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COVID-19 Resources

Keep an eye on this growing list of resources. Newest information will pop to the top of this list. Read my open letter to the catering industry here. Please also follow me on Twitter @cs_editor for other quick bursts of information. Stay strong and do not lose hope. —Kathleen

3.20.20 a.m.

Great information from ACF (American Culinary Federation):

Financial assistance:

U.S. Small Business Administration Disaster Assistance


Charlottesville, VA- Charlottesville Restaurant Community Fund 

Georgia- Giving Kitchen

Texas- Southern Smoke Foundation Emergency Relief Program

NYC- Rethink Food Restaurant Response Program 

Seattle, WA- 2020 Emergency Fund for Businesses Impacted by COVID-19

Grubhub and Major Cities Across the U.S. Launch Economic Relief Effort up to $100 Million for Independent Restaurants and Delivery Partners Impacted by COVID-19

U.S. Small Business Administration Loans

U.S. Small Business Administration Disaster Loan Program

U.S. Small Business Administration Lender Match Program

Bartender Emergency Assistance Program (Available to members of the United States Bartenders Guild)

Jameson Whiskey is pledging $500,000 to support the charity of the United States Bartenders Guild

Resources for restaurants:

The Trotter Project: COVID-19 Information and Resources

Petition: Save America's Restaurants

U.S. Chamber of Commerce: Combating the Coronavirus

National Restaurant Association: Coronavirus Information

Safety & sanitation information:

Occupational Safety and Health Administration Overview of COVID-19

U.S. Department of Labor Q&A on Fair Labor Standards Act and Family and Medical Leave Act

Environmental Protection Agency List of approved disinfectants for use against Coronavirus

National Restaurant Association COVID-19 Prevention tips

Centers for Disease Control Community Mitigation Strategy

Other Resources:

Topic of Conversation: COVID-19


Kathleen Stoehr

Kathleen Stoehr is the Director of Community & Content Strategy for Informa Connect | Catersource and Special Events magazines, including all digital content for both websites and e-newsletter products. She also vets, hires, guides and coordinates all live education at Catersource Conference & Tradeshow, Art of Catering Food, Leading Caterers of America Executive Summit, and bridge content at The Special Event.