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COVID-19 News Updates – May 12, 2020


COVID-19 News Updates for May 12, 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

·         Testing Overview (HERE)

·         Testing Blueprint (HERE)

·         Guidance for Cleaning and Disinfecting Public Spaces, Workplaces, Businesses, Schools and Homes (HERE)

White House COVID-19 Updates

Statement from Secretary Steven T. Mnuchin on the Start of Secondary Market Corporate Credit Facility Purchases (HERE)

CFPB, FHFA, & HUD Launch Joint Mortgage and Housing Assistance Website for Americans Impacted By Covid-19 (HERE)

HUD Secretary Ben Carson Joins ‘The Story’ with Martha MacCallum to Discuss Preserving the American Spirit and Economy (HERE)

Federal Reserve Publishes Updates to the Term Sheet for the Term Asset-Backed Securities Loan Facility (TALF) and Announces Information to be Disclosed Monthly for the TALF and the Paycheck Protection Program Liquidity Facility (HERE)

IRS Provides Tax Relief through Increased Flexibility for Taxpayers in Section 125 Cafeteria Plans (HERE)

IRS Provides Guidance on the Deductibility and Reporting of Certain Amounts Paid to, or at the Direction of, Governments (HERE)

FDIC Issues Proposed Rule to Mitigate the Deposit Insurance Assessment Effect of Participation in the Paycheck Protection Program (PPP), the PPP Lending Facility, and the Money Market Mutual Fund Liquidity Facility (HERE)

Learning Curve: HHS Secretary Alex Azar on the Race to a Vaccine (HERE)

CMS Builds on Commitment to Transform Healthcare through Competition and Innovation (HERE)

FDA updates on surveillance inspections during COVID-19 (HERE)

FDA Takes New Actions to Accelerate Development of Novel Prevention, Treatment Options for COVID-19 (HERE)

Running Essential Errands (HERE)

Considerations for Public Pools, Hot Tubs, and Water Playgrounds during COVID-19 (HERE)

Identify Strategies to Reduce Spread of COVID-19 (HERE)

Funeral Guidance for Individuals and Families (HERE)

Factors to Consider When Planning to Purchase Respirators from another Country (HERE)

Letter from CMS Administrator to Nursing Home Workers (HERE)

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

FEMA Announce Emergency Food and Shelter Programs Funding for South CarolinaNorth CarolinaMississippi, and Tennessee

U.S. Department of Transportation Announces Two Air Service Notices Impacting Airlines and Consumers (HERE)

Updated Interim Occupational Health and Safety Guidance for Air Carriers and Crews (HERE)

U.S. Department of Labor Issues Guidance and Reminders to States to Ensure Integrity of Unemployment Insurance Programs (HERE)

USDA Approves Program to Feed Kids in Ohio (HERE)

USDA Invests $3.3 Million in High-Speed Broadband in Rural South Dakota (HERE)

EPA Makes it Easier for Consumers to Find Safe, Effective Disinfectant Products to Use against the Novel Coronavirus (HERE)

EPA Stresses the Importance of Recycling and Proper Disposal of Personal Protective Equipment (HERE)

North American, Indo-Pacific, and Transatlantic Cooperation on COVID-19

VA Accepts Mask Donation from South Korea to Assist with COVID-19 Efforts (HERE)

Air Force Implements COVID-19 Screenings at Seattle Airport (HERE)

How Regional Transit Adapt Operational Processes to Keep Passengers Safe (HERE)

Army Infectious Disease Doctor Aided Guam’s COVID-19 Response (HERE)

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