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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Face coverings and protective equipment

Help get retailers the supplies they need during this time. If you have face coverings or other protective items necessary for retailers to stay open safely, apply now.

    Safe to Work Act

    On July 30, NRF and the U.S. Chamber of Commerce submitted a coalition letter to Congress expressing support for S. 4317, the Safe to Work Act. The letter was signed by more than 480 national, state and local trade associations representing every industry sector.

    Map of United States
     
    Coronavirus Retail Restrictions by State
    A map outlining each U.S. state’s coronavirus-related laws, executive orders, regulations and guidance governing store operations.
     
    Advocating for Retail
    Speak Up and Stay Open: Tell Congress how to help retail keep our economy safely open
    Make your voice heard and tell Congress what retailers need to protect workers and customers, while keeping our businesses safely open.
     
    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
    Retail Resources and Tools
    Resources, insights and special offers to help retailers adapt during the global coronavirus pandemic.
     

    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. Department of State

      Workplace and employment law

      NRF

      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

      NRF Action Alert

      Tell Congress how to help retail keep our economy safely open.

       Advocating for Retail

      • NRF Action Alert: Tell Congress how to help retail keep our economy safely open.
      • On September 30, NRF and 200 national and state trade associations formed the COVID Relief Now coalition and sent a letter to Congress urging them to provide additional economic relief to communities, businesses, workers and families.
      • On July 30, NRF and the U.S. Chamber of Commerce submitted a coalition letter to Congress expressing support for S. 4317, the Safe to Work Act. The letter was signed by more than 480 national, state and local trade associations representing every industry sector.