COVID-19 Resources

AARST and the National Radon Proficiency Program are always here for you

Like many other small businesses and organizations facing the impact of COVID19 , AARST is furloughing most of the staff through July.  I regret the need to take this action and look forward to our return to a full staff complement. 

As a result, our response times for returning calls and emails, processing certification applications and renewals, and mailing ID cards and store orders will take longer than usual. We apologize for any inconvenience and greatly appreciate your patience as remaining staff take on additional duties.

To inquire about taking an NRPP exam during COVID19, please send an email to

AARST Communications

CARES Act Financial Assistance for Radon Businesses:

The following resources are compiled for your convenience to help you navigate your business choices in this uncertain time.

SBA Paycheck Protection Program

For small businesses with less than 500 employees, AND individuals who are self-employed, are independent contractors or sole proprietors

  • May qualify for loan to cover 8 weeks of average payroll plus other costs
  •  Loan payments deferred for six months
  • If you maintain your workforce, SBA will forgive the loan portion used to cover the first 8 weeks of payroll

Paycheck Protection Program FAQs

SBA Disaster Loan Assistance

Small business owners are eligible to apply for an Economic Injury Disaster Loan: advance of up to $10,000.  LOAN APPLICATION

IRS Employee Retention Tax Credit

To encourage businesses to keep employees on their payroll.  The refundable tax credit is 50% of up to $10,000 in wages paid by an eligible employer. MORE

COVID-19 Radon Mitigation Jobsite Guidance

If radon mitigation activities are allowed to continue under your state’s stay-at-home order, then Social Distancing Requirements will need to be followed on your job sites. MORE

HUD COVID-19 Guidance – Multifamily Environmental Reviews

Questions and Answers for Office of Multifamily Coronavirus(COVID-19) – EXCERPT

Department of Labor

Preparing workplaces, employer/employee communication

Center for Disease Control

Self-protection, community, businesses and employers

World Health Organization

“Be prepared, be safe, be smart, be safe”