Thank you for all that attended the webinar!
If you missed the March 26th Dental TEAM webinar, please click on the link below to listen to the recorded webinar:
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During the webinar, we referenced several online resources for staying up-to-date on the COVID-19 pandemic as it relates to the dental market, please see the list of links below:
- IDS Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/independentdentalsolutions
- COVID-19 FAQs: https://www.claconnect.com/resources/articles/2020/faqs-regarding-covid-19-and-human-capital-tax-impact
- Unemployment Resources: https://www.careeronestop.org/LocalHelp/UnemploymentBenefits/unemployment-benefits.aspx
- Department of Labor https://www.dol.gov/coronavirus
- Workplace Safety
- Wage, Hours & Leaves
- Unemployment Insurance Flexibilities (links to your state sites)
- Unemployment Resource: https://www.careeronestop.org/LocalHelp/UnemploymentBenefits/unemployment-benefits.aspx
- Family First Coronavirus Response Act (Small Business FAQs): https://www.dol.gov/agencies/whd/pandemic/ffcra-employee-paid-leave
- Family First Coronavirus Response Act (Individually FAQs): https://www.forbes.com/sites/kellyphillipserb/2020/03/25/all-you-wanted-to-know-about-those-tax-stimulus-checks-but-were-afraid-to-ask/#2eb21b681f9c
- SBA Economic Disaster Injury Loans Overview: https://independent-ds.com/sba-covid-19-economic-injury-disaster-loans/
- National Conference of State Legislatures www.ncsl.org
- Dealing with Stress: https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/prepare/managing-stress-anxiety.html
- Personal Budgeting Resources: https://fyi.extension.wisc.edu/toughtimes/files/2019/01/Cutting-Back-UW-3.20.pdf
Additionally, we mentioned a few phone and email resources to help your individual journey. Please see the contact information below:
- Task Force Email: [email protected]
- CLA Support Email: [email protected]
- CLA HR Operations Email: [email protected] (PLEASE SEND ALL HR QUESTIONS TO THIS EMAIL)
- CDC Hotline: 800-CDC-INFO
Moreover, there were many questions that we did not get a chance to answer on the webinar due to time restrictions. Please note that if you asked a question in the webinar, the question and your contact email has been passed onto the correct resource and they will reach out to you directly. We will post another blog next week with the answer to the general questions. If you asked a specific question related to your circumstances, we will be reaching out to you individually. Please see the answer to the top question asked below:
Do I need to file anything to get my check? Technically, the checks are advances of refundable credits. Treasury will advance your check based on your most recently filed tax return (2018 or 2019 tax return). If you haven’t filed a tax return, the bill allows Treasury to use the information on your 2019 Form SSA-1099, Social Security Benefit Statement, Form RRB-1099, Social Security Equivalent Benefit Statement.
Finally, below are some other thoughts for us to consider sharing on a personal level…
- Take care of your body– Try to eat healthy well-balanced meals, exercise regularly, and get plenty of sleep. Avoid alcohol, tobacco, and other drugs. Learn more about wellness strategiesexternal icon for mental health.
- Connect with others– Share your concerns and how you are feeling with a friend or family member. Maintain healthy relationships, and build a strong support system.
- Take breaks– Make time to unwind and remind yourself that strong feelings will fade. Try taking in deep breaths. Try to do activities you usually enjoy.
- Stay informed– When you feel that you are missing information, you may become more stressed or nervous. Watch, listen to, or read the news for updates from officials. Be aware that there may be rumors during a crisis, especially on social media. Always check your sources and turn to reliable sources of information like your local government authorities.
- Avoid too much exposure to news– Take breaks from watching, reading, or listening to news stories. It can be upsetting to hear about the crisis and see images repeatedly. Try to do enjoyable activities and return to normal life as much as possible and check for updates between breaks.
- Seek help when needed– If distress impacts activities of your daily life for several days or weeks, talk to a clergy member, counselor, or doctor, or contact the SAMHSA helpline at 1-800-985-5990.
DISCLAIMER: The information shared as part of the COVID-19 Dental Task Force is not intended to constitute legal advice and should not be relied upon in lieu of consultation with appropriate advisors. The ideas and insight offered are simply suggestions to help you along your journey over the coming weeks and months.