COVID-19 Vaccination Plan in Tennessee
It is important to note Tennessee counties may progress through phases at different times, depending on supply of the COVID-19 vaccines and demand for them. To learn what phase your county is in, visit www.tn.gov/content/dam/tn/health/documents/cedep/novel-coronavirus/CountyPhaseStatus.pdf or call your local county health department.
TN Department of Health provides answers to frequently asked questions about COVID-19 vaccination at https://covid19.tn.gov/data/faqs/.
AANA Advocacy: New COVID-19 Resources
COVID-19 State Government Resources page lists enacted state actions taken in response to the COVID-19 crisis. These resources will be updated as new information becomes available.
2.2 Trillion Dollar Stimulus Package
Below are two options available to small business owners to take advantage of. We will also post the direct links to this information on the TANA website COVID-19 Resource page. We have been advised that it is good to consider both options as funds will be limited due to the large number of businesses that may apply.
The SBA Disaster Assistance Program is a program designed to help businesses with lost revenue during this period related to the Coronavirus. The highlights:
- Up to $25,000 as an unsecured loan without the need for collateral. If you need more than that, it's likely the SBA will require additional collateral.
- You can apply for up to two million dollars and the rate is 3.75% for small businesses and 2.75% for non-profits with terms up to 30 years.
This option may still be available once the CARES act funds are gone. Click to see if you are eligible. There is a link on this page at the top if you want to verify your eligibility, as well as apply through the SBA.
The new CARES act passed on Friday, March 27. Essentially, this can be a forgivable loan as long as the funds are used for the retaining and rehiring of employees during this time. To get a head start, we have been advised to fill out a 1919 Form thru the SBA, and then get together your previous 12 months payroll records. You may receive up to 2.5 times your average monthly historical payroll. See highlights of this act.
Keep in mind this may be a good option, but they only have 350 Billion dollars for the whole country which may go quickly, which is why you will want to apply for this as soon as possible.
Additional Helpful Links
- American Academy of Opthamology
- American Medical Association
- Anesthesiology News and ASA Town Hall-Recommending no elective procedures
- Ambulatory Surgery Center Association
- Tennessee Hospital Association
- American Academy of Orthopedic Surgeons
- American College of Surgeons
- American Association of Nurse Anesthetists - COVID-19 clinical practice resources.
- The AANA Professional Practice Division can be reached at email@example.com or 847-655-8870.
- Tennessee Department of Health - Information & statistics related to COVID-19 in Tennessee.
- Tennessee Coronavirus Public Information Line - 877-857-2945 (available daily from 10 a.m. to 10 p.m. CST).
- Centers for Disease Control and Prevention - Information related to COVID-19 for healthcare providers.
- World Health Organization (WHO) - International resources related to COVID-19 for healthcare providers and patients.
For questions and concerns, please contact TANA at firstname.lastname@example.org or 615-329-3450.
• Wall Street Journal Article addressing the CARES act Paycheck Protection Program.
• U.S. Chamber of Commerce: Coronavirus Emergency Loans- Small Business Guide and Checklist
• Additions CARES act updates from April 1st
• Paycheck Protection Frequently Asked Questions
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