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COVID-19 Resources

In response to the recent outbreak of COVID-19 across the United States and the globe, ARPM’s leadership team worked to generate resources for ARPM members.  Check back to this page as we make updates.

ARPM's Leadership Team is working to develop additional resources for members.

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UPDATED 2020 COVID-19 Policies & Procedures Benchmarking Compilation

This compliation includes a list of policies, procedures, action plans and resources, Go to the report here.

It is important to keep in mind that this is a working document, and the benchmarking team will continue to update and add changes and new policies as they come.

If you have questions, want to add to this document or need assistance, please contact the office directly at 317-863-4072 or at

Policies and Best Practices for Having Employees Work From Home

Access the Report Here. Examples of policies and procedures from member companies to have employees work remotely, along with articles, resources and best practices for managing remote work.

COVID-19: Policies for When an Employee Tests Positive.

Access the Report Here. Examples of policies and procedures to follow if an employee tests positive for COVID-19, submitted by ARPM member companies.

Essential Business and Stay-at-Home Orders

FMLA & FFCRA Information Guidance

For the most up-to-date information on the COVID-19 status, please see:


The SBA has added financial relief for qualifying businesses under their disaster relief program. There are many unknowns, but below are a few documents that provide additional detail.

  • SBA Disaster Loan Assistance Homepage -Access Here

  • SBA Economic Injury Disaster Loan Application Checklist - Read Here

  • Fact Sheet: SBA Disaster Loans in Response to COVID-19-Read Here

  • Memo - CARES Act - Structure Details - Read Here

  • Application for the SBA 7a CARES Act loan: click here

Culture & Employee Morale

  • Sample YouTube video from Company President to Employees. Watch Here
  • Morale Booster Posters for Employees of Essential Business. View Here
  • Listen to Troy Nix on the recent Plastics News Podcast: What Keeps You Up At Night?  Listen Here
  • Marriott's CEO, Arne Sorenson, Video to Employees. Watch Here.
  • Coping with Coronavirus stress from WHO: Read here
  • Mental Health Considerations during COVID-19: Read here

COVID-19 Crisis Management Series

The ARPM leadership team has worked with industry leaders to put together an educational series. This series provides members with information critical to continuing their business, maintaining cash flow, accessing tax reliefs and understand changing labor laws and legislation. 


To help its members during the COVID-19 pandemic, Federated Insurance has put together a variety of resources, which can be accessed via the links below.


COVID-19 Accounting and Disclosure Implications

The economic impact of the COVID-19 pandemic will likely continue for some time causing uncertainty and volatility in financial marks, disruptions to supplies and distribution chains as well as directly affecting cash flows for many businesses. The pervasive impact of this pandemic also creates accounting and disclosure implications in financial statements for the year ended December 31, 2019 and beyond as we continue to battle the spread of the virus and its aftermath.

To learn more, visit Mueller Prost's resource page here.

Tax Payment Deadlines Extended Until July 15, 2020

The IRS has issued Notice 2020-17 in response to Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin's announcement that affected taxpayers owing an aggregate amount up to one million dollars in taxes would be able to defer tax payments, free of interest and penalty, until July 15th. In the case of an individual taxpayer, the same deferral amount applies regardless of filing status. The amount that can be deferred is increased up to $10 million for corporate taxpayers. 

Update 3/22/10: 

The IRS has issued Notice 2020-18 clarifying the announcement from Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin earlier Friday that the deadline for filing tax returns would be extended until July 15, 2020. This notice supersedes Notice 2020-17 issued March 19, 2020, which capped the amount of tax due that could be postponed until July 15, 2020.