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During these extraordinary times, APPA is here to assist and support the pet care community.
Our goal over the next few months is to do all we can to help the pet care community in the face of this crisis. Our focus will be on providing you with information you need to protect your business, your employees and your customers. We’ll do that through frequent, timely webcasts, our weekly eUpdate newsletter and other forms of communication.
The communication needs to be two-way to be truly effective. We need to know what your challenges are so that we can marshal our resources to provide solutions. We have established an internal COVID-19 Task Force that will be working with our colleagues at the National Association of Manufacturers, the Pet Industry Joint Advisory Council and other trade organizations to collect and disseminate useful information.
The pet care community has a special role to play in helping the world get through this crisis. Pets are a comfort in good times and in bad and they will help us feel a little less isolated and fearful. Our responsibility is to continue to provide products that help our pets stay healthy, safe and happy. We at APPA pledge to do all we can to help you fulfil that responsibility.
APPA Staff Directory (APPA headquarters office is closed but we are all working remotely)
Coronavirus Economic Impact Series
- Part 3: Update on the Economy
- Part 2: Update on the Economy
- The Good, Bad and the Ugly - What Happens to the Economy Now?
APPA Business Edge Series
- COVID-19 Series– Nielsen & Feeders Supply on Pet Retail Trends
- Update on Business Trends and a Conversation with Packaged Facts on Their Revised Outlook for 2020
SBLC Webinar: Small Business and COVID-19 Webinar (exclusively available for APPA Members)
- CARES Act Summary of Unemployment Insurance Chart (National Association of Manufacturers)
- Summary of CARES Act Key Provisions (National Association of Manufacturers)
Paycheck Protection Program Loans FAQs (Small Business Administration Office of Advocacy)
State Workforce Agencies Respond to COVID-19 (National Association of State Workforce Agencies)
COVID-19 Resources for Small Businesses (Small Business Administration Office of Advocacy)
Department of Labor summaries and guidance on the Family First Coronavirus Response Act (FFCRA)
- Employee Guide
- Employer Guide
- Poster (employers will be required to post this to advise employees of their rights under the FFCRA)
Donations needed - Please read GreaterGood Request
Spread the Word - Animal Shelters Call For People To Foster Pets Amid Coronavirus Pandemic
COVID-19 Emergency Orders - State and Local (Updated PDF by National Association of Manufacturers)