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CDC Updates Mask Guidance

The Centers for Disease Control updated its mask guidance on February 25, changing the criteria for when people should mask indoors. Under the new guidance, people in counties that fall in the Low category do not need to …

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COVID Update

OSHA Vaccination, Testing Mandate IADA and NADA are watching closely for the new OSHA guidance on employer vaccination and testing mandates. Information on how any mandate impacts dealerships will be shared as quickly as possible once it is …

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OSHA Revises COVID-19 Guidance

OSHA recently revised its guidance on preventing workplace spread of COVID-19. Key takeaways from the guidance include: Employers should facilitate employees getting vaccinated, including by strongly considering providing paid time off for workers to get vaccinated and recover …

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Encourage Employees to Get Vaccinated

Dealers have been leaders—as employers and in their communities—for as long as the industry has existed. That leadership is needed now. With less than half of Iowans fully vaccinated against COVID-19, dealerships need to encourage employees to get …

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Coronavirus Vaccine: FAQ

Can Iowa automobile dealers mandate that their employees receive the COVID-19 vaccine? Yes, subject to certain limitations. Generally, private sector employers can mandate that at-will employees be vaccinated subject to accommodations and exceptions that may be required for …

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Be Supportive of COVID Vaccination

A recent Iowa Poll indicated that 67% of Iowans intend to get the COVID-19 vaccine, while 27% do not plan to do so. Dealerships have an opportunity to help those planning on getting vaccinated and to encourage those …

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Anderson Report: Status Update

BY IADA PRESIDENT BRUCE ANDERSON I know you are busy and that your email inbox is so full of rapidly changing and updated COVID-19 guidance that it is nearly impossible to keep up.  That is why this column …

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COVID-19 Update: Bookmark These Sites

Don’t be overwhelmed by all of the COVID-19 information online and in your email. Bookmark these sites, which we recommend dealers turn to for information. IADA’s Coronavirus Page: Iowa-specific guidance NADA’s Coronavirus Hub: Detailed guidance on federal issues, …

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Sample FFCRA Leave Request Form Coming Soon

Eligible employees may receive paid sick leave or FMLA leave between April 1, 2020 and December 31, 2020 if the employee meets certain qualifications. Documentation is required in order to comply with the law. Employees who are requesting …

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IRS Issues Guidance on Employee Retention Credit

The IRS has issued guidance for claiming the Employee Retention Credit created by the CARES Act and the credits for emergency paid sick leave and emergency paid childcare leave under the FFCRA. IRS Form 7200 combines the application …

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