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COVID-19 Support for Your:  Finances  |  Employees  |  Operations

Latest Update as of March 1, 2021

  • On Saturday, Feb. 27, the U.S. House of Representatives passed the American Rescue Plan, a $1.9 trillion stimulus package. Highlights include individual rebates, expanded unemployment insurance, extended paid sick and family leave and additional support for restaurants.
  • A proposed increase of the national minimum wage to $15 is expected to be removed from the Senate bill.
  • No portion of the plan is law until it is passed by the Senate and signed by the president.
  • Scroll down for more COVID-19 tools and resources

COVID-19 Tools and Information

Whether you’re looking to apply for your first — or your second — PPP loan, or are looking for other relief options, we’re here to help.

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Tax Credits

COVID-19 fiscal relief package information

PPP Loan Guidance

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Tools and Resources

Navigating Relief Options

As the pandemic continues, we know many businesses are looking for additional financial relief, but unsure where to start. Whether you’re looking to apply for a Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) loan, or are looking for other financial relief, this interactive tool can help you navigate the many relief options that may be available to you.

Use this tool to learn more about applying for the second round of PPP loans, how to apply for PPP loan forgiveness, whether you might be eligible for the Employee Retention Tax Credit (ERTC), and more.

Understand Your Financial Relief Options


COVID-19 Webinars, Podcasts and Articles


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Human Resources | Webinar

EEO-1 Reporting in Paychex Flex®

With the distribution of the COVID-19 vaccine beginning, hope for an end to the pandemic is on the horizon. But we know that the road ahead won’t be an easy one. Thousands of U.S.


Andrew Zimmern, TV personality and Chef

COVID-19 | Podcast

Andrew Zimmern Talks About the Challenges Facing the Restaurant Industry

One of the industries hit hardest by COVID-19, was the restaurant industry.


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Compliance | Article

Update: IRS Provides Guidance for Businesses on Claiming Employee Retention Credit

Under the Consolidated Appropriations Act, 2021, the employee retention credit, a provision of the CARES Act, is available through June 30, 2021 to eligible employers who retained employees during the COVID-19 pandemic. The IRS issued guidance in early March for the credit as it relates to qualified wages paid before Dec. 31, 2020.

Resources for All Aspects of Your Business

Securing Your Finances

There are many options available to help keep your business well-funded and operating smoothly right now.

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PPP and Loan Forgiveness

Employee Retention Credit

Payroll Tax Deferral Period


Finance Resources

Supporting Employees

Support, protect, and inform your staff about what’s ahead as you acclimate to a new normal.

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Employee COVID-19 Testing

Hiring and Rehiring

Employee Safety


Employee Resources

Business Operations

Getting back up and running requires thorough planning and understanding of how to move forward.

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State-by-state Resources

HR Support (ASO/PEO Solutions)

Finding Efficiencies


Operations Resources

Check Your State's Reopening Orders and Regulations

Find information on your state's stay-at-home-orders, reopening guidelines, and more.

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Employee COVID-19 Screening

Through our vendor HireRight, Paychex is offering viral marker (antigen) COVID-19 testing to customers through our Employee Screening Service.

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Helpful Information for Paychex Clients

Our goal is to help keep you in business during this difficult time. Here's what we're doing to support you.

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We Have Solutions That Can Support You During COVID-19, and Beyond

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