Get the latest information around IFA's advocacy efforts surrounding the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic and how we're fighting to ensure you have the support you need after the current situation is over. Here, you'll find what we're doing, how we're doing it, what's expected and how you can help.
Upon a direct reading of the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act, it seems clear that Congress recognized the importance of providing the franchising sector a path to recovery. For the Act to achieve its intended outcome and have maximum impact, IFA requests confirmation that certain franchised businesses have eligibility in the Paycheck Protection Loan program.
Governors, along with state agencies and legislators across the country are leading the charge against the COVID 19 pandemic. At the time of this letter, more than half of the states have closed non-essential businesses. To further protect Americans, the International Franchise Association urges states to immediately close all convention centers and large meetings for the foreseeable future.
In times of crises, governments must implement proactive measures to support their citizens. To ensure the highest standard of care for residents and relieve the burden on our healthcare system, IFA urges state governments to implement the recommendations to protect home health care employees.
Asian American Hotel Owners Association, American Hotel & Lodging Association, International Franchise Association, National Restaurant Association, and U.S. Travel Association stand ready to work with every governor and city leader to ensure the long-term viability of hospitality and travel dependent jobs and businesses given our role in communities across the nation.