Coronavirus Updates & Resources


Performance Racing Industry (PRI) and the Specialty Equipment Market Association (SEMA) are monitoring the evolving Coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak and tracking what this means for our industry.

We’re identifying best practices, including how to effectively protect your employees’ health and prevent the spread of the virus. On this page you will find the latest news and updates from PRI/SEMA pertaining to the Coronavirus pandemic. This page will include messages from senior leadership as well as relevant business resources offered by PRI and through local, state, and federal offices. Please visit this page regularly to stay on top of the latest developments.

How Can PRI Help?

How is COVID-19 affecting your employees and your business? E-mail us with your questions and concerns. Your feedback will help PRI better understand the impact the Coronavirus is having and how we might be able to help.

Small Business Loans

The Federal Government wants to help companies pay their workers instead of laying them off. Under the newly enacted CARES Act, a Small Business Administration “Paycheck Protection Loan” of up to $10 million can be used to cover payroll, rent and other expenses. The SBA will then forgive that portion of the loan used to cover payroll, rent, mortgage interest, and utilities for a period of eight weeks if a small business retains its employees and payroll levels.

In a separate program, the SBA will issue an emergency Coronavirus disaster loan of up to $2 million at 3.75% to be used to pay fixed debts, payroll, accounts payable and other bills that can’t be paid because of the disaster’s impact. Small business owners in all U.S. states and territories are currently eligible to apply for a Coronavirus loan.

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Paid Sick Leave

New Federal Law Requires Paid Sick and Family Leave for Employees

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Protecting the Economy

PRI Joins Forces With Industry to Urge Additional Measures to Protect the Economy

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Updates on PRI Activities

The PRI and SEMA Shows plan to move forward as scheduled. You can find the latest information on the PRI Show at www.performanceracing.com/trade-show and the SEMA Show at https://www.semashow.com/important-show-update.

The Following Event Will Remain As Scheduled:

Due to the unprecedented and growing concerns surrounding the COVID-19 Coronavirus, PRI has canceled all face-to-face meetings and events through May 31.

As new developments come to light, the organization will make adjustments and announce details for a new date that will ensure the health and welfare of the industry.

Frequently Asked Questions

PRI Show Policy Change and Updates: here

Interim Guidance for Businesses and Employers to Plan and Respond to Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19): here

Zack Friedman, Personal Finance editor for Forbes.com explains recent changes to the policy here

How Small Business Owners are Coping with the COVID-19 Pandemic here.

“Coronavirus Can Live on Surfaces for Days. But it Can't Travel Through the mail” - here

Coronavirus and Travel in the United States - here

Coronavirus (COVID-19): Small Business Guidance & Loan Resources - here
Resources to Help Your Small Business Survive the Coronavirus - here

Frequently Asked Questions for Bank Customers Affected by Coronavirus Disease 2019 - here
Pandemic Financial Planning - here

“Communicating Through the Coronavirus Crisis” - here

Staying Connected With Customers Through the Coronavirus Outbreak - here

50 Ways Companies Are Giving Back During The Coronavirus Pandemic - here
"How You Can Help During the Coronavirus Outbreak" - here

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