NECA urges all to stay connected while keeping a safe distance. Let us continue to support each other.
NECA continues to work with its lobbying firm on getting the State to recognize our industry as essential. More to come.
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Full service washes can re-open!
We are pleased to announce that full-service operators in MA can now start operating under the attached guidelines (Retail Checklist, Retail Circular).
Please do not call the State if you have questions; contact the NECA office with your questions: email@example.com or 781-245-7400. Be sure to provide your name and your company's name.
As an Association, we strongly recommend that ALL full-service operators have procedures to disinfect vehicle interiors BEFORE they clean the interior to protect both employees and customers. In addition to the retail checklist and circular, we have attached some standard safety posters and docs that all MA businesses should review in reopening.
NECA recommends carefully reviewing all of the attached documents, completing a Covid-19 Control Plan, following health and safety protocols for employees and customers, and prominently posting the Compliance Attestation flyer. Your compliance reflects on all in the industry.
Click for documents to review and post:
CLICK for Covid-19 Resources Brochure: Supplies for the Car Wash Industry
NECA compiled these resources from Supplier members of our Association as a service to the industry.
6/5/20 Congress Passes Bill to Provide Further Flexibility to PPP Borrowers
Safe Six - InfoGraphic with guidelines for Re-opening from Cushman & Wakefield: scroll down for PDF
Scroll down for attached documents: 4/10/2020 Update from the NECA Leadership, 4/14/20 Portland, ME "Essential Services", sample letter submitted by Harrell's President
New Hampshire https://www.nh.gov/covid19/resources-guidance/businesses.htm
Rhode Island https://health.ri.gov/covid/
Maine https://www.maine.gov/governor/mills/covid-19 Portland, ME "Essential Services" see PDF below
4/30 Maine guidelines as they are public and listed online: https://www.maine.gov/decd/covid-19-prevention-checklists
PPP Loan Forgiveness re: rehires: https://www.murthalaw.com/files/tax_business_ppp_loan_forgiveness_what_if_i_offer_to_rehire_an_employee_and_they_reject_my_offer.pdf
Payroll Tax Deferral and PPP Forgiveness: https://www.bakerlaw.com/alerts/seven-facts-employers-need-to-know-about-payroll-tax-deferral
NBT Insurance "The Employer’s Guide to COVID-19" https://www.nbtinsurance.com/assets/docs/COVID-19/HRToolKit.pdf
NECA's March 26th panel discussion: https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/recording/4013543302644345613
Worcester Business Journal webinars on aid for small businesses and more: https://www.wbjournal.com/webinars
CARES Act https://www.congress.gov/bill/116th-congress/senate-bill/3548/text
Families First Coronavirus Response Act: Employee Paid Leave Rights https://www.dol.gov/agencies/whd/pandemic/ffcra-employee-paid-leave
From Foley & Foley law firm (Family First Corona Virus Response Act)
From Car and Driver
From Car Pro USA
During the shut down, here's how some operators in our area adjusted their operations:
From ICA "Sharing Ideas in a Time of Crisis" https://www.carwash.org/sharing