COVID-19 Resources

The Specialty Equipment Market Association (SEMA) is monitoring Coronavirus (COVID-19) updates and tracking what this means for our industry.

Free Webinars

SEMA members are invited to view free webinars to help navigate small business loan programs, including the Payroll Protection Program (PPP), in addition to labor and employment requirements resulting from the Coronavirus.

On this page you will find the latest news and updates from the Association pertaining to the Coronavirus pandemic. This page will include messages from senior leadership as well as relevant business resources offered by SEMA and through local, state and federal offices. Visit this page regularly to stay on top of the latest developments.

How Can SEMA Help?

How is COVID-19 affecting your employees and your business? E-mail us with your questions and concerns. Your feedback will help SEMA better understand the impact the Coronavirus is having and how we might be able to help.

Small Business Loans

The Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) and Economic Injury Disaster Loan (EIDL) programs are open until May 31st (PPP) and Dec. 31st (EIDL). The programs are helping small businesses cover payroll costs, rent and utilities. Click here for more information and loan forgiveness applications.

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Paid Sick Leave

New Federal Law Requires Paid Sick and Family Leave for Employees

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Frequently Asked Questions

Interim Guidance for Businesses and Employers to Plan and Respond to Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19): here

Zack Friedman, Personal Finance editor for explains recent changes to the policy here

How Small Business Owners are Coping with the COVID-19 Pandemic here.

“Coronavirus Can Live on Surfaces for Days. But it Can't Travel Through the mail” - here

Coronavirus and Travel in the United States - here

Coronavirus (COVID-19): Small Business Guidance & Loan Resources - here
Resources to Help Your Small Business Survive the Coronavirus - here

Frequently Asked Questions for Bank Customers Affected by Coronavirus Disease 2019 - here
Pandemic Financial Planning - here

“Communicating Through the Coronavirus Crisis” - here

Staying Connected With Customers Through the Coronavirus Outbreak - here

50 Ways Companies Are Giving Back During The Coronavirus Pandemic - here
"How You Can Help During the Coronavirus Outbreak" - here