The government’s response to the COVID-19 pandemic and its collateral damage to the economy have been unprecedented. The government has established several programs for people who work for themselves, but navigating these programs can be challenging. This visual memo is designed to fill that gap. It is aimed at a large and diverse audience, including:

  • Auto mechanics, carpenters, architects, electricians and plumbers
  • Photographers, artists, illustrators, writers, musicians and other freelancers in the entertainment sector
  • Yoga instructors, coaches, personal trainers, dance teachers and others in the physical fitness business
  • Physician assistants, nurse practitioners, psychologists, therapists and others in the healthcare industry
  • Accountants, bookkeepers, consultants, real estate agents and other professional advisors
  • Gardeners, house cleaners, stonemasons, painters and others who work at personal residences
  • Tutors, part-time teachers, adjunct professors and others who work as educators
  • Ride-share drivers, grocery or food service delivery workers, dog walkers, task workers, and others commonly referred to as gig economy workers

Davis Polk has previously circulated memos on the programs available to small and medium sized businesses, and their employees, which can be found here.

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