To help support our community of entrepreneurs, we’ve pulled together some resources for you to utilize in dealing with COVID-19.

First, here’s what’s happening at reSET:

  • reSET staff are teleworking and fully accessible via phone, email and video call.
  • We strongly advise coworking members to practice social distancing, avoid gathering in groups, and work remotely. Members with door codes are still able to access the space if necessary, but are expected to follow basic protocols indicated on signs throughout the space (frequent hand-washing, wiping down all surfaces with disinfectant spray after use).
  • Our core programs (Student Incubators, Food Incubator, and Impact Accelerator) are all moving to a virtual learning environment. Clients in these programs will be contacted directly with information about how to connect with reSET, mentors, and peer networks. We have full confidence in these programs continuing to thrive through these digital platforms.
  • Live events scheduled to take place at reSET through April 30th have been postponed or canceled. We will reassess the situation closer to May 1st and update you accordingly.

Resources

Shared by Murtha Cullina:

The Contract Implications of COVID-19

By Robert E. Kaelin and Matthew A. Ciarleglio | March 17, 2020  

We are undoubtedly in uncharted and unprecedented times with the rapid spread of COVID-19 in the United States and around the world. Contractual relationships in virtually every business and industry have been impacted and will continue to be impacted in the coming weeks. As a result, the following analysis should be undertaken when a party is unable to perform its contractual obligations due to the effects of COVID-19: 

Click here to read the three steps.

 

Metro Hartford Alliance Coronavirus Toolkit

 

The Connecticut Business & Industry Association Coronavirus Resources
Includes helpful resources relating to HR and emergency planning

Hartford Foundation for Public Giving’s emergency response fund

Small Business Administration Loans for businesses and nonprofits impacted by Coronavirus

CT SBDC Resource Center
A comprehensive list of many resources and recommendations for small businesses:

National Restaurant Association: Coronavirus Information and Resources
A growing list of resources specific to the restaurant industry including, health and safety info, loan guidance, supply chain and employment resources, etc. The National Restaurant Association will continue to add to this list as they come across other relevant resources.

COVID-19 Business Continuity Planning Basics
A resource from the National Restaurant Association about what your business should do to prepare for a pandemic?

Business Pandemic Influenza Planning Checklist
A 2-page checklist put together by the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) and the Center for Disease Control (CDC)