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COVID-19 News Updates for August 31, 2020


White House Updates

Phase 3 Clinical Testing in the US of AstraZeneca COVID-19 Vaccine Candidate Begins (HERE)

FDA Coronavirus (COVID-19) Update Daily Roundup – August 31, 2020 (HERE)

FDA Approves First-of-its-Kind Automated Insulin Delivery and Monitoring System for Use in Young Pediatric Patients (HERE)

Proposed Medicare Coverage of Innovative Technology (HERE)

CMS Acts to Spur Innovation for America’s Seniors (HERE)

HUD Provides $100 Million in CARES Act Funding to Native American Tribes to Support Coronavirus Recovery Efforts (HERE)

HUD Secretary Ben Carson Hosts Affordable Housing Roundtable and Visits Habitat for Humanity in North Carolina (HERE)

Thursday, September 3 IRS Webinar Focuses on Opportunity Zones (HERE)

Settlements Begin in Syndicated Conservation Easement Transaction Initiative (HERE)

Trump Administration Invests $9 Million in High-Speed Broadband in Rural Virginia (HERE)

USDA Extends Free Meals for Kids through December 31, 2020 (HERE)

USDA Implements the OneRD Guarantee Loan Initiative; Encourages Private Investment in Rural Communities (HERE)

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

U.S. Department Of Labor Proposes Rule on Employee Benefit Plan Proxy Voting And Exercises Of Other Shareholder Rights (HERE)

U.S. Department of Commerce Continues to Invest Cares Act Funding to Boost Economic Development Programs Critical to Helping Communities Respond to Coronavirus (HERE)

·       EDA CARES Act Recovery Assistance, which is being administered under the authority of the bureau’s flexible Economic Adjustment Assistance (EAA) program, provides a wide-range of financial assistance to eligible communities and regions as they respond to and recover from the impacts of the coronavirus pandemic. For complete information, please visit EDA CARES Act Recovery Assistance page.

VA Offers Electronic Virtual Assistant for Veterans to Connect Faster with Counselors (HERE)

Defense Department Aids U.S. Delivery of Ventilators to Indonesia (HERE)

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