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COVID-19 News Updates for May 18, 2020


Guidelines for Opening Up America Again

President Trump has unveiled Guidelines for Opening Up America Again, a three-phased approach based on the advice of public health experts. These steps will help state and local officials when reopening their economies, getting people back to work, and continuing to protect American lives. Please click here for more information: Guidelines for Opening Up America Again

White House COVID-19 Updates

FDA Authorizes First Standalone At-Home Sample Collection Kit That Can Be Used With Certain Authorized Tests (HERE)

NIH Director: Defeating COVID-19 Requires Unprecedented Action and Collaboration (HERE)

FEMA Releases State-by-State PPE Data (HERE)

Secretary Alex Azar Statement on National EMS Week (HERE)

Multisystem Inflammatory Syndrome in Children (MIS-C) Associated with Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) (HERE)

Statement of Secretary Steven T. Mnuchin Department of the Treasury before the Senate Committee on Banking, Housing, and Urban Affairs United States Senate (HERE)

IRS Adds Phone Operators to Answer Economic Impact Payment Questions (HERE)

HUD Allocates More Than $75 Million in Fourth Wave of Cares Act Funding to Assist People Living with Disabilities (HERE)

USDA Approves Program to Feed Kids in Colorado, Missouri, and Wyoming (HERE)

ICYMI: U.S. Department of Labor Acts to Help American Workers and Employers During The Coronavirus Pandemic (HERE)

Statement by U.S. Secretary of Labor Eugene Scalia on Being Added to the White House Coronavirus Task Force (HERE)

U.S. Department of Labor to Offer Families First Coronavirus Response Act Webinars to Educate Employees, Employers, State and Local Governments (HERE)

U.S. Department of Labor Awards Over $26 Million in Dislocated Worker Grants in Response to Coronavirus Public Health Emergency (HERE)

Weekly Update: DHS Response to COVID-19 (HERE)

Acting Secretary Wolf Commemorates 2020 Police Week (HERE)

VA Lead Facilities Reintroduce Health Care Services While Ensuring Safe Environment (HERE)

VA Encourages Donations to Help Homeless Veterans or Those at Risk of Homelessness during COVID-19 Pandemic (HERE)

Taiwan’s Exclusion from the World Health Assembly (HERE)

Oldest Army Medical Unit Adopts State-of-the-Art Assets to Combat COVID-19 (HERE)

Army General to Co-Lead ‘Operation Warp Speed’ for COVID-19 Vaccine (HERE)

Army Converts Local Chapel into COVID-19 Medical Facility (HERE)

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