COVID-19

CARES Act Paycheck Protection Program

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The following information is provided courtesy of Katz Sapper & Miller CPA firm. KS&M is a highly respected firm that provides guidance and accounting services to the veterinary industry among others. They can be reached at (317) 580-2000. For more information and analysis on COVID-19-related federal regulatory changes, please visit their website. CARES Act Paycheck Protection Program On March 27, President Trump signed into law the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act. While the sweeping legislation introduces a multitude...

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President Trump Signs $2 Trillion Coronavirus Rescue Package into Law  

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The Coronavirus Aid, Relief and Economic Security Act (CARES Act) offers relief to state and local governments, individuals, small and large businesses, and hospitals affected by the coronavirus crisis. The following are three documents the AVMA has prepared. Highlights of the FFCR Act and the CARES Act. Section by Section Analysis of portion of the CARES Act most relevant to veterinary practice FAQ on Small Business Loans AVMA is working quickly to get information out to the community on how the...

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U.S. Dept. of Labor releases workplace poster

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The Department of Labor has just released a poster for employers to post in the workplace and an FAQ document about it. The poster can be accessed here The FAQ about the poster can be accessed here Each covered employer must post a notice of the Families First Coronavirus Response Act (FFCRA) requirements in a conspicuous place on its premises.   Posted March 27, 2020...

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Managing Anxiety & Stress During the COVID-19 Outbreak

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While it is certainly important to wash your hands and follow the guidance of medical professionals to prevent the spread of COVID-19, it is also important that you take care of your emotional and mental health as well. Your entire WSVMA family is here to support you as we work through this challenging time together. For many individuals, this can be a stressful time that produces anxiety. It is natural to feel stress, anxiety, grief, and worry during and after a...

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Wellbeing Links

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CORONAVIRUS vs. COLD vs. FLU vs. ALLERGIES – Kansas State Department of Health AVMA Wellbeing Resources Covid-19 and Wellbeing Wellbeing in a time of COVD - AVMA My Veterinary Life Podcast General Wellbeing Resources Pandemic self-care for veterinary teams – AAHA NewStat Coronavirus anxiety overwhelmed this doctor. A deep breath helped – Washington Post Mental Health and Coping during COVID - CDC Emotional Wellbeing During the COVID-19 Outbreak – Suicide Prevention Lifeline The Happiness Lab – Covid-related podcasts with...

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Relief In The Time of COVID-19

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COVID-19 has up-ended many lives in the last week. In the face of a nation-wide pandemic, clinics and veterinarians have experienced a disruption of normal activity, possible decreased caseload, extra precautions & cleaning protocols. For relief veterinarians, however, it could mean a complete halt of all work and income. As a full-time relief veterinarian whose business model is to travel throughout the pacific northwest to work, I am at much higher risk both physically and financially to this pandemic.  And...

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Promoting Financial Resilience During Covid-19

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The defining characteristic of the coronavirus pandemic, and of the history-making market decline it has engendered, is unknowability. People, businesses, and financial markets universally hate uncertainty. While we may be powerless in the face of uncertainty, we must exert self-control over how we respond to it.  So what can we do? Focus on what we can control : where and how we spend and save, how we allocate our investments, and making conscious choices about what is actually worthy of...

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This Week’s Helpful Links

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WSVMA COVID-19 Resource web page WSVMA COVID-19 Blog updates AVMA COVID-19 Resources Washington State COVID-19 Response Coronavirus: Belgian woman infected her cat – The Brussels Times   Posted March 27, 2020...

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COVID-19 Financial Resources

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The following are several financial resources employees and businesses can access that apply to the current pandemic.  Help to pay your employees The Employment Security Department has new emergency rules in place. For example, workers who are ill with COVID-19 can qualify for benefits. Also, workers that are exposed and quarantined while the business remains open can now qualify for unemployment insurance. This ESD Unemployment chart can help determine which benefit applies to your situation. This FAQ page for workers and businesses...

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Gov. Inslee’s Stay at Home order and a letter for employees of essential businesses to carry with them

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The Governor issued the order last evening at 5:30 pm. Download a copy of it here. There has been no official direction from the Governor’s office regarding employees traveling between home and essential businesses. But the WSVMA recommends all employees carry a letter with them in the event they’re asked to show proof for being on the roads.   Here’s a template letter that veterinary hospitals can download and edit for their use. In the absence of a letter, employees should at least carry...

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