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COVID-19 General and Painting Specific Resources

18 March, 2020

APC realizes that this is a difficult time for many contractors. Leaders of painting companies will need to make difficult decisions in the coming weeks or months, and we’d like for you to have as much information at your fingertips as possible. We have compiled a list of resources that we believe can be helpful. This page will be updated daily with new resources as they become known. If there are additional resources that you would like to see or questions you would like researched, please email We will work diligently to secure answers to as many questions as possible. 

Resources to Help

CDC Small Business Information
This is probably one of the most commonly sourced resources out there. It includes excellent information on creating an emergency plan and your responsibilities as a community member, service provider and employer.

Excellent resources including workplace safety; wages, hours and leave; unemployment insurance flexibilities; and support for dislocated workers.

Risk Assessment 
If You or an Employee have a sick family member or have come in contact with someone who has COVID-19 (this is a long one, but there is great info here).

WHO Preparedness Plan
This is a 2-page outline of precautions and preparedness.

Families First Coronavirus Response Act
National Law Review breaks down what employers need to know:

And here is the full bill information:

Communication to Employees, Community and Customers
US Chamber of Commerce has created multiple communication tools for communities and business owners including informational infographics and customizable flyer. This is a great tool if you are looking to communicate safety practices to staff and clients but don’t want to create the collateral. In addition, they have posted a letter to the US Government on legislation needed to help businesses weather this storm.

US Small Business Administration - Disaster Loans
This page includes a lot of the information also provided by the CDC; however, it also includes information on how to apply for a disaster loan through SBA if you qualify.

CARES ACT Paycheck Protection Progam
These are the loans that were introduced as part of the CARES Act. For application information, visit

National Federation of Independent Businesses
Here NFIB publishes more information on SBA Business Loans and what states are eligible.

National Federation of Independent Businesses

This page legal, legislative and financial information including information from the Small Business Administration, leeway from financial institutions, and assistance from state and local governments.

California Workshare Program
Referenced by Brian Nolan in the Paint Radio Coronavirus Podcast, this page explains the benefits and requirements of this state program.

Legal Minds on the Topic
We spoke recently with Foley and Lardner, LLP to better understand legislation around small businesses and COVID-19. They have some good resources that included state-by-state information stay-at-home and shelter in place ordres. If you are confused about orders put out by your state, please be sure contact state officials or reach out to legal consel.

Painting Specific

Paint Radio
Weathering the Storm - We discuss the current situation in the painting industry, and discuss action items for communication with Brian Nolan of Nolan Consuting and access to cash and new legislation with Morgan Ray from Bookkeeping for Painters.

PCA PaintED Responding to Covid 19
PCA in partnership with Benjamin Moore is offering a conference call Operation COVID-19 Response. Sign up at

Nolan Consulting Group
Nolan Consulting Group has advice and communication examples for working with employees, customers and finances.

Bookkeeping for Painters
Looking for thoughts on keeping the money rolling in? Check this one out:

Brandon Lewis publishes a checklist on how to handle COVID-19.


***The information contained on this page is intended for general informational purposes only and does not constitute legal advice. Third party links are for the readers' convenience; APC does not recommend or endorse the contents of the third-party sites.


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