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COVID-19 News Updates – May 21, 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

SBA Administrator: Public-Private Partnerships Will Lead Recovery (HERE)

CDC Releases Resources to Assist States to Open (HERE)

Trump Administration’s Operation Warp Speed Accelerates AstraZeneca COVID-19 Vaccine to be Available Beginning in October (HERE)

FDA Provides Promised Transparency for Antibody Tests (HERE)

FDA Releases Report on Investigation into Fall 2019 Outbreaks of Illnesses Tied to Romaine Lettuce (HERE)

USDA to Provide $1 Billion in Loan Guarantees for Rural Businesses and Ag Producers (HERE)

USDA and USTR Announce Continued Progress on Implementation of U.S.-China Phase One Agreement (HERE)

U.S. Department of Energy Announces $53 Million for Small Business Research and Development Grants (HERE)

Coronavirus Pandemic Response: PPE Packages for Nursing Homes (HERE)

Photos of Whole-of-America COVID-19 Response (HERE)

Three Food Banks to Benefit from $5.7 million in FEMA Funding to the State of Kansas (HERE)

Fact Sheet: DHS Measures on the Border to Limit the Further Spread of Coronavirus (HERE)

IRS Nationwide Tax Forums Go Virtual in 2020 (HERE)

IRS.gov Helps Taxpayers Get Tax Information They Need; Find Tools for Filing, Paying, Checking Accounts and Answering Questions (HERE)

Chair Jerome H. Powell Opening Remarks at “A Fed Listens Event: How is COVID-19 Affecting Your Community?” (HERE)

U.S. Department of Labor Announces Rule to Better Deliver Retirement Plan Information Options, While Saving Billions of Dollars for Plans (HERE)

TSA Prepared for Summer Travelers with Updated Security Procedures (HERE)

Video: DOD Officials Provide Update on COVID-19 Efforts (HERE)

United States Strategic Approach to the People’s Republic of China (HERE)

Resumption of Elective Surgery (HERE)

Army’s Aberdeen Test Center Uses Innovation to Fight COVID-19 (HERE)

Georgia National Guard Assists COVID-19 Testing Facilities (HERE)

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