The Equipment Dealers Assn. has teamed up with the Outdoor Power Equipment Institute to send a letter to the National Governors Assn. urging them to classify OPE dealerships as essential during the COVID-19 pandemic. EDA encourages you to contact your local government officials directly and do the same.

Follow these links to access a letter template that you can edit to suit your dealership's needs:

Here are additional resources regarding the virus, legislative action, tax implications, employee management, planning checklists and more.

Resources for U.S. Dealers

CDC data on U.S. cases

U.S. State-by-State Legislative Action related to Coronavirus (COVID-19)

How the Families First Coronavirus Response Act Impacts Employers

Preliminary Tax Credit Guidance from IRS

U.S. Federal Legislation Update: EDA Dealer Summary of HR 6201

CDC Guidance for Businesses and Employers

EEOC Guidelines for Employees Covered under ADA

EEOC for Pandemic Preparedness in the Workplace

SBA Disaster Assistance Resources

State and Local Health Department Information

U.S. Department of Health and Human Services Twitter (here) & Facebook (here)

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Twitter (here) & Facebook (here)

Call to Action: OPE Dealers

Call to Action: Ag Dealers

Resources for Canadian Dealers

Data on Canadian Cases

Resources for Canadian Businesses

Canadian Chamber’s Pandemic Preparedness for Business

Additional Helpful Resources & Information

Business Pandemic Planning Checklist

Sample Customer Communication Piece

Sample Communication if an Employee Tests Positive

Printable Handouts & Posters

ICC-WHO Joint Statement

CDC Protocol for Protecting Yourself against Coronavirus


What To Do if You are Sick

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