Covid-19: Links to Industry Resources

As the footwear industry grapples with the ongoing effects of the COVID-19 virus, we know you have questions about what the developments mean for your business, your employees and yourself. We’ve compiled a list of the industry resources to turn to for information and assistance, and we’ll continue to update this list as more information becomes available:

The Footwear Distributors and Retailers of America’s YouTube channel features flash briefings regarding COVID-19 with FDRA president and CEO Matt Priest and SVP Andy Polk. Find it here: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCneONMygTE4iosvd0Uq5FlQ

National Retail Federation’s Coronavirus Resources for Retailers provides updates from NRF and government agencies with the latest COVID-19 developments: https://nrf.com/resources/retail-safety-and-security-tools/coronavirus-resources-retailers

U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) has created a Coronavirus Small Business Guidance & Loan Resource to provide information for small business owners, including how to apply for a low-interest loan due to Coronavirus (COVID-19): https://www.sba.gov/page/coronavirus-covid-19-small-business-guidance-loan-resources

Two Ten has gathered information on applying for crisis relief financial assistance, counseling and referral services for footwear industry employees here: https://twoten.org/get-help/covid-19-assistance/

The Running Industry Association (RIA) has created the RIA COVID-19 Resource Guide that contains relevant information to help running shop owners (members and nonmembers) keep their business afloat and sanity intact during the current novel coronavirus pandemic: https://runningindustry.org/resources.

The Outdoor Industry Association has put together a resource page with the latest data and resources for the outdoor industry: https://outdoorindustry.org/advocacy/coronavirus-resources-outdoor-industry

Snowsports Industries America’s COVID-19 industry hub is an online resource for retailers and vendors to become better educated about the evolving coronavirus issue on the industry, and a content source of best practices and learnings to minimize its impact on business: https://snowsports.org/covidhub/

The Board Retailers Association’s COVID-19 Retailer Resource Guide includes information on business strategies, loans and more: https://www.boardretailers.org/bra-covid-19-retailer-resource-guide-strategies-webinars-loans-and-more/