W&D Coronavirus Resource Center

The coronavirus (COVID-19) is causing challenges for businesses across the U.S. We have compiled a list of resources to help business owners, management and individuals navigate this unprecedented situation. 

This list will be updated regularly as the situation evolves and new relief initiatives are announced. Last Updated October 2, 2020 at 6:00 a.m.

Federal Coronavirus Relief

Executive Orders

What’s in the Recent Executive Orders?  8.11.2020

The Coronavirus Aid, Relief and Economic Security Act (CARES)

Loan Programs

The Families First Coronavirus Response Act (FFCRA)

FFCRA was signed into law on March 18, 2020 and responds to the growing health and economic crises with provisions for paid sick leave, free testing, expanded unemployment benefits and more.  

COVID-19 Webinars 

Live & On-Demand

  • How to Achieve PPP Loan Forgiveness & Updates. ON-DEMAND – VIEW LIVE RECORDING
  • The Paycheck Protection Flexibility Act and New Loan Forgiveness Applications and Guidance.  6.24.2020.  VIEW SLIDES
  • The SBA Paycheck Protection Program Loan Forgiveness Application and New Guidance. 5.27.2020 VIEW LIVE RECORDING.
  • PPP Loan Forgiveness Updates and Best Practices.  5.6.2020. VIEW LIVE RECORDING
  • COVID-19 Stimulus and Other Options for Not-for-Profits.  4.23.2020. VIEW LIVE RECORDING
  • COVID-19 STIMULUS – WHAT’S AVAILABLE FOR YOU?> CARES Act Individual Provisions for You and Your Employees.  4.9.2020  VIEW LIVE RECORDING
  • COVID-19 Business Loans & Disaster Relief – New CARES Act Paycheck Protection Info and How to Apply. 4.1.2020 VIEW LIVE RECORDING

Financial Resources and Loan Assistance

We have compiled a comprehensive, summarized list of COVID-19 emergency business loan assistance and disaster relief assistance at the Federal, State and City level.  VIEW HERE.

Loan & Disaster Relief Programs

Lay-offs and Business Continuity Planning

State Level Assistance

Since each state’s plan to assist businesses varies, the best thing business owners can do is check with their local governor’s office for the latest on state specific assistance, resources and updates. You can also check in with local small business organizations and agencies. Here is a list of state- and local-level small business resources to consult:

Tax Resources

Resources for Employers


Responding to Coronavirus

Preparing Workplaces for Coronavirus (COVID-19)

Midwest State Health Resources


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Ready to file for PPP Forgiveness?

There is no question that PPP loan borrowers who wish to apply for forgiveness and release the burden of their PPP loan are eager to move forward.  Uncertainty, however, remains. Although there is much talk about automatic forgiveness for PPP loans under a certain dollar amount, several rounds of stimulus legislation containing PPP modifications have … Read More »

Who’s subject to PPP Owner-Employee Forgiveness Limits?

The U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) and Treasury issued an interim final rule Monday addressing Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) forgiveness issues related to owner-employee compensation and the eligibility of nonpayroll costs.  Specifically, the interim final rule establishes that owner-employees with less than a 5% stake in a C or S corporation are exempted from the … Read More »

The Fed’s Main Street Lending Program: Who’s Eligible?

Questions and Answers on the central bank’s $600 billion direct-loan program The Federal Reserve announced the creation of new lending programs to help businesses that need access to cash because of the coronavirus pandemic. The central bank said it will make as much as $600 billion in loans through the Main Street Lending Program, which … Read More »

What’s in the CARES Act for You and Your Business?

Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security Act (CARES): Critical Information for You and Your Business < Business Loans    < Business Tax Changes    < FFCRA Changes    < Individual Benefits    < Additional Provisions   The Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security Act (CARES Act), the largest financial assistance Act ever, includes thousands of … Read More »

Are you eligible for unemployment insurance? Here’s what to know

Laid off or furloughed because of COVID-19? We answer your questions about unemployment benefits. Unemployment claims are soaring across the United States due to coronavirus-related layoffs and closures.  Americans are increasingly worried about how they are going to pay their bills as coronavirus forces businesses to close and costs millions of people their jobs. To … Read More »

What’s in the CARES Act for Nonprofits?

Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security Act (CARES): What You Need to Know for Your Nonprofit   The CARES Act includes a number of provisions of relevance to non-profit organizations, including: (1) expanded eligibility for non-profits to apply for Small Business Administration (SBA) loans; (2) opportunities for larger non-profits to apply for relief under a … Read More »

Covid-19 Financial Relief: Families First Coronavirus Response Act

Families First Coronavirus Response Act (FFCRA) The Families First Coronavirus Response Act (FFCRA; “The Act”) was signed into law on March 18, 2020 and responds to the growing health and economic crises with provisions for paid sick leave, free testing, expanded unemployment benefits and more. FFCRA also generally requires employers with less than 500 employees … Read More »