ç COVID-19 Resources

COVID-19 Resources

AZA Member Resources for COVID-19 

Industry and operations resources, including USDA resources, from the ZAHP Fusion Center. 

Educational resources and live online events can be added on our public page

Communications Resources (Dropbox) including resources for reaching out to legislators, and communications toolkits. 

There are several AZA Network Groups available to members and non-members:

AS well as several closed groups that are having valuable discussions (these require employment at an AZA-accredited facility or AZA professional membership):

  • All Hazards Response
  • Ambassador Animals
  • Finance
  • Human Resources
  • Marketing
  • Public Relations/Communications
  • Social Media
  • Volunteer Management

Legislative Update

Congress and the White House have worked together to enact an emergency supplemental appropriations bill that provided $8.4 billion for COVID-19 public health system response as well as the “Families First Coronavirus Response Act.”  Its provisions expanding sick and family leave and unemployment insurance will be helpful to all members with fewer than 500 employees. Additionally, the “Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act,” signed into law by the president on March 27th, is very consequential for our community.

AZA worked closely with the American Alliance of Museums and other related associations to develop an estimate of the impact that closures and a reduction of operations are having on the collective “museum community.” Together, we sent a joint letter requesting $4 billion in relief funding

Please share our Action Alert in AZA’s Legislative Education Center regarding fiscal stimulus legislation with your audiences to deliver a targeted message to your Members of Congress supporting our financial request.

Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act

Zoo Advisors: COVID Resources for Zoos and Aquariums

Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act Text

Section-by-Section Summary – CARES Act

Coronavirus Emergency Supplemental Appropriations Summary

CARES Act—Tax Relief for Individuals and Businesses (Congressional Research Service)

Unemployment Insurance Provisions in the CARES Act (Congressional Research Service)

Federal Agency Resources

U.S. Department of Labor Coronavirus Resources

U.S. Small Business Administration Coronavirus Resources

Institute of Museum and Library Services Coronavirus (COVID-19) Updates


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