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Transport Canada Response to the COVID-19 Crisis

As a result of the pandemic, Transport Canada Civil Aviation has responded quickly to the needs of the industry in order to allow all those able to continue some form of business to do so within the bounds of the requirements.

CASA announces assistance to maintenance organisations

In a 31 March 2020 notice, Shane Carmody, chief executive officer and director of aviation safety, announced CASA's assistance to organisations involved in the continuing airworthiness of aircraft during COVID-19. The following is from Carmody's notice.

CDC Publishes Fact Sheet for Airport Workers

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has published interim guidance for business and employers to plan and respond to coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19). This interim guidance is based on what is currently known about COVID-19.

Paycheck Protection Program

Beginning April 3, 2020, small businesses and sole proprietorships can apply for and receive loans to cover their payroll and other certain expenses through existing U.S. Small Business Administration lenders.

Canadian Support to Businesses

The government of Canada is taking immediate, significant and decisive action to help Canadians facing hardship as a result of the COVID-19 outbreak.