Independent Worker Resources for COVID-19
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During the COVID-19 outbreak, it will be necessary for you to have access to factual and reliable information about any developments in public health, government actions and industry news.
iPSE-U.S. is committed to providing you with dependable resources for you and your business through this difficult time.
Here are some of our recommended sources to keep you informed on all of these developments.
Solutions from Congress – Three Phases
The initial act by congress to increase funding for vaccine development and to support the CDC and Department of Health and Human Services.
Provides free testing for COVID-19, expands paid leave to some of America’s workers, but more importantly allows for a self-employed tax credit to protect Independent Workers during this crisis
Phase Three and Beyond
The $2 trillion stimulus package includes new unemployment insurance, forgivable loans and direct payments, all designed to protect the American economy during these challenging times.
Resources for Independent Workers
Federal Actions and Resources
Stay up to date on the most recent developments and actions of the multiple federal agencies coordinating their responses to COVID-19 from an announcement board maintained by NCSL.
The recommended actions for all Americans from the White House and CDC.
Live updates on the current travel restrictions and advisement from the State Department.
President Trump announced that the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) will be suspending all foreclosures and evictions until the end of April.
The Treasury has announced its recommendations for direct payments to Americans during this crisis.
State Actions and Resources
Find out what steps and actions your state health department have done for the
Provided from NCSL, multiple states have introduced and passed legislation to mitigate the effects of the outbreak.
Several states have already expanded unemployment insurance to the Independent Workforce. The DOL’s CareerOneStop site provides you with the correct state unemployment insurance site to find out if you qualify as an Independent Worker. More developments to come.
Find out more on what measures your state is taking through the National Governors Association’s centralized page tracking all the additional emergency, regulatory and administrative initiatives being taken to manage this crisis.
Remote Work Opportunities
Search through thousands of part-time, work-from-home, contract, seasonal and service-related jobs, gigs and side-hustle opportunities.
Track all public-school closing by county and state with Education Weeks updated map of closures.
The College Board is canceling the May 2, 2020 SAT Test – in the coming weeks the Board will announce future test dates.
Khan Academy, an online learning platform offering parents and educators lessons, templates and agendas on how to continue education within the home during the COVID-19 crisis.
Health and Wellness Resources
Suggestions on how to cope and manage the added stress and anxiety stemming from COVID-19.
COVID-19 General facts
Updated everyday from the Centers of Disease and Control, this link will provide you with the latest news on how to protect yourself and your family during the spread of the coronavirus.
Created and monitored by Johns Hopkins University, this resource provides you with the latest updates on the spread of COVID-19 and recovery.
Business Relief and Income Continuation
There is no telling how long the effective shutdown of American businesses will remain due to the ongoing spread of COVID-19. Therefore, it is essential for you to understand what financial resources are available to you and your business from the federal and state programs setup to guarantee financial relief during this crisis.
Low interest business loans
Unemployment insurance for the self employed