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)
Remodeling Industry Confidence Is Strong Despite COVID-19
This article highlights how the NAHB’s Remodeling Market Index (RMI) for the fourth quarter of 2020 posted a reading which signifies residential remodelers’ strong confidence in their markets for projects of any size.

National Association of the Remodeling Industry (NARI)
COVID-19 Vaccines are Here: Can you require employees to be vaccinated?
This post explains the most recent Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) guidance, how it may apply to your business, and handling staff vaccinations.

World Floor Covering Association (WFCA)
Coronavirus Response Resource Center
The World Floor Covering Association (WFCA) has compiled a list of resources to assist during the COVID-19 pandemic.

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

Qualified Remodeler
PPP Rules Updated; New Loans Begin Jan. 11
This article covers new regulations from The Small Business Administration and U.S. Treasury Department for the expanded Paycheck Protection Program (PPP).

Editor’s Note: Before COVID, After COVID
The editor of Qualified Remodeler provides his thoughts on the pandemic's impact on the industry and the changes which may be forthcoming.

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

Benefits.gov
Coronavirus Resources
This page provides a list of various government resources and assistance programs regarding the COVID-19 pandemic.

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. 

Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA)
Coronavirus Response
FEMA offers information regarding the COVID-19 pandemic including reports, news, updates for patients and healthcare workers, recovery and economic support, and more.

U.S. Government
Coronavirus Information
This is the U.S. government page regarding COVID-19, with information from the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) and Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA). It includes frequently asked questions, testing locations, and resources for specific people categories.

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.