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As the professional beauty industry prepares to weather the storm brought on by Coronavirus, SALON TODAY is gathering valuable resources that help you stay safe and your business stay strong. This portal includes links to resources outside our industry, including virus trackers, health information, small business loan information and legislative updates, as well as links you to resources our industry partners are putting together for their salon customers. 

Check back often, we will be updating this site daily:

SALON TODAY/ISBN Webinar: Preparing Your Business To Weather the COVID-19 Crisis
On March 18,  at 2 p.m., SALON TODAY and ISBN will partner on a webinar moderated by Stacey Soble. Panelists include Concerned Beauty and Barber’s Tamara Johnson Shealey, Great Clips’ Rhoda Olsen, Gene Juarez Salons & Spas’ Scott Missad, Ginger Bay Salons and Spas Laura Ortmann, PENZONE Salons + Spas’ Debra Penzone; V’s Barbershop’s Emily Hutcheson-Brown. The panel will delve into the safety and sanitation procedures all salons need to have in place; how to deal with a closing; and strategies for wreathing tough economic challenges ahead. Register now: https://event.webcasts.com/starthere.jsp?ei=1291980&sti=3/17/2020

NATIONAL AND INTERNATIONAL RESOURCES

Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)
The CDC is one of the major operating components of the Department of Health and Human Services, and offers the latest information about Coronavirus, including symptoms, information on how to prepare your family, as well as information for travelers, businesses, schools, community organizations. 
Visit www.cdc.gov

World Health Organization (WHO)
The World Health Organization works to promote health, keep the world safe and serve the vulnerable. Their website offers information and daily press briefings on protecting yourself from Coronavirus, situation reports, public advice, travel advice, and response plans. 
Visit www.who.int.

Small Business Administration
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. 
For additional information, contact the SBA disaster assistance customer service center. Call 1-800-659-2955 or email disastercustomerservice@sba.gov. For more information, visit www.sba.gov.

Families First Coronavirus Response Act (H.R. 6201)
The Families First Coronavirus Response Act was introduced into the House of Representatives on March 11. This proposed bill would respond to the coronavirus outbreak by providing sick leave and free coronavirus testing, expanding food assistance and unemployment benefits, and requiring employers to provide additional protections for health care workers. Track progress on this legislation here

Coronavirus Tracker
Country by Country globally and state by state in the U.S., this tracker shows current confirmed cases of Coronavirus around the world, including the numbers of deaths, recoveries and serious cases. 
https://ncov2019.live/

Johns Hopkins University & Medicine Coronavirus Resource Center
John Hopkins University & Medicine also provides this tracker of global cases of COVID-19. https://coronavirus.jhu.edu/map.html

INDUSTRY RESOURCES

Phorest Salon Software’s Coronavirus Online Resource
This webpage provides key information and planning techniques that salon owners and industry professionals should adopt in order to prepare for the effects that Coronavirus (COVID-19) may have on their businesses and team members. Phorest states, “Theis is no 100% preventive strategy, however there are best practices that can be put in place to faciliatate the health and wellbeing of all individuals steeping foot in your salon. There are also planning strategies that can be developed to anticipate detrimental business scenarios caused by COVID-19.” The areas covered include staff management, client management and business management. The software company also put together a downloadable Salon Owners Coronavirus Communication pack which includes social media graphics, email templates, posters and salon best practice documents for staff. Go here: https://www.phorest.com/us/coronavirus-best-practice/

Summit Salon Business Center’s Get Prepared Page
This page has special complimentary resources that salons can use during this unprecedented time. Summit is adding new documents/resources every day to keep up with the demand of questions and new developments. Visit www.summitsalon.com/get-prepared

Summit Salon Business Center: How to Protect Your Salon Business Podcast
In this podcast, Peter Mahoney , president of SSBC, and Heather Bagby, vice president of SSBC, answer questions send in from salon owners. Click here to listen. 

Salon.Marketing's Announcement Bar
The folks at Salon.marketing recently developed an announcement bar that can be added to any Wordpress website, which will redirect visitors to a page giving clients and potential clients COVID19 updtes. The company is offering to add this bar to any salon Wordpress website free of charge. To request the bar, fill at out the form at https://salon.markting/notification-bar-request