We’re identifying best practices, including how to effectively protect your employees' health and prevent the spread of the virus. On this page you will find the latest news and updates from the Association pertaining to the Coronavirus pandemic. This page will include messages from senior leadership as well as relevant business resources offered by SEMA and through local, state and federal offices. Please visit this page regularly to stay on top of the latest developments.
How is COVID-19 affecting your employees and your business? E-mail us with your questions and concerns. Your feedback will help SEMA better understand the impact the Coronavirus is having and how we might be able to help.
Chris Kersting, CAE
SEMA President & CEO
We are facing an unprecedented health crisis that requires dramatic changes in our personal lives and our business strategies. The primary priority for SEMA is clear – assuring the health, safety, and business continuity for our members, partners, employees, and the overall industry community. While we at SEMA have transitioned to having employees work from home during this time, we are fully operational and are continuing to provide needed services and information for our members. We hope you will find this COVID-19 Resource page a valuable tool to help your business plan a path forward. SEMA staff will continue to monitor and collect information and provide updates to this page as developments unfold. These are times of unprecedented challenge, but all of us on the SEMA team - the Staff and Volunteers - recognize that it is at times like these that the power of a collective -- your association -- can be most beneficial. I’m optimistic that by working together, we will persevere and thrive.
Do not hesitate to contact any of us on the SEMA team if you have specific questions or if there is anything we can do to help.Archive Communication (March 20, 2020)
The U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) is issuing emergency Coronavirus loans of up to $2 million at 3.75%. For motor vehicle parts manufacturers, the definition of “small business” ranges from 1,000 to 1,500 employees. Loans may be used to pay fixed debts, payroll, accounts payable and other bills that can’t be paid because of the disaster’s impact. Small business owners in all U.S. states and territories are currently eligible to apply for a Coronavirus loan.Learn More >>
New Federal Law Requires Paid Sick and Family Leave for EmployeesLearn More >>
SEMA Joins Forces With Industry to Urge Additional Measures to Protect the EconomyLearn More >>
The SEMA Show and PRI Show plan to move forward as scheduled. You can find the latest information on the SEMA Show and PRI Show at https://www.semashow.com/important-show-update and www.performanceracing.com/tradeshow.
Due to the unprecedented and growing concerns surrounding the COVID-19 Coronavirus, SEMA has cancelled or postponed all SEMA related events through May 31. This includes the following:
Due to the unprecedented and growing concerns surrounding the COVID-19 Coronavirus, the following events have been POSTPONED until further notice.
As new developments come to light, the association will make adjustments and announce details for a new date that will ensure the health and welfare of the industry and members.