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COVID-19 RESOURCES

In these undeniably challenging times for our industry, we understand that you as brewers and brewery owners are not focused on securing raw ingredients at the moment, but please know that the team at Crosby is still here as a resource for you. We’ve compiled a list of links and resources you may find helpful during this time. If you have additional information we should share with our industry peers, please let us know by reaching out to your Account Manager or through our contact form HERE.



Updated 03/31/2020


United States

President Signs CARES Act Into Law:

https://www.brewersassociation.org/brewing-industry-updates/congress-passes-cares-act/?utm_source=informz&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=BA&_zs=wNsgN1&_zl=eoof5

Brewers Association: The Coming Economic Challenges Facing Craft Brewers

https://www.brewersassociation...

Brewers Association: Coronavirus Resource Center

https://www.brewersassociation...

[Bob] Pease … shared that the BA has engaged members of Congress on an aid package that would benefit craft brewers and small businesses”

https://www.brewbound.com/news...

US Small Business Administration offering disaster relief loans for small businesses impacted by COVID-19:

https://www.sba.gov/about-sba/...

“The Federal Reserve is prepared to use its full range of tools to support the flow of credit to households and businesses and thereby promote its maximum employment and price stability goals. “

https://www.federalreserve.gov...

https://www.federalreserve.gov...

NBWA has created an online resource center for distributors to navigate the next few weeks.

https://www.nbwa.org/resources...

CraftBeer.com COVID-19 Craft Brewery Sales Form

https://www.brewersassociation...

-Facebook Small Business Grants Program

https://www.facebook.com/business/boost/grant

-Bartender Emergency Assistance Program

https://www.usbgfoundation.org/beap



California

Department of Managed Health Care – Healthcare Assistance

If you do not have a source of health care coverage or have recently lost your employer-sponsored health care coverage, here are some options you can explore.

https://www.cdph.ca.gov/Progra...

To protect public health and slow the rate of transmission of COVID-19, gatherings as described below should be postponed or canceled across the state of California for at least the remainder of the month of March. Helpful Verbiage on Social Distancing:

https://www.cdph.ca.gov/Progra...

LIST: Financial resources to help if you are impacted by coronavirus

https://abc7news.com/finance/l...

California Craft Brewers Association statement following Governor Newsom press conference

https://westcoastersd.com/2020...

California Craft Beer Association COVID-19 Resources for Craft Breweries – Ongoing List

http://californiacraftbeer.com...

Colorado

-List of CO Breweries who are offering to-go beer

https://coloradobeer.org/covid-ordering/

Iowa

Socially Distant Beer Festival - A BYOB virtual beer festival to raise money for Iowa's brewing industry staff.

https://www.virtualbeerfest.org/tickets

Montana

Montana Health and Safety

https://dphhs.mt.gov/publichea...

New Hampshire

From New Hampshire Brewers Association:

https://mailchi.mp/ed152b6b4849/march-17-2020-updates


New Mexico

New Mexico Economic Development Department

https://gonm.biz/about-us/covid-19-response

COVID-19 Economic Development Department Info & Resources for Small Businesses Webinar

https://gonm.biz/uploads/documents/COVID_%2800000003%29.pdf

North Carolina

Via the NC Guild:

Congressional Relief Package:

Much remains to be understood from the pending $2T relief package awaiting a House vote and signature from the President. There is a lot in the bill, but some things are getting clearer. (CAVEAT: We encourage you to seek advice from your financial, tax and HR professionals as you consider options). For those interested in reading the 883 pages of the CARES Act - CLICK HERE

Covid-19 resource page - www.ncbeer.org

“We suggest you consider the following to assist your customers and employees in this uncertain time.

-Post to your website, newsletter, FaceBook, etc. the actions you have taken to keep everyone safe, such as; regular stepped up sanitation, one way growler fills, using disposable glasses, limiting events, take out service, curb-side pickup, and delivery service, or whatever actions you have or are undertaking.

-Regarding delivery, your retail permit allows you to deliver beer to consumers. Linked here is a NCCBG Brewer Advisory detailing the requirements for direct-to-consumer delivery from the Guild’s attorney, Hardy Lewis. Please note, third party delivery services such as; Instacart, Uber delivers, etc. require a special permit to deliver alcohol.

-The House passed an emergency relief bill that will help all workers regarding paid time off, testing, and more. The Senate is working on bills to build on what the House passed. We are working with the BA's lobbyists to get a support letter to send to our senators encouraging their support.

-Finally, during this time of crisis within our communities, we encourage everyone to stay in regular communication, as we all work to find ways to best support one another.”


The ABC Commission has posted guidance regarding Governor Cooper's executive order as follows:

https://abc.nc.gov/PublicResou...
Executive Order - ABC Guidance
Tuesday, March 17, 2020

ABC Compliance Guidance for Executive Order 118:

All on-premise sales and consumption must stop. This includes patios and outdoor picnic tables.

Only off-premise sales of beer and wine are allowed from establishments with appropriate retail beer or wine permits.

Retail permittees may deliver to vehicles at a curb or a parking space adjacent to the licensed premises while this Executive Order is in place.

Spirituous liquor sales from ABC stores are determined by local ABC boards. Distilleries may still sell bottles for off-premises consumption.

On-premise mixed beverage sales or consumption is not allowed at distilleries while this Executive Order is in effect.

Violation of the Governor's Executive Order is a Class 2 misdemeanor. 166A-19.30(d)

Violation of the Governor's Executive Order could result in penalties against ABC permits. 18B-1005

Stuart Barnhart (Fiddlin' Fish Brewing Co.) posted the following to the Triad Brewers Alliance (TBA). It is detailed information for you and your employees regarding the unemployment benefits process:

“I have spoken with the NC Department of Commerce, who oversees unemployment benefits, and they recommend employees go ahead and file for unemployment benefits. The business owner needs to make sure the business is signed up in the system (which requires the PIN number the Dept. of Commerce sent you when you began paying insurance) because when an employee files the business will end up getting a notice telling you to go online and respond. The sooner the business responds to the claim, the sooner it will free up everything for the employee."

Employers go to https://des.nc.gov/employers/c...

The employee needs to say in their claim that it was caused COVID-19. If they do not, the employer can respond telling the Dept. of Commerce that it was in fact due to COVID-19, which will free everything up for the employee.

The easiest way to reach the Dept. of Commerce for any assistance is by calling them at 919-707-1150 (for employers).

Employees go to https://des.nc.gov/apply-unemp...

There are two videos to watch about setting up an online account and filing for unemployment. What is probably not on the video is: IF THEY ASK A QUESTION ABOUT REDUCED HOURS DUE TO COVID-19, BE SURE TO SAY YES. Also, be sure to remember the phone PIN they choose when setting up their account.

If they make the employee say reduced hours OR lay-off, you'll want to instruct each employee individually which to do. Of course, this can change over the course of the layoff depending on your needs. It is our understanding that employees CAN work some hours and still get unemployment benefits.

They need to apply right away so they can start getting their benefits as soon as possible. With the new rules, they will not have a one-week waiting period so benefits will start immediately, though it may take some time to process the claims because there is sure to be a backlog.

Other resources:

https://www.ncdhhs.gov/es/divi...

https://www.cdc.gov/coronaviru...

https://www.who.int/emergencie...

https://www.brewersassociation...

Oregon

Via the Oregon Brewers Guild:

”Coronavirus (COVID-19) Resources

We know there is a lot of information circling around about the coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak. We have gathered some helpful links to resources from state, federal and global agencies, as well as industry organizations.

State Resources:

Oregon Health Authority

Federal/Global Resources:

OSHA - Guidance for Preparing Workplaces

OSHA - Control & Prevention of COVID-19

Centers for Disease Control COVID-19

World Health Organization COVID-19

Industry Resources:

Brewers Association - no login needed

National Restaurant Association

We have also created a stand-alone page on our website that will be continually updated as more information becomes available.

OBG COVID-19 RESOURCE WEBPAGE

Economic Hardship Form

In order for Oregon small businesses to become eligible for low-interest, disaster assistance loans from the federal government, the state must make a formal request to the Small Business Administration. The state needs to gather information about the hardships breweries and other small businesses are facing with the COVID-19 outbreak. While this form does not guarantee any financial assistance, it is the first step in unlocking SBA funds. Please take a moment to fill out the linked form. Send the form to Leah.Horner@oregon.gov.

Economic Injury Worksheet

The guild is in contact with state legislatures and will keep you posted on developments. In addition, the Brewers Association is working with members of Congress on a package that could provide additional relief to brewers and other small business. Contact us with questions.


Texas

Via the TX Guild:

“Yesterday afternoon, Governor Abbott made a Small Business Administration (SBA) Economic Injury Disaster Declaration in order to access the Economic Injury Disaster Loan (EIDL) program for the entire state of Texas. SBA’s Economic Injury Disaster Loans offer up to $2 million in assistance and may be used to pay fixed debts, payroll, accounts payable and other bills that can’t be paid because of the disaster’s impact. The interest rate is 3.75% for small businesses.

Additionally, the Governor instructed the Texas Workforce Commission yesterday to waive the waiting week for Unemployment Benefits and TWC is exercising its authority under the Governor’s declaration of a Statewide Disaster to waive Unemployment Insurance work search requirements effective immediately. While there's still more work to be done, we feel these are important steps that will help workers who have already been most economically affected by this crisis get some financial relief faster.”

We are now keeping an up-to-date page on our website with these resource listings as well. Click Here to visit it.

For up-to-date information regarding the status of COVID-19 in Texas, please refer to your local health authorities and the Texas Department of State Health Services.

General Information

On-Premise Establishment Information

Manufacturing Information


Business & Workforce Resources

Non-Profit Relief for Service Industry Workers

Southern Smoke Foundation: Emergency Relief Fund

Washington

Washington Employee Security Agency

For workers and businesses affected by COVID-19 (coronavirus)

If you are affected by COVID-19, Employment Security has programs that may be able to help. We adopted a series of emergency rules to relieve the burden of temporary layoffs, isolation and quarantine for workers and businesses.

https://www.esd.wa.gov/newsroo...

COVID-19 Scenarios & Benefits Available – GREAT PDF chart explaining available benefits

https://esdorchardstorage.blob...

Washington Brewers Guild Resources

https://www.washingtonbrewersguild.org/9254-2/