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. 

Centers for Disease Control 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  

 California Guidance re essential business -Contra Costa County, in Northern California.

COVID-19 Restriction Tracking – State by State

 FMSCA Updates – Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration

Port Closings

Johns Hopkins Coronavirus Resource Center

Small Business Resources - NAW

  • CARES Act - Paycheck Protection Program for employers with 500 or fewer employees.  This is primarily a loan program for smaller businesses to be administered by the current Small Business Administration lending program with additional lenders to be quickly approved to participate.  In general, eligible small businesses may borrow 250% of their average monthly payroll up to a maximum of $10 million; part of all of the loan may be forgiven if the business meets certain conditions; the loan can be used to cover payroll and most usual operating expenses; an employer may not take our both a PPP loan and an SBA Economic Injury Disaster Loan (EIDL) for the same purpose.
  • CARES Act Analysis 
  • CARES Act - A Comparison of SBA Loan Programs Under EIDL and PPP
  • Apply for Small Business Loans HERE.

Small Business Legislative Council (SBLC) Resources 

 Families First Coronavirus Response Act