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COVID-19

Updated on 5/21/20.  To obtain information on developments since then, please reach out to the Association office.  If you are on our email lists, you will receive information as it is released into the public space.

Your Association is open and working to keep you informed on issues and government action related to the coronavirus pandemic.

We have vigorously worked with our state and federal officials to identify our automobile dealerships as an “essential business” in the event there is a government-mandated shutdown of all “non-essential” businesses.

 

The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) has issued UPDATED guidance, which identifies key industries that are allowed to continue operations in the event of a federal shutdown/quarantine declaration. Automobile and truck dealerships appear to be included as part of that group (see pages 9-10) based on several references to employees who support personal, commercial, and critical transportation services. As such, dealership sales, rental, service, and parts departments would be allowed to continue to operate, subject to state law. Please contact your association office with any questions.

Other websites and articles related to COVID-19 are listed below. Please give us a call at the office and let us know if you have any questions.

Articles & News Releases

PPP Loan Forgiveness Application Available

By megan@adand.com | May 19, 2020 |

The SBA and Treasury Department have issued a Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) Loan Forgiveness Application. Detailed instructions are available with the application, and the SBA intends to issue regulations and guidance to further assist borrowers soon. The application and instructions, which are designed to reduce the compliance burdens and simplify the process for borrowers, include:…

WEBINAR RECORDING: Topics of Importance to ND Auto Dealers

By megan@adand.com | May 7, 2020 |

The current COVID-19 pandemic has presented unprecedented challenges to North Dakota’s automobile dealers. Over the last several weeks ADAND has fielded many questions from dealers regarding a number of COVID-19 related issues. To address these concerns, ADAND recently partnered with Bass Sox Mercer, the leading automobile franchise attorneys in the nation, to conduct a 60…

Federated Insurance Companies Announce Client Relief Credit

By megan@adand.com | April 28, 2020 |

The COVID-19 pandemic has created a multitude of challenges for all of us. Through all of these issues confronting us today, our recommended partner, Federated Insurance, has worked closely with their customers to help them find their way through these unprecedented times. Federated is a “Value-Add” company that provides not only some of the best…

Supplemental CARES Act signed by President Trump

By megan@adand.com | April 24, 2020 |

Supplemental funding for the CARES Act has been voted on and approved by the House and Senate and was just signed by the President. The original CARES Act was signed by the President on March 27.  The original CARES Act included $349 billion for the popular Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) and increased funding for the Economic Injury Disaster…

Employment Questions Answered

By megan@adand.com | April 17, 2020 |

Your Association has fielded many questions regarding a broad range of employment-related issues facing employers in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic. Some of those questions include: An employee of ours has tested positive for COVID-19. What should we do? One of our employees has a suspected but unconfirmed case of COVID-19. What should we…

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