COVID-19 Related Resources and Information for Businesses

We understand that navigating your business during this crisis is a difficult task. We are here as your partner through this time. We will continue to update this page as information is made available.

TOGETHER, WE CAN DO THIS.
PREPARING TO RE-OPEN.

While many of our communities do not have a definitive date for re-opening, we do know that it is on the horizon. We also know that a phased re-opening takes time and resources to plan. To help you, we invite you to click through the various links below and to reach out if you have any questions while you plan, prep and ultimately open your doors. And if you have not been in touch with your local property manager to share your re-opening plans, please click HERE to view and print our property management contacts so we can align on your plans and needs.

Looking for financial support and loan information? Click HERE to jump to the bottom of this page for information on SBA lending, The US Chamber of Commerce articles and guides, and quick links to various funding resources.

PLANNING FOR RE-OPENING

 

National Retail Federation (NRF) “Operation Open Doors Checklist”
Click HERE to view the NRF’s tips on planning for re-opening.

ICSC Re-opening Best Practices
Click HERE to review suggested best practices on planning, communication, technical systems, and in-store considerations.

The US Chamber of Commerce’s Small Business Re-Opening Guide
Click HERE to see how the US Chamber of Commerce recommends you plan your process for re-opening.

STAY INFORMED AS YOU RE-OPEN

 

The CDC is constantly updating its Guidance for Businesses and Employers.
Click HERE to view information on cleaning and disinfecting guidance, protocols for re-opening and more.

National Retail Federation (NRF) state-by-state map
Click HERE to view coronavirus-related laws, executive orders, regulations and guidance governing store reopening for retailers.

The Center for Disease Control’s link for State by State Health Departments
Click HERE to connect to you state’s official health page to view the latest guidance and additional links to your state government restrictions.

 

RESOURCES FOR RE-OPENING

 

RESOURCES FOR RE-OPENING

 

The CDC is providing a series of free downloadable and printable materials. Click HERE to view their library.

Urban Edge has developed a series of decals and posters, they are free and can be downloaded here.

WE’RE OPEN 1

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WE’RE OPEN 2

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THIS WAY PLEASE

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SOCIAL DISTANCING

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STAND HERE

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WE’RE HIRING

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DOOR ENTRY

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DOOR EXIT

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FINANCIAL RESOURCES AND LINKS

 

At Urban Edge we know that your long-term success has a direct impact on the communities in which we live and those we serve, and equally important, the livelihood of your employees and their families. We are all in uncharted territory and we recognize that these unprecedented times will continue to create unique circumstances throughout the business community, short term, long term, and at a national and local level.

While every situation is unique, we have found and posted information that could be useful including links to resources available on a national, state, and local level. We encourage you to visit each to learn what support is available to you and to share any resources you have found with us so we can post them here. We understand that navigating your business during this crisis is a difficult task. We are here as your partner through this time.

START HERE

 

Navigating through this crisis will be difficult at best. Knowing where to start is critical. The Small Business Administration (“SBA”) website has a wealth of information for businesses being impacted by COVID-19. Click HERE to access the SBA website. Click each of the bullets below to learn more about:

 

The US Chamber of Commerce has published a Small Business Guide with suggested resources and best practices. In addition to the guide, The US Chamber of Commerce has many articles and guides on Human Resources, Meeting Tips, Marketing, Staying in Touch with your Customers, and Strategy during the COVID-19 Crisis. Click HERE to access this guide and see the library of articles and links.

Your local Chamber of Commerce may have more resources at the community level. Click HERE to find your local chamber in the national Chamber of Commerce Directory.

KNOW THE FACTS

 

New information is shared every day by the CDC, WHO, Federal and State agencies. Click each of the bullets below to access some of the resources we are monitoring and look to for recommended guidance. State agency quick links can be found in the Quick Links section on this page.

Government Assistance

 

Various lending options are available depending on your needs and timing. We encourage you to research your options.

 

Congress recently approved an additional $310 billion in funding to restore the PPP Program. The SBA resumed accepting Paycheck Protection Program applications from participating lenders on Monday, April 27, 2020 at 10:30am EDT

 

The SBA’s Paycheck Protection Program is a 100% federally backed small business loan program established by the CARES Act. Funds from the loan may be used for a variety of purposes including payroll costs, rent, mortgage interest or utilities. Click HERE to get more information on the program.

 

The US Chamber of Commerce has published a quick guide on the Paycheck Protection Program in Spanish. Click HEREto view the quick guide. Hablas Espanol? Presiona AQUÍ para más información

The SBA’s Disaster Loan Assistance program is another federally back small business loan program. Funds from the loan may be used to pay fixed debts, payroll, accounts payable and other bills. Click HERE to get more information on the program.

NEW The Federal Reserve Board recently announced it is expanding the scope and eligibility for the Main Street Lending Program. As part of its broad effort to support the economy, the Federal Reserve developed the Main Street Lending Program to help credit flow to small and medium-sized businesses that were in sound financial condition before the pandemic. Click HERE to get more information on the program online and contact your bank or lender to learn more.

The SBA’s Express Bridge Loan may help your business bridge a time gap by providing a short term loan while you are applying or waiting for your application to be approved for other disaster relief programs. The Express Bridge loan program allows SBA Express lenders to provide expedited financing to small businesses located in declared disaster areas. Express Bridge loans are intended to be interim loans. Businesses use these funds for disaster-related purposes while they apply for and await long-term financing. Click HERE to get more information on the program.

Still need help?

 

Local and national resources are available to provide guidance for small businesses.

The SBA can connect you with local resources.Click HERE to access the SBA’s Local Assistance Directory.

The International Council of Shopping Centers (ICSC) website has a consistently updated list of resources for retailers. Click HERE to access the ICSC website.

Google is providing small and medium sized businesses with $340million in ad credits that can be used towards a future spend in 2020. Click HERE to learn more. Google has also broken down, step by step, how to update your business listing to reflect your hours, closure or opening, and information you want your customers to know. Learn more HERE.

 

Facebook is offering $100M in cash grants and ad credits to help small businesses during this challenging time. For more information visit HERE.

Refer to our Quick Links to the right for other information, resources or programs that may be relevant to your business.

Staying in touch

 

If any of the occupants in your premises are diagnosed with COVID-19 Coronavirus, please follow the guidance of the CDC and notify your respective public health authorities promptly. We request that you also notify your shopping center’s property manager.

If you have questions or need assistance with any of this information, please reach out to us at UEUpdate@UEdge.com.

 

Disclaimer

 

Please note that we are providing these resources as a courtesy to help our communities navigate in these unprecedented times. The materials on this site are for informational purposes and shall not constitute legal or other professional advice. You should consult your professional advisor for legal or other professional advice. This site offers links to other sites enabling you to leave this site and go to other sites. Urban Edge shall not be responsible for the content on any linked site and makes no representations as to the accuracy or applicability of such other sites, nor shall Urban Edge be liable for damages arising from the use of or inability to use the information or materials contained herein or from any action or decision taken as a result of using this site.

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