COVID-19

What you need to know about the CARES Act and business loans

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Things are changing quickly on the terms and rules of the business loans established by the CARES Act. To keep abreast of the most recent updates, including from today, visit the AVMA website. AVMA has developed a suite of resources to help you understand the relief programs and decide how best to use them for your individual situation: Free webinar: CARES Act small business loan programs Learn how to prepare for the new Paycheck Protection Program launching Friday, and understand how it...

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Petriage New Member Telemedicine Benefit

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Petriage offers a proprietary, advanced online teletriage tool that uses a sophisticated algorithm to identify what may be ailing a dog or cat, enabling pet owners to assess the need for veterinary care and their family veterinarian to communicate with them. Veterinarians can assess the urgency of household pets’ health symptoms remotely and deliver trusted recommendations. In addition, the software enables pets’ medical data to be integrated effortlessly into the vet’s practice management system. In addition to its ability to host...

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Latest COVID-19 Links

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New Links Paid Sick Leave and Coronavirus (COVID-19) Common Questions - WA Dept. of Labor & Industries Interim recommendations for intake of companion animals from households where humans with COVID-19 are present - AVMA Considerations for food animal veterinarians during the COVID-19 pandemic - AVMA Why We Must Suspend S/N During COVID-19: Voices from the Field – for Animal Welfare Advancement WSVMA COVID-19 Resources Tips for Disaster Responders – Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration – Cleaning and...

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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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