COVID-19 Resources

During these trying times brought on by the COVID-19 pandemic, we at the Stadium Managers Association want you to know we are still open for business and are ready to be the resource that brings our industry together.

In that, we want to provide one central location for resources to highlight best practices, opportunities and resources that may be of help to our members. 

 

SMA Covid-19 Bi Weekly Town Hall

Please register below to join us every other Thursday at 2pm ET for the SMA town hall where we will review current best practices, new resources and updates for moving the stadium industry forward.

https://zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_7wz7Xdy0RY2NtrCfsZVw7w

Please note: these sessions will be monitored as best possible for member only participation so it is key that you register correct information for who is participating and do not forward call in information.

 

SMA Covid-19 Resource Submission

Please select a link below to submit a stadium or vendor feature or a COVID-19 resource.  All submissions are reviewed by the SMA COVID-19 Taskforce. We're looking to continuously add to this information, so please send us your resources via the forms below.

Resources by Category

CDC Website

This is the most credible and first place that's recommend that people visit for the latest information and guidance on how to deal with COVID-19.

FEMA Website

This has good information on FAQs and Rumor Control information. Additionally, here is a separate link on how private sector entities can get involved through the DHS Industry Liaison Program.

The Department of Homeland Security

DHS Cyber Security Alert
This is a joint alert from the United States Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA) and the United Kingdom’s National Cyber Security Centre (NCSC). This alert provides information on exploitation by cybercriminal and advanced persistent threat (APT) groups of the current coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) global pandemic. It includes a non-exhaustive list of indicators of compromise (IOCs) for detection as well as mitigation advice.

White House COVID-19 Task Force

There is some good information here as well on how to prepare yourself and your community as well as additional resources for Business and Employers.

Employer Rights Poster

COVID-19 Global Cases Heat Map - Johns Hopkins University & Medicine

Ensuring Mental Health Resiliences While Working from Home

FEMA Advisory Call Documents

Please see the PDF linked above for updated information on Medical Hotspots, the federal response efforts, Community Based Testing Sites (CBTS), Ventilator Guidance, Coping with Stress, Defense Production Act, Disinformation and Rumor Control, How to Help for volunteers and the private sector, and information on the Strategic National Stockpile.

CISA Essential Critical Infrastructure Worker Guidance
UPDATED: CISA Essential Critical Infrastructure Worker Guidance

As the Nation comes together to slow the spread of COVID-19, on March 16th the President issued updated Coronavirus Guidance for America that highlighted the importance of the critical infrastructure workforce.
The Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA) executes the Secretary of Homeland Security’s authorities to secure critical infrastructure. Consistent with these authorities, CISA has developed, in collaboration with other federal agencies, State and local governments, and the private sector, an “Essential Critical InfrastructureWorkforce” advisory list. This list is intended to help State, local, tribal and territorial officials as they work to protect their communities, while ensuring continuity of functions critical to public health and safety, as well as economic and national security. Decisions informed by this list should also take into consideration additional public health considerations based on the specific COVID-19-related concerns of particular jurisdictions.
This list is advisory in nature. It is not, nor should it be considered, a federal directive or standard. Additionally, this advisory list is not intended to be the exclusive list of critical infrastructure sectors, workers, and functions that should continue during the COVID-19 response across all jurisdictions. Individual jurisdictions should add or subtract essential workforce categories based on their own requirements and discretion.

Support the Live Events Industry

Please click the link above for more information regarding the Live Events Coalition, its mission, and how to get involved.  The petition for the Live Events Industry aid is below.  The Coalition was formed to bring together all areas of live events from meeting planners to production companies, to the caterers, turf protection, ticket sellers, sports venues and every other type of company, venue or other that plays a role in the live events industry.  We literally now have in our membership everyone from major recording artists to the single meeting planner and freelance technician.
Support for the Live Events Industry Petition

Joint Advisory COVID-19 Exploited by Malicious Cyber Actors

Implementing Safety Practices for Critical Infrastructure Workers Who May Have Had Exposure to a Person with Suspected or Confirmed COVID-19

How long can the coronavirus last on surfaces in your facilities? - National Institute of Health

Zoom Vulnerabilities Attractive Opportunity

Restoring Retail Confidence: The Path to Re-Engaging the Consumer

Reopening Guidance for Restaurant Industry

Event Safety Alliance Reopenning Guide - Event Safety Alliance - Adelman Law Group

Exercise Starter Kit for Workshop on Reconstituting Operations

Top 10 Exploited Cyber Vulnerabilities

CARES Act
The Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act expanded Small Business Administration (SBA) loan options for small businesses to include (1) a Paycheck Protection Program (PPP), as well as (2) an Economic Injury Disaster Loan (EIDL) with terms that are more favorable and accessible to small businesses. Both of these programs are detailed below.

 

Paycheck Protection Program (PPP)
The Paycheck Protection Program is a loan designed to provide a direct incentive for small businesses to keep their workers on the payroll. SBA will forgive loans if all employees are kept on the payroll for eight weeks and the money is used for payroll, rent, mortgage interest, or utilities. Starting today, April 3, small businesses and sole proprietorships can apply for the PPP. Starting April 10, independent contractors and self-employed individuals may apply for the PPP. Applications must be submitted by June 30.

The U.S. Treasury has posted details on PPP on their Fact Sheet

PPP loans will be made by existing SBA 7(a) lenders, other participating federally insured depository institutions, federally insured credit unions and Farm Credit System institutions, and other regulated lenders once they are approved and enrolled in the program. Visit www.sba.gov for a list of SBA lenders. PPP loan applications will be submitted through these participating lenders.

The SBA borrower application form is available here.

 

U.S. Treasury Links
https://home.treasury.gov/policy-issues/top-priorities/cares-act/assistance-for-small-businesses

Additionally, the SBA has just issued an interim final rule on PPP.

 

Economic Injury Disaster Loans and Loan Advance (EIDL)
The SBA’s Economic Injury Disaster Loan program provides small businesses with working capital loans of up to $2 million that can provide vital economic support to small businesses to help overcome the temporary loss of revenue they are experiencing. Small business owners are eligible to apply for an Economic Injury Disaster Loan advance of up to $10,000. The loan advance will provide economic relief to businesses that are currently experiencing a temporary loss of revenue. Funds will be made available within three days of a successful application, and this loan advance will not have to be repaid.

The EIDL program provides working capital loans up to $2 million that can provide vital economic support to small businesses to help overcome temporary loss of revenue. Applicants for EIDL can access a $10,000 cash advance grant.

SBA Information on Applying for an EIDL loan is available here.

The EIDL loan application form is available here.

If I receive an EIDL, can I apply still for a PPP loan?
Small businesses can take advantage of multiple SBA programs. However, loans must be used for different purposes. For instance, both the EIDL and PPP may be used to assist with salaries, but you cannot “double-dip.” So, for the eight-week period of the PPP, the EIDL could cover the salary “gap” for employees who make over $100,000 or for a different time period.

 

US Chamber Small Business ELA Loan Guide

SMA COVID-19 Taskforce

Nicole Andrews
Nicole Andrews
Managing Director, Global Sales
Matrax, Inc.
Columbia, MD
Eileen Valois
Eileen Valois
SVP, Market Strategy
Production Resource Group
Mario Coutinho
Mario Coutinho
VP Stadium Operations & Security
Rogers Centre
Toronto Blue Jays Baseball Club
Toronto, ON
Matthew Kastel
Matthew Kastel
Stadium Manager
Maryland Stadium Authority / Oriole Park at Camden Yards
Baltimore, MD
Angie Nix
Angie Nix
Director, Guest Services
Levi’s Stadium
San Francisco 49ers
Santa Clara, CA
Jim Previtera
Jim Previtera
Senior Director of Security and Stadium Operations
Tampa Bay Rays
Tampa, FL
David Waldman
David Waldman
Principal
Cadmus
Arlington, VA