coronavirus/covid-19 information and resources

This page will be updated regularly with new information

The COVID-19 pandemic has been sweeping through the United States and most of the world and it has resulted in major disruption to our daily lives. The situation continues to evolve quickly and is having a significant effect on the sporting goods industry. The National Sporting Goods Association will provide you with information and resources to help you navigate this challenging time. Please note that NSGA staff are working remotely and can be contacted at (847) 296-6742 or

The Small Business Administration (SBA) Coronavirus Call Center number is (800) 659-2955.

Latest CARES Act Resources

Paycheck Protection Program Information Sheet for Borrowers

Paycheck Protection Program Eligible SBA Lender Locator

Paycheck Protection Program Loan Application

Paycheck Protection Program Press Release from Small Business Administration

Small Business Administration Emergency Loan Details

Employee Retention Tax Credits Available for Many Businesses Impacted by COVID-19

U.S. Senate Small Business Owner's Guide to CARES Act

CARES Act Division A Summary on Employment, Health Care Enhancements and Economic Stabilization

NSGA Press Release on Passage of CARES Act


Government Advocacy

NSGA Update on COVID-19 Paycheck Protection Program Launched (April 3, 2020)

NSGA Update on COVID-19 Employee Retention Tax Credits For Many Businesses (April 2, 2020)

NSGA Update on COVID-19 SBA Paycheck Protection Program Expected Friday Start (April 1, 2020)

NSGA Update on COVID-19 Stimulus Bill Passage (March 27, 2020)

NSGA Update on COVID-19 Stimulus Bill - Key Points and Start Preparing to Work With Your Bank Today (March 27, 2020)

NSGA Update on COVID-19 Stimulus Bill Passing Senate and Key Facts (March 26, 2020)

NSGA Update on COVID-19 Stimulus Bill and Small Business Administration Loans (March 25, 2020)

NSGA Update on COVID-19 Stimulus Bill and Small Business Administration Loans (March 24, 2020)

NSGA Proposal for COVID-19 Financial Relief for Retailers and Dealers (March 20, 2020)

Financial Information Fact Sheet for Retailers and Dealers (March 20, 2020)

NSGA Emergency Letter to Congress (March 19, 2020)


General Resources for the Public and Employers

Centers for Disease Control (CDC) Coronavirus Fact Sheet 

World Health Organization (WHO) Coronavirus Advice for the Public 

Guide on Preparing Workplaces for COVID-19 

Families First Coronavirus Response Act from US Department of Labor (DOL):Employee Expanded Family and Medical Leave Rights 

White House 30 Days to Slow the Spread Fact Sheet 

US Department of Labor (DOL) Unemployment Insurance Information 


Tips for Retailers and Team Dealers

National Retail Federation (NRF) Retail Safety and Security Tools

Celerant Tips to Optimize Business During COVID-19 Pandemic

Status of Sports Organization Seasons and Schedules Due to COVID-19

Completing and Updating I-9s When Your Company is Remote

Guidelines for Managing People Remotely

How to Prevent Email Scams With More Employees Working Remotely

State-by-State Response Efforts





NSGA Cancellation of 2020 Management Conference & Team Dealer Summit

Message from NSGA President & CEO Matt Carlson About the Cancellation

NSGA Press Release on the Cancellation

Cancellation of Hotel Reservations for the Management Conference

Thank You to 2020 and 2021 Conference Supporters