Updates on COVID-19 Nationwide

October 2020

10/27/2020 — CDC Outlines Research on Reinfection of the Virus that Causes COVID-19. Read the information.

10/27/2020 — CDC Gives Guidance on When to Quarantine. Read the guidance.

10/20/2020 — CDC Offers Guidance on Knowing Your Travel Risk. Read the advice.

10/20/2020 — US Small Businesses Administration released a simpler loan forgiveness application for PPP loans of $50,000 or less. You can view the application here and instructions for completing the application here.

10/13/2020 — CDC’s COVID-19 Frequently Asked Questions Page Updated. Visit the page.

10/13/2020 — CDC’s Guidance on Trick or Treating and Other Halloween Activities. Read the advice.

10/6/2020 — National Institutes of Health Announce Investigational COVID-19 vaccine well-tolerated and generates immune response in older adults. Read the announcement.

10/6/2020 — Food and Drug Administration launched a new webpage to highlight new vaccine information as it becomes available. Visit the webpage.

September 2020

9/29/2020 — Why are people of color more at risk of coronavirus complications? Read the conclusions.

9/29/2020 — Military Suicides Up as Much as 20% in COVID Era. Read the article.

9/22/2020 — CDC Answers Frequently Asked Questions on Contact Tracing. Read the information.

9/22/2020 — CDC Offers Guidance on Virus Spread Risk at Holiday Celebrations. Read the guidance.

9/15/2020 — CDC Outlines People Who Are at Increased Risk for Severe Illness. Read the information.

9/15/2020 — CDC Offers Guidance on Helping to Stop the Spread of COVID-19 in Children. Read the advice.

9/8/2020 — CDC Offers Guidance for Parents on Helping Children Cope during COVID-19. Read the advice.

9/8/2020 — CDC Provides Information on Travel during the COVID-19 Pandemic. Read the guidance.

9/1/2020 — CDC Provides COVID-19 Cases and Deaths by County. View Virginia’s statistics here.

9/1/2020 — Cox Expands Commitment to Bridging the Learning Divide, Provides Additional Support for Kids and Families Learning from Home. Read the news release.

August 2020

8/25/2020 — The CDC wants you to know what to expect in contact tracing. View or download the informational flyer.

8/25/2020 — The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services Office of Inspector General is alerting the public about fraud schemes related to the novel coronavirus (COVID-19). Read the information.

8/18/2020 — CDC Provides Information to Consider about Travel during the COVID-19 Pandemic. Read the guidance.

8/18/2020 — CDC Offers COVID-19 and Seasonal Allergies FAQs. Read the information.

8/11/2020 — CDC Encourages People to Donate Blood Plasma and Help Save Lives.  Find out if you are eligible and how to donate at www.coronavirus.govexternal icon.

8/11/2020 — FDA Warns Danger: Don’t Drink Miracle Mineral Solution or Similar Products. Read the details.

8/4/2020 — CDC Outlines When You Can be Around Others After You Had or Likely Had COVID-19. Read the guidelines.

8/4/2020 — CDC Issues Advice for those Now Returning to Work. Read the recommendations.

July 2020

7/28/2020 — CDC Provides School Decision-Making Tool for Parents, Caregivers, and Guardians. Read the guidance.

7/28/2020 — Medicare Issues Alert About COVID-19 Fraud. Read the details.

7/21/2020 — CDC Offers Toolkit for Childcare Programs and Summer Camps. Read and download the information.

7/21/2020 — CDC offers Guidance on How to Help Stop the Spread of COVID-19 in Children. Read the article.

7/14/2020 — CDC calls on Americans to wear masks to prevent COVID-19 spread. JAMA editorial reviews latest science, while case study shows masks prevented COVID spread. Read the article.

7/14/2020 — IRS reminder: Taxpayers can get an extension to Oct. 15 to file taxes. Read the release.

7/7/2020 — FDA Authorizes Additional COVID-19 Combination Diagnostic Test Ahead of Flu Season. Read the announcement.

7/7/2020 — Centers for Disease Control Offers Considerations for Events and Gatherings. Read the guidance.

June 2020

6/30/2020 — CDC Offers Considerations for Wearing Cloth Face Coverings to Help Slow the Spread of COVID-19. Read the guidance here.

6/30/2020 — IRS has easy ways to help taxpayers who need more time or payment options. Read the release.

6/23/2020 — CDC Offers Considerations for Travelers—Coronavirus in the US. Read their guidance.

6/23/2020 — CDC Offers Suggestions for Youth and Summer Camps. Read the article.

6/16/2020 — CDC Outlines How COVID-19 Spreads. Read the release.

6/16/2020 — IRS reminder: File now, choose direct deposit or schedule tax payments electronically before the July 15 deadline. Read the release.

6/9/2020 — CDC Outlines How to Protect Yourself and Others from COVID-19 When Visiting Parks and Recreational Facilities. Read the guidance.

6/9/2020 — IRS warns against COVID-19 fraud; other financial schemes. Read the release.

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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