COVID-19 Resources

During these extraordinary times, SMART is here to assist the textile reuse and recycling industry. 

Our goal over the next few months is to do all we can to help support our industry in the face of this crisis. Our focus will be on providing you with information you need to protect your business, your employees and your customers. 

Below you will find a list of resources that are available at this time.   We will update and add to this list as more information becomes available.  

A Message from SMART Executive Director, Jackie King. 

 Association Resources

COVID-19 Initiated Laws

CARES Act - Paycheck Protection Program -  PPP is a loan program for employers with fewer than 500 employees.  The loans can be provided by any SBA-approved lender and are forgivable to the borrower to the extent that the company retains payroll.  The maximum loan is 2.5-times the employers’ average salary, up to a maximum of $10 million, for a term not to exceed 10 years.  There is very good information on the full details of this program available from several sources, links below.

Families First Coronavirus Response Act

Useful Links

Centers for Disease Control (CDC) Resources 

World Health Organization (WHO) Guidance

National Association of Manufacturers (NAM) Resources 

Cybersecurity & Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA)  

Published guidelines on essential goods and services  -You should of course review these guidelines to see if your commodity line is covered.   Questions on this matter should be sent to [email protected]

OSHA Guidance for Employers  

COVID-19 Restriction Tracking – State by State

FMSCA Updates – Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration

Johns Hopkins Coronavirus Resource Center

Small Business Resources