Coronavirus Resources for Retailers

Updated information about COVID-19
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The health and safety of customers and workers is retailers’ top priority. NRF is closely monitoring the situation around the COVID-19 pandemic, coordinating with government agencies, health experts and retailers as the situation continues to evolve.

NRF is addressing the supply chain implications as well as developments related to the spread of the virus globally and domestically. Please come back to this page for regular updates.

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    Operation Open Doors
    Guidance for retailers on safely operating stores

    As retail businesses begin to open to employees and customers, Operation Open Doors provides operational guidelines and considerations developed with input from hundreds of retail industry leaders convened by NRF. The effort prioritizes four functional areas for America’s retail sector:

    • health and safety
    • people and personnel
    • logistics and supply chain
    • litigation and liability
    Industry Partner Resource Headquarters
    Resources, insights and special offers to help retailers adapt during the global coronavirus pandemic.

    The CARES ACT and Main Street Lending Program

    The CARES Act includes a number of provisions that NRF advocated for to benefit retailers, both directly and indirectly. The Federal Reserve developed the Main Street Lending Program to help credit flow to small and medium-sized businesses that were in sound financial condition before the pandemic. On April 30, the Federal Reserve Board announced it is expanding the scope and eligibility for the Main Street Lending Program. Learn more. 

    Learn how how to navigate the Main Street Loan Program and find more resources about the CARES Act.

    COVID-19 Resources

      Tracking Store Closures

      Multiple media outlets are tracking store closures.

      Economic recovery and loan resources

      State response

      Federal Response and Resources

      White House

      Centers for Disease Control and Prevention 

      Department of Labor

      Department of Homeland Security

      Department of Transportation

      Environmental Protection Agency

      Companies hiring now

      See job opportunities for displaced workers and post your company's careers link for free.

      U.S. Food and Drug Administration

      U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission

      U.S. Department of State

      Workplace and employment law


      U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission

      Department of Labor

      U.S. Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services

      • Tip sheet on health coverage options for employers helping their employees understand their coverage options, which also provides multiple places employees can go to receive assistance in making health insurance decisions.
      • FAQ document with Marketplace information for businesses impacted by COVID-19

      Other employment law resources