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Resources – COVID-19 - United States

TREASURY ANNOUNCES APRIL 15 DEADLINE EXTENDED TO JULY 15

  • This morning, Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin announced that Tax Day, due to COVID-19, will be moved from April 15 to July 15. Mnuchin tweeted, "we are moving Tax Day from April 15 to July 15. All taxpayers and businesses will have this additional time to file and make payments without interest or penalties."

Small Business Administration (SBA)

Guidance for Businesses and Employers to Plan and Respond to Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19)

How Do I Apply for the Coronavirus Small Business Loan

States Offer Relief on Tax Filing and Payment in Response to Corona Virus Outbreak

CDC Guidance & Prevention Protocols for Businesses The Centers for Disease Control & Prevention (CDC) has issued COVID-19 guidance for businesses and is updating them as new developments occur. Please refer to the following links for the most up-to-date information about COVID-19:

New York City Government Assistance

  • Mayor Bill de Blasio announced on March 8 that the City will provide relief for small businesses across the City seeing a reduction in revenue because of COVID-19. Businesses with fewer than 100 employees who have seen sales decreases of 25% or more will be eligible for zero interest loans of up to $75,000 to help mitigate losses in profit. If you are not in the NYC area, contact your state/local government about similar initiatives.
  • https://www1.nyc.gov/site/sbs/businesses/covid19-business-outreach.page

The City of San Francisco

  • San Francisco announced a Workers and Families First Program to provide paid sick leave to private sector workers who have been impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic. This plan will include $10 million in public funding that will provide businesses with funding to provide an additional five days of sick leave pay to workers beyond their existing policies. If you are not in the SF area, contact your state/local government about similar initiatives.
  • https://sfmayor.org/article/mayor-breed-announces-plan-provide-paid-sick-leave-workers-impacted-coronavirus

Citibank

  • Citibank is providing fee waivers on monthly service fees and remote deposit capture, as well as waived penalties for early CD withdrawal. If you do not use Citibank, other banks have shown an openness to work with customers to provide similar benefits and should be contacted.
  • https://online.citi.com/US/JRS/pands/detail.do?ID=covid19

Washington State

A Letter to U.S. Government Leaders

Families First Coronavirus Response Act


SBA Disaster Recovery Assistance- Informational Webinars

The SBA Houston District Office as we provide the latest information from SBA to help small businesses with their economic recovery from the effects of the Coronavirus. We will give information on how to apply and where you can get additional help with preparing and applying for an SBA Economic Injury Disaster Loan.

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Resources – COVID-19 - Canada

Government of Canada Coronavirus Disease (COVID-19) Resources – Outbreak Update

  • The link below will redirect you to information provided by the Government of Canada regarding the COVID-19 outbreak. It includes an outbreak update, and other information regarding being prepared, travel advice, symptoms and treatment, awareness resources, prevention and risks, Canada’s response and guidance documents, FAQ’s and contact information for additional questions
  • https://www.canada.ca/en/public-health/services/diseases/2019-novel-coronavirus-infection.html

Canada’s COVID-19 Economic Response Plan

  • The Government of Canada is taking immediate, significant and decisive action to help Canadians facing hardship as a result of the COVID-19 outbreak.
  • On March 18, 2020, the Prime Minister announced a new set of economic measures to help stabilize the economy during this challenging period. These measures, delivered as part of the Government of Canada’s COVID-19 Economic Response Plan, will provide up to $27 billion in direct support to Canadian workers and businesses.
  • https://www.canada.ca/en/department-finance/economic-response-plan.html#business

Government of Canada – Economic Response Plan (News Release)

Canada’s COVID-19 Economic Response Plan: Support for Canadians and Businesses (Department of Finance Canada) – News Update

Federal government releases information on COVID-19 tax relief

Tax Updates in Canada in Response to COVID-19 (RSM Canada)


Social Post - 2020-03-17

To our ILKB family,

There is nothing more important to us than the health and safety of all our members. We understand that COVID-19 is concerning for us all.

Several states have now instituted a mandatory closing of gyms along with restaurants, bars, theaters, and other areas where people gather. States also continue to reduce the size of group gatherings.

  • If you are a member of a franchise studio that has temporarily closed, and have questions regarding your membership - including cancellations and refunds, please contact your local studio directly. If you need your studio’s contact information, let us know and we’ll send it to you. 
  • If your franchise studio remains open, we have encouraged owners to increase the frequency and thoroughness with which they clean and disinfect their studios according to the CDC’s guidelines and recommendations. We have also implemented class modifications to ensure social distancing is effectively practiced. If you have additional questions on studio adjustments, please contact your local studio team directly. 
  • For all other inquiries and questions regarding our first-time class packs from our website please email our Customer Support team at info@ilovekickboxing.com.

Take care of yourself, stay safe, be well. We look forward to seeing you on the mats soon, and appreciate your understanding as we navigate this difficult and uncertain time.

Sincerely,

ilovekickboxing HQ team

According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), Coronaviruses (CoV) are a large family of viruses that cause illness ranging from the common cold to more severe diseases such as Middle East Respiratory Syndrome (MERS-CoV) and Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome (SARSCoV). A novel coronavirus (nCoV) is a new strain that has not been previously identified in humans. Coronaviruses are zoonotic, meaning they are transmitted between animals and people. Several known coronaviruses are circulating in animals that have not yet infected humans.

The CDC and World Health Organization (WHO) are responding to an outbreak of respiratory disease caused by a novel (new) coronavirus that was first detected in China and which has now been detected around the world. The virus has been named “SARS-CoV-2” and the disease it causes has been named “coronavirus disease 2019” (abbreviated “COVID-19”).

On January 30, 2020, the WHO’s International Health Regulations Emergency Committee declared the outbreak a “public health emergency of international concern” (PHEIC).

A very helpful fact sheet directly from the CDC can be found here:
(English) https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/downloads/2019-ncov-factsheet.pdf
(Chinese) https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/downloads/2019-ncov-factsheet-chinese.pdf
(Spanish) https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/downloads/2019-ncov-factsheet-sp.pdf

The CDC believes that COVID-19 is spread mainly from person to person. Person to person spreading occurs when people are in close contact with each other (about 6 feet of distance or closer) and/or through respiratory droplets when an infected person sneezes or coughs.

Researchers also believe that the virus may spread from person to surface to person (e.g. when an infected person touches a surface, a non-infected person touches the surface and then touches their eyes, nose, mouth, etc.).

Below are some tips that you should use to protect yourself and limit the spread of germs to others.

  • Avoid high fives and handshaking.
  • Avoid using your hands. Use your knuckle for light switches, elevator buttons, etc. Use a paper towel or glove for items that many people touch, like public door handles.
  • Avoid touching your eyes, mouth and nose.
  • Use a new disinfectant wipe to wipe down your workout station before and after each use.
  • Wash your hands with soap for 20 seconds and/or use a greater than 60% alcohol-based hand sanitizer whenever you return home from any public location.
  • Keep a bottle of sanitizer with you for use when you cannot immediately wash your hands.
  • Avoid coughing or sneezing into your hands. Cough or sneeze into a disposable tissue and discard immediately after use. Use your elbow to cover a cough or sneeze if you absolutely must, bearing in mind that the clothing on your elbow will contain the infectious virus, which can be passed on for up to a week or more.
  • Stay home if you are sick to avoid spreading illness to others. Sanitize and disinfect frequently touched surfaces and objects within the home regularly.
  • Avoid contact with people who appear to be sick.

Researchers agree that handwashing is the single best precautionary tool for individuals. For more information on how to wash your hands properly, please visit this page on the CDC’s website: https://www.cdc.gov/handwashing/videos.html.

For additional information, consult only trusted sources. We recommend the Centers for Disease Control and the World Health Organization.

www.cdc.gov

www.who.int

We are keeping a close eye on developments related to the COVID-19. We are actively monitoring the situation through many trusted information sources such as the WHO and CDC.  To protect our employees, we're restricting domestic travel, encouraging, and in some cases requiring, employees to work from home, and other measures.

We’ve run several tests of our support capacity for offices in regions affected by the virus, and we maintain business continuity arrangements, including to provide ongoing service and support for our customers. In addition, our engineering teams are well-placed to perform their tasks when working remotely. We're confident that our systems and procedures can continue to support our customers and partners during this time.

At this stage, we do not expect delays. We're confident that our systems and procedures can continue to support our customers and partners during this time.

No, at this stage, we do not expect any direct user-facing impact as a result of our response to the situation. We will keep customers informed through the usual channels should the situation change.

The Centers for Disease Control & Prevention (CDC) has issued COVID-19 guidance for businesses and is updating them as new developments occur.

Please refer to the following links for the most up-to-date information about COVID-19:

Resources for Business & Employers

General Info & FAQs

Steps to Preventing Illness

Preventing COVID-19 Spread in Communities


Health and Safety Update – 2020-03-10

Dear iLoveKickboxing Franchisees,

We understand your growing concerns regarding the Coronavirus and how to protect your staff and your members.  In response, we are proactively preparing a Coronavirus response plan and beginning to implement additional procedures to protect our ILKB members and staff as well as our franchisees and brand.

As a general matter, we encourage you to increase the frequency and thoroughness with which you clean your studios with special emphasis placed on high-traffic areas and frequently touched surfaces, such as doors and doorknobs, countertops, railings, tables, chairs, touch screens, bags, mat areas, washrooms, and POS systems.

For guidance, please consider the hand hygiene protocol from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), because the disease is most frequently spread from person-to-person contact. As for cleaning protocols, we understand that there is evidence that Coronavirus may remain on surfaces for hours or even days. Therefore, we have updated our recommendations on the Daily Operations Cleaning Checklist (next page). While we understand that many franchisees use Odor Agent products to clean their studios, at this time, you should only consider those disinfectants/cleaners that are clearly marked as U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) registered, because they have proven to be effective against this virus. Please visit this page for a list and remember to use these products as directed: https://www.americanchemistry.com/Novel-Coronavirus-Fighting-Products-List.pdf.

In addition to the updated Daily Operations Cleaning Checklist, we encourage you to implement the following in your studios:

  • Temporarily suspend “high-fives” between individuals from the class plan after the warm-up;
  • Use disinfectant on all surfaces between every class;*
  • Provide disinfectant wipes or spray bottles with disinfectant and paper towels for members to wipe down bags before and/or after class;
  • Temporarily suspect the penalty for late cancellations to encourage members to stay home, if they are not feeling well;
  • Recommend that employees stay home if they are feeling ill;
  • Ensure hand sanitizer is readily available throughout the studio;
  • Encourage members to wash their hands with soap and water for 20 seconds, before and after class;
  • Review and stress the importance of cleaning procedures with your staff;

As you may recall, it has never been our recommendation to provide members with “loaner gloves,” and we encourage you to continue following this practice.

We also encourage you to let your members know that we have taken these extra measures to ensure their safety. Our plans will be continually reviewed, updated and circulated across the system to give you further guidance in the management of the day-to-day operations of your studios. Measured and proactive steps, such as those outlined above, will allow ILKB and its franchisees to minimize potential Coronavirus risks to our business until we have a better understanding of the true nature and severity of the virus.

*Different products may be appropriate for different surfaces. Please remember to use products as directed.


Daily Operations Cleaning Checklist – 2020-03-10

To Open

  • Unlock doors using gloves. Turn on all lights, computers, sound system, HVAC & fans using gloves. Disinfect all switches.
  • Lobby – straighten up desk, vacuum, empty garbage/recycling with gloves, wipe down the front door and disinfect handles.
  • Mat area - Vacuum and disinfect mats*, line up all heavy bags and twist tops to ensure they’re secure, and disinfect bags.
  • Bathrooms – Stock toilet paper and tissues, wipe countertops and lockers with disinfectant, wipe down mirrors, and empty all garbage with gloves.
  • Wash your hands with soap and water for 20 seconds!

Afternoon

  • Mat area - Vacuum, then mop mats with disinfectant. Line up all heavy bags and twist tops to ensure they’re secure, then disinfect.
  • Lobby - straighten up, vacuum floor and couch, empty garbage/recycling with gloves, wipe down front door, disinfect handles, ledges, and desk.
  • Bathrooms - Stock toilet paper and tissues, wipe countertops and lockers with disinfectant, wipe down mirrors, and empty all garbage with gloves.
  • Wash your hands with soap and water for 20 seconds!

To Close

  • Disinfect all electronics (iPod, iPad, headset, etc.), then plug them into their chargers.
  • Bathrooms - Stock toilet paper and tissues, wipe countertops and lockers with disinfectant, wipe down mirrors, and empty all garbage with gloves.
  • Mat area - Vacuum, then mop mats with disinfectant. Line up all heavy bags and twist tops to ensure they’re secure, then disinfect.
  • Lobby - straighten up, vacuum floor and couch, spray couch with disinfectant, empty garbage/recycling with gloves, wipe down front door, disinfect handles, ledges, and desk.
  • Turn off all lights, computers, sound system, HVAC & fans with gloves and wipe down all switches. Lock doors with gloves and dispose of the glove outside. Use hand sanitizer.
  • Wash your hands with soap and water for 20 seconds at home!

*Please ensure that you are using a disinfectant that won’t make your mats or floors slippery and unsafe..