SFNet's COVID-19 Updates

Legislative Issues & Guidance

Useful Interpretations

SFNet Messages

  • SFNet's Members Only COVID-19 Discussion Group
    April 2, 2020
    The SFNet's COVID-19 Discussion group is a open forum for members to partake and add posts about the effect that the Coronavirus pandemic is having on their business.
  • A Message to the Secured Finance Community
    March 26, 2020
    After another tumultuous week I’d like to update you on steps SFNet is taking to address our collective interests in regard to the COVID-19 crisis.
  • A Message to the Secured Finance Community
    March 16, 2020
    It’s been quite a week with developments unfolding at an accelerated pace and giving rise to much thought about the way forward. Rightly so, we are all taking steps to protect our loved ones, our colleagues, our clients, our businesses and our economies. The Secured Finance Network is a mission- driven, global trade association committed to putting capital to work.
  • SFNet's Spring Events Update
    March 12, 2020
    While the health and safety of our community remains our number one priority, the ability to communicate mission critical information and stay connected during this time of disruption is also paramount. After careful consideration, Secured Finance Network (SFNet) has made the decision to postpone or restructure all in-person events through June, 2020 in response to the Coronavirus pandemic.
  • SFNet's COVID-19 Update
    March 3, 2020
    To address concerns regarding Coronavirus COVID-19 and to help safeguard the health and well-being of our members and the greater secured finance community participating in events over the coming months, the Secured Finance Network (SFNet) is instituting the following policies:

Health & Safety Resources

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention: CDC’s resource page includes what you should know about the virus, situation updates, and information for travelers, businesses, and others.

World Health Organization: Key Planning Recommendations for Mass Gatherings in the Context of the Current COVID-19 Outbreak. This guide provides recommendations for risk assessment, connecting with local authorities in the event location, and specific action plans for COVID-19 disease, among other topics.


Travel & Events Resources

U.S. Travel Association: Emergency Preparedness and Response: Coronavirus (COVID-19). This toolkit includes guidance for travelers, a guide for communicating healthy travel practices, and other resources.


Meetings Mean Business Coalition: MMB's toolkit of coronavirus preparedness and response resources is tailored specifically for meeting and event professionals. It includes talking points, templates, and "fast facts" graphics that can be shared in social media.


U.S. Department of State Bureau of Consular Affairs:  This COVID-19 emergency notification includes information on travel advisories, safe travel tips, and emergency contact information for citizens in China.


Economic Resources

Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) : CARES is expected to infuse approximately $2.2 trillion into the U.S. economy. The Act addresses a multitude of ways in which the federal government seeks to support businesses impacted by the pandemic and employees affected by COVID-19.


U.S. Chamber of Commerce: The Chamber’s “Understanding the Coronavirus” webinar, recorded on January 27 in partnership with CDC, discusses the impact of the virus on the private sector and what businesses should consider as they respond. 

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