Families First Coronavirus Response Act information All In One Place 

With the tremendous amount of information being added to the PIA website, and the dozens of links to other helpful resources, PIA has relocated all of the Families First Coronavirus Response Act information and the other related information on this new page.  Family First Coronavirus Response Act and Other Coronavirus Information for Employers. This has the poster links, the FAQs, the DOL Fact Sheets, and other helpful information.  It also has FAQs and links regarding work share.
 
 
 
  
   
 
 
   
Business Relief and Support In San Diego 

To ensure the resiliency of local businesses and assist in job retention, the City of San Diego has established a Small Business Relief Fund (SBRF) to provide grants and forgivable or low- to zero-interest-rate loans to eligible small businesses for working capital. Visit the Economic Development Department Business Relief and Support page.
 
 
 
  
   
 
 
   
How to Protect Your Business in This Time of Uncertainty

What do we do about the coronavirus? How do the Federal Reserve and Washington protect the economy? How do we protect our businesses? SGIA's Chief Economist Andy Paparozzi gives guidance on the situation.
 
 
  
   
 
 
   
Information About Proposed Federal Act to Keep Workers at Small Businesses Employed & Paid  

Introduced in the US Senate Committee on Small Business & Entrepreneurship by Senator Marco Rubio (R-FL) and Senator Ben Cardin (D-MD), the Keeping American Workers Paid & Employed Act (KAWPEA) aims to inject $377 billion into small businesses to allow for 8-weeks of cash flow assistance to small businesses to allow them to keep their employees on payroll and keeping them paid. To read more about KAWPEA, read the one pager from the committee at the link below.  
 
 
 
  
   
 
 
   
Our Fight to be Included as an "Essential Business"

Many of our printer-members are trying to keep operating under the provision in the County Shelter-in-Place Orders that allows serving Essential Businesses. What the industry really need is to be included as an Essential Business, ourselves.

We have responded with a statewide effort. Along with our sister associations in Southern California and Northern California, we and our professional lobbyist, sent this letter to the State of California demanding that the list of Essential Businesses include print and print related services. We are also coordinating efforts with PIA, our national association, to affect changes nationally, since all states are now fighting this same battle to help our local government recognize the critical importance of print.
 
If you are active on social media, please help by sharing the graphic included below, contact us and we can provide the file and you can add your company logo. Need help? email megan@piasd.org 
  
   
   
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Best regards, stay safe, remain vigilant.  Our industry and nation will get through this!