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SAMPLE NOTIFICATION LETTER OF A POSITIVE TEST RESULT

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SAMPLE NOTIFICATION LETTER OF A POSITIVE TEST RESULT
We have had several questions regarding employee notification of a positive test result.  If you have an employee who tests positive, you should follow CDC guidelines for contact tracing.  This notice could be used to notify other employees of the situation.  


ANNOUNCEMENT TO EMPLOYEES ABOUT POSITIVE TEST
We learned __________ that one of our employees has tested positive for/contracted the novel coronavirus, COVID-19.  This employee worked in __________________________ (department/location).
If you develop flu or other symptoms including dry cough and fever, please contact your medical provider, and do not come to work. Notify  _________________________ as soon aspossible.We cannot identify the employee who tested positive for the virus because of privacy laws.However,wehavegatheredthenamesofthoseemployeesthatworkedinclose proximity (within 6 feet for 15 minutes or more) during the 48 hours prior to the infected employee showing sym…

Sample Safety/Preparedness Plan

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Sample Safety/Preparedness Plan  

Below is a sample safety/preparedness plan that you can customize to fit your business/industry needs.  If you have more questions or need assistance in developing this plan, please call our HR Department. 



COVID-19 Preparedness Plan
____________________ is committed to a healthy work environment for all employees.  The following plan has been created in an effort to prevent or reduce transmission among employees and maintain a healthy work environment.   Employees are expected to: ·Notify their supervisor and stay home if they are experiencing symptoms. ·Follow CDC-recommended steps when sick.  Employees will not be allowed to return to work until the criteria to discontinue home isolation are met, in consultation with healthcare providers.  ·Notify their supervisor and stay home if a family member is experiencing symptoms. ·Wash their hands frequently to include at least before and after work shifts, before and after work breaks, after blowing their nose, a…

JUDGE WOLFF ISSUES ORDER FOR BEXAR COUNTY BUSINESSES

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Judge Wolff has issued a new order that requires Bexar County businesses to develop a safety plan that includes the use of masks by both customers and employees.  Click the links below to read more.  

https://www.kens5.com/article/news/health/coronavirus/judge-nelson-wolff-to-require-businesses-to-create-safety-plan-including-requiring-face-masks/273-c3e5394c-9a51-4605-ac01-90dc64731122
https://news4sanantonio.com/news/local/nelson-wolff-to-issue-new-executive-order-nw-10-after-over-400-new-cases-reported

UPDATE | PPP Flexibility Act

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The Senate has passed and the President is expected to sign the Paycheck Protection Program Flexibility Act. The legislation changes the rules surrounding the forgiveness of the PPP loan program among other key provisions. 

Following is a summary of the legislation’s main points compiled by the AICPA:  Current PPP borrowers can choose to extend the eight-week period to 24 weeks, or they can keep the original eight-week period. New PPP borrowers will have a 24-week covered period, but the covered period can’t extend beyond Dec. 31, 2020. This flexibility is designed to make it easier for more borrowers to reach full, or almost full, forgiveness.Under the language in the House bill, the payroll expenditure requirement drops to 60% from 75% but is now a cliff, meaning that borrowers must spend at least 60% on payroll or none of the loan will be forgiven. Currently, a borrower is required to reduce the amount eligible for forgiveness if less than 75% of eligible funds are used for payroll …

UPDATE | PPP LOAN FORGIVENESS GUIDELINES COMPLETE

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Summary of Paycheck Protection Program Loan Forgiveness Guidance
Prepared by The Groom Law Group

On the evening of May 22, the Small Business Administration (“SBA”) and Department of Treasury released two interim final rules (“IFRs”) – one IFR relating to the rules that will apply in determining the amounts eligible for loan forgiveness under the Paycheck Protection Program (“PPP”) (“Forgiveness Rules IFR”), and a second IFR relating to the process under which requests for loan forgiveness will be reviewed by lenders and the SBA (“Forgiveness Process IFR”).
Forgiveness Rules IFR
Much of the content of the Forgiveness Rules IFR affirms concepts that were already reflected in the Loan Forgiveness Application (“LFA”) that SBA released last Friday, May 15. However, some of the highlights are as follows:

Eligible Payroll Costs
• Affirms that borrowers can measure payroll costs based on either the 8-week default covered period (beginning on the loan disbursement date) or an “alternative payroll c…

CS CLIENT NEWSLETTER 5.25.20

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UPDATE | PPP LOAN - A LIFE LINE OR JUST A STRING ATTACHED ?

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PPP LOAN  - A LIFELINE OR JUST A STRING ATTACHED?
The PPP Loan program has been a lifeline for many of our clients over the last several months. However, shortly after the program kicked off, it became mired in controversy and bad press from all the stories of large corporations receiving funding.  The immediate reaction was to add regulations that became a point of uncertainty and anxiety for many of our clients.

On May 13, the SBA and the Department of the Treasury provided additional guidance in the form of a Frequently Asked Questions release (find full release here). In short, the SBA has created a "Certification Safe Harbor" for a business that borrowed less than $2 million. The business that borrowed less than $2 million are automatically deemed to have made the financial-necessity certification on the loan application in good faith. While this does not guarantee forgiveness of the loan, it does shelter those businesses from facing the potential penalties from failing t…