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Coronavirus Resources for State Legislators

For the most up-to-date information, please see the CDC’s website: www.coronavirus.gov.

White House COVID-19 Updates

  • President Trump and Vice President Pence met with Nurses on the COVID-19 Response (VIDEO, REMARKS)
  • President Trump, Vice President Pence, and Members of the Coronavirus Task Force Press Briefing (VIDEO, REMARKS)
  • Executive Order on Prioritizing and Allocating Health and Medical Resources to Respond to the Spread of Covid-19 (HERE)
  • Vice President Pence Op-Ed: We Need the American People’s Help to Fight Coronavirus Now (HERE)
  • 1600 Daily: Together, America Will Prevail (HERE)

 

HHS Takes New Action to Cut Red Tape to Support COVID-19 Response (HERE)

  • On Wednesday, the Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) launched an information collection effort to support the Trump Administration’s response to the COVID-19 pandemic, surveying HRSA-funded health centers on their involvement in the COVID-19 response, including whether they are offering diagnostic tests. This effort was made possible by a Paperwork Reduction Act waiver issued pursuant to statutory authorities that became available as a result of the public health emergency declared by HHS Secretary Alex Azar in late January.

 

HHS Supports Mesa Biotech to Develop a Rapid Diagnostic to Detect Novel Coronavirus Infections (HERE)

  • In response to the now global pandemic, the Biomedical Advanced Research and Development Authority (BARDA), part of the HHS Office of the Assistant Secretary for Preparedness and Response (ASPR), continues to work with its public-private partners to find solutions to mitigate the public health impact of the coronavirus disease 2019.

 

HUD Provides Immediate Relief for Homeowners Amid Nationwide Coronavirus Response (HERE)

  • Secretary Ben Carson, in consultation with the Trump Administration and the Coronavirus Task Force, today authorized the Federal Housing Administration (FHA) to implement an immediate foreclosure and eviction moratorium for single family homeowners with FHA-insured mortgages for the next 60 days. These moratoriums are part of the continued effort by President Trump to address impacts to the financial well-being of America’s individuals, families, and businesses caused by COVID-19. Find the memo here.

 

FDA Issues Guidance for Conducting Clinical Trials (HERE)

  • The U.S. Food and Drug Administration today issued a guidance for industry, investigators and institutional review boards conducting clinical trials during the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic.

 

DOD Poised to Provide Masks, Ventilators, Labs for Coronavirus Fight (Here)

  • As part of the president’s whole-of-government approach to fighting the coronavirus pandemic, the Defense Department has agreed to provide medical supplies and capabilities to the Department of Health and Human Services to help combat further infections, Defense Secretary Dr. Mark T. Esper said.

 

DOT Expands National Emergency Declaration for Commercial Vehicles Delivering Relief (HERE)

  • The U.S. Department of Transportation’s Federal Motor Carrier Safety  Administration today issued an expanded national emergency declaration to provide hours-of-service regulatory relief to commercial vehicle drivers transporting emergency relief in response to the nationwide coronavirus outbreak.

 

DOL Announces Availability Of Up To $100 Million in National Health Emergency Dislocated Worker Grants (HERE)

  • The U.S. Department of Labor today announced the availability of up to $100 million for Dislocated Worker Grants to help address the workforce-related impacts of the public health emergency related to COVID-19, also known as novel coronavirus.

 

DOL Takes Actions to Facilitate Response Efforts For Covid-19 Outbreak (HERE)

  • Following President Trump’s declaration of a national emergency, the U.S. Department of Labor’s Office of Federal Contract Compliance Programs (OFCCP) today issued a National Interest Exemption memorandum to facilitate response efforts for COVID-19, also known as novel coronavirus.

 

Treasury and IRS Issue Guidance on Deferring Tax Payments Due to COVID-19 Outbreak (HERE)

  • Following President Donald J. Trump’s emergency declaration pursuant to the Stafford Act, the U.S. Treasury Department and Internal Revenue Service (IRS) today issued guidance allowing all individual and other non-corporate tax filers to defer up to $1 million of federal income tax (including self-employment tax) payments due on April 15, 2020, until July 15, 2020, without penalties or interest.  The guidance also allows corporate taxpayers a similar deferment of up to $10 million of federal income tax payments that would be due on April 15, 2020, until July 15, 2020, without penalties or interest.  This guidance does not change the April 15 filing deadline.

 

COVID-19: Background & Additional Information

 

The President’s Coronavirus Guidelines for America

 

For background and the most up-to-date information, please visit the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Coronavirus Disease 2019 website: HERE

 

U.S. Department of Health and Human Services:

 

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention:

 

What you should know:

 

Situation Updates:

 

Information for Businesses:

 

Information for Travel and Transportation:

 

Information for Healthcare Providers, First Responders, and Research Facilities:

 

Information for Law Enforcement:

 

Information for Families and Households:

 

Information for Schools and Childcare Providers:

 

Information for Community Events and Gatherings:

 

Agency Resources and Information:


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