COVID-19

A Note from President & CEO Joe Lamond

The global coronavirus situation has shifted dramatically since our last update just one week ago. There is no playbook or formula that seems to fit, and things that were unimaginable just a few days ago are now a reality.

The latest updates on COVID-19

Business resources and updates on COVID-19 for NAMM Members. If you have any questions e-mail membership@namm.org

Music Retail Resources

03/13
 Virtual Music Making During COVID-19 - Webinar

Virtual Music Making During COVID-19 - Webinar

Teaching and learning music can continue and even thrive through the remarkable tools, resources and people that are engaging in music online.
03/25
 Making Music Online - How To's for Private and Group Lessons

Making Music Online - How To's for Private and Group Lessons

The NAMM Foundation presented "Making Music Online: How-To's for Private and Group Lessons," on Wednesday, March 25 at 9 am pacific/12 pm easter
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Guests included Myrna Sislen, owner of Middle C Music and Miriam and Mike Risko, owners of Risko Music. Both retailers have adapted their business models to move in-store music lessons online to keep their students connected and making music; and Lindsay Zehren, director of program development and neurologic music therapist from Resounding Joy, Inc. and Stephanie Lamond, Little Bear's director and marketing manager from Blue Bear School of Music.
03/26
 Music Retail in the Time of COVID-19

Music Retail in the Time of COVID-19

Join Bob Phibbs (a.k.a., The Retail Doctor) for this special, free online session for NAMM members.
03/20
 NAMM COVID-19 Small Business Relief Resources - Webinar

NAMM COVID-19 Small Business Relief Resources - Webinar

On Tuesday, March 24, NAMM presented important updates regarding the federal COVID-19 Emergency Aid Package
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On Tuesday, March 24, NAMM presented important updates regarding the federal COVID-19 Emergency Aid Package (funds family leave, free testing and treatment, paid sick leave, expanded unemployment assistance, and more), SBA disaster relief loans, and employee/employer financial support.

Business Relief Resources

03/13
 Prepare for SBA Federal Disaster Loans for Businesses

Prepare for SBA Federal Disaster Loans for Businesses

The Small Business Administration is offering a variety of loans to qualifying businesses affected by COVID-19.
03/15
 COVID-19 Federal Economic Relief Plan

COVID-19 Federal Economic Relief Plan

The resolution includes enhanced testing measure, individual jobless benefits, increased food aid for children, senior citizens and food banks..
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Last week the House passed an economic relief plan backed by President Donald Trump to deal with the spreading coronavirus. The 363-40 vote Saturday sends the measure to the Senate, which plans to skip this week’s planned recess to take up the bill. The House package includes free testing for everyone who needs it, and two weeks of paid sick leave to allow people with the virus to stay home from work to avoid infecting co-workers. It also includes enhanced jobless benefits, increased food aid for children, senior citizens and food banks, and higher funding for Medicaid benefits. Also last week, Trump declared a national emergency that he said would free up as much as $50 billion to help states and cities respond to the health crisis, waive student-loan interest, purchase large quantities of oil and confer new authority on his health secretary to bypass hospital regulations. Workers will get up to two weeks of paid sick leave to deal with coronavirus issues and another 10 weeks of coronavirus-related paid family leave at two-thirds pay in the bill, with the government reimbursing businesses for the cost via new, temporary tax credits. Smaller companies could get exemptions from the paid family leave after the first two weeks of sick leave provided doing so would risk closing their businesses. The bill sunsets at the end of the year.
03/15
 Federal Economic Relief Plan for COVID-19

Federal Economic Relief Plan for COVID-19

The resolution includes enhanced testing measure, individual jobless benefits, increased food aid for children, senior citizens and food banks.

NAMM Events and News

03/17
 Summer NAMM FAQ and Update

Summer NAMM FAQ and Update

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