Resources for Trade Pros: Navigating Your Business Through the Impact of the Coronavirus (COVID-19)

The impact of the coronavirus (COVID-19) has created unprecedented circumstances. For trade professionals, knowing how to navigate the current state of business can seem challenging and overwhelming. That's why we created this page.

ProSource Wholesale® has researched and compiled numerous resources specifically for trade pros. No matter what your specialty is -- architect, builder, contractor, designer, installer, remodeler, etc. -- our goal is to provide relevant, valuable information for you. This page may be updated as additional resources become available.

These are extraordinary times, yet our commitment to trade pros is unwavering. For all your project needs, and helping you adjust to this new landscape, ProSource remains your trusted partner.

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Available COVID-19 resources for trade pros, provided by ProSource WholesaleAssociation Resources

National Association of Home Builders (NAHB)
NAHB Updates Job Site Coronavirus Safety Guidance for Construction
The Construction Industry Safety Coalition (CISC) has published important updates to its guidance for construction employers, employees and contractors on coronavirus exposure prevention, preparedness and response.

Protect Your Business
This resource provides guidance on small business loans, business administration, and the Families First Coronavirus Response Act (FFCRA). Information on multifamily affordable housing is included, along with legal resources to help navigate businesses affected by the coronavirus (COVID-19).

National Association of the Remodeling Industry (NARI)
Unemployment Compensation
This document outlines considerations and option for unemployment compensation.

World Floor Covering Association (WFCA)
Shelter in Place Orders: The Nation Slowly Opens
The plans to reopen are released by state or region and are constantly evolving. The WFCA provides links to all the orders in place, guidance to interpret them, and suggested precautions to take.

Available COVID-19 resources for trade pros, provided by ProSource WholesaleIndustry Resources

Fieldwire
COVID-19 & Construction: 5 Ways to Keep Your Crew Healthy
With feedback from healthcare workers, Fieldwire describes how to apply CDC and OSHA worker safety guidelines to limit the spread COVID-19 on the construction jobsite.

Qualified Remodeler
Details of Small-Business Provisions in Giant CARES Act
This article analyzes the details of the Coronavirus Aid, Relief and Economic Security (CARES) Act. Attorney D.S. Berenson describes its components to help you understand how it relates to the remodeling industry.

Available COVID-19 resources for trade pros, provided by ProSource WholesaleGovernment Resources

Benefits.gov
Disaster Unemployment Assistance
This covers the Disaster Unemployment Assistance (DUA) program. Included are details, requirements, application process, as well as contact information.

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
Plan, Prepare and Respond to Coronavirus Disease 2019
This summarizes basic workplace planning and preparation in attempt to prevent exposure to COVID-19. Topics covered include cleaning and disinfection guidance, social distancing best practices, updated strategies and recommendations when responding to COVID-19, along with additional insights. 

U.S. Chamber of Commerce
Coronavirus Emergency Loans Small Business Guide and Checklist
This step-by-step guide was issued to help small businesses and self-employed individuals check eligibility and prepare to apply for a loan.

VIDEO: Navigating the PPP Loan Forgiveness Process
In this video, Neil Bradley, Executive Vice President and Chief Policy Officer at the U.S. Chamber of Commerce, walks you through all the essential steps, including forgiveness calculations and repayment terms.

U.S. Department of the Treasury
Assistance for Small Businesses
This summarizes and includes resources associated with the small business paycheck protection program (PPP). Businesses can use funds provided by the PPP to address multiple expenses which are covered in the information.

U.S. Small Business Administration
Coronavirus (COVID-19): Small Business Guidance & Loan Resources
These comprise information regarding small businesses and Coronavirus (COVID-19) funding options, as well as guidance for businesses and employers. Resources also detail loan assistance along with additional Small Business Administration products and resources.