers for Disease Control and Prevention: COVID-19 Update
Online 
The past calls have been recorded and can be found on CDC's websithere.

RECORDING |  Fragomen: Looking at the Immigration Impacts of COVID-19 Across Australia and New Zealand
Online 
This webcast is available on demand. You can find out more on Fragomen's updates here.

BGR Update: Daily Update                                                   
05 August 2020
Above is BGR’s daily update.  


NSW Government: $25 Million COVID-19 Research Grants
Round 1 Closed
The Program has been designed to ensure that research results are obtained as quickly as possible to directly support the NSW Health response to the COVID-19 pandemic. Round one applications have closed and all applications received have now been acknowledged by return email. If you have not received an acknowledgement for your application, please contact MOH-COVID-19Grants@health.nsw.gov.au urgently.

Australian Government:
 
Call for Australian Manufacturers
Closed
The Federal Government has renewed its call to local manufacturers, specifically with the capability to produce inputs for COVID-19 RNA extraction. If you think you could assist or would like further information, visit the AusTender website.           


Government Resources

U.S. Embassy and Consulates in Australia

Health Alert- The US Mission to Australia plans to send Alerts twice weekly unless local conditions warrant immediate messaging. 

US citizens who wish to return to the United States should make commercial arrangements ASAP unless they are prepared to remain abroad for an indefinite period.

Click here for detailed information on actions to take and where to seek assistance.


"COVIDSafe" App 

The COVIDSafe app is part of the Australian Government's work to slow the spread of COVID-19. Having confidence we can find and contain outbreaks quickly will mean governments can ease restrictions while still keeping Australians safe.

The new COVIDSafe app is completely voluntary. Downloading the app is something you can do to protect you, your family and friends and save the lives of other Australians. The more Australians connect to the COVIDSafe app, the quicker we can fight the virus.

Download the app here.


"Coronavirus Australia" App and Whatsapp Channel

The federal government has launched an app and WhatsApp message service to provide Australians with information and advice about the fast changing coronavirus pandemic.

The apps are available for free through the App Store for Apple devices and Google Play for Android devices.

To activate the Whatsapp channel, users have been told to visit aus.gov.au/whatsapp to launch the new feature.


State and Territory Border Control

Some states and territories in Australia have closed their borders to non-essential travel due to COVID-19. Find out what you need to know here.

Therapeutic Goods Administration (TGA)

See the TGA page for the latest news and updates from the Australian Government, Department of Health. Find out what you need to know here.

Health Advice

Australian States and Territories
ACT Health | NSW Health | SA Health | QLD Health | VIC Health | WA Health | NT Health | TAS Health

Beyond Blue
Looking after your mental health during the coronavirus outbreak

Lifeline
Mental health and wellbeing during the Coronavirus COVID-19 outbreak

CDC
U.S Centre for Disease Control Portal

Support for Businesses

Australian Treasury
Cash flow assistance for businesses
  • JobKeeper payment
  • Boosting cash flow for employers
  • Temporary relief for financially distressed businesses
  • Increasing the instant asset write-off
  • Backing business investment
  • Supporting apprentices and trainees
Australian State and Territories
ACT Support | NSW Support | SA Support | QLD Support | VIC Support | WA Support | NT Support | TAS Support

U.S. Chamber of Commerce
Emergency Small Business Loan Checklist

U.S. Chamber of Commerce
Economic Injury Disaster Loan (EIDL) Program Guide

U.S. Chamber of Commerce
Guide to the Employee Retention Tax Credit

U.S. Chamber of Commerce
Coronavirus Paid Leave Program: Employer Guide

U.S. Customs and Border Protection
Presidential Memorandum regarding export PPE.

Coronavirus Business Liaison Unit
The Coronavirus Business Liaison Unit has been created in Treasury to build on existing efforts to support confidence, employment and business continuity. 
To contact the Coronavirus Business Liaison Unit, email CoronavirusBusinessLiaison@treasury.gov.au

Business Victoria - Upskill My Business
This Business Victoria page includes a range of resources including free online courses, live on-demand events and other business resources.



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