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 



Lunch Break with ARA: Clean. Safe. Essential. Training Program Launch

Please join our CEO Tony Conant, the ARA Executive Committee, and Josh Nickell for a behind-the-scenes look at how the American Rental Association is addressing the COVID-19 pandemic through the Clean. Safe. Essential. (CSE) campaign. The recently launched CSE training program offers workplace health and safety best practices to help rental stores keep employees and customers safe, while operating during and after a pandemic. The lunch break discussion will include:

  • Why and how CSE with Tony
  • Conversation with the ARA Executive Committee
  • Open Q and A
  • Rapid fire questions

This CSE Launch Lunch Break is your opportunity to hear the story of CSE and all the benefits the campaign has to offer.

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Popular Webinar- How COVID-19 Impacted Party and Tool Rental Online Search Behavior

Hosted by David McBee and Josh Eliseuson where we will discuss how COVID-19 is impacting online search behavior as it relates to Party and Tool rental. McBee is an internet marketing speaker, educator and consultant. Eliseuson is an AdWords Certified Professional, Microsoft Ad Excellence Specialist and SEMPO member. They have both been recent speakers at Events & Tents and The ARA Show. They have also spoken during previous COVID-19 webinars for ARA.

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Popular Webinar- Getting the Workforce Back in the Workplace with Ogletree Deakins Law Firm

Employment attorney, Ashley Cuttino, discusses how to prepare for the workforce coming back to the workplace. As cities and states lift portions of stay-at-home and shelter-in-place orders related to COVID-19, many employers are preparing to re-start normal work operations. Cuttino will talk about issues employers may encounter as they bring employees back and strategies to minimize risk in the process.

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Popular Webinar- Contracts

Attorney James Waite will discuss contractual obligations and answer questions from members concerning COVID-19.

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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 7.15.20 results for the Party and Event segment:

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View the 7.15.20 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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