Updates on COVID-19 Nationwide

June 2020

6/2/2020 — CDC Releases Information for Parents on Multisystem Inflammatory Syndrome in Children (MIS-C) associated with COVID-19. Read the article.

6/2/2020 — IRS reminder: June 15 tax deadline postponed to July 15 for taxpayers who live and work abroad. Read the release.

May 2020

5/26/2020 — CDC provides Interim Guidance for Communities of Faith

5/26/2020 — Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) Frequently Asked Questions from the Food and Drug Administration. Read the list.

5/19/2020 — The CDC launches Clinician On-Call Center, a 24-hour hotline with trained CDC clinicians standing by to answer COVID-19 questions from healthcare personnel. View or download an informational flyer.

5/19/2020 — IRS Information for 2020 Tax Filing Season. Learn more here.

5/12/2020 — CDC Releases Viral Testing Data for the U.S. Read the update.

5/12/2020 — Why the Economic Impact Payment amount could be different than anticipated. Read the article by the IRS.

5/5/2020 — Department of the Treasury and the IRS Warn of Coronavirus Scams. Learn more here.

5/5/2020 — Comprehensive list of symptoms of Coronavirus provided by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Find them here.

APRIL 2020

4/28/2020 — Testing for COVID-19 Information Provided By CDC. Learn more here.

4/28/2020 — IRS Non-Filers Should Use “Enter Payment Info Here” tool to get Economic Impact Payment; many low-income, homeless qualify. Read the release.

4/21/2020 — Families First Coronavirus Response Act: Questions and Answers Read here.

4/21/2020 — “Get My Payment” Web App Launched for Americans to Submit Direct Deposit Information and Track Payments. Read release here.

4/14/2020 — IRS Issues Guidance for Non-Filers and the Economic Impact Payment. Read here.

4/11/2020 — U.S. Department of Labor Publishes Guidance on Pandemic Unemployment Assistance. Read the details.

4/6/2020 — The CDC Recommends Wearing Face Coverings to Help Slow the Spread of COVID-19. Learn more and see how to make your own.

4/2/2020 — Paycheck Protection Program/CARES Act The Treasury Department released details about how small businesses can apply for the Paycheck Protection Program—which provides $349 billion in forgivable loans to businesses employing fewer than 500 people. The program—which is part of the CARES Act that was passed and signed into law last week—will help America’s small business entrepreneurs face the challenging economic conditions sparked by the coronavirus outbreak.  

 As noted above, small businesses—including sole proprietors—can begin applying for the financial relief on April 3, 2020. Independent contractors and self-employed individuals can begin applying on April 10, 2020. The program will be open until June 30, 2020, but small businesses are encouraged to take advantage of the financial relief as soon as possible. 

4/2/2020 — Coronavirus Emergency Loans Guide and Checklist for Small Businesses and Nonprofits The U.S. Chamber of Commerce Foundation’s Coronavirus Emergency Loans Guide and Checklist for Small Businesses and Nonprofits — Starting April 3, small businesses and sole proprietorships can apply for loans through existing SBA lenders. Starting April 10, independent contractors and self-employed individuals can apply for loans through existing SBA lenders. Other regulated lenders will be available to make these loans as soon as they are approved and enrolled in the program. Visit www.sba.gov for a list of SBA lenders. There is a funding cap, so the Treasury Department recommends applying as soon as possible.

4/1/2020 — US Senate Committee on Small Business and Entrepreneurship has sent out The Small Business Owner’s Guide to the CARES Act .

4/1/2020 — Medicare offers information on avoiding Coronavirus scams. https://tinyurl.com/wxsckx2

MARCH 2020

3/26/2020 — Time published A Coronavirus Guide for Older Adults (And Their Family Advocates).

3/26/2020 — Acting Secretary Chad Wolf Statement on the REAL ID Enforcement Deadline Extension. Visit https://www.dhs.gov/news/2020/03/26/acting-secretary-chad-wolf-statement-real-id-enforcement-deadline for details.

3/26/2020 — IRS issues guidance on Coronavirus Tax Relief payments. Visit https://www.irs.gov/coronavirus often for updates. For those looking for information on stimulus payments, #IRS will share it as soon as it’s available. In the meantime, there’s no need to sign up for anything – Just make sure you’ve filed a 2018 or 2019 tax return.

3/25/2020 — FEMA published a webpage on Coronavirus Rumor Control to help the public distinguish between rumors and facts regarding the response to coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic.  https://www.fema.gov/coronavirus-rumor-control

3/23/2020The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) issued a Checklist for Older Persons, “If you are an older adult or someone who has severe chronic medical conditions such as heart or lung disease, or diabetes, you are at higher risk for more serious COVID-19 illness. It is very important for you to take steps to stay healthy.” Read more ….

3/23/2020The CDC releases daily update of number of COVID-19 cases in U.S. “COVID-19: U.S. at a Glance.” Read more ….


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