Issue 6.16
April 17, 2020
Did you miss our COVID-19 update call with ChristianaCare and Bayhealth?
Join us on April 21 and April 23
DelDOT: Working through COVID-19

DelDOT Secretary Jennifer Cohan will update us on the work DelDOT is continuing to perform during this public health crisis, including multiple projects on Rt. 1, I-95, as well as important DMV and DART transportation information.

Trends in Public Health

Dr. Joshua Sharfstein, Vice Dean for Public Health Practice and Community Engagement at the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health will discuss public health statistics and trends as it pertains to COVID-19.

Let's get back to work
As signs of hope begin to appear on the horizon, it's time to begin formulating a plan for getting back to business. In order to be most effective, we need some information from you. All 14 chambers of commerce in the state are asking our members to complete a short, four-question survey. This information will enable us to begin creating a plan to assist you. Once the shelter-in-place order is lifted, we want to hit the ground running alongside our members! 

The survey closes today at noon:
U.S. Chamber Launches New “Path Forward” Program to Lead National Conversation on How America Can Return to Work

In a  letter  sent to members, national associations, and state and local chambers across the country on Monday, the U.S. Chamber of Commerce outlined the following key considerations: 

  • Essential services and resources necessary for returning to work: general health screening, COVID-19 testing, personal protective equipment, childcare, and transportation.
  • Resolution to regulatory and legal liability issues: health privacy, discrimination claims, safe workplace requirements, support for independent contractors, employment practices, exposure liability, product liability, medical liability, securities litigation, customer communications, and the False Claims Act.
  • Support for businesses and individuals during a phased reopening: businesses dependent on high-density gatherings or travel, and individuals delayed in returning to work.
U.S. Chamber of Commerce Foundation launches
the Save Small Business Fund

Funded by corporate and philanthropic partners, the Save Small Business Fund is a collective effort to provide $5,000 grants to as many small employers as possible. The hope is these supplemental funds will help small businesses get through the next days and weeks. A short application will go live on April 20, 2020. Learn more
How to deliver meals to health care workers
It is inspiring to see members of the community pitch in to support one another during this difficult time. Here is another way you can help and acknowledge the extraordinary effort our state's health care workers have made during the COVID-19 pandemic. Support caregivers by donating meal:
Federal & State Tax Deadlines Extended to July 15

  • Delaware extended personal income tax filing deadline to July 15. Read more
  • IRS: Coronavirus Tax Relief and Economic Impact Payments. Read more

Need tax help? Visit our member directory:
The Research & Development Tax Credit (R&D) is an opportunity for startup and small businesses to achieve a dollar-for-dollar credit and is more accessible than people realize. Read more
Planning for the SECURE Act
The Setting Every Community Up for Retirement Enhancement (SECURE) Act was passed late in 2019 and provided for Individual Retirement Account (IRA) and pension reform, as well as certain tax provisions. These major overhauls will, in many cases, create numerous opportunities for individuals and businesses. Read more
What keeps you up at night?

All companies look for continuous success and growth but accomplishing this typically requires a complicated and diverse set of skills, and, most importantly, a strategy. Cover & Rossiter added Growth Management Consulting (GMC) to its practice in 2019. Read more
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April 21, 2020
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April 23, 2020

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