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Small business in USA seek support over COVID-19 outbreak

The members of the Small Business Legislative Council (SBLC) held a special Legislative meeting, on March 18th, 2020 to discuss COVID-19 and its impact on the workplace.

Yesterday, over 100 business groups, including NEMRA, wrote to the Congress and the Administration requesting that the response to the economic crisis confronting us is on the same scale as steps being taken to response to the virus itself.

Entire portions of the economy have been shut down, and already businesses are closinthe SBLC logog their doors and laying off workers.

For the economic response to be effective, it needs to be broad and it needs to be in place quickly.

“As a Board Member of the SBLC, I not only have the privilege and responsibility of participating and representing NEMRA, but in providing input on specific matters that are important and relevant to our specific membership,” said Jim Johnson, President of NEMRA. “Our membership is comprised of individually and family-owned businesses that operate on their cash flow and while the country will overcome this in the coming months, the negative impact this will have on our membership will last beyond that.” 

You can access the letter with the signatories here

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