We understand that the current situation with Covid-19 continues to be changing every hour. That's why we have created this page to give members access to materials, webinars, files and resources to help you in your businesses. Please check back on this page and the RSA News Page
for updated press releases and information as it becomes available to you from organizations around the country.
Materials for Rinks
If you are looking to download the posters to edit for your skating center, please click on the "posters to edit" link. You can also purchase the poster kit, download the new RSA's Covid-19 Guidelines, as well as download the letter to your governors to send out.
Join the Conversation
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Families First Coronavirus Response Act
CARES Act Resources & Tax Credits
SBA Loan and Economic Injury Loan Program Resources
Paycheck Protection Program
Please note that we have found that the following sheets provided by the Department of the Treasury have been changing daily. We will make every attempt to update as new information becomes available. We encourage you to visit the Treasury.gov page with the following links here >>
Importantly, these PPP loans may be forgiven if borrowers maintain
their payrolls during the crisis or restore their payrolls afterward.
The administration has released initial guidelines; they are available
. The U.S. Chamber of Commerce has issued
this guide to help small businesses and self-employed individuals
check eligibility and prepare to file for a loan.
Small businesses and sole proprietors began applying on April 3.
Independent contractors and self-employed individuals can apply
beginning on April 10. The U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA)
has a search tool to help you find a bank that offers PPP loans at:
You can apply through any existing SBA 7(a) lender or through any
federally insured depository institution, federally insured credit
union, and Farm Credit System institution that is participating.
Other regulated lenders will be available to make these loans
once they are approved and enrolled in the program. You should
consult with your local lender as to whether it is participating.
While the program is open until June 30, 2020, the government is
advising borrowers to apply as soon as possible given the loan
cap on the program.
US Equal Employment Opportunity Commission
During a pandemic, ADA-covered employers may ask such employees if they are experiencing symptoms of the pandemic virus. For COVID-19, these include symptoms such as fever, chills, cough, shortness of breath, or sore throat. Employers must maintain all information about employee illness as a confidential medical record in compliance with the ADA. The technical assistance link below provides information about Titles I and V of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) and Section 501 of the Rehabilitation Act and pandemic planning in the workplace.(1) This document was originally issued in 2009, during the spread of H1N1 virus, and has been re-issued on March 19, 2020, to incorporate updates regarding the COVID-19 pandemic. It identifies established ADA principles that are relevant to questions frequently asked about workplace pandemic planning such as:
- How much information may an employer request from an employee who calls in sick, in order to protect the rest of its workforce when an influenza pandemic appears imminent?
- When may an ADA-covered employer take the body temperature of employees during a pandemic?
- Does the ADA allow employers to require employees to stay home if they have symptoms of the pandemic influenza virus?
- When employees return to work, does the ADA allow employers to require doctors’ notes certifying their fitness for duty?
Guidelines from EEOC and Legal Professionals
Federal Legislative & National Resources
Contact Your Representatives
Sample Letters to Use
Federal Elected Officials
State Elected Officials
Local Elected Officials
- Locate your mayor by name, city, or
- Find your county executive (the
head of the executive branch of government in your county) by map search or
your ZIP Code. The county executive may be an elected or an appointed position.
- Get contact information for your city, county, and town officials.
SBA does not initiate contact on either 7a or Disaster loans or grants. If you are proactively contacted by someone claiming to be from the SBA, suspect fraud.
If you are contacted by someone promising to get approval of an SBA loan, but requires any payment up front or offers a high interest bridge loan in the interim, suspect fraud.
SBA limits the fees a broker can charge a borrower to 3% for loans $50,000 or less and 2% for loans $50,000 to $1,000,000 with an additional ¼% on amounts over $1,000,000. Any attempt to charge more than these fees is inappropriate.
If you have questions about other SBA lending products, call SBA’s Answer Desk at 800-827-5722 or send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org
If you are in the process of applying for an SBA loan and receive email correspondence asking for PII, ensure that the referenced application number is consistent with the actual application number.
- Look out for phishing attacks/scams utilizing the SBA logo. These may be attempts to obtain your personally identifiable information (PII),to obtain personal banking access, or to install ransomware/malware on your computer.
- Any email communication from SBA will come from accounts ending with sba.gov.
- The presence of an SBA logo on a webpage does not guaranty the information is accurate or endorsed by SBA. Please cross-reference any information you receive with information available at www.sba.gov.
RSA Resources and Materials
The RSA will be hosting Town Hall Meetings where all members can join in on a virtual webinar to listen in on experts discuss information they need to know about what's going on legally to help protect themselves and their businesses during this crisis. We highly encourage all members to take the time to participate in these events or to download the webinars and materials that may be provided during these events.
RSA News Page
This page will remain updated consistently with news and information that we can find you on websites and with organizations around the globe.
File Downloads Provided by Members and Presenters
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Town Hall Meetings
May 20, 2020 Town Hall Meeting
May 13, 2020 Town Hall Meeting
May 6, 2020 Town Hall Meeting
April 29, 2020 Town Hall Meeting
April 22, 2020 Town Hall Meeting - Jeremy Veatch
April 15, 2020 Town Hall Meeting - Anthony Profaci
April 8, 2020 Town Hall Meeting
April 1, 2020 Town Hall Meeting
March 18, 2020 Town Hall Meeting
Flyers and Visual Aids
Concessions, Cleaning, Materials and Social Distancing Suggestions
We encourage our members to sit in our weekly townhall meetings to get information and advice on cleaning methods, how to shift your facility to take account for social distancing measures, etc. Here are a few links that may be helpful.
- $44 No-Touch thermometershttp://www.extech.com/products/IR200
- $149.99 Non-Contact Forehead InfraRed Thermometer
Here is a link concerning using ozone generators to disinfect. The article deals directly with the Covid 19 virus and Ozone generators.
This is the link to the generator that Jim Park of Neville Roller Drome purchased in March. There are many out there but this one seems to work well in the various areas in their rink. You will need several of them to cover large areas.
Information on choosing ozone generators
A google serach using the words "how to choose an ozone generator" will generate the following:
State Orders and Opening Guidelines
Information below will be provided as we are notified. Please check your local state websites for complete details. List below updated 5/8/2020.
To find your state, visit the US Chamber of Commerce where they continue to update each state's guidelines.