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COVID-19 Info News Hub

The COVID-19 pandemic, information, and related actions by local, state, and federal governments are changing by the day. ASMP cannot guarantee or endorse the current accuracy of the information presented. The following links and webinars are being shared as additional resources to all visitors, though we always recommend caution and vigilance for outdated or incorrect information. Although the content we have created was accurate at the time of posting, that may have since changed given the fluid nature of the COVID-19 situation. As a result, please regularly consult federal guidelines and your state and local authorities for updates. Further, ASMP accepts no responsibility, and will not be liable for, the use of or reliance on the information provided. Bottom line? Check and double-check. We strongly recommend it.

ASMP COVID-19 Impact Survey

In this time of the health and financial crisis created by the COVID-19 pandemic, it is imperative that ASMP uses its resources in the wisest way possible to meet the needs of our community. We invite you to complete this survey so we can align our efforts to produce positive impacts. We will be using your data to guide the webinar series we are doing to address COVID-19 as well as using your responses to power our advocacy campaigns to get the enactment of legislation and financial aid process adjustments at the federal and state levels.

Message from the Executive Director

3.30.2020 The advent of the COVID-19 pandemic is profoundly affecting our membership and now more than ever ASMP needs to be there to support all those in our community who identify themselves as professional photographers.

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Submit Questions and Suggestions

If you have business or legal questions, or would like to submit suggestions about what ASMP could be providing members to assist with countering the economic and social impacts of this pandemic, please click on the button below to be taken to form.

Town Hall Meetings

ASMP understands this a stressful time for photographers and all creators, and in response, will be holding a series of virtual town hall meetings. During the town hall sessions, the ASMP team will give a quick update on the state of the industry with respect to COVID-19, then open the floor for questions and concerns from attendees. Register for the upcoming Town Hall Q & A below.

Upcoming ASMP COVID-19 Town Hall Q&A – April 10 @3pmET

Join ASMP Executive Director Tom Kennedy, and ASMP General Counsel Tom Maddrey on Friday April 10 @3pmET for the fourth in a series of “Town Hall Q&A” sessions.

To view previously recorded COVID-10 Town Hall Q&As, go to Town Hall Webinar Archives.

Advocacy

ASMP is on the legislative frontline working to shape legislative actions that will assist ASMP members impacted by the pandemic. We need your assistance with campaigns to urge Congress to pass key legislation that supports photographers and small business owners.

See ASMP COVID-19 Advocacy actions

Business

ASMP Strictly Business

If you need to update or revise contracts or licensing agreements or need additional information on estimates, log in and go to the ASMP member-only business resources below:

Contracts for additional information about licensing agreements, model releases, etc.

ASMP Paperwork Share to research estimating techniques and learn from their peers by reviewing historic estimates from a variety of regions and specialties.

Government

CARES Act

Paycheck Protection Program: Why Every Photographer, Artist and Small Business Needs to Apply

U.S. Dept. of the Treasury

Assistance for Small Businesses

U.S. Dept. of the Treasury Community Development Financial Institutions Fund

Fraud Alert

U.S. Small Business Administration

Additional business resources may also be found at the Small Business Administration (SBA)

Additional Government Resources

Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation (FDIC)

Disaster Recovery and Your Money: A To Do List

Consumer Protection Topics

Federal Trade Commission (FTC)

Coronavirus Scams: What is the FTC Doing?

U.S. Copyright Office

The US Copyright Office has issued a USCO Pandemic Plan. The Copyright Office is engaged in planning and taking action to ensure that mission-critical functions continue during a pandemic period. See USCO Pandemic Plan for complete details.

04.02.20: Registration of Claims With Physical Deposit Copies During Temporary Building Closure

 04.01.20: USCO Operations Update During the COVID-19 Pandemic

U.S. Dept. of Labor Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA)

Guidance for Preparing the Workplace for COVID-19

U.S. Internal Revenue Service: Coronavirus Tax Relief

03.18.20: IRS has extended 2019 tax filing and payment deadline to July 15, 2020 without penalty or interest. For more tax related information go to irs.gov.

Non-Government

Banking

04.01.20: American Bankers Association “The Industry Responds to the Coronavirus,” a list of banks and what they are doing to respond

03.12.20: Forbes Magazine post List of banks offering relief to customers affected by coronavirus

GovPredict

Free Resources to Help Navigate States’ Responses to the Coronavirus

U.S. Chamber of Commerce

Small Business Information  Coronavirus Small Business Guide with information to navigate the consequences of the COVID-19 pandemic

Coronavirus Emergency Loans: Small Business Guide and Checklist

COVID-19 State and Local Tracker. Multistate Dashboard tracking the activities of state and local governments in response to the COVID-19 pandemic.

Legal

ASMP Legal team helmed by ASMP Counsel, Thomas Maddrey, presented a webinar, Potential Business Ramifications of Coronovirus (COVID-19) on Thursday March 12, to address the situation, examining many of the possible business and legal ramifications such as force majeure, cancellation clauses, insurance coverage, and best practices in this and other scenarios.

In addition to the webinar video posted below, please find webinar slide presentation pdf for easy access to relevant content discussed in the webinar.

Public Health

As ASMP is not a health services organization, we encourage you to direct medical and health questions to specific federal and local agencies charged with public health advisories listed below.

U.S. Government Official COVID-19 Site

https://www.coronavirus.gov/

Center for Disease Control (CDC)
https://www.cdc.gov

World Health Organization (WHO)
https://www.who.int

State and Territorial Health Departments
https://www.cdc.gov/publichealthgateway/healthdirectories/healthdepartments.html

Johns Hopkins COVID-19 tracker
https://coronavirus.jhu.edu/map.html

 

Everyday Projects: COVID-19 Guide for Visual Journalists

Creative Community Resources

ASMP is working with other creator groups to pool resources. Having access to resources for reliable information is a critical element in enabling everyone to make sound decisions. As other groups provide information we deem relevant, we will be posting their content here.

Creative Live: CL Now Streaming FREE Health & Wellness Classes

Graphic Artists Guild: COVID-19 Resources

National Press Photographers Association (NPPA): COVID-19 Help Sheet

Professional Photographers of America (PPA): We’re in This Together

Nature Photographers of North America (NANPA): You Got This

American Photographic Artists (APA): APA Coronavirus Resource Hub

Photoshelter Blog: Coronavirus (COVID-19) Resources for Photographers (UPDATED 3/19/20)

Phlearn: COVID-19 Resources

COVID-19 and Freelance Artists: COVID-19 and Freelance Artist Resources (UPDATED 3/29/20)

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