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COVID-19 Resources

Is anyone else getting bombarded with emails about what to do in terms of your business, your safety and just about everything else COVID-19? Well, we certainly are. To make life a bit easier during these trying times, we have vetted and organized some of the resources for coffee businesses, dealing with the effects of the pandemic. This is a ‘living post’ and will be updated periodically.

Health & Safety Resources:

World Health Organization: This site has the most validated and up-to-date information surrounding the COVID-19

CDC: Interim Guidance for Businesses & Employers: A useful website for best practices in terms of safety during this pandemic for businesses.

OSHA Guide on preparing workplaces for Covid-19: Updates on the nature of the COVID-19 virus as well as work guidelines and best practices.

Serious Eat’s Food Safety and Coronavirus: A Comprehensive Guide: This article is updated regularly and contains ‘user-friendly information surrounding the spread of the virus and food.

Coffee Business Specific Resources

SCA Powerpoint from The Webinar on COVID-19 Community Impact Survey Results: Useful resource for seeing the statistics surrounding the effect of the pandemic on Specialty Coffee related businesses.

Roaster’s Guild Article – Adapting Your Business Model Around COVID-19 Restrictions: A basic how to guide or map for businesses to adjust to current circumstances.

7 tips for pickup-only service: A very basic guide on the how to’s of online ordering and curbside pickup service for coffee businesses specifically.

Linkdin article: Consumers remain confused, crave confidence and don’t yet think they are at risk – The Heart of the Matter: A helpful article giving insight on the consumer’s experience and trends during COVID-19 Pandemic

Financial Support Related Resources

US Senate Committee on Small Business & Entrepreneurship: The Small Business Owner’s Guide to the CARES Act: This PDF, is a comprehensive guide to government programs that will support small businesses during this time.

Shopify’s Guide to Government Relief Programs for Small Businesses Affected by COVID-19: This article has surprisingly a lot of good resources, no matter where in the world you are.

Tax Foundation – Understanding the Paycheck Protection Program in the CARES Act: This article gives a clear breakdown for PPP.

 Summary of the payroll assistance programs in the coronavirus aid, relief, and economic security act (CARES ACT): Another clear breakdown for CARES ACT

RNY Lab Community Meeting Powerpoints

4/6 – Managing Curbside Pick Up & Deliveries

4/7 – Memorable Customer Service Moments

4/8 – CARES Act & Small Business Loans

4/9 – Creating & Defining a New Sense of Normalcy & Ritual

4/13 – Finding New Outlets For Your Coffee

4/14 – Making Your Website Awesome!

4/15 – Staffing Solutions

Other Resources

SCA Website COVID-19 page: The SCA has been surveying the industry, hosting webinars, creating an online database for resources, and writing a bunch of helpful articles.

Have you found a useful resources? Submit your resource here. Thank You!

Zoey Thorson

Coffee Pro/Veteran Educator. Over 10+ years of teaching a wide variety of coffee disciplines to a diverse student base around the world. Q-Grader and SCA Authorized Specialty Trainer. In 2019 Zoey became the Director of Education for The Lab by Royal NY. Zoey is friendly, approachable and informative with a vast knowledge base...come take a class at The Lab and see for yourself.