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The professional beauty industry has been rocked by Coronavirus, COVID-19. Salons and spas are closing their doors - temporarily - while beauty professionals express concern about the health and financial well-being of their clients, friends, family and themselves. 

MODERN and SALON TODAY have been gathering valuable resources to help you stay safe and give you the information you need to keep you in the know. 

This portal includes links to resources both within and outside our industry, including virus trackers, health information, small business loan information, legislative updates, and information for your salon customers.  Remember to also check with your local health department and your State Board of Cosmetology for guidance.

We will continue to monitor these sites and add information as it becomes available:

CORONAVIRUS TRACKERhttps://ncov2019.live

Live updates on total confirmed cases and deaths, country by country and state by state.

HEALTH RESOURCES

WORLD HEALTH ORGANIZATION (WHO): https://www.who.int

This Geneva based organization works with 194 Member States, across six regions, and from more than 150 offices. WHO staff are united in a shared commitment to achieve better health for everyone, everywhere, striving to combat diseases – communicable diseases like influenza and HIV, and noncommunicable diseases like cancer and heart disease.

Recent articles:

-County and technical guidance for COVID-19

-Novel Coronavirus Situation Dashboard

CENTERS FOR DISEASE CONTROL AND PREVENTION (CDC)https://www.cdc.gov

The CDC fights disease and supports communities and citizens to do the same and increases the health security of our nation. As the nation’s health protection agency, CDC saves lives and protects people from health threats.

Recent articles:

-Steps to Prevent Illness

-What to Do If You Are Sick

-Coronavirus and Your Health

-What Government Agencies Are Doing in Response to the Coronavirus

AMERICAN MEDICAL ASSOCIATION (AMA): https://www.ama-assn.org​

The American Medical Association is the largest association of physicians—both MDs and DOs—and medical students in the United States.The AMA's stated mission is "to promote the art and science of medicine and the betterment of public health.

Recent articles:

-Updates on COVID-19 Diagnosis and Treatment

-Get the AMA’s Physician’s Guide to COVID-19

THE JOURNAL OF AMERICAN MEDICAL ASSOCIATION (JAMA): https://jamanetwork.com​

JAMA is an international peer-reviewed general medical journal. JAMA is a member of the JAMA Network family of journals 48 times a year by the American Medical Association. It publishes original research, reviews, and editorials covering all aspects of biomedicine and has a full-out Coronavirus Resource Center.

Recent articles:

-Presidential Powers and Response to COVID-19

-Coronavirus Update with Anthony Fauci, MD

CITY OF HOPEwww.cityofhope.org

City Of Hope is one of the nation's elite cancer hospitals.

Recent Articles:

-COVID 19: Advice for cancer patients, survivors and caregivers

-COVID-19 FAQs

Several medical schools are regularly updating their sites. Check out:

HARVARD MEDICAL SCHOOL: https://hms.harvard.edu

-Physicians and researchers from the HMS community provide insights into the COVID-19 pandemic

YALE SCHOOL OF MEDICINE: https://medicine.yale.edu

This link offers a variety of articles including “Wellness in the Time of Corona”, “COVID-19: Who Is Infectious?” and various Virtual Town Hall Addresses

FROM YOUR INDUSTRY

PROFESSIONAL BEAUTY ASSOCIATION (PBA): https://www.probeauty.org

The Professional Beauty Association (PBA) is deeply supporting the industry during this uncertain time such as asking congress to include the 45B FICA Tax Tip Credit as part of the economic stimulus credit, which they encourage the industry to also get behind.

Recent articles:

-What To Do When You Are Sick

-Check Your State Closure

-State Health Information

AMERICAN ASSOCIATION OF COSMETOLOGY SCHOOLS (AACS)https://www.beautyschools.org/coronavirus-resource-center/

The national nonprofit AACS is open to all privately owned schools of cosmetology artist and sciences, providing timely updates on information and resources about new teaching methods, industry events, and federal regulatory updates through a series of seminars, conferences and conventions held throughout the year.

FOR ASSISTANCE

DEPARTMENT OF LABOR (DOL)https://www.dol.gov

The DOL is designed to foster, promote, and develop the welfare of the wage earners, job seekers, and retirees of the United States; improve working conditions; advance opportunities for profitable employment; and assure work-related benefits and rights.

Recent articles:

-Guidance for Preparing workplaces for Coronavirus

-How Do I File For Unemployment Insurance?

SMALL BUSINESS ADMINISTRATION (SBA.GOV): https://www.sba.gov

The Small Business Administration’s Economic Injury Disaster Loans offer up to $2 million in assistance for small business. These loans can provide vital economic support to small businesses to help overcome the temporary loss of revenue they are experiencing. In addition, the SBA assists small businesses with counseling and navigating their own preparedness plans through its network of 68 District offices and numerous resource partners located around the country. 

Recent article:

Coronavirus (COVID-19) Small Business Guidance & Loan Resources

AMERICAN ASSOCIATION OF RETIRED PERSONS (AARP)https://www.aarp.org

While comprised of different legal entities, AARP speaks with one voice — all united by a common motto: "To serve, not be served" and to improve the quality of people's lives, and empowers people to choose how they live as they age.

Recent Articles:

Coronavirus: What You Need to Know

Guide For Caregivers Dealing With Coronavirus

More Coronavirus News and Advice

DEPARTMENT OF HOUSING AND URBAN DEVELOPMENT (HUD): https://www.hud.gov

The Department of Housing and Urban Development is the Federal agency responsible for national policy and programs that address America's housing needs, that improve and develop the Nation's communities, and enforce fair housing laws.

Recent articles:

HUD Provides Immediate Relief for Homeowners Amid Nationwide Coronavirus Response

SOCIAL SECURITY ADMINISTRATION (SSA)https://www.ssa.gov

Learn more about office closings and COVID-19 updates

UNITED WAY 2-1-1  http://www.211.org/

Resources for the individual seeking assistance with food, electric/heating/phone bills, rent/funding – dial 2-1-1 and speak to a United Way specialist that will connect the person to local resources in their state. (*NEW*: Text your zip code to 898-211)

FOR MORE NEWS 

THE NEW YORK TIMEShttps://www.nytimes.com

This New York based news outlet is considered “The Newspaper of Record.” The Times is providing free access on the global coronavirus crisis. 

Recent Articles:

-This is the Only Way to End the Coronavirus Financial Panic

-Layoffs Are Just Starting in the US, and the Forecasts Are Bleak

-Congestion and Chaos in Europe as Borders Close