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)
· CDC Activities and Initiatives Supporting the COVID-19 Response and the President’s Plan for Opening America Up Again (HERE)
White House COVID-19 Updates
- President Trump Participates in a Roundtable on Fighting for America’s Seniors (VIDEO)
- Presidential Message on Men’s Health Week, 2020 (HERE)
- Readout from the Vice President’s Governors Briefing on COVID-19 Response & Recovery & Supporting America’s Workers (HERE)
Message from SBA Administrator Jovita Carranza (HERE)
- SBA recognizes that Community Development Financial Institutions (CDFIs), Minority Depository Institutions (MDIs), Certified Development Companies (CDCs), and Farm Credit System lenders, among many other Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) lenders, are leading the way to serve individual entrepreneurs and small businesses in underserved communities. In the final weeks of this program, SBA continues to work with all PPP lenders to assist their efforts to prioritize access to the forgivable loan program. This renewed focus is in addition to the dedicated $10 billion of Round 2 funding to be lent exclusively by CDFIs.
Statement from Secretary Steven T. Mnuchin on the Main Street Lending Program (HERE)
- “This morning the Federal Reserve Bank of Boston announced that the Main Street Lending Program Lender Portal is now open. The program, which will operate through three facilities – the Main Street New Loan Facility, the Main Street Priority Loan Facility, and the Main Street Expanded Loan Facility – is designed to help ensure that small and medium-sized businesses have access to the credit they need to get through this challenging period. As announced last week, the portion of the loans retained by the originating bank has been lowered to five percent for all eligible loans submitted to the program, creating additional balance sheet capacity for participating lenders. I encourage all eligible lenders to register in order to provide loans to eligible borrowers as soon as possible.”
Federal Reserve Board Announces it will be Seeking Public Feedback on Proposal to Expand Its Main Street Lending Program to Provide Access to Credit for Nonprofit Organizations (HERE)
- The Federal Reserve Board on Monday announced it will be seeking public feedback on a proposal to expand its Main Street Lending Program to provide access to credit for nonprofit organizations.
Federal Reserve Board Announces Updates to Secondary Market Corporate Credit Facility (SMCCF), Which Will Begin Buying a Broad and Diversified Portfolio of Corporate Bonds to Support Market Liquidity and the Availability of Credit for Large Employers (HERE)
- The Federal Reserve Board on Monday announced updates to the Secondary Market Corporate Credit Facility (SMCCF), which will begin buying a broad and diversified portfolio of corporate bonds to support market liquidity and the availability of credit for large employers.
Federal Reserve Board Announces it will resume Examination Activities for All Banks, After Previously Announcing a Reduced Focus on Exam Activity in Light of the Coronavirus Response (HERE)
- The Federal Reserve Board on Monday announced that it will resume examination activities for all banks, after previously announcing a reduced focus on exam activity in light of the coronavirus response.
NIH Launches Analytics Platform to Harness Nationwide COVID-19 Patient Data to Speed Treatments (HERE)
- The National Institutes of Health has launched a centralized, secure enclave to store and study vast amounts of medical record data from people diagnosed with coronavirus disease across the country. It is part of an effort, called the National COVID Cohort Collaborative (N3C), to help scientists analyze these data to understand the disease and develop treatments. This effort aims to transform clinical information into knowledge urgently needed to study COVID-19, including health risk factors that indicate better or worse outcomes of the disease, and identify potentially effective treatments.
FDA Revokes Emergency Use Authorization for Chloroquine and Hydroxychloroquine (HERE)
- Today, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) revoked the emergency use authorization (EUA) that allowed for chloroquine phosphate and hydroxychloroquine sulfate donated to the Strategic National Stockpile to be used to treat certain hospitalized patients with COVID-19 when a clinical trial was unavailable, or participation in a clinical trial was not feasible.
- FDA Daily Roundup – June 12, 2020 (HERE)
As More Businesses Reopen, Worker Safety and Health Remains U.S. Department of Labor Priority (HERE)
- As more workplaces begin to reopen, the U.S. Department of Labor’s Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) is reminding employers that worker safety remains a priority amid both coronavirus and common workplace hazards.
ICYMI: U.S. Department of Labor Acts to Help American Workers and Employers during the Coronavirus Pandemic (HERE)
- Last week, the U.S. Department of Labor took a range of actions to aid American workers and employers as our nation combats the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic.
Miami-Dade Victims Assistance Center Pays Back Wages and Reinstates Leave Hours after Violating the Families First Coronavirus Response Act (HERE)
- After an investigation by the U.S. Department of Labor’s Wage and Hour Division (WHD), the Miami-Dade County Coordinated Victims Assistance Center (CVAC) has paid $911 to an employee for violating the Emergency Paid Sick Leave Act (EPSLA) provisions of the Families First Coronavirus Response Act (FFCRA).
Missouri Restaurant Pays Back Wages to Employees after Missing Payroll Due to Coronavirus Shutdown (HERE)
- After an investigation by the U.S. Department of Labor’s Wage and Hour Division (WHD), Plate Restaurant – based in Kansas City, Missouri – has paid 31 employees $42,534 in back wages after it was unable to make payroll, a violation of the Fair labor Standards Act (FLSA).
For the most up-to-date information, please see the CDC’s website: www.coronavirus.gov.