Coronavirus Resources for Exhibitors


We have put together a list of resources for exhibitors to refer to:

This information is intended to be used as a general resource and does not constitute legal advice. Please consult with individual counsel for any legal advice related to the contents of these resources or the Coronavirus pandemic more generally.

Federal Legislative Updates [as of March 27]:

On March 25, the Senate passed phase III stimulus legislation that includes funding for a loan guarantee program; expanded SBA loan opportunities; various tax provisions; and an expansion of the unemployment insurance program. The House passed the bill on March 27. NATO will be posting resources on a rolling basis as they become available. Bookmark this page for updates.

SBA Disaster Loans: Eligible theater owners can apply for disaster loans through the Small Business Administration. Click here to read NATO’s memo on the disaster loans: Small Business Administration Disaster Loans Memo to Members. Additionally, here are SBA Webinar Slides that describe the application process and who is eligible to apply.

Paid Sick and Emergency Leave for Employers with Fewer than 500 Employees: Congress passed legislation on March 18 requiring employers with fewer than 500 employees to provide paid sick and emergency leave. The legislation goes into effect on April 1, 2020. The law applies to leave taken between April 1, 2020-December 31, 2020. On March 20, the Department of Labor announced that businesses with fewer than 50 employees are exempt from the paid emergency leave requirement (but not the paid sick leave requirement). Below are links to guidance that was published by the DOL on the paid leave requirements:

Fact Sheet for Employees: Paid Leave

Fact Sheet for Employers: Paid Leave  

Questions and Answers: Paid Leave

Field Bulletin on Temporary Non-Enforcement of Paid Leave Until April 17, 2020

Questions and Answers: FLSA and Questions and Answers: FMLA

Click here to read NATO’s UPDATED summary of the requirements that reflects the DOL’s announcement: Coronavirus Paid Leave Memo to Members 3.23.20.

Click here to read the IRS’s description of the how the paid sick and emergency leave tax credits will be implemented.

Theater Owners Urge Congress To Move Quickly On Aid; Pledge $1 Million To Movie Theater Employees

State Closures, Bans, and Executive Action:

State and Local COVID-19 Response Legislation/Executive Action tracking [updated regularly]

Tracking of state-mandated closures and gathering bans [updated regularly]

Other Important Resources:

IRS Landing Page on Coronavirus Tax Issues

SBA Disaster Loan Assistance

DOL Landing Page on Coronavirus Labor Issues

Unemployment Insurance

CDC Resources for Businesses and Employers

World Health Organization Novel Coronavirus Summary

Other CDC links:

CDC Pandemic Resources
CDC Coronavirus Summary

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