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COVID-19

Coronavirus Disease 2019 (aka COVID-19) is a new disease that causes respiratory illness in people and can spread from person to person. This virus was first identified during an investigation into an outbreak in Wuhan, China in late 2019. NAHB is closely monitoring the spread of COVID-19 and is committed to keeping members appropriately informed.

 

The KABA, NSHBA and NAHB with external organizations have provided the following resources and guidelines regarding preparation for COVID-19 in the workplace and business travel. This list will be updated as more information becomes available.

Click on the button above to see what is going on with our members at this time.

 

We want to hear from you

 

Dear KABA Member, the KABA, NSHBA & NAHB are working hard trying to help assist you in any way we can. We know this pandemic is affecting each business differently. Please help us help you and respond below.

 

Contact Information:

 

Thank you for reaching out to KABA.

 

Local Resources

 

We will re-assess upcoming events the first week of April and look at the recommendations from the leaders in our community, state and national.

NAHB will be providing additional updates with some of the relief they are trying to help provide to members. This is an unprecedented time and our association will do what we can for our members and the community.

If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact the KABA.
Thank you.

Important information for you:

State Resources

 

As we all navigate in the uncertain environment created by the ongoing coronavirus pandemic, NSHBA is thankful that we were able to hold the Legislative Banquet.

So far Nebraska hasn’t been hit as hard as other states. But we all must be diligent in what is recommended by our leaders and communities. It is important for all of us to take precautionary measures to keep our employees safe. Listed below are some valuable resources.

Legislature approves emergency coronavirus funding

Tax Credits Available

Nebraska Department of Health and Human Services

Nebraska Department of Labor – Rapid Response: free, pro-active, business-focused, and flexible strategy designed for one major purpose, responding to layoffs and plant closings by coordinating services and providing immediate aid to companies and their affected workers.

Nebraska Voluntary Organizations Active in Disaster

Self-Checker The CDC has a Coronavirus Self-Checker that will ask you a series of quetions to assist you in determining whether you should be tested.

Ideas for Safety and Health Protocols – Here is a video about protocols on the job site

SBA Economic Injury Disaster Loans

Small businesses owners in Nebraska and several other states are now eligible to apply for SBA Economic Injury Disaster Loans (EIDLS). Any small business owner affected by COVID-19 since the beginning of January 2020 is eligible to apply. Although the application is straight-forward, it does require a high level of detail that some business owners may not have readily on-hand. If you are considering submitting a loan application, click on the link below. We strongly encourage you to contact your banker, attorney, or CPA for assistance.

Disaster Loan Assistance – U.S. Small Business Administration

 

National Resources

 

NAHB has been closely monitoring the spread of the Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19). We understand this unprecedented situation can present challenges to members of the association and our local and state associations.

To help us most effectively advocate for the housing industry during this challenging time, NAHB would like to learn how COVID-19 may be impacting members. Please encourage your members to take a brief (confidential) survey on nahb.org. NAHB is dedicated to mitigating the effects of COVID-19 on the residential construction sector.

Coronavirus Preparedness and Response

Senate Approves $2.2 Trillion Economic Stimulus PackageThe Senate approved a nearly $2 trillion economic stimulus package in response to the coronavirus pandemic that has wreaked havoc on the U.S. economy. The CARES Act includes several provisions to help small businesses and those engaged in the residential construction sector.

Economic Outlook:A weekly update by NAHB Chief Economist Robert Dietz.

Construction Exemptions Map: A map of states and localities allowing construction workers to stay on the job.

Consumer Resources.:A compilation of mortgage assistance and relief options for home owners and borrowers. The page also has a short YouTube video from Federal Housing Commissioner Brian Montgomery. He outlines the steps HUD is taking during the coronavirus pandemic.

Virtual Townhall Recordings: Virtual Townhall Recordings. Archived videos from the Multifamily Council, NAHB Remodelers Council and 20 Clubs.​

 

Federal Resources

Employee Rights under the Families First Corona Response Act Download Poster – Post by April 1st, 2020

Personal Preparedness

 

Business Continuity

Employment-related issues facing employers.