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Dear Colleagues,

Our thoughts are with the families of those who have lost loved ones and have been adversely impacted by the coronavirus here at home and around the globe. At MHS Law, the safety of our team, clients, and community is our top priority. As we continue to monitor the evolving COVID-19 pandemic, we are implementing ongoing health and safety measures on a rolling basis to adjust to the changes. In contrast, we continue to deliver the highest level of service to our clients and provide insight to businesses as they address the challenges of coronavirus outbreak. We created a centralized location for related links to essential resources Covid Center. As more and more jurisdictions across the country are closing schools, limiting large gatherings, and taking other measures to mitigate the spread of COVID-19, our staff remains flexible to ensure operations are continous. We are staying up-to-date with the guidance provided by our local authorities, the World Health Organization, and CDC related to preventative measures, government orders, travel restrictions, quarantine requirements, group rules, and we continue to adjust our guidance accordingly. Please refer to this page for the most up-to-date information. As we navigate these challenging times, we want to ensure that we will continue to provide uninterrupted service and support the community, which will propel us to better times. On behalf of MHS Law, we wish you, your families, and the health and safety of your loved ones.

Sincerely,
JUNE DAVIS
OFFICE MANAGER

Our firm continues to support our clients amid the evolving COVID-19 pandemic which continues to disrupt the economy and up-end business operations locally, regionally, and nationally. We act as outside counsel for many businesses and organizations while providing critical guidance on how to navigate these unprecedented times. Our firm will continue to update this page in response to the steadily changing conditions.

OTHER RESOURCES AND TOOLS

We have compiled a short list of guides to help businesses gain access to resources made available through the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security Act, known as the CARES ACT.

PPP LOAN
FORGIVENESS

us chamber of commerce GUIDE

The Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) provides 100% federally guaranteed loans that can be forgiven if borrowers maintain or restore payrolls. (AICPA) developed a PPP forgiveness calculator that can be found here.
 

 

SBA PPP LOAN

INDEPENDENT CONTRACTORS

us chamber of commerce GUIDE

If you are an independent contractor or self-employed, you may be eligible for Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) loans/grants, SBA’s Economic Injury Disaster Loans (EIDL), and/or Unemployment Compensation for losses of income related to the coronavirus pandemic.
 

UI PROGRAM

EMPLOYEE RETENTION

us chamber of commerce GUIDE

This is a refundable tax credit against certain employment taxes equal to 50 percent of the qualified wages an eligible employer pays to employees after March 12, 2020, and before January 1, 2021. Immediate access to the credit can be gained by reducing employment tax deposits they are otherwise required to make. 
IRS TAX CREDIT

ECONOMIC INJURY LOANS

US CHAMBER OF COMMERCE GUIDE

The SBA has issued EIDL loan disbursements of up to $150,000, and advances of up the $10,000. As of July 11, SBA is no longer offering $1,000 per employee up to $10,000 emergency grants. The U.S. Chamber continues to work with Congress.

USVI GOVERMENT

COVID 19 RESPONSE

In an effort to mitigate the spread of the novel coronavirus, COVID-19, and in adherence to guidance provided by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Government has institutes protocols and continues to monitor the spread of the virus.
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NO MASK, NO ENTRY

GVI ORDER

The Governor’s No Mask, No Service order remains in effect. All residents who wish to patronize any business must wear a face mask. 
Text “COVID19USVI” to 888777 to receive notifications.
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