April 30, 2020 ARA Update to Recyclers
ARA COVID-19 Relief Fund
The ARA COVID-19 Relief Fund Goal is to raise $75,000+ - it currently stands at $64,500. Please note that any direct member can apply for their company or an employee that may have been affected by Covid-19. Details for applying and application are here.
Special Thanks to All Who Have Donated!
Car-Part.com - Rebuilders Automotive Supply - AB CatTech - Robertson's Auto Salvage
Northlake Auto Recyclers - Reitman Auto Parts - We Buy Key Fobs - VET Environmental Team
Yesterday, the Secretary of the Treasury and the Administrator of the Small Business Administration released a joint statement stating that certain Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) loans will be reviewed. Specifically they stated “To further ensure PPP loans are limited to eligible borrowers,…it will review all loans in excess of $2 million, in additional to other loans as appropriate, following the lender’s submission of the borrower’s loan forgiveness application.” This is in reaction to a number of larger business entities that received PPP funds which they eventually returned and constitutes a further reason for all applicants to keep excellent records.
It has been reported in the collision media that careful attention should be made to how a vehicle cleaning process is described to customers. Often words like disinfecting and sanitizing are used interchangeably and in today’s COVID-19 pandemic atmosphere and with business liability issues pending, a careful use of terminology is important. The latest Centers of Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) guidelines are as follows:
“CDC flu guidance as of 2018 distinguished between cleaning, disinfecting and sanitizing as follows: Cleaning removes germs, dirt, and impurities from surfaces or objects. Cleaning works by using soap (or detergent) and water to physically remove germs from surfaces. This process does not necessarily kill germs, but by removing them, it lowers their numbers and the risk of spreading infection.
Disinfecting kills germs on surfaces or objects. Disinfecting works by using chemicals to kill germs on surfaces or objects. This process does not necessarily clean dirty surfaces or remove germs, but by killing germs on a surface after cleaning, it can further lower the risk of spreading infection.
Sanitizing lowers the number of germs on surfaces or objects to a safe level, as judged by public health standards or requirements. This process works by either cleaning or disinfecting surfaces or objects to lower the risk of spreading infection. (Emphasis CDC’s.)”
Contact ARA Staff with any questions or concerns. You can reach us at 571-208-0428 extension 2 or 3 or Sandy directly at 505-228-0401. In order to comply with the Virginia Governor's Directive to close all non-essential businesses, the ARA Office is closed and the staff continues to work remote from home.
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