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Steps to Reopen Businesses

As States start reopening sectors of the economy, it is important to have a plan in action to facilitate this transition. Below you will find a list of recommendations for the construction industries and other businesses.

Check Best Health Practices and Guidelines

The Centers for Disease Control (CDC) and the Occupational Safety and Health Act (OSHA) website should be checked for updates. Moreover, recommendations and executive orders of the concerned State and the local health agency should be closely monitored.

For the construction industry, it is wise to communicate the status of construction and what contractors…


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As social distancing becomes more common due to the COVID-19 Remote Online Notarization (RON) may be a resourceful tool. As of January 1, 2020, Florida has passed a law that authorizes the notarization of documents using an online platform. RON will allow a notarial act to be completed without the need of the same physical location as the Notary Public.

To conduct a RON, both signer and Notary must be in a RON platform. An electronic format of the document will be uploaded into the RON platform. The platform has the audiovisual technology that allows the notary to see, hear…


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To support small businesses during the Coronavirus (COVID-19), the government has adopted various economic relief programs. This article will cover four major programs operated by the Small Business Administration (SBA).

The Paycheck Protection Program (PPP)

The Paycheck Protection Program is designed for people who run small businesses. This is an ambitious program both in volume and conditions. Under this program, approximately $349 billion has been allocated. The small business owners who are suffering due to the Corona pandemic will be able to recoup a portion of payroll through this program.

Apart from small business establishments, many non-profit organizations will be…


The number of COVID-19 cases is continually rising in the United States. To stop the spread of the virus, the government has taken several measures. It includes the ‘nonessential businesses’ to be kept under shutters. Admittedly, it is challenging to draw the line between essential and nonessential businesses. That pharmacies and groceries are regarded as essential businesses that do not create any question or doubt in anyone. But what about the rest? The federal government agencies, however, are working relentlessly to provide support and guidance to the essential businesses that are remaining open.

This article is written to make you…

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