As dealerships and repair facilities continue providing essential transportation services, it is critical that they comply with CDC guidelines, and all state and local mandates from elected officials and health authorities. The state of California also produced a comprehensive guide to dealership safety, which features a number of best practices around worker and customer health.
WANADA encourages you to familiarize yourself with these recommendations, along with those produced by the commonwealth of Virginia for their phase one re-opening plan, and implement them wherever possible.
NADA has also published a wealth of dealer safety resources on their online Coronavirus Hub, including documents focused on maintaining service operations and the best steps to take if an employee tests positive for COVID-19. They are also continuously updating an FAQ page addressing potential dealership health concerns related to COVID-19, and have published a dealership guide to help dealers operate safely throughout this crisis.
The U.S. Department of Labor has published a series of business best-practice guides as well, including a list of 10 steps all businesses can take to reduce COVID-19 exposure; the document is available in 13 languages. Last week, the DOL also published additional guidance related to the federal unemployment compensation program that was authorized by the CARES Act.
Under the new law, unemployment insurance claimants are able to receive up to $600 per week in additional funds, and the eligibility for that program has been expanded as well to cover more workers, who separated from their employers in more ways.Download Bulletin PDF