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.

COVID-19 Business Reopening Resources

Click Here for NSGA's Page of Resources to Aid in Reopening From COVID-19 Pandemic 


State-by-State Response Efforts

Click Here to Access State-by-State Reopening and Continued Stay-at-Home Plans 

Click Here to Access an Interactive Map of State-By-State COVID-19 Business Resources as Well as Additional State Resources


NSGA Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) Loan Survey 

Click Here for a Report with Data and Commentary from Retailers and Team Dealers About Their PPP Experiences


Latest CARES Act Resources

NSGA Letter to Congress with Additional Recommendations to CARES Act (April 13, 2020)

Paycheck Protection Program Information Sheet for Borrowers

Paycheck Protection Program Eligible SBA Lender Locator

Paycheck Protection Program Loan Application

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


Government Advocacy

NSGA Update on COVID-19 Paycheck Protection Program Applications Re-Opening (April 24, 2020)

NSGA Update on COVID-19 Paycheck Protection Program Additional Funding Bill Passes (April 23, 2020)

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)

Click Here to Access NSGA COVID-19 Legislative Archive

General Resources for the Public and Employers

Center for Disease Control (CDC) Interim Guidance for Businesses and Employers

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 

US Department of Labor (DOL) Unemployment Insurance Information 

OSHA Standards and Directives for COVID-19

Opening Up America Again Guidelines (April 17, 2020)


Tips for Retailers and Team Dealers

Temporary Surcharge Announced for FedEx Express® International Shipments                    

Celerant Tips to Optimize Business During COVID-19 Pandemic

Guidelines for Managing People Remotely

How to Prevent Email Scams When Working Remotely