ARA Resources regarding COVID-19

Coronavirus continues to have an unprecedented impact on our world. ARA is here to keep the industry updated by providing free webinars, state-by-state legislative information and weekly survey results. ARA members can find archived webinars available inside of RentalU along with additional member-only resources.

Archived Webinars 



On Demand Archived Webinars

ARA has webinar archives to help members navigate business questions during the coronavirus pandemic. Click to view all resources on RentalU or join ARA today.

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ARA Guide to SBA Loan Program

ARA's guide to demystify SBA loan programs for rental store operators.

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Essential Employee Letter

Cutomize this template for your employees to carry while driving to and from work locations.

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Healthy Work Practices Guide

These documents offer practical guidance and considerations to minimize exposure to the coronavirus (COVID-19) for rental store staff members, customers, vendors and guests.

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US Chamber of Commerce Foundation Grants

See if your business qualifies for a $5000 grant due to finanical harm from COVID-19.

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Survey results

ARA has been running surveys on a weekly basis to monitor the impact on our members. View the 5.18.20 results for the Party and Event segment:

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View the 5.18.20 results for the Construction & Industrial Equipment segment:

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ARA has sent letters to each state Governor

A letter has been sent from ARA President Beth Hoff Blackmer to each governor advising them of how equipment and event rental stores within their states have the essential emergency equipment that is needed now. All the letters are personalized to each governor and copied to their Emergency Management and Public Health contacts.

To view a copy of the letter sent to your state use the drop down menu below.


State/Local activity dashboard and stay-at-home orders

To monitor the response of state and local governments to the coronavirus, Multistate (an ARA partner) created a dashboard that provides a quick and easy reference to updates and information issued by state and key local agencies and policymakers. This dashboard is updated daily.  There are multiple tabs with many layers of information. You can also see each state's essential businesses and stay-at-home orders.

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ARA coronavirus Facebook discussion group

Connect with other industry members to communicate how the coronavirus has impacted your business, share best practices during this time and offer support for your rental community.

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